New Zealand's spectacularly beautiful landscape includes vast mountain chains, steaming volcanoes, sweeping coastlines, deeply indented fiords and lush rainforests. With around 15,000 kilometres of coastline and more than 25 marine reserves, ocean-scented scenery is entwined with New Zealand’s outdoorsy way of life. Find amazing places for swimming, surfing, sailing and fishing. Around the edges of the North and South Islands, there are many self-contained worlds to discover.
Extraordinary phenomena can be found throughout New Zealand. From the pointy absurdity of Toka Toka Peak in Northland to the South Island’s amazing fretwork of fiords, there’s plenty to keep you busy. There are 14 spectacular national parks and more than 25 marine reserves preserving New Zealand's natural heritage. There's something rare and special about each one of them.