New Zealand is world renowned as an extraordinary travel destination. It’s only a little bigger than the state of Oregon (NZ is 268,021 km2, 103,483 sq mi) and has only 4.47 million people. Yet for its small size, the huge diversity of landforms is astounding: rainforests, mountains, rivers, lakes, glaciers, geothermal and volcanic landscapes, rugged coastlines and golden sand beaches.

It’s not an exaggeration to say your jaw will drop multiple times a day at the stunning scenery you will encounter.