New Zealand offers the perfect destination for a once in a lifetime experience for travelers. You can plan on making your next trip to New Zealand an adventurous visit.
Here are the top five must-see places to visit in New Zealand.
As the largest city in New Zealand, it is the best place to visit and get started on your exploration. Go ahead and learn the culture by visiting the countless museums Auckland has to offer. Take a walk through the 185-acre Auckland Domain Park or visit the Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings.
Bay of Islands
As one of the most scenic places to go in NZ, the Bay of Islands offers the perfect opportunity for fishing, watersports, and sailing. The Islands is around three hours away from Auckland and is made up of 144 islands between the Purerua Peninsula and Cape Brett. Just don’t forget to visit the Hole in the Rock, where you can sail through the rock formation when the tide is high.
Known as the eighth wonder of the world, Milford Sound is formed by glaciers which still show evidence of the creation. The best way to visit Milford Sound is by boat as a sightseeing cruise will give you the best opportunity for wildlife and waterfalls. You can even travel at your pace with a kayaking tour.
Just thirty minutes by boat from Auckland sits the gorgeous Waiheke Island. The tiny island is located in the middle of Hauraki Gulf and home to many vineyards. Be sure to check with your local experts to visit the vineyards and try fourteen wines that come from the island.
Despite the major earthquakes back in 2010, Christchurch is rebuilding itself with new buildings made from recycled containers and more. The most popular place to visit in Christchurch is the botanic gardens, which offers a network of conservatories, walking trails and displays.
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