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Want to learn more about New Zealand? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.

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Eating in New Zealand

The New Zealand food and wine scene had an earthy beginning. Traditional Māori staples included fish, birds, and root vegetables like kūmara...

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Preserve and protect

Tongariro was New Zealand’s first national park and the fourth in the world. It was established in 1887, a mere 47 years after the Treaty of...

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Booking New Zealand Guided Tours

Not that long ago, a visitor at the Stewart Island Pub excused herself from her friends, put her handle of Speight's down, propped the pool...

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Aotearoa

According to Māori legend, the demigod Maui sailed from Hawaiki (believed to be one of the French Polynesian islands) in his canoe, and he caught...

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New Zealand Vocabulary Tips

From the moment you begin your New Zealand (or Aotearoa, as you'll learn in the airport) adventure, you'll confront the mélange of Māori words...

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New Zealand Today

Kia ora, or welcome, to the "Youngest Country on Earth." New Zealand's moniker may specifically reference its place as the last landmass to...

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Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's smallest and most visited park. At the north end of the South Island, this park is an explosion of...

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Beaches

New Zealand has more than 15,000 km (9,300 miles) of coastline, which ripples and zigzags to create bays, coves, fjords, and countless beaches...

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Top Reasons to Go to New Zealand

Landscapes: Deep blue lakes, alpine peaks, green valleys—the scenery is breathtaking. Superb Wine: Hawkes Bay’s Bordeaux blends, Marlborough...

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