New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and is a beloved tourism destination. Five places to visit in New Zealand To help you plan your trip to New Zealand, we have compiled a list of five popular tourist attractions for you to visit in the country, once borders are reopened for travel!
1. Tongariro National Park
One of the first national parks in the world and the oldest in New Zealand, the Tongariro National Park is a treasure-trove of nature’s beauty consisting of undisturbed forests, volcanoes, hot springs and turquoise lakes.
2. Bay of Islands
A heaven for all adventure-seeking tourists, the Bay of Islands offers tourist activities such as hiking on the trails and a wide range of water sports, including swimming with dolphins, scuba diving, kayaking, yachting and fishing. You might even spot the whales peaking if you’re lucky!
Renowned as the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown pulls thrill-seekers in like a magnet. From bungee-jumping, paragliding and rock climbing to downhill skiing, jet-boating and mounting biking – Queenstown has it all!
4. Manukau and Waitemata Harbours
Auckland’s gems, the Manukau Harbour and the Waitemata Harbour, draws in tourists from all around the world to its sparkling seafronts. The unique black and gold beaches are phenomenal and are a must-visit in Auckland!
5. Milford Sound
Declared as the “eighth wonder of the world” by British writer Rudyard Kipling in the 1890s, New Zealand’s Milford Sound is an idyllic landscape bathed in nature as you’ve never seen before – glaciers dating back to the Ice Age and cliffs rising from fjords, crowned by picturesque waterfalls and mountains. You can immerse yourself in the surroundings with a boat trip and even catch glimpses of dolphins and penguins in this magical tranquillity!