New Zealand : The Land of the Long White Cloud
Known as ” The Land of the Long White Cloud” , New Zealand is one of those few countries that is cloaked in the everlasting beauty of nature. Located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of two main islands, this incredible country has a thing to every type of traveler. World-class surfing & skiing, mammoth national parks, dynamic Maori culture,sky touching mountains are only a few to mention.
So, we thought of going through 5 best tourist attraction points of New Zealand.
Queenstown is a town in Otago in the south west of New zealand’s South island. Being covered up with sky touching mountains, it is an ideal place for adventurers. In fact, it is nicknamed as ‘adventure capital of the world’ which perfectly describes this amazing town. It can offer you undeniable beauty & thrills which you’ll cherish for rest of your life time. There are plenty of adventure activities as skiing in the winter, skydiving, bungy jumping, river rafting & horse trekking all year around.
If you are not much in to adventures, you don’t have to worry as there are plenty of mellow options available for you. For example, you can expirience hiking trails, sight seeing tours, boutique shopping & even delicious food & wine. Queenstown is one of the top rated tourist destinations in the world & it is the most visited travelling destination of New Zealand in 2014. It doesn’t matter the season you visit, Queenstown will never dissapoint you.
Filled with fascinating Maori culture, fertile forests & enchanting lakes, Rotorua is a beautiful town on New Zealand’s north Island. It is famed for geothermal wonders & Manori culture which add a certain uniqueness to this incredible town. Rotorua is also a perfect destination if you are fed up with freezing temperature & work life stress as the warm temperature & heart wrenching scenarios here can help you to forget your problems at least for a short period. The boiling, bubbling, incredibly beautiful landscape in Rotorua should be more than enough to keep even residents entertained in their whole life.
If you have a plan to visit Rotorua, don’t forget to visit following places.
3. Cathedral Cove
Located in the Coromandel, Peninsula in Newzealand, Cathedral Cove is arguably one of the most picturesque spots in the world. Stunning views of the Coromandel coast guide you to the dramatic cliffs and iconic rock archway of Cathedral Cove. It is also one of the must visit sites in your visit to New Zealand. Furthermore, it is accessible only on foot or by boat. Cathedral Cove is genrally open to visit during the whole year, however, due to increased traffic in Hahei village in the summer, it’s lookout car park is closed from 1st October to 30th April. So, you’d better consider this before planning your visit to New Zealand
Things to do near Cathedral Cove
◽Hahei beach walk
◽Cathedral Cove kayak tours
◽Cathedral Cove water taxi
◽Sea cave adventures
◽Diving & Snorkeling
4. Waiheke Island
Filled with beautiful vineyards, olive groves & beaches, Waiheke Island is an incredibly beautiful island in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand. With a short journey of 45 minutes from Auckland CBD, you can experience a tropical paradise with palm trees, white sandy beaches, & stunning coast without venturing too far. Apart from the picturesque scenarios, it produces some of world’s finest wines which conjure anyone’s taste buds without much effort.
5. Milford Sound
Milford Sound is an enchanting Fiordland in the South East corner of New Zealand. It’s famed for it’s towering Mitre peak, rain forests & waterfalls such as Stirling & Bowen falls. Cascading waterfalls, freezing weather, bluish lakes , sky-kissing mountains enrich the beauty of this amazing area. Even though 90% the year it rains here, the beauty of this picturesque city never diminishes.
Here’s are few places you should visit in your visit to Milford Sound
◽Deep water basin
Before concluding we’d like to remind you of few facts that you should know about before visiting New Zealand .
◽Their accent is different from the Australian accent
◽They do speak English, but they have their own phrases
◽Most common way to travel around is road.
◽It’s so remote
◽Show Respect Towards The Maori Culture.