With roughly the same land mass as the UK but around a tenth of the population, New Zealand is a haven for anyone looking to get away from the masses.
Made up of two islands (north and south) New Zealand has an incredibly varied landscape, from beaches to forests, mountains and volcanoes.
Although no longer the capital, Auckland is one of the country's principle cities and also the largest polynesian city in the world. Other cities of note are Wellington (the current capital), Queenstown and Christchurch.
Spectacular. Majestic. Breathtaking. The adjectives used to describe the natural beauty of New Zealand's South Island are rarely bland. This is a land of extremes, with abrupt glacier-carved landscapes, peaceful lakes surrounded by forests, and soaring Alpine peaks reaching more than 12,000 feet. If you truly love nature, this is the place for you. View South Island accommodation and mini guide...