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9 spectacularly beautiful places in New Zealand

By: Mary Jo DiLonardo on April 14, 2016, 2:57 p.m.
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Best country in the world

For the fourth year in a row, New Zealand has earned the title of "best country in the world." More than 75,000 readers voted in the Telegraph Travel Awards to bestow the highest honor on the country based on its landscapes, culture, wildlife and more. Need proof? Take a look at these gorgeous images of national parks and other spectacular places scattered throughout the country, like Westland Tai Poutini National Park at left. You'll understand why travelers admire this beautiful island land.