In some ways New Zealand is a lot like Australia, with its rich indigenous culture, beautiful landscapes from one end of the country to the other and friendly, relaxed people. You’d be very mistaken though, New Zealand isn’t just a smaller version of Australia but a wonderful country with sights you won’t see anywhere else in the world. Both islands boast incredible things to see and do including wonders of nature like glaciers, volcanoes, hot springs and waterfalls or getting in touch with your inner thrill seeker by going canyoning, bungee jumping, white water rafting or skydiving.
Things that need to be seen to be believed
Seeing photos of landscapes are fantastic but honestly photos don’t do any of these places justice, you will feel utterly insignificant standing next to these incredible marvels of nature.
- The Taupo Volcano
- Huka Falls on Waikato River
- Milford Sound
- Franz Josef Glacier
- Hokitika Gorge
- Bay of Islands
Places to sit back and let the world go by
Travelling doesn’t always need to make you question your place in the world, sometimes there are places that make you feel at peace with everything.
- Enjoy a quiet picnic at Whangarei Falls
- Catch some rays at the Bay of Plenty
- Sample the wines in Central Otago
- Clamber around Castle Hill
- Animal watch at Kaikoura
- Hike the Pinnacles Walk
Activities that will make your heart skip a beat
New Zealand has long been known for its abundance of activities for adrenalin junkies and no matter what kind of thrill you are looking for, you’re bound to find it.
- Landboarding on Foxton Beach
- Bungee jumping off Auckland Harbour Bridge (or pretty much anything tall enough!)
- Skyswing in Rotorua
- White water rafting on the Tongariro River
- Heli-ski from Cecil Peak
- Jetboating in Queenstown
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