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New Zealand

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Overview

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.

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New Zealand Articles

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The most beautiful underwater video you’ll ever see

4 traditional feasts around the world you have to try out

How to visit the Rere Rockslide in New Zealand

The 10 road trips you have to experience before you die

Stay for a while: the 12 best countries for a radical sabbatical

Two weeks on the South Island of New Zealand

11 images that will convince you to go to New Zealand

12+ spots that will make any New Zealander proud

The 13 spookiest named (but most beautiful) places in the world

25 places we’re dying to explore right now

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

14 stunning landscapes you’ll only find in New Zealand

20 reasons New Zealand is the ultimate adventure destination

The 22 craziest party hostels around the world

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

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

23 looks at New Zealand’s stunning geographic diversity

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