Travel Inspiration: New Zealand. A South Pacific Switzerland?
Did you know New Zealand was the last large habitable landmass to be settled by humans? Nestled in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, this island country is composed of two main chunks of terra firma conveniently named North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui) and South Island (Te Waipounamu). Along with the 700 smaller islands dotting the surrounding seas, the varied topography owes much to volcanic eruptions and tectonic movement. Gorgeous and quirky, they are veritable magnets for the curious traveler.
As you journey through New Zealand, you have to remind yourself that you’re not in Norway, not in Ireland. Not in Yellowstone. Or England. Sure, there are green rolling hills, fjords, thermal geysers, the occasional bungee jumper. But there’s also the intricate body painting of the Mãori, the Remarkables, the Tasman Sea, the Pacific’s vast expanse. And some pretty delicious wine. Welcome to New Zealand.
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