The first thing that strikes visitors during their stay in New Zealand, is the beauty of the two islands and their magnificent, panoramic views. These views range from beaches that extend as far as the eye can see, through to lakes that nestle in the heart of mountain ranges and perfectly curved, lush green hills. Contrasts, diversity and purity are the watchwords to define what you will find when you get there.
Even though it is the same size as France, New Zealand only has a population of 4.5 million. That's great news for lovers of wide open spaces, who will be bowled over by the spectacular views, most of which you can see for free. This is what you need to know before leaving on a trip to New Zealand.
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