No wonder New Zealand has a clean green image. The best holidays in New Zealand make the most of its great outdoors and the country is now a leading and fashionable eco holiday destination. New Zealand is two islands, conveniently called North Island and South Island. The country measures 994 miles (1,600km) from north to south and is 1,200 miles (1931km) southeast of Australia. The landscape is dominated by mountains and there is a stunning variety of scenery. There are over fourteen national parks and you will find bubbling geysers, tumbling waterfalls, moss filled valleys, forests and golden beaches. New Zealand also has a long ski season from early June to October! The two main islands are relatively narrow so no inland location lies more than about 68 miles (110km) from the sea.