Even better, it’s not just concentrated in a few highlights tucked away in the backblocks. Great scenery surrounds us. Even in the biggest cities you’re never far from the coasts, the bush and the hills if you’re not actually living there already.
Connected to the land
When you’re given something so precious, you want to look after it. New Zealanders feel a special connection with the land that is reflected in a great sense of guardianship. It’s also displayed in a deep-seated need to get out and engage with the outdoors. So there are lots of ways to experience New Zealand’s beauty other than just sightseeing.
You can have a lot of New Zealand all to yourself thanks to a low population density that means it’s easy to get away from the crowds. While we get a fair share of wild weather, the lack of extremes in our climate also makes it relatively easy to get into nature. We don’t have the months of baking heat or intense snow that make it hard to get around.