A country, complete with stunning and varied natural beauty, is New Zealand. It has steep fiords, pristine lakes that are filled with trout’s, furious rivers, rolling pasture land, active volcanoes and the most beautiful scenic beaches, making it a painting splashed on a huge canvas by God. The beauty of this country is vast and mesmerising in its honour, giving the eyes a treat to watch and soothing one’s heart.
Listed below are seven most amazing places of New Zealand to add to your bucket-list.
The crystal clear waters of Lake Wanaka are the perfect place for sailors, kayakers and jet boaters to explore. This place provides everything, from hiking to snowboarding and skiing. The scenic highlights of this place are a major treat to the eyes. There are boat cruises available here and also include fishing, canyoning, climbing and sky diving.
It is located at the edge of Australasia’s largest lake rests the town of Taupo. It is a local attraction spot for fishing, skiing, and its geothermal parks. The beautiful lake of Taupo is originally a huge volcano with a raging history. It is also a fantastic region for year-round mountain biking and hiking and golf opportunities.
Tongariro National Park
The National Park Village is halfway between Auckland and Wellington, boasting of the great scenic beauty of three mountains, Mt. Ruapehu, Mt. Ngauruhoe, and Mt. Tongariro, (Mt Doom was one of the places which was shown in the famous Lord of the Rings film). It provides amazing skiing experience to visitors and is home to the largest and most developed ski area in Whakapapa and Turoa.
The place provides a breathtaking glacier walk on the world famous Te Moeka O Tuawe/ Fox Glacier aided by NZ’s most experienced glacier guiding company. Walking, ice climbing or heli-hiking surrounded by such amazing beauty gives a personal experience of a lifetime.
The most populated and also the second largest island in Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand is the Waiheke Island. It has a ferry terminal in Matiata Bay at the western portion of the island. The Onetangi Beach at the island is one of the most beautiful and serene beaches the country has to provide. This island is home to many other significant beaches, such as the Surfdale Beach, Blackpool Beach, Little Palm Beach, Oneroa Beach, etc. hotspot for beach lovers, one must take a week off for relishing this island. There are vineyards and wineries too with zip lining and sculptures.
The legend of the Waitomo Caves began more than 30 million years ago. The region is home to unforgettable sightseeing attractions, and one can discover magical glowworms by taking boat rides into the world famous Waitomo Gloworm Caves. There are also rafting adventure sports, provided by The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company which gives one the adrenaline rush they are looking for.
The place is set against the majestic Alps with the ocean as its backdrop. The city embraces some amazing natural beauties. The place is complete with magnificent gardens and parks; it also houses the tranquil Avon River, stunning beaches and the Port Hills. Also with a short drive, one can avail to bungee jumping, hot air balloon rides, windsurf, mountain biking, whale watching, and few more amazing activities.
It is pretty obvious by now that your inner travel spirit is raging to explore the most amazingly scenic country of New Zealand. And why would it? This place boasts of stunning views that will be etched in one’s mind the moment they lay their eyes on the canvas of its beauty. Make sure you visit these places during your stay at New Zealand.