• View across Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. Photo credit: Laura StylesView across Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. Photo credit: Laura Styles

New Zealand voted best country in the Telegraph Travel Awards

New Zealand has once more come out top in the Telegraph Travel Awards 2014. Almost 90,000 Telegraph readers cast their votes making this the widest-ranging travel survey of its kind.

John Key, the New Zealand Prime Minister, described the result as "a great accolade".  He went on to say: "The winning of a prestigious award like this, voted by the public, is a great accolade for our country and bodes well for our tourism industry."

"Too often a lot of people go to a destination where ultimately it is never as good as the brochure, whereas in New Zealand we think people come and get an experience that is better than the brochure."

New Zealand is home to some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes and the world's most extreme sports – bungee jumping was invented here. You can find breathtaking glaciers, rugged mountains; peaceful sandy beaches for swimming and sunbathing, natural lakes and hot springs to relax in; forests and national parks to explore. 

The Telegraph asked its readers to vote in a number of categories including best country, best city, best cruise line, best tour operator and many more.  It’s the third year in a row that New Zealand has featured in the Telegraph Travel Awards.  Ben Ross, Telegraph Travel’s head of print, writes: "One thing remains constant − and that’s the abiding love that Telegraph readers have for one country: New Zealand."

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