Narrowing a list down to 5 activities to experience in New Zealand is never an easy task. A visit to New Zealand will expose you to some of the most beautiful – and geographically diverse – landscapes.
1. See “the city of sails” – Auckland
Owning the largest and most important business airport in New Zealand, Auckland is welcoming a huge number of tourists every year. The name “The city of sails” stems from the fact that there are numerous yacht marinas and sailboats anchoring offshore.
Auckland is a young and dynamic city based on an active volcano field. If you are fond of discovering culture, the city offers a great selection of music concerts, art galleries, … Otherwise, because Auckland is surrounded by 2 beautiful harbors, tourists who are adventurous people can take part in watersports, go sailing, mountain biking tracks, or bungee jumping from Auckland Sky Tower, …
2. Enjoy the wine – New Zealand specialty
New Zealand is well known for its 10 magical wine regions and fields. Each region has its distinct soils and climatic conditions which create a diverse range of New Zealand wines for tasters to sample. New Zealand wine is globally renowned, and almost 90% of New Zealand wine is exported worldwide. Heading to Marlborough, Martinborough, or Hawks Bay for a wine tour will leave unforgettable experience in the itinerary of exploring New Zealand’s specialty.
3. Get lost in the magic Middle Earth
If you are a great fan of “The Lord of the Rings” or “The hobbit” movie, you may not believe that the Middle Earth can be real. You may think that traveling to the Shire and Rivendell and the realm of Gondor was only possible if you closed your eyes and let your mind wander as you read “The Lord of the Rings”. Now, coming to New Zealand once time in life, you can have the chance to live in the world of these movies.
Spectacular sceneries in “The Lord of the Rings” are filmed mostly in a rural village in the movie set Hobbiton in Matamata. It was favored by nature with cool climate, calm lake, and beautiful landscapes, making it become the top tourist destination in New Zealand. In addition, there are also many movie scenes filmed in Kawarau river, or Southern Alps, …
4. Spending a day in Fiordland National Park
Fiordland National Park is famous for its long and beautiful fjords, water bays, and majestic beauty. While there are so much things to do in Fiordland National Park, here is a short list of things for travelers who have a limited time in the area.
- Paying for a cruise experience
- Go hiking to the Key Summit to catch sight of breathtaking mountain views
- Scuba-diving in the Milford Sound, home to thousands of coral and fish species
5. “Go bush” to explore the surreal beauty of natural wonders
Go camping or hiking is always popular for those living in and visiting New Zealand. Find a remote patch of bush, set up a canvas tent, or walk for days on end with a pack on your back, and see how long you can last without a shower or other home comforts. An ideal spot for a bushing day is Lake Taupo in Tongariro National Park, North Island. This is the largest lake in New Zealand with towering volcanoes, turquoise lakes, arid plateaus, alpine meadows, and hot springs.
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