If you’ve ever wondered what paradise looked like look no further than New Zealand. Aotearoa (its Maori name), the “land of the long white cloud”, is a veritable heaven on earth; feel your heart soar as soon as you first spy the resplendent wonder of the North Island or the rugged beauty of the South Island. With beautiful beaches, snow-capped peaks, majestic glaciers, picturesque fjords, verdant vineyards, and cosmopolitan cities, there’s something for everyone - and our New Zealand vacation rentals allow one to truly enjoy all this breathtaking country has to offer.
Polynesians were the first known settlers of the “pearl at the bottom of the world.” The Maori and their culture still flourish in New Zealand, despite efforts by the European settlers who have been here since the mid-1800s. Today, New Zealand has a growing immigrant population that is reflected in the varied cuisine in cities like Auckland, Wellington, and Queenstown.
Still, if you just visit the cities you’d be missing out. The countryside boasts plentiful green spaces, crystal clear lakes, and rugged hills to get your adrenaline pumping and your adventure on. After all, it is the birthplace of bungee jumping and zorbing! They say there are 20 sheep for every person in New Zealand and, with a resident population of just 4.5 million, you can easily see why New Zealand lamb and wool are the country's biggest exports! Tourism and wine aren’t far behind, thanks to the ever-popular Lord of the Rings trilogy and a plethora of world-class wine regions stretching from the southern end of the North Island to the Central Otago region near Queenstown in the south.
New Zealand features unique and exciting 29 regions. A stay at one of our New Zealand accommodations is the second best thing to actually living here!
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