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The magic of a New Zealand drive holiday

By Explore
Updated March 1 2021 - 1:33pm, first published November 1 2020 - 12:40pm

It’s been named destination of the year seven times. Its national carrier has been voted best airline six times. But what makes New Zealand such an all-time favourite? Legend has it that the demi-god Māui was out fishing with his brothers when he dropped his magic fish hook into the water and pulled up a mighty fish. Te Ika a Māui, the fish of Māui, is now called the North Island of New Zealand, and there’s still plenty of magic to be found here. 

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