Planning to visit New Zealand in 2019? Here are ten best places to visit in New Zealand you should not miss.
New Zealand, a country comprising of around 600 islands, is one of the most remote places in the world. The country has a very low population as relative to its geographical size and this is the reason why its natural sites are so well preserved; the humans are not destroying them.
Adding to this, due to its remoteness, the country was one of the last places to be populated by humans, therefore, all the time when humans were not here, the country became more and more biodiverse.
The country is a heaven for tourists due to its pleasant weather, welcoming people and amazing natural sightseeing. So, let us now discuss some of the best places you can visit in New Zealand.
Things to do & Best Places to Visit in New Zealand
1# Fiordland National Park
Located in the country’s South Island, the national park offers a picturesque setting to the tourists. The glacier covered peaks are such a blessing to watch.
The sandy and beautiful shore there can guarantee you a beautiful day by the beach along with your friends and family.
2# Sky Tower
Located in the popular city of Auckland, the Sky tower is most certainly the highlight of the city. The tower offers an amazing view of the entire city from the top.
Although not the entire tower is accessible to the public, several top levels are. Those levels offer recreational activities to the tourists such as the sky lounge, observation deck, sky deck, a one of its kind revolving restaurant and several other restaurants and activities.
Also known as Wai-O-Tapu, is an active geothermal area located in New Zealand’s Taupo Volcanic Zone.
The popular tourist attraction there is actually known as ‘Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland’ which opened in 2012 and has been offering amazing sightseeing opportunities to the tourists.
4# Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Located in the country’s capital, Wellington, the museum has been built by mixing the national museum and the national art galley in 1998.
The museum is a real crowd puller in the country and attracts around 1.5 million people each year from all over the world.
The museum holds collections as old as dating back to the 16th century and the collection is very diverse. A person fond of history will surely enjoy himself a lot here.
5# Hobbiton™ Movie Set
Are you a lover of the lord of the rings series and the Hobbit series? If yes, then you must visit this set and refresh your memories of the movies.
Some quite good parts of the movies were shot on these sets and they remain an important part in the movies’ lovers’ minds.
You will receive a guided tour around the set and you can also have a good coffee at the café here as well as buy something for your loved ones from the gift shop.
6# Mount Taranaki
Located in New Zealand’s Northern Island, the mountain is 2,518 meters long. On the eastern slope is the Stratford Mountain Club that offers ski field there for the visitors. Furthermore, there are annual events where organizations arrange climbing on the mountain.
7# Rangitoto Island
An island near Auckland, is a landmark for Auckland visible from high surfaces in the city. The tourists can get access to tours of the island and can also reach the summit of the island by covering around 2.4 kilometers.
8# Auckland Zoo
Who doesn’t love going to the zoo? If you are accompanied by your children or an animal lover, you will surely have to visit this zoo. The zoo features a lot of common as well as rare animals including pigs, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, Sumatran tigers, red pandas, African porcupines, freshwater eels and so on.
9# Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium
It is a public aquarium in Auckland which allows the visitors to have a lively experience as if they were really under the water. The aquarium uses a conveyer belt to move people through while they are experiencing something very unique.
10# Tasman Glacier
It is the largest glacier of New Zealand located in the South Island of the country. The site offers an amazing experience of heli skiing tour which the visitors might not have experienced ever in their lives.
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