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"I think every person dreams of finding an enchanted place with beautiful mountains and breathtaking coastlines, clear lakes and amazing wildlife, but most people give up on it, because they've never been to New Zealand"- US President, Bill Clinton, Queenstown, 1999.

 

  • New Zealand is a world in miniature; in half day it is possible to travel from coast to coast, from the surging surf of the Tasman Sea to gilded crescent beaches of the Pacific Ocean. Nearly any Landscape can be found.
  • New Zealand lies in the Southwest Pacific, 2000 km to the west of Australia and comparatively similar to Great Britain (269,000 sq km).
  • It is split in two main islands, the winterless, tropical North and the colder alpine South.
  • No inland point is more than 120 km from sea, and you are always close to a crystal clear Lake, a rapid River, or snow-capped Mountain.
  • Over 15,000 km of coastline surround the land; varying from long, easy accessible sandy beaches, to spectacular fiords.
  • In geopolitical terms it is a Jung Land and lies on the pacific faultline, and the North Island was formed by volcanic activity.  The largest volcano, Mt Ruapehu, erupted in 1996 and 1997 and lies in the center of the North Island, an area full of Geysers and thermal activity.
  • Mountains dominate the scenery in the South Island with the highest mountain, Mt Cook, having a peak of 3,754 meters, surrounded by magnificent glaciers.



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