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Things to do in New Zealand

New Zealand offers awesome landscapes and adventurous ways to see them. Whether you go bungee jumping, sky diving, rock climbing, caving, hiking, canoeing, whitewater rafting or canyoning, you will see memorable landscapes.

New Zealand also abounds with cultural experiences like: Christchurch's Ko Tane Living Maori Village at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. A visit to this village will give you a unique experience of life of the South Island Ngai Tahu Maori people before immigrants arrived. The local culture of New Zealand is truly amazing.

New Zealand is about the size of Great Britain with only four million residents. Thus, whether you choose to bike, hike, rent a car, or take a commercial tour your travel in New Zealand will be uncongested.

Just about any time is good for travel in New Zealand. South Island can get as cold as14°F in winter, (June to September). Most of New Zealand is coastline with milder winters and less intense heat in summer. Many people love to visit New Zealand in the fall and winter.

New Zealand is known for hiking and adventure. If you are looking for a bustling city life, then you have chosen the wrong destination. However Auckland has a thriving cultural scene and fine dining that you will love.

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