New Zealand is an amazing country of having a length of 1000 miles and a width of 280 miles. But compared with the land area, the population size is small (less than 5 million people). This surreal country has everything stored for you like ski on snow, subtropical beaches, best hiking experiences, sipping best wine and many more. So, let’s travel New Zealand and discover the Kiwi Land.
Maori culture in NZ is another important thing that makes you feel uniqueness in here. The whole world is got to know and interested in Maori culture and its players with the back to back winning of Rugby World Championships by NZ. You can experience Maori dances, music, tattooing (ta moko), Maori feast (hangi), war dance (haka) and so many exciting experiences.
NZ is one of the most polite countries in the world. So, you may feel more comfortable and no afraid of frauds, diseases, infrastructure, horrible insects and other unacceptable things here. This is totally a decent country. Here are some top places to visit in NZ suggested by TravelAdvo fans.
Rotorua: Travel New Zealand and Discover the Kiwi Land
The Sulphur City (Rotorua), is the place where you can see NZ’s best geothermal features with Maori culture in NZ. You can have a bath in hot springs and mud pools and watch colorful rock formations. Nearly 34% of the Maori population is living in Rotorua and you can experience their culture here like experiencing traditional Hangi. As located on North Island, you may also experience Te Puia, Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest, Wingspan, Kuirau Park and Rotorua Museum.
Queenstown: Travel New Zealand and Discover the Kiwi Land
This is one of the adventurous destinations in the world. Queenstown is the land for bungy jumping, alpine heliskiing, zip-lining like more adrenalin pumping activities in the world. Apart from them, Queenstown offers you great dining, art and bar experiences with the following amazing destinations around. Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown gardens, Skyline Gondola, Gibbston Valley, Peregrine, Kiwi birdlife park and Chard Farm.
Hokianga Harbor: Travel New Zealand and Discover the Kiwi Land
The area of Hokianga Harbor is an Alternative destination for The Bay of Islands NZ. Camping and RV experiences are more popular here as the view is amazing. Other than that, you can do Dune boarding, hiking, horse trekking, dolphin watching, and rural sightseeing in nearby villages (Omapere, Opononi, and Rawene). And also you can see Maori culture in this area.
Milford Sound: Travel New Zealand and Discover the Kiwi Land
When you approach through Milford highway which is the most amazing highways in NZ (SH94), you may experience many beautiful views of the whole country. Milford Sound (Piopiotahi) is fiord or fjord situated in Southwest NZ surrounded with amazing Mitre Peak mountain range, waterfalls (Stirling Falls, Lady Bowen Falls) and rainforests. Millions of tourists are attracted annually to this destination to watch black corals, penguins, dolphins, hiking, fauna, and flora which are unique to this area.
The Coromandel Peninsula is a natural barrier to protect the Hauraki Gulf and the Firth of the Thames from the Pacific Ocean. It is 85km long and 40km wide from its widest point. You can dig a few inches on Hot Water Beach in low tide and have a hot water bath yourself. And spend your in one the most beautiful beaches in the world: Cathedral Cove. Apart from those experiences you can go hiking and walk along the amazing coastal lines of the Coromandel Peninsula.
Auckland is the most romantic city in NZ for lovebirds. On the other hand, it’s a more fertile land for any kind of cultivation. And you can experience the best diving, beach walks, thermal spring baths, wildlife reserve visits, sip best wines and stay in one of the best cities in the world considered in quality life and comfort. This is an incredible land to view the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean. It also offers you the One Tree Hill, Auckland Museum, Wallace Art Center, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Zoo and Civic Theater.
Wellington is the capital of NZ. Parliament building (Beehive) and Te Papa NZ Museum are the two most iconic places in Wellington. And Weta Cave Workshop is there to inspire you with your favorite movies like “Load of The Ring” and “Hobbit”. Zealandia (Wild Life Reserve) is also another highlighted place. Mt Victoria offers you a huge elegant view of Wellington while the botanical garden of the town provides a calm stay.
If you are a cyclist, then take a mountain bike and discover the beauty of Central Otago. It is a fertile land filled with cultivations and country’s top wine regions. Cromwell Heritage Precinct (Buildings of gold-rush era) and Lake Dunstan, Bendigo Reserve, museums like Clyde and Maniototo are the most highlighted destinations in Central Otago.
Abel Tasman National Park
New Zealand’s popular tramping tracks are called Great Walks. The Coast Track in Abel Tasman National Park is the most popular Great Walk since it offers you amazing beach views. And also this park includes the experiences of kayaking and cruising to discover uncommon beaches and coves in Abel Tasman. Cleopatra pool and lookouts like Separation point, Skinner point, North head, and South head are some other eye-catching views in Abel Tasman.
Bay of Islands
NZ’s best summertime destination is Bay of Islands. You can experience many adventurous water activities here like fishing, kayaking, diving, swimming with dolphins and humpback whale watching. Historically, this is an important place since it is the starting point of British Colonization. Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Kerikeri Mission Station, Kawiti Caves, and St Pauls Anglican Church are some other tourists attracted places.
Travel New Zealand and Discover the Kiwi Land