New Zealand is one of those places in the world that will make you realize just how big the world really is. Located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, the country consists of two separate islands. The island is developed from ancient rock formations and old growth forests. The island has a very rich biodiversity and is known to be one of the safest countries in the entire world, making it a perfect travel destination. For some great hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities, head to the Nelson Lakes National Park which covers over 1,000 kilometers of land. For a truly unique experience, head to the Blue Lake located in the national park to view the clearest water in the entire world!