With only 4.6 million New Zealanders scattered across 268,021 square kilometers, space comes aplenty. Filling in the gaps are the sublime forests, mountains, lakes, beaches and fjords that have made NZ one of the best hiking destinations on earth. Māori culture is certainly present, the surf is world class, and the craft beer is not to be missed. NZ presents the best of old and new worlds with social and environmental sensibility. From a yachting perspective, there’s nothing quite like New Zealand’s dramatic coastline and crystal clear waters.