The People of New Zealand

Often described as the friendliest people on earth, New Zealanders, or ‘Kiwis’, are relaxed, outgoing, and extremely friendly and helpful to travellers. Foreign travellers recount stories of how New Zealanders have gone completely out of their way to ensure the traveler is on the right track, or invited them into their homes for an evening.

We’ve selected lodging hosts and the activity operators who embody these Kiwi characteristics: