New Zealand (or ‘Aotearoa’ – as named by the original Maori settlers for “Land of the long white cloud”), is a land of hidden treasures and vast, unspoilt beauty. At 269,000 square kilometres in area, New Zealand is a comparatively small country made up of 2 main Islands. The North and South and Islands. Similar in area to Great Britain and Japan, It is located 2,000 kms East of Australia, in the South Western Pacific. With a population of only four million people it’s also gloriously uncrowded. New Zealand has virtually all of Natures attractions in one small package with everything from warm, sun‐drenched beaches to cold snow capped mountains and glaciers.