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    Top 7 places to visit in New Zealand

    Top 7 places to visit in New Zealand

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    1. Fiordland National Park

    The Fiordland National Park is part of the South Westland World Heritage area and is New Zealand’s largest national park and also one of the largest in the world. The scenery in Fiordland is nothing short of spectacular, with deep fiords, steep mountains, raging waterfalls, and lush rainforests you could never get bored of. The Fiordland is home to Milford Sound, a sight deemed by Rudyard Kipling at the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, which is no surprise as it is stunning. The Fiordland in all its glory is however, one of the wettest places on Earth and when it rains, thousands of waterfalls put on quite a show for anyone who is lucky enough to witness. If you’re looking for a destination with unique beauty, look no further.

    2. Bay of Islands

    Situated in the far north of the North Island, the beautiful Bay of Islands is the finest maritime park in all of New Zealand. There are over 150 small islands to explore with many superb beaches and secluded bays. The Bay of Islands attracts many visitors each year, looking to enjoy some of the finest beaches in the country, relax, or try their hand at some extreme sports, such as skydiving, which operates in the region, allowing participants the experience of a lifetime in a beautiful part of the world. The Bay of Islands is the perfect place to do anything that you’d like to do on a holiday – the perfect NZ destination.

    3. Rotorua

    Rotorua is famous for its volcanic activity. This area of New Zealand is one of the world’s great geothermal areas. Geothermal reserves such as Waimangu, Waiotapu, and Whakarewarewa, which are all situated in beautiful natural surroundings feature craters and hot springs, and volcanic terraces that are a marvel. You can take a dip in Rotorua’s famous hot springs and mudbaths which is a unique experience in itself.  If you’re looking to be kept busy and enjoy some exciting experiences, then you are in the right spot, with many companies offering skydiving, bungee jumping, jet boat rides, and more. The region has many beautiful lakes for swimming, and plenty of bushland for trekking, making Rotorua a great New Zealand holiday spot.

    4. Abel Tasman National Park

    Located in the Nelson region of NZ, is Abel Tasman National Park. Although it is  New Zealand’s smallest national park, the attractions are huge and well worth it. Located in an area of NZ that receives the most amount of sunlight, it boasts the best beaches in the country, featuring a range of coloured sand, from gold to white, looking out onto the stunningly clear waters of the Tasman Sea. Beyond the beaches, the park is covered in lush temperate rainforest and tea trees. The Abel Tasman Walk, popular among tourists, is a great way to see the park, taking  3-5 days to complete. It’s a great activity, unlike anything else you will experience in this beautiful region.

    5. Queenstown

    Queenstown is situated in New Zealand’s Otago region. If you’re looking for action, adventure and scenery all in one, Queenstown is the place to be. This beautiful lakeside town is surrounded by mountains and is one of New Zealand’s premier tourist destinations during both summer and winter. It is also the home of bungee jumping and jetboating, two extreme activities that New Zealand is famous for. Queenstown is also one of the southern hemisphere’s premier skiing destinations and enables skiers from around the world to ski during the northern hemisphere’s summer. Although, if you are not an adrenaline junkie and are just looking for a nice place to holiday, with picturesque views and beautiful surroundings, then Queenstown is absolutely the place to go. Sit back and relax and enjoy the mountains and lake panorama while enjoying the many cafes, restaurants and shops on offer.

    6. Coromandel Peninsula

    Situated in the Coromandel region and located only a few hours from New Zealand’s biggest city, Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula is home to some of the country’s most beautiful beaches and coastline. The Coromandel Peninsula boasts a thermal beach, “Hot Water Beach” and is one attraction worth seeing during your visit to New Zealand. Volcanic heat rises below the ground, allowing you to create your own pool by digging a small hole in the sand by the water, and waiting for it to fill up with sea water, creating a warm spa. An area that is not stung by tourism, the Coromandel Peninsula provides a beautiful location with a laid back holiday feel, away from the hustle and bustle of a busy city. Inland, this area is covered with extinct volcanos which rise above the forests to provide some great vantage points for photographs, with the terrain ideal for a hike. The forest surrounding the Coromandel Peninsula is home to the tallest fern trees in the world, with some reaching heights of 20 metres and beyond, allowing a flourishing habitat for a large abundance of wildlife and fern species.

    7. Christchurch

    Christchurch is the largest city on the South Island of New Zealand and is known as the garden city. It is a great city with a busy nightlife, with fun bars and restaurants filling the streets. Christchurch is very diverse, with a great city life but also a beautiful beach backdrop. Stroll down the New Brighton Pier and admire the amazing views of the ocean, or go fishing and catch your dinner. Visit the famous botanic gardens or drive to Akaroa harbour and witness the amazing coastline that surrounds Christchurch.

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