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This is a preview of the full content of our New Zealand’s Best app.

Please consider downloading this app to support small independent publishing and because:

  • All content is designed for mobile devices and works best there.
  • Detailed in-app maps will help you find sites using your device’s GPS.
  • The app works offline (one time upgrade required on Android versions).
  • All advertising (only present on Android versions) can be removed.

The app will also allow you to:

  • Add custom locations to the app map (your hotel…).
  • Create your own list of favourites as you browse.
  • Search the entire contents using a fast and simple text-search tool.
  • Make one-click phone calls (on phones).
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Map of New Zealand, showing regions, major cities and other destinations. English version.

This is New Zealand (Aotearoa), a South Pacific paradise that, much to the chagrin of Kiwis, sometimes finds itself left off world maps.

It’s hard to see why – it may be remote, but it’s bigger than the UK – though with only 5 million people, its population is only about one-fourteenth that of the UK.

If all you know about NZ is that Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit were filmed there, that bungy-jumping was ‘invented’ there and that there are a lot of sheep, read on.

NZ is the land of mountains, lakes, fiords and beaches – a gorgeous natural environment with an amazingly short human history. No humans or animals were here until about 800 years ago when Polynesians arrived by canoe from the mid-Pacific.

Read the full content in the app
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North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui)

South Island (Te Waipounamu)

Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by (WT-shared) Shaund