In a world where countries often come with increasingly similar attributes to its neighbours, it’s always refreshing to find a place a little quirky. To me, that is what New Zealand is. More sheep than people reside here, a fact many seem proud to tell you. It is a place with endless views, cheerful locals, and a culture that embraces its Maori influences.
For most travellers, a trip to New Zealand feels like a must do in a lifetime. The two islands provide a stark contrast from one another. The Northern half is a south Pacific Island that has typical idyllic palm fringed beaches. The south stretches to glacial fjords, and sprawling mountain ranges.