Are you going to New Zealand and need to plan your holiday? This brief travelogue of New Zealand offers the basic information that every traveller should have before starting their journey. You will also find links to other quality sites to discover lots of useful information. I hope this interesting place that I visited inspires you.
New Zealand is an independent part of the Commonwealth. It is among the countries with the highest standard of living. According to the Human Development Index, in 2005 the country ranked 19th in the work, and The Economist magazine placed it at 15th in the world for quality of life the same year.
On the islands of New Zealand there are over 70 endemic species of birds. Probably the most famous is the kiwi, a flightless bird and the symbol of New Zealand. However, it is so rare that in the wild it is impossible to spot. Other interesting birds include the weka, the tui and the New Zealand pigeon. Marine life is varied, and there are also various types of penguins, seals, dolphins and whales. A huge problem is possums and rabbits, who were originally imported for the purposes of hunting. Without natural enemies, they quickly multiplied and fed on rare plants. The government is actively trying to fight these pests.
In New Zealand, many rare trees and plants grow, for example the wheki-ponga fern, kauri trees (which can reach 2000 years of age) and fabulous mossy forests, which cover a significant area of the national parks.