As a part of my travel plans around the world, I have been exploring New Zealand of late, covering most of North Island and Queenstown (in South Island). Whereas both North Island and South Island are undoubtedly beautiful, North Island is the more populous part of New Zealand well - known for its cosmopolitan cities like Wellington and Auckland along with places like Rotorua where you can still experience the culture of the Maoris, the aboriginal people of New Zealand. On the other hand, as far as natural scenery is concerned, South Island is a veritable feast for the eyes, this is not saying that North Island is not, but that the picturesque mountains and the rolling lush green landscapes make South Island a beautiful place to enjoy nature.
My word to describe NZ would be beyond beautiful, it is pure and pristine. The nature - flora and fauna have been preserved so beautifully that you feel closest to nature here. In fact, severe industrial activities have been banned in NZ by the government with support from NZ people. A large part of NZ population is Maori - who were once the native inhabitants of this place and most places have Maori meanings and pronunciations. I spent close to about 9 weekends travelling cross-country, meeting new people and exploring nature at its best.