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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    • Auckland is nestled in a bay on the North Island of New Zealand, facing the Pacific Ocean on the east and the Tasman Sea on the west. One of New Zealand’s largest urban areas, Auckland is known for its vibrant Maori community, waterfront seafood restaurants, and picturesque harbors. A must-see is the Sky Tower – standing at 328 meters above...

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      Some of the best things to do in Auckland highlight its vibrant Maori community, waterfront seafood restaurants and bars, as well as a dazzling skyline. Nestled in a bay on the North Island, the city faces the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Tasman Sea. What Auckland lacks in natural wonder tourist attractions — no small feat in nature-rich...

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