New Zealand is probably one of the safest destinations in the world: no dangerous animals, very courteous behaviour and exemplary civic-mindedness make it one of the best potential stays for a first trip or a single woman.
Maori culture :
The encounter between Maori and European culture is able to show beautiful examples of reciprocal influences intelligently passing over past quarrels. The presence of Maori culture is strong, although sometimes reduced to the small portion. Outside the commercial channels, it is still looking for itself. Even if some tour operators are beginning to develop well-crafted tourist products, it is with the inhabitants and their history that we feel as close as possible to the roots of this country.
© Dominique Auzias & Jean-Paul Labourdette