It is famous for its elegant nature, earning it the title of homeland of active and adventure tourism. This country is an island nation in the southwest Pacific, located on more than 650 islands, of which there are only two major islands - North and South, separated by the Cook Strait. The indigenous people of New Zealand - Maori - call their country "Aotearoa", which means "long white cloud." The magnificent landscapes and fantastic scenery of these lands will impress even the most experienced traveler.
Largest cities: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Dunedin, Tauranga
Official language: English, Maori
Area: 268,680 sq km
Population: 4,504,083 people.
Currency: New Zealand Dollar
LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT, PLACES OF INTEREST
In the first place, New Zealand is famous for its wealth of natural landscapes and stunning scenery. Mysterious distant land with its mountains and hills covered with forests, rivers and lakes as well as waterfalls, geysers, glaciers, and of course, beautiful beaches enchant and attract people.
You can start the journey with a visit to reserves, which have become national parks - Fiordland, Mount Cook (the famous Tasman Glacier), Tongariro, Mount Aspayring, Abel Tasman, and Egmont Urever.
Another magical place in New Zealand - is Glowworm Cave in Waitomo Caves, where millions of glowworms, with their green-blue glow create the illusion of traveling among the galaxy of stars and it is perhaps one of the spectacular sights in the world, which is certainly worth seeing!
You will also be impressed with natural attractions such as the Valley of the Geysers and Lake Rotorua.
And of course, the attraction of New Zealand is its capital - the city of Wellington. This city has many parks, gardens and beautiful buildings. You should definitely visit the National Museum, the Municipal Art Gallery, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and excellent Botanical Garden, which is considered one of the best in the world.
Your attention also should be paid to the largest city in New Zealand - Auckland, the main attraction of which are the Sky Tower, Cathedral of Saint. Patrick, the Maritime Museum "Voyager", the Oceanarium, the Oakland Zoo and Rangitoto Island reserve.
And also we would like to touch upon a new kind of tourism, associated with traveling to parts of the world where action and shooting of adaptation of the popular book works take place. This kind of tourism is present in New Zealand, the so-called Tolkien tourism, it is in New Zealand, they performed shooting of movies of the same name legendary trilogy of Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings."
Magical landscapes of New Zealand charm and send you into a fairy tale of this distant land.
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