Population: 4,747,000 Approx.
Government: Parliamentary monarchy
Currency: New Zealand Dollar NZ
Main cities: Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch, Queenstown and Wellington.
Fun facts: New Zealand it is in 1st place of the 190 that make up the ranking Doing Business , which ranks countries according to how easy it is to do business.
Climbing Mount Cook or Aoraki at 3,754 meters, the highest in New Zealand, is offset by spectacular views of glaciers, crystal clear lakes, and wonderful snow-capped mountains. Aoraki, on the South Island, attracts mountaineers from all over the world and is located within the National Park of the same name, www.doc.govt.nz.
Auckland is a good starting point for those visiting New Zealand, as it happens to be the most multicultural city in the country. Sky Tower offers fabulous views of the city, including the coast and its beaches. For those who like strong emotions, it is also possible to descend by one side of the building. The drop is no less than 100 meters.
Other cool things to do in Auckland include: exploring the harbor area, visiting the National Maritime Museum ( www.nzmaritime.org ) and the Auckland Museum ( www.aucklandmuseum.com ), or taking a walk through the so-called The Domain - an ancient volcanic cone- to get to the Winter Garden.
Bay of Island is one of New Zealand's most historically significant regions, and also one of the country's leading tourist areas.
Paihia, Waitangi and Russell, the main cities, are the centers to organize all the activities from here, such as sailing, diving, swimming with dolphins, etc. Waitangi is also home to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the historic treaty that was signed in 1840 between the Maori and the British crown.