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Few places in the world, offer so much tranquillity and safety to live, travel, work or study as New Zealand. With little more than 4 million inhabitants, the country is about 2000 Km long by 400 Km in its widest part, comprehending 2 main Islands and some smaller ones. The Pacific Ocean borders the North and East coast of the country and the Tasman Sea the West coast. One of the most interesting characteristics of New Zealand, is that the landscape changes every 200 or so Kilometres travelled. It goes from beach vegetation into rainforest, and  from Alpine landscape into huge plains with volcanic valleys. Ad to this the excellent domestic infra structure, and you will know why New Zealand is considered one of the countries with the best quality of life in the world.

 The North island concentrates more than 2/3 of the total population of the country with Auckland alone being responsible for almost half of the total population. Wellington on the South end of the North Island, is the Capital of New Zealand and second biggest city with about 600,000 inhabitants. Hamilton is the third with around 150,000, and after comes the Bay of Plenty with the towns of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui, together uniting about 80,000 people. All other cities are smaller, in the range of 20 to 50 thousand inhabitants or less. The small cities of New Zealand are gems hard to find in the world. They are very hospitable and friendly people, living relaxed lives difficult to find in today's world of rat race. The North island with the exception of the central plateau where the Alps are, have a pleasant weather most days of the year. During summer time (Dec to Feb), gorgeous beaches with pristine waters invites for great swimming or Surf. Also, the vegetation gets greener, perfect for trekking or a fantastic bath under a waterfall. Cities like Rotorua, Taupo, Wangarei, Hamilton, Tauranga, Gisborne e Napier, offer a huge variety of fun and tours for any size of pocket or age. By the other side, regions such as the Northland and Eastland, are still a kind of secret to be explored. These areas still have some places the way they were when Captain Cook first arrived.

The South Island  has a much smaller population due to a cooler climate and the long and tall alpine range that crosses the South island almost in its entire length. Because of these steep and high mountains, one can be sure he or she will face one of the most beautiful environments in the world. The beauty of the South Island with a sunny day is something never to be forgotten. The Kiwis have an extraordinary and inventive way to play in this environment and that is the why no place on earth has so many attractions, tours, radical tours that will take your breath out, and at the same time so much beauty to contemplate. Christchurch is the biggest city on the South island, Dunedin the second, and Queenstown is the princess of the cities and the world capital for radical sports and tours. Smaller towns like Picton, Nelson, Kaikoura, and some other even smaller such as Greymouth, Te Anau or Picton, have breathtaking landscapes. From almost everywhere you are on the South Island you can see the alps, and as closer as you get to it, many gorgeous lakes, creeks and river can fascinate any tourist. There are so many breathtaking places on the South Island, that one can sit down on the side of the road and spend hour and hours just appreciating the beauty that surrounds you.

New Zealand, its cities, and its friendly population can hook anyone. The sympathy, care, and friendship that New Zealanders dedicate to visitor, International students, or migrants, is second to none. It is something one will never forget. Please navigate on the bar on the top left of this page to know in details every city of New Zealand.

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