New Zealand

New Zealand

Capital - Wellington
Population - 4,154,000
Area - 268,680 km²
Density - 15.46 inhabitants per km²
Currency - NZD
Official language – Māori
New Zeeland is an island country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, some 1,500 km  east of Australia and roughly 1,000 km south of the Pacific island nations of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty which includes: jagged mountains, steep fiords, pristine lakes, raging rivers, scenic beaches, and active volcanic features. The islands are one of Earth's richest flora zones and is inhabited by some unique fauna, including many flightless birds such as the Kiwi, which is the national symbol. Some of the places that shouldn’t be missed when visiting the island are Onetangi Forest and Bird Reserve eith it’s lovely collection of plants and the beautiful birds; the historic stone at the Lyttelton Timeball Station; the beautiful Lyttelton Harbour where can be found the fascinating world of Maoris; the largest mainland penguin colony Pohatu Penguin Habitat.

The TranzAlpine Train

The TranzAlpine Train is a scenic rail journey from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass and Greymouth passing though the Southern Alps from one coast of New Zealand's South Island to the other. The TranzAlpine Train is one of the world’s great scenic train trips through the dramatic contrast of dry beech…
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