Country which sometimes called is "God's own country" and the "Paradise of the Pacific" New Zealand has many beautiful landscapes – from vast mountain chains to grand volcanoes, and from sweeping coasts and expansive beaches to deep fiords, lush rainforests, grassy plains and rich thermal areas. Stanley Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Native birds These are some other well-known New Zealand native birds: The playful kea is one of the most intelligent birds in the world. The takahe has a beautiful indigo plumage and bright red beak. The tui is famed for its beautiful singing and white 'parson's collar'. The takahe The tui The kea
The ancient tuatara The tuatara is a unique relic of the past. Every species of this reptile family, except the tuatara, died out around 65 million years ago. Tuatara can live for over 100 years.
Sea life New Zealand has abundant and diverse marine life. The small Hector's dolphin is the world's rarest dolphin and only found in New Zealand waters. Seals, penguins and a whole host of fish and shellfish also thrive in New Zealand's fertile marine environment. The Hector's dolphin Seals Penguins