4 Hidden Gems to See in New Zealand

“Tell someone you will be traveling to New Zealand, and you are bound to be showered with plenty of free travel advice,” writes travel blogger Worldwide Scott in an article for Travel Pulse, in which he recommends “four slightly less famous places in New Zealand that are definitely worth a visit.”

  1. Stop in Taihape, “a town near the center of the North Island”, which is “the undisputed “gumboot capital of the world” since it hosts an annual gumboot throwing contest and is home to a giant sculpture of a gumboot.
  1. Nelson, near the top of the South Island, is the sunniest city in New Zealand, “has become a mecca for both the creative and artistically inclined” and is in close “proximity to the coastal paradise that is Abel Tasman National Park.”
  1. Raglan “feels like a bit of Southern California picked up and moved down under”, according to Worldwide Scott. The surf town on the west coast of the North Island has been “abuzz with surfers since its black sands appeared in the iconic surfing film “Endless Summer.”
  1. Timaru “offers more than enough fun to keep you entertained for a day or two”, “including “Caroline Bay Park and its sweeping beachside boardwalk, the South Canterbury Museum – which details the history of this special region – and the Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden”.

Article Source: Travel Pulse, Worldwide Scott, October 4, 2016

Image Source: Wikipedia

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