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Regions in New Zealand


Regions in New Zealand

New Zealand is a very diverse country with many regions that are worth seeing, but at a high level it's easiest to break it down according to its two main islands and the smaller offshore islands.
Regions, major cities and other destinations in NZ
Regions, major cities and other destinations in NZ
North Island
Warm, with scenery ranging from sandy beaches, through rolling farmland and forests to active volcanic peaks with bubbling mud pools.
South Island
Spectacular mountains and fjords, large beech forests, beautiful beaches, large glaciers, motorcycle mecca.
Offshore Islands (Stewart Island, Chatham Islands, Sub-Antarctic Islands)
The other, more wild, islands of New Zealand, ranging from the nearby and accessible Stewart Island to the remote windswept Sub-Antarctic Islands and the distant uninhabited Kermadec Islands.


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