We realise that international students are very fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to various countries. Places like the United States, United Kingdom and Australia are all attractive options, but what you may not know is New Zealand holds a few draw cards that these countries do not.

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1. Incredible, unspoilt scenery

New Zealand wasn’t chosen as the location for the shooting of Lord of the Rings for nothing! New Zealand has one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the world. From the golden sand East Coast beaches to the green, rolling hills and turquoise water of the South Island, there is a photo opportunity around every corner.

2. The people

New Zealanders are naturally warm and friendly people and are particularly hospitable to tourists. Wherever you go you will receive a friendly smile and a warm welcome from us ‘Kiwis’.

3. Climate

Although there are four distinct seasons in New Zealand, there are not the extremes of hot and cold to be found in most other countries. Any time of year is a pleasant time to explore New Zealand’s wonders.

4. Culture

New Zealand was inhabited by the local native people, the Maori, before the arrival of the Europeans in the 1700s. New Zealand today is a fascinating blend of cultures who mingle and thrive in a peaceful yet vibrant society.

5. Safety

Crime is low in New Zealand and as a tourist you are unlikely to encounter problems. Furthermore, there are virtually no lethal creatures amongst New Zealand’s wildlife so you can explore without any concern!

Furthermore, New Zealand is widely regarded as having the single best adventure activity guides. Our standards are the highest in the world and New Zealand outdoor guides are in hot demand the world over as a result.

6. Ease of travel

With a great road network, there’s nothing easier than hopping off and on the bus again before setting off on another adventure. The quality roads combined with New Zealand’s small population means traffic flows smoothly and quickly.

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