Story: Natural environment
You’re never more than 130 km from the sea in New Zealand, which has 18,000 km of coastline. It’s also a land of mountains, lakes and rivers, native forests, and farmlands. Because the country was isolated for millions of years, unique native flora and fauna, such as flightless birds, have evolved. The variety, beauty and accessibility of these natural features are central to New Zealand’s identity, and attract thousands of tourists every year.