New Zealand

Country number:
40
Territory number:
44
"… every person, when he or she is young, dreams of finding some enchanted place, of beautiful mountains and breathtaking coastline and clear lakes and amazing wildlife, and most people give up on it because they never get to New Zealand."
US President Bill Clinton

Tales from New Zealand

Niue - in a Nutshell

Niue is one of the world's largest coral islands, at ten miles by seven miles; it’s actually a coral atoll raised by volcanic upheavals,
Niue is one of the world's largest coral islands, at ten miles by seven miles; it’s actually a coral atoll raised by volcanic upheavals,
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Niue - Clockwise Round the Island - Islands Around Australia Part 5

Niue is known as the Rock of the Pacific, because it sits atop 30 metre cliffs rising straight out of deep ocean.
Niue is known as the Rock of the Pacific, because it sits atop 30 metre cliffs rising straight out of deep ocean.
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Niue - Trying to Swim with Whales - Islands Around Australia Part 4

Niue is famous for being one of the few places in the world where you can swim with whales. And I’m booked to swim...
Niue is famous for being one of the few places in the world where you can swim with whales. And I’m booked to swim with whales tomorrow.
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Cook Islands - Aitutaki, The Most Beautiful Lagoon in the World - The Big Trip 3

Aitutaki in the Cook Islands s billed as the most beautiful lagoon in the world, so expectations are high. And it is stunning.
Aitutaki in the Cook Islands s billed as the most beautiful lagoon in the world, so expectations are high. And it is stunning.
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Cook Islands - Round and About in Rarotonga - The Big Trip 2

My beach bungalow in Rarotonga faces the most picture perfect lagoon straight out of the paradise catalogue, with little islets called motus
My beach bungalow in Rarotonga faces the most picture perfect lagoon straight out of the paradise catalogue, with little islets called motus
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New Zealand - South Island - Eastern Hemisphere Part 3

Now I’m in Christchurch about to embark on a tour of the South Island of New Zealand. Chch - as it is known here...
Now I’m in Christchurch about to embark on a tour of the South Island of New Zealand. Chch - as it is known here - has a river called the Avon (though they can't pronounce it properly) and punts poled by men with straw hats.
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New Zealand - North Island - Round the World 3

Rotarua is another mandatory stop in New Zealand. The geysers are prolific, exhilarating and stink of sulphur.
Rotarua is another mandatory stop in New Zealand. The geysers are prolific, exhilarating and stink of sulphur.
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