New Zealand post issued a set of 25 stamps featuring famous city attractions such as Auckland’s Sky Tower, Wellington’s Cable Car, and the Christchurch Cathedral of New Zealand – A Slice of Heaven.
The natural beauty of New Zealand is hard to escape as you take in the thermal wonderland of Rotorua, ski up a storm at the alpine resort of Queenstown, and enjoy the stunning coastlines along the way.
Weaving in and out of the landscape, you’ll stumble across rural New Zealand in the form of farms, vineyards, local sports games, holiday spots, Maraes and close-knit communities. It’s these aspects of the nation that make up every day New Zealand, and that contribute to the unique ‘kiwi’ culture.
Journey through paradise
Start your journey at Mount Ruapehu and you’ll soon find yourself rowing up the mighty Waikato River. Continue with a punt on Christchurch’s Avon, then immerse yourself in the Huka Falls and the glorious Lake Taupo where water sports are in full force. If you make it out the other side you’ll be grounded to a halt at the typical one-lane bridge (where everyone is trying to get to their holiday destination at the same time you are)! Then it’s down the Shotover River, past the thrill-seeking tourists and finally Rakaia River and out to sea.
Title: New Zealand – A Slice of Heaven
Date of Issue: 6 October 2010
Country: New Zealand
Denominations: 60c x 25