Quirky Places and Travel Hacks: New Zealand

Lifehacker has picked five top quirky places and travel hacks for travel in New Zealand so you will explore “New Zealand like you’ve been there a thousand times – even if it’s your first time.”

Together with the typical tourist destinations these quirky little places should be on anybody’s itinerary.

Quirky Places

1. The World’s Steepest Street – The Guinness World Record holding Baldwin Street in Dunedin takes full advantage of its status, having locals run up it for charity events and roll Jaffas down it for fun.

2. Hobbiton – Visit “The Shire” in the form of Hobbiton, which is one of the sets from Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film adaptations.

3. Castle Hill – “The Dalai Lama named this ruined castle shaped quarry the ‘Spiritual Centre of the Universe’. Locals use the area for climbing. Castle Hill is also the location for battle scenes from Narnia.”

4. Public Toilets – Visit the public toilets designed by artist Friedesreich Hundertwasser. Recycled tiles and bottles adorn the walls, while a tree grows through the centre of the building. There’s even grass on the roof.

5. Devil’s Bath – Don’t swim in this stunning hot spring filled with sulphur.

Lifehacker also advises to ‘know your rugby players’, ‘track down free wifi’, ‘hide your glee at the exchange rate’, ‘learn the lingo’ and ‘travel with a toilet’ on a campervan. 

Article Source: Lifehacker, August 18, 2015

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