Canterbury Makes National Geographic Best Trips List

New Zealand’s Canterbury Region has been featured on National Geographic’s annual Best Trips list as one of the destinations you must visit in 2019.

“Kiwis call their scenic nation Godzone, short for God’s Own Country. So it’s fitting that GODZone is also the name of a multiday, expedition-style race across some of New Zealand’s most untouched and visually stunning terrain,” writes Maryellen Kennedy Duckett in the article.

“The 2019 edition of GODZone—the largest race of its kind in the world—will be staged March 10 to 17 across the South Island’s alps-to-ocean Canterbury region. The event is an Olympics-meets–The Amazing Race mash-up combining trekking, mountain biking, climbing, kayaking—and little sleep. Join pre- and post-race activities in coastal Akaroa, the host venue.”

Duckett suggest to “embark on your own Godzone adventure by hiking and stargazing in Canterbury’s Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.”

These are the Top Ten Destinations.

  1. Mexico City, Mexico
  2. Peruvian Amazon
  3. Fanjingshan, China
  4. Dakar, Senegal
  5. Dordogne, France
  6. Canterbury Region, New Zealand
  7. Hoang Lien Son,Vietnam
  8. Greenland
  9. Oman
  10. Kansas City, Missouri

To read more and see all of National Geographic’s must visits, please click here.

Article Source: National Geographic, Maryellen Kennedy Duckett, November 2018

Image Source: Photo by Peter Hammer on Unsplash


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