ARTICLE TOP ADAs landmasses go, New Zealand is the last one to be settled by humans with carbon dating putting the early settlers on the island only since 1250. The indigenous people of New Zealand are the Maori and their wonderful heritage and culture infuse a lot of what makes New Zealand a magical place to visit. When you meet a Maori, press your nose against them. That is the traditional greeting. Can you ever stay mad with someone if you say, “hello” by rubbing noses? Beyond taking in the Maori culture, there is plenty to see and do in New Zealand. That’s what makes it a perfect pick for your next ultimate vacation adventure.