New Zealand Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 74%, New Zealand offers and unlimited range of attractions for PlanetHoppers! Whether you're looking for adrenaline-pumping adventure, to relaxing on a beach, the land of the Kiwi has got it all. Its varied landscape is as diverse as its unique cultures, a blend of Maori, Europeans and strong Asian influences. The two main islands – and many smaller ones – offer a varied topography. The South Island is home to 19 majestic peaks, deep fjords, and huge glaciers. The North Island stretches towards the subtropics and hosts some of New Zealand's largest lakes – Lake Taupo; its tallest peak – Mount Ruaphu; and its best beaches, like those on the Karikari Peninsula. Must see spots include the Milford Sound, where luxuriant rainforest cling to sheer cliff walls and waterfalls tumble hundreds of meters into chilly seas. The Bay of Islands offers a chance to see some of New Zealand's most historic sites and is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Abel Tasman National Park is a scenic wonderland, where you can hike and kayak, or swim and snorkel. Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers offer treks through spectacular frozen terrains and towering ice pinnacles. Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington offer everything from high rises and historical spots, to chic boutiques and souvenir shops, gardens and parks, and endless dining opportunities. Chances are, you many never run out of things to do and see in New Zealand, with plenty of places to wind down and relax. That doesn't sound too bad, does it?
|Events & Festivals||Beaches |
|Classic Journeys||Cultural Sites|
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Springing directly from the pages of Herman Melville's classic Moby Dick, the seaside settlement of Kaikoura is the place to come if you want a close encounter with a modern-day "white whale" - or Sperm whale for all of you landl....
Go sailing through the crystal clear waters of the Bay of Islands located at the windswept tip of New Zealand, where the Pacific Ocean collides with the Tasman Sea. It is one of the most picturesque and popular holiday sites in ....
Explore the misty confines of Milford Sound, a place of towering cliffs that plunge hundreds of meters into the sea. Located on the South Island of New Zealand, Rudyard Kipling once proclaimed it the "8th wonder of the world", a....
|Coordinates:||41 00 S, 174 00 E|
|Main Languages:||English, Maori|
|Government:||Parliamentary Democracy and Constitutional Monarchy|
|Currency:||New Zealand Dollar (NZD)|
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