According to a recent global survey, New Zealand and Australia have ranked as the ninth and tenth happiest countries, respectively, in the world!
New Zealand have moved up in the rankings of The World Happiness Report, where they finished 13th place last year, whereas Australia are non-movers this year. New Zealand received an average score of 7.286 over areas that were measured, with Australia extremely close behind with an average of 7.284.
Based on a number of criteria, such as healthy life expectancy, GDP (Gross Domestic Product) per capita and social freedoms, the report has been published for the third year by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
Happiness is increasingly being considered as a proper measure of how well a country is progressing both economically and socially, with a number of national and local governments using happiness data and research. They are measuring both subjective well-being, as well as using well-being research as a guide in order to enable people to live better lives.
With such beautiful scenery, laidback lifestyle and friendly locals, it is no wonder that New Zealand has finished in the top ten yet again! With neighbouring Australia also featuring, our highlights of Australia and New Zealand tour is sure to bring a smile to your face.
The organisation and communication were first class. The flexibility in travelling to the destination was impressive and the hotels where we stayed in were all of a good standard. Our Coach was driven by Ken, who was a character and nothing was too much for him.
Mr & Mrs Hall, Magnificent New Zealand
We both enjoyed the Magnificent New Zealand holiday immensely. The Coach Driver/Tour Guide was excellent and the hotels were really comfortable. The holiday was extremely good value and I would recommend it to anyone waning to taste the Antipodean holiday experience.
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