The latest research shows that international visitors simply can’t get enough of New Zealand and with jaw-dropping scenery and incredible cultural activities, it’s easy to see why.

The positive reviews come from research carried out by the country’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment who surveyed 27,000 visitors over the last three years about their holiday experience. The results were overwhelmingly positive with 96% of people saying their trip met or exceeded their expectations.

The average rating for a holiday to New Zealand was a whopping 9 out of 10. If you’re still wondering if it’s time to book a vacation, perhaps these 12 images can inspire you.

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