Off-the-Beaten-Track Places in NZ

New Zealand offers such incredible beauty — from snow-capped mountains and lush-green rainforests to glorious white-sand beaches and towering volcanoes, “and has buckets of culture and charm,” writes Nicole Barnard for The Huffington Post. New Zealand is a popular tourist destination, but you can still have an off-the-beaten-track adventure.

Barnard’s top off-the-beaten-track places to visit in New Zealand are:

1. Allan’s Beach is a beautiful beach “buried away on the South Island’s Otago Peninsula” and is a surfer’s haven.

2. Lonely Planet refers to Clay Cliffs as “bizarre moonscape”, which according to Barnard is an “excellent description”.

3. Kaitoke Beach, a “breath-taking white-sand beach located on Great Barrier Islandis “framed by sand dunes on one side and the turquoise waters of the Pacific on the other”, writes Barnard.

4. The Elephant Rocks, extraordinarily shaped rock formations, can be found on Livingston-Duntroon Road on New Zealand’s South Island.

5. The Petrified Forest at Curio Bay is the best place in New Zealand to see yellow-eyed penguins come ashore, according to the article.

6. Marakopa Falls, near the Waitomo Caves is one of New Zealand’s most beautiful waterfalls.

7. Little Kaiteriteri is a beautiful beach known for its golden sands and crystal clear waters.

To read about all of her off-the-beaten-track places please click here.

Article Source: Huffington Post, Nicole Barnard, July 25, 2016
Image Source: Pixabay


Tags: Allan's Beach  Clay Cliffs  Curio Bay  Huffington Post (The)  Kaitoke Beach  Little Kaiteriteri  Marakopa Falls  New Zealand  The Elephant Rocks  The Petrified Forest  

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