With so many choices and adventure-filled destinations to choose from, this guide picks for you five of New Zealand’s must-visit attractions.
Queenstown is undoubtedly New Zealand’s adventure capital. The popular tourist destination is perfectly snuggled between the snowy Remarkables and the shimmering waters of Lake Wakatipu. There’s a lot to do here; sightseeing, mountain hiking, biking, water rafting, bungee jumping, and downhill skiing. Queenstown also offers first-calls hotels and restaurants, spas, shops, and galleries.
Bay of Islands
The magnificent tourist spot is a popular destination for adventurists and travel enthusiasts. With abundant marine life and more than 140 islands dotting the bay, the bay is a haven for hiking, sport, recreational fishing, yachting, and sailing. Also, take time to visit Cape Brett, Hole in the Rock, and explore the dense subtropical forests.
Have you ever wanted to hear the earth speak? Rotorua is an active geothermal region and is located on the famous Pacific Ring of Fire. There are lots of geothermal wonders, including volcanic craters, steaming geysers, boiling muddy pools, and steaming springs. Make sure to also learn about the region’s history and culture. Further, you can also try out sport fishing, trout fishing, sky diving, mountain biking, and luging.
Sky Tower is one of the most compelling man-made landmarks in New Zealand. The landmark is the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere. This is a place where you can perfectly combine adventure and dining. Climb to the top of the building to have spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf.
Hokitika Gorge is an off-the-beaten-path destination in New Zealand. The place has less human traffic, is quiet, and is a perfect spot for having picnics. Take your loved ones to this less-touristy spot and experience the peace that comes with breathtaking glacial waters.