Most visitors are drawn to New Zealand by its natural splendors. It is one of the most isolated countries in the world. Maori, the first arrivals, called it Aotearoa, “the land of the long white cloud”, the first indication to these canoe voyagers of the presence of the islands being the cloud lying above them. The coastline provides both sheltered bays and harbors and superb beaches. The main focus of the rides coincides with the main draw to see New Zealand: its natural environment.