Why New Zealand

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World's best country to live in

And these are some of our high-quality living records:

a. World’s Second Safest Country to live (2017 Global Peace Index)

b. World’s second most desirable place for families (HSBC’s 2015 Expat Explorer survey). One family-critical topic of the survey covered was ‘healthcare’, where our system was rated as the best in the world. 76% of expat parents living in New Zealand felt that their “offspring are more healthy living in New Zealand Young people have easy access to sports and the outdoors, space and freedom to ride horses, to run along open beaches, to swim in clean water, to walk through native forests, and to truly experience the beauty of nature.

c. Low population density. Although it is around the size of Japan, New Zealand’s population is just over four million, making it one of the world’s least populated countries. It is never easier to lose the crowds and have the wide open spaces to yourself!

d. Least corrupt country in the world (Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perception Index). This means all the tax comes back to serve the people living in New Zealand, including you! e. Most peaceful country in the world.

A Paradise On Earth

So, what can you expect? Well, if you’ve seen The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Narnia Chronicles or The Piano, you’ll have an idea: soaring mountain peaks, mysterious lakes and rivers, dramatic volcanic plateaus, vast open plains, winding rivers, thermal wonderlands, fiords, native forests, glaciers, miles of farmland and even more miles of glorious coastline with gorgeous sandy beaches.

It’s not just the range of beautiful scenery to see – it’s the different ways you can experience it: by car, on foot, by boat, on horseback, by helicopter, by rail, by rubber raft. Here are some other facts that might amaze you:

a. NZ was voted the world’s best country in 2007 and 2008 by Wanderlust magazine.

b. 30% of the country is forest and protected national parks. Only 5% of NZ’s population is human – the rest are animals. Be ready to spend your whole life exploring the nature in NZ!

c. In 2008, TripAdvisor named Milford Sound (pictured below) the world’s top travel destination, based on an international survey.

d. Over 90% of migrants find our scenery exceeds or meets their expectations, according to a recent Immigration New Zealand survey.