Chinese New Year contributed to the record 381,100 visitors who arrived in January.
Despite the lack of good Guinness or a sing-song, my Irish friend reckons "It's the most beautiful country in the world".
More than 800 German speaking tourist cruised around Taranaki on Sunday, saw the sights, took photos and enjoyed what the region had to offer.
This attraction's best-known feature is the world-first outdoor 3D Maze with towers, overbridges and underpasses to add to the challenge.
The view from Motutere Bay Holiday Camp is so beautiful, staying there is almost a life-changing experience.
Here are five events coming up in the Wairarapa over Waitangi weekend.
Experience the famous "Coaster" hospitality on a visit to the South Island's West Coast.