15 Reasons Why We’re Infatuated With New Zealand
Honestly, we could think of a million reasons why your Wild Kiwi adventure will be one of the best experiences of your life, but we’ll start with fifteen…
1. New Zealand’s Landscapes
Snow-topped mountains? Yep! Otherworldly geothermal activity? Absolutely! Marine volcanoes? Got them! Rugged coastlines? Of course! White sandy beaches? Obviously! Do we need to continue…?!
2. It’s Lord Of The Rings Land
Peter Jackson famously said there wouldn’t be any need to look outside New Zealand for filming locations because it’s the perfect setting for Middle-Earth. Never a truer statement was made and as a result you can see everything from Mordor to the place where Sam schooled Gollum on the delights of PO-TAY-TOES!
3. The Kakapo
Have you seen THAT viral video? The one where a kakapo tries to mate with Mark Cawardine? Kakapo’s are wonderful and seeing one of these rare birds in real life is a truly humbling experience!
4. You’re Never Far From Water
The ocean, lakes, even geysers – all ridiculously beautiful!
5. Māori Culture
Understanding the history and influence of Māori culture is key to appreciating New Zealand.
6. The Incredible Capital City
Wellington is full of art, culture, stunning wildlife, unbelievable restaurants, beaches, a beautiful harbour. You’ll love it!
7. See Whales On Your Wild Kiwi Adventure
So majestic. You might cry. We totally cried!
8. Take Helicopter Flights Over Glaciers
9. The Food…
Never say no to food, that’s all we’re saying.
10. …And The Wine
Wine lovers, you’re in for a treat!
Astronaut Chris Hadfield proved in his series of incredible photographs that New Zealand looks stunning from space, and space looks equally as incredible from New Zealand.
12. The Best Slang Terms Ever
Chilly bin. Jandals. Wop-Wops. Totally unbeatable.
13. They Invented Pineapple Lumps
14. You’ll Never Get Bored
White water rafting, surfing, bungee jumping, scuba diving, sailing, sky swinging. We really could go on forever…
15. New Zealander’s Are Brilliant
Friendly, helpful, always up for a few drinks. What more could you ask for?