Attractions New Zealand

Most of the travelers visit New Zealand for the untouched and untamed nature. The various landscape — mountains, volcanoes, glaciers, farmland, beaches , forests — offers plenty of possibilities to spend your time.

North Island

In Auckland , you’ll discover the best shopping and dining , along with sightseeing, of course. Visit some of the museums and see the superb views from the Sky Tower. If you feel adventurous, then climb the Auckland Bridge.

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Rotorua is the heart of the Maori culture and is also known for its geo thermal activity. See the skyline, visit the museums and enjoy a day at the spa. Or you can try skydiving.

In Wellington take the cable car for superb views of the city and visit the museum. Or choose one of the many lookout points for some exciting views of the area. Enjoy the beaches, visit the Botanical Garden and taste the food.

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South Island

Christchurch is the place to be if you want to enjoy some local festivals. Put on your walking shoes and walk the Summit Road. Grab some fresh produce form the farmers market and try hot air ballooning.

Dunedin is famous for its Scottish heritage so make sure to visit the Larnach Castle, as well as the Botanical gardens, the museum and the beaches. Take the scenic ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway and see the Royal Albatross colony.

Queenstown offers a Skyline Gondola for those who want to see the city and the surrounding areas from above. It is the place to visit if you like to try extreme sports, such as bungy jumping or paragliding. The city is also famous for the vineyards located near-by so make sure to try the local wines.

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The nature

The must-see national parks include: Fiordland National Park, Abel Tasman National Park (the smallest park in the country), Westland National Park (famous for the glaciers) and Tongariro National Park (for the volcanoes).

You should also consider exploring Mount Cook, the highest Mountain in New Zealand. Within the national park there are plenty of places to stay ranging from budget hostels to high end hotels. Choose among hiking, fishing or skiing.

The Waitomo Glowwarm Caves , located on the North Island, is one of the most inspiring natural wonders and a must-see destination for those who visit New Zealand. While here you can also try blackwater rafting or horse riding. Put on your walking shoes and enjoy the Wiatomo Walkway.

Photo credits: Auckland Bridge , Larnach Castle , Mt Cook

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