New Zealand is like heaven on earth, crafted with the most surreal natural beauty, this place will leave you mesmerised. There’s only a few destinations in this world that boast so many staggering natural wonders packed in a small country. Coast glaciers, rainforests, snow-capped peaks, sparkling coves, fish-filled rivers are us some of the few treasures travellers can explore. Also if you’re an adrenaline junkie then New Zealand is the place to be! It’s a hotspot for adrenaline fuelled sports such as white water rafting, jet boating, sky diving, bungee jumping and mountain biking are just a few activities you take part of. New Zealand is one of the most photogenic countries in the world so you’ll have plenty to snap for your Instagram feed. New Zealand is a place where traditional Maori culture mixes with modernity in cosmopolitan cities, stunning villages and huge expanses of untouched wilderness.
Pure and heavenly, this island nation has something for everyone to enjoy, including these top attraction:
Bay of Islands
The beautiful Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand’s most popular vacation destination in the whole country. This picturesque beauty is dotted with more than 144 islands around the glittering bay making it a haven for sailing and yachting. The islands have many secluded bays, some great sandy beaches and an abundance of marine life. Penguins, dolphins, whales and marlin live in these fertile waters and it’s a great spot for some fishing. A must see for all visitors is the Hole in the Rock which is the islands’s most famous rock formation. There’s plenty of trails for visitors to hike on and plenty of views to soak in.
Roturua is the cultural heart of New Zealand where you can soak up the Maori culture and hospitality. It’s located in the Pacific Ring of Fire and is one of the most active geothermal regions in the world. Boiling mud pools, steaming geysers, volcanic craters and hissing thermal springs are the top attractions that visitors can look forward to. This is a top spot for adventure seekers as you can sky dive, do some mountain biking and luging. You can learn a lot more about the Maori culture through the shows put on in the authentic pre-European Maori village.
Kaokoura is a sea life paradise, birders, wildlife enthusiasts and seafood addicts will love this coastal village. The taste of fresh crawfish, blue cod and mussels will tantalise your taste buds. Kaikoura is tucked between the Seawood Kaikoura Range and the pacific ocean and offers excellent coastal hikes and popular whale watching tours. In addition to this visitors can spot fur seals, dolphins and a wide variety of birds. Kaikoura’s wildlife and stunning landscaped will definitely lift your spirits and is worth a visit.
Tongariro National Park
This national park will leave you speechless , it’s a land of stunning beauty and natural wonders. It’s one of the oldest national parks in the world and a visit here will mean you’re set for a day full of adventure and beauty. The national park is bursting with towering volcanoes, untamed forests, arid plateaus, hot springs, herb fields, turquoise lakes and lush meadows.
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
More than 40 percent of this park is covered in glaciers and the country’s tallest mountain Aoraki/Mount Cook and the longest glacier, the Tasman Glacier both lie within the borders making this the top destination for mountaineering. The scenery from here is sure to take your breath away and has definitely got to be the top rated place to visit in New Zealand. This is also the place where Sir Edmund Hillary trained for his legendary Mount Everest ascent. With more than 300 species of alpine plants and 40 species of birds, nature lovers will love this park.