From Lakes to geysers, volcanoes, glaciers, national parks, tropical forests and beaches, this beautiful island at the other end of the world boasts every kind of landscape nature has to offer. As far as the population is concerned, those lucky few who have time to see a rugby match may catch an up-close glimpse of the famous All Blacks and their intimidating pre-match routine - The Haka. As for 'the ordinary folk', the New Zealand people are known for their welcoming nature and their excellent hospitality. The land mass of New Zealand is divided into two almost equally sized main islands, yet the country also comprises many smaller islands further from the coast, often remarkable for their unspoilt beauty. The only drawback is that the country has so much to offer that you'll struggle to see it all in a week!