The Best Places To Visit in New Zealand
With its picturesque landscapes, and multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites and natural wonders New Zealand has something to offer travellers of all interests whether you’re into a relaxing scenic drive or taking part in some kind of daredevil adventure.
- Skydive at Lake Wanaka
If you’re after the ultimate adventure then skydiving at Lake Wanaka is a good place to start. Be sure to take in the stunning views of New Zealand’s highest mountains as you free fall from the plane. Watch as the sparkling waters of the mighty Clutha River come closer to view.
- Step into Middle Earth
No tour of New Zealand is complete without experiencing the majestic sights of what brought to life J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth. A visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, featured in both ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ trilogies, will put you in the shoes – or hairy feet – of Bilbo and Frodo as you explore 37 Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, and The Mill.
- Climb a Glacier
“Any seasoned climber seeking out a tough hike should check out the majestic Franz Josef Glazier which is 12km long, and 19km above sea level. Guided tours are recommended as they provide comprehensive safety checks, and various points of interest. These tours also provide the ice axes and crampons necessary for your trek.”
- Stay with a Maori Tribe
“Learn about Maori Culture by spending the night at the Tamaki Maori Village where you’ll be able to take part in Mau Rakau, an ancient form of combat training, or Waiata Ringaringa, hand action songs that have been passed down generations. Make sure you have a hangi buffet feast then do the haka to burn off the excess calories. End the night huddled next to an open campfire where Maori myths and legends are told.”
- Glow in the dark
“If you thought the clear starlight of New Zealand was magical, wait till you visit the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. The glow worm is unique to New Zealand, and thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable blue light every night in Waitomo’s famous caves.”
This variety of excitement and uniqueness makes New Zealand a destination like no other in the world.
Article source: Singapore Weekender, Nicole-Marie Ng, February 29, 2016
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