If you've never visited New Zealand then you're missing out; it's a little piece of paradise, just across the Tasman, where humans make up only 5% of the living population. You're never more than 130km from the coast. and a staggering one third of the country
is a protected land or marine area, making it the perfect option for any traveller looking to add a little 'social distance' between themselves and the hustle & bustle of modern life.
Despite the many attractions (just a handful of which we've looked at below) New Zealand tends to find itself excluded from world maps. This has lead to a couple of fantastic New Zealand Tourism videos (take a look at the original here
) but it also presents us Australians with a great opportunity to explore the islands before the rest of the world wakes up to its full potential. Scroll down for our best go at the when, where & what
of New Zealand.