By Adam Bryce
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Before travelling to a country you need to know the basic facts.
New Zealand is a small country, similar in size to Great Britain or Japan. With a population of only four million people it’s also gloriously uncrowded.
Learn about the history of New Zealand, our weather and climate, and read visitor information to help you plan your visit.
Planning a holiday to New Zealand? This section has important and practical travel information we recommend you read before you depart.
What should you know before driving in New Zealand?
i-SITE is New Zealand’s official visitor information network with over 80 i-SITEs nationwide
New Zealand has mild temperatures, moderately high rainfall, and many hours of sunshine.
You'll find a variety of awesome landscapes in New Zealand, all within easy reach of each other.
Since New Zealand drifted away from the super-continent, a unique flora and fauna has evolved, leaving a land full of interesting plants and creatures.
New Zealand's friendly and down-to-earth people will be one of the things you treasure most about your visit.
New Zealand has a rich and fascinating history, reflecting our unique mix of Māori and European culture.
By Tourism New Zealand
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