Kia ora! New Zealand will always have a warm place in my heart. Being our third and final destination for our honeymoon, we only had time to see South Island and felt incredibly rushed. This is definitely a country we hope to visit again some day and hopefully have a month to explore both North and South Island.
Here are some basic facts about the country:
- New Zealand is a small country, which is about the size of Great Britain, the state of Colorado or Japan. It has a population of only four million people so it’s gloriously uncrowded (not to mention, there seem to be more sheep than people on South Island).
- New Zealand’s beautiful landscape includes vast looming mountain chains, steaming volcanoes, breath taking coastlines, deeply indented fiords and lush rainforests. It is no doubt a haven for nature lovers.
- A temperate maritime climate with relatively small seasonal variation makes it an ideal year-round holiday destination. The average maximum temperature ranges from 20-30°C. North Island is sub-tropical and South Island is clean and brisk.
Here is a collection of New Zealand related posts that will hopefully inspire your own visit to ‘The Land of the Long White Cloud’.