It's been named destination of the year seven times and its airline has been voted best six times.
And it's right on our doorstep (well, a small hop across The Ditch).
What makes New Zealand such a world favourite?
This week in Explore - your new weekly holiday guide - we take a short drive to the North Island to find out the wonders of the Land of the Long White Cloud.
Explore, the new travel liftout in Saturday's edition, has destinations, deals and travel advice on cruises, tours and family getaways that will transport you around Australia and around the globe.
In other reading this week, we visit the endless white sandy beaches, pristine wilderness and vast deserts of Western Australia's Coral Coast, cross to the dark side in Los Angeles, and stop over night at Taronga Zoo.
Plus there's still time to enter our competition, to win a fabulous $27,000 luxury river cruise with Evergreen. Details are in Explore or look for the entry form in the story on our website.