New Zealand consists of 2 beach-fringed islands marked with lakes, volcanoes, and a gorgeous green landscape throughout. Located in the South Pacific Ocean, a vacation in this island country often involves hiking across fjords, jet-boating down rivers, and canoeing on pristine lakes.

New Zealand has a thriving Maori culture, which you can experience at Tamaki Maori Village on the North Island. Queenstown attracts adrenaline junkies with its bungee-jumping opportunities. For fans of the big screen, no trip to New Zealand is complete without stopping by the Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata. You can also catch a ferry across Cook Strait to seek out more The Lord of the Rings landscapes at Wanaka and Queenstown, both on the South Island of New Zealand.

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