Aotearoa, which means the “land of the long white cloud” in Maori, is often voted one of the world’s great destinations. Scenically breath-taking, New Zealand has majestic mountains, glaciers, fjords, volcanoes, hot springs, rainforests, and miles of beautiful beaches in white or black sand options, depending on which coast you choose! Known for their can-do spirit, and their all-conquering rugby team, Kiwis are a great sporting nation, so it’s no surprise New Zealand is a great place for all outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, kayaking, surfing, horse-riding, and more. This uncrowded island – actually two islands, North, and South – is bigger than the UK, but home to fewer than five million people. Stunning and sophisticated Auckland, set on a narrow isthmus, is the largest city, but gorgeous Wellington is the hip and arty capital. From top to bottom, New Zealand is a feast for the senses!