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FC: *Places I would like to learn better* | New Zealand | by Tsymbal Svetlana

1: In the daily vanity, each person dreams about some holiday somewhere in unusual place. This place should be like a paradise, quiet and beautiful. Sometimes I dream about such place. For me it is New Zealand.

2: 2012 | sweet dream | ^_^ | a | plain views

3: New Zealand’is awesome landscapes, lush forests, amazing wildlife and pleasant climate make it a haven for many outdoor activities, and a great place to unwind.

4: friendliness | we made it

5: New Zealand society is diverse, sophisticated, and multicultural, and the honesty, friendliness, and openness of Kiwis impress all tourists. And the great advantage of New Zealand is that all of its diverse physical, cultural are so close to each other.

6: Youngest Country | New Zealand was the last landmass on earth to be discovered, making it the youngest country. Since the first people arrived a thousand years ago many cultures have made New Zealand home.

7: New Zealanders have a unique and dynamic culture, with European, Maori, Pacific and Asian influences. It's a culture that celebrates the many different lifestyles we live, and the stories we have to tell.

8: cuisine | A pavlova, one of the icons of New Zealand cuisine.

9: In New Zealand households, dinner (also known as "tea") is the main meal of the day, when families gather and share their evening together. Restaurants and takeaways provide an increasing proportion of the diet.

11: Mori cooked their food in earth ovens, known in New Zealand as hngi. Stones are heated by fire and food parcels, packed in leaves, are placed on top. The packs are further covered with foliage and cloth. Some foods were preserved using smoke, air-drying, or layers of fat - particularly muttonbirds.

12: What are New Zealand's traditions? | Haka- the war dance performed before rugby matches. Mid-winter swim - people swim in the middle of winter, often dressed in silly costumes. One of the principal gods is Ouenuku. He has his residence under the rainbow. Natives worship to him after the rain.

14: What makes New Zealand's natural heritage so special?

15: The spectacular landscape, temperate climate and fascinating range of animal and plant life, have made it a number one destination for nature lovers from all over the globe. I'm sure not many countries have such different landscapes, environments and ecosystems all so close to each other.

16: on top of | kiwi

17: Took us over 20 tries to get this photo, but we finally got it! | New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty which includes: jagged mountains, steep fiords, pristine lakes, raging rivers, scenic beaches, and active volcanic features. The islands are one of Earth's richest flora zones and is inhabited by some unique fauna, including many flightless birds such as the kiwi, which is the national symbol.

18: The scenery there is fantastic. I would like to see a stunning variety of landforms sooo much - spectacular alpine glaciers, huge mountain ranges,sub tropical rain forests, prestine beaches and rolling green farmland.

19: contrast

20: Top 10 places to visit in New Zealand | ***If I have the opportunity to visit 10 places in New Zealand then it will be...

21: 10. Kaikoura 9. Coromandel Peninsula 8. Tongariro National Park 7. Westland National Park 6. Mt Cook National Park 5. Bay of Islands 4. Rotorua 3. Queenstown 2. Abel Tasman National Park 1. Fiordland National Park

23: Kaikoura Situated on the East Coast of New Zealand's South Island is the seaside town of Kaikoura overlooks majestic mountains which are snow capped for many months of the year. In the waters off the coast an abundantly rich habitat for marine mammals and seabirds exists. Kaikoura is one of the few places in the world where whales can be seen all year round.

24: Coromandel Peninsula | New Zealand's best beaches and coastline.

25: Tongariro National Park | The Tongariro National Park is a World Heritage Park and one of the oldest National Parks in the world. The park contains 3 active volcanos that are situated in a desert like landscape. The area gets regular snowfalls in the winter and home to most of the ski fields in the North Island.

26: Westland National Park | This national park is part of the South Westland World Heritage area and is famous for its two glaciers, Franz Josef and Fox glaciers.

27: Mt Cook National Park | Mt Cook is Australasia's highest mountain and Mt Tasman the neigbouring mountain is the second highest mountain. Mt Cook National Park also has one of the worlds longest ski runs

28: Bay of Islands | Bay of Islands is the finest maritime park in New Zealand. There are about 150 islands to explore with many superb beaches and secluded bays. The park has an abundance of marine life, including marlin, whales, penguins and dolphins.

29: Rotorua | Rotorua is famous for its volcanic activity. The area is one of the worlds great geothermal areas. Geothermal reserves such as Waimangu, Waiotapu, and Whakarewarew

30: Queenstown | Fit for a queen, this beautiful lake side town is surrounded by mountains and is one of New Zealands premier tourist destinations.

31: Abel Tasman National Park | Abel Tasman may be New Zealand's smallest national park, but the attractions are huge. Located in one of New Zealand's sunniest spots, it almost seems planned that the area also has the best beaches in the country

32: Fiordland National Park | This park is part of the South Westland World Heritage area and is New Zealand's largest national park and one of the largest in the world. The scenery in Fiordland is nothing short of stunning, with deep fiords, steep mountains, raging waterfalls, and lush rain forests.

33: So, it’s only a part of those rich places of New Zealand. Tourists even with the most prejudiced tastes will find there something for themselves, as it is greatly multi-faceted land. It seems to us such a far and fantastic, but actually having in a stock the certain capital, it’s quite really to spend couple of weeks in this divine place.

34: How to get to NZ????

35: The main international airport of the country is Auckland. Some long-distance flights is in Christchurch, to other airports usually there're only regional and international flights. There are no direct routes from Ukraine to New Zealand. One transplant can be through one of the Asia hubs - Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Seoul and Tokyo

36: where to live...

37: Hotels in New Zealand - the busiest in the Pacific and in peak season - January and February - the hotel is better to book in advance. Throughout the country are scattered hotels, motels, youth hostels and camping sites; apartments and business hotels are located mainly in major cities - Auckland and Wellington.

38: *That’s contemporary NZ in a nutshell! You’re in for an awesome trip. Back home on the couch, your memories will drift from rampaging outdoor activities to world-class food, wine and beer , and chilled-out locals. But your most sparkling recollections will come courtesy of NZ’s natural splendour – there are few countries on this lonely planet as diverse, unspoiled and utterly, utterly photogenic.* (c)

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