New Zealand a "must-go-to"

New Zealand a ‘must-go-to’
Last updated 05:00 30/12/2010

After being named third-best country to live in, now New Zealand’s second only to New York as the place to be in 2011.

Kiwis headed overseas next year might want to unpack their bags now that New Zealand is No 2 on CNN’s list of top destinations – ahead of the Peruvian Amazon, Japan and Barcelona.

Compiled by travel experts – including Lonely Planet’s US editor, Robert Reid – the list cites “fantastically luxurious lodges” and the Rugby World Cup as two reasons New Zealand is a must-go-to in 2011.

The cup was “a great springboard” for tourists to see the country, Reid said. He was “determined to learn the haka” here.

New Zealand was ranked third-best country to live in in this year’s United Nations Human Development Report.

The Dominion Post