Quotes about New Zealand  
It's no surprise the gorgeous landscape, rich history, jaw-dropping wildlife and vibrant culture of New Zealand have inspired some pretty famous and brilliant people to say some pretty interesting things over the centuries. Here are some of our favourite quotes about New Zealand.
I had a good time shooting in New Zealand. I almost bought a home there while I was there, because I loved it so much. Josh Hartnett
I've spent half my life on planes. I have a lot of love for New Zealand, though. That is where the really arty, whimsical side of the family resided - in Hobbitland. Alice Englebert
I love working in New Zealand. It's just the most beautiful country I've ever been to. Grant Bowler
By and large, women in New Zealand are fortunate compared with some other countries, including many in our own region. But there is still progress to be made. Jenny Shipley
I'm from Canada, and New Zealand feels like you took all the best bits of Canada and squished them onto a tiny island like Hawaii. I was absolutely blown away by the beauty of the South Island. Evangeline Lilly
New Zealand is not a small country but a large village. Peter Jackson
It's fair to say that, for much of my lifetime, New Zealand certainly was a property-owning democracy and working people, ordinary people, had assets. Helen Clark
On many occasions New Zealand has spoken about the need to ensure that women's concerns are fully integrated into all aspects of the United Nations' activities and structures, not marginalised in one part of the Secretariat. Jenny Shipley
New Zealand is a pretty no-nonsense place to work, like Australia. I mean it doesn't falter to anyone. Dustin Clare
The Humpback Trail on New Zealand's South Island is really beautiful. It is a 70 km walk over about four days and is fairly arduous. You go through prehistoric forest and up to the top of Humpback Mountain, where there are amazing views down to the Tasman Sea. Toby Stephens
There's a real purity in New Zealand that doesn't exist in the states. It's actually not an easy thing to find in our world anymore. It's a unique place because it is so far away from the rest of the world. There is a sense of isolation and also being protected. Elijah Wood