New Zealand

One of the last land masses to be inhabited by humans, New Zealand still remains relatively thinly populated. A former British colony, New Zealand also identifies strongly with its indigenous Maori population, which now makes up approximately 15% of the population.

Known for its diverse natural features, New Zealand’s climate ranges from sub-tropical on the North Island, where you can sample the country’s famous wines in Wellington, to temperate on the South Island, home of some of the best walking tracks on the planet.

For ground-level inspiration for your next trip to New Zealand, browse the compilation of articles and photo essays below. Here, you can learn about Zorbing in Rotorua, what it means when a stranger tells you that “Bob’s your uncle,” and why you should skip skydiving in Auckland.

New Zealand Articles

25 places we’re dying to explore right now

by Matador Team

Watch: The epic scale of New Zealand in winter

by Blaze Nowara
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15 famous movies and the *actual* countries they were filmed in

by Alex Scola

14 stunning landscapes you’ll only find in New Zealand

by Hal Amen
4

20 reasons New Zealand is the ultimate adventure destination

by Liz Carlson
139

The 22 craziest party hostels around the world

by Matt Kepnes
3

50 images of New Zealand we can’t stop looking at

by Hal Amen
1

5 badass New Zealand itineraries for surf, snow, and flow

by David Miller
6

23 looks at New Zealand’s stunning geographic diversity

by Hal Amen
2

20 New Zealand experiences that will blow your mind

by Jason Wire
3

10 experiences you can only have in New Zealand

by Jason Wire
10

Your top 20 bucket list trips

by Joshywashington
51

Etiquette for ‘splitting the bill’ around the world

by Candice Walsh
12

10 impossibly amazing trips of a lifetime

by Jason Wire
9

What NOT to do in Auckland, New Zealand

by Marie Szamborski
8

9 New Zealand adventures worth bragging about

by Turner Wright
1

10 Australian summer music festivals

by Juliane Huang

The 11 most inspiring travel photos this week

by Katie Scott Aiton
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