New Zealand’s culture is equal parts Maori and European, with landscapes more ‘out-of-this-world’ than ‘other side of the world’, and activities that leave you just as breathless.
"When NZ talks about being 100% pure, they mean the people as much as the country."
There’s something about the air in the Land of the Long White Cloud. It’s clear and crisp; pure and refreshing. The land itself – whether it’s the craggy coastlines and rolling hills of North Island or the towering mountains, fjords and glaciers of South Island – is essentially raw and untouched, the water clear and sparkling, the vistas wide and infinite. But it’s the Kiwis’ attitude to their environment, multi-culturalism, even their cuisine – that’s even more refreshing.
Food here is born of a love of fresh, local ingredients, while their world-beating wines carry none of the usual snootiness). This attitude is reflected in the way they relax too, with an unbridled passion for sport and adrenaline-fueled activities. 100% pure fun? You bet!