6 Best Places to Spend a Holiday in New Zealand

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Do you want a place where you can enjoy easy travel while feasting on unlimited attraction? Visit New Zealand, this photogenic country is a very gorgeous tourist attraction, with friendly locals that welcome tourists visiting the place every year.

New Zealand is located in the South Pacific and has a plenty of picturesque places you can explore. Its dense forests, mountains, rivers, beaches, and glaciers are highly-protected by the government to ensure that the future generation will still benefit from it. Discover New Zealand and experience the unique culture of the natives of the country. NZ is one of the best places in the world to spend a great holiday.

Top Must See Places in New Zealand

1. Bay of Islands

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The Bay of Islands is one of the most visited holiday destinations in New Zealand for its secluded beaches boasting dazzling and refreshing blue waters with sandy white beaches. The Bay of Islands  is indeed a bay of islands as it contains about 144 islands with abundant marine life. Marine animals like dolphins, big marlins, kingfishes, penguins and whales can be found in its pristine waters. There are also a lot of parks situated in the different area of the island that you can try. Activities like sailing, swimming and wind surfing are some of the most popular things to do in the island.

2. Tongariro National Park

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Tongariro National Park

The oldest and the first national park in New Zealand, the Tongariro National Park is a wonderful tourist attraction acknowledged by UNESCO as one of the 28 mixed cultural and natural heritage sites. The national park was recognized for its contribution in the Maori’s cultural and spiritual associations.

If you are looking for a great sightseeing place in NZ, the park will never disappoint. It is very popular for its surprises and extremities as you explore the diversity of the ecosystem, including tranquil lakes, desert-like plateaus and active volcanoes. Start your trek and visit the shooting locations of the Lord of the Rings. You can try adventure activities such as boating, camping, caving, climbing, hiking, fishing, diving and snorkelling in the place.

3. Franz Josef Glacier

The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is regarded as the gem of the country’s West Coast Glaciers. It was named after Franz Josef I, an Austrian emperor by German explorer, Julius von Haast. The glacier is one of the world’s most accessible. Visitors can walk right up to the foot of the mountain or they can take an aerial tour via helicopter and plane tours. It offers a range of glacier hiking tours to suit different energy levels. Climbing, hiking, walking and camping are some activities you can do in the place.

4. Kaikoura

Kaikoura is a coastal town located at the South Island famous for its spectacular marine life. Its waters are inhabited by a great variety of marine fauna including dolphins, fur seals, sperm whales, crayfish, mussels and more. The place offers natural wonders in land and sea.

If you are looking for a place where you can get delicious seafood, visit Kaikoura. Seafood is very rich in the island. Bring the family and enjoy swimming and whale watching.

5. Sky Tower

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Sky Tower in Auckland

Another amazing place to do sight-seeing, the Sky Tower is an observation and telecommunications tower located in Auckland, New Zealand, the country’s largest city and one of the most interesting cities to visit in the world. The tower has a height spanning about 328 meters and is the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Beings an iconic site in the city, it offers a breath-taking view for up to 80 kilometres in every direction.

Visit the place with friends or a loved one. There are plenty of restaurants, cafés and bars surrounding the tower serving delicious, fresh, seasonal and local foods.

6. Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park is vast national park that many hikers dream to come and try its wonderful mountainous terrain. If you love to hike, this place is a must visit as you can experience its tranquil and natural beauty.

Aside from the terrains, the park is also a coastal paradise. Go walk, sail, or cruise. There are also different animals inhabiting and roaming the place such as blue penguins, oyster catchers and rare birds.

The wonderful destinations in New Zealand does not end with this list. The country has plenty to offer and there are always something for every tourist looking for every activity to try.

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