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Abel Tasman National Park
Located at the north end of the South Island, this national park is a great spot for hiking, camping or kayaking. Since the park is closed to vehicles, you can only get there by boat, foot or small plane. The park´s wildlife include many bird species such as petrels, shags, penguins, gulls, terns, or herons and mammals such as opossums, wild pigs, deer, and goats.
New Zealand's location
Located in the city of Queenstown, the Kawarau Bridge is a place where commercial bungee jumping originated. In November 1988, Bungy pioneers AJ Hackett and Henry van Asch were the first pioneers who launched commercially operated Bungy Jumping Site, off the historic Kawarau Bridge. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist spot in Queenstown.
The Sky Tower is an observation and telecommunications tower located in Auckland. At a height of 1,076 feet it is the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Attracting over 500,000 visitors every year, the Sky Tower has become an iconic structure in Auckland’s skyline and one of the most distinctive symbol of New Zealand´s architecture.
Hot Water Beach
Situated on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, the Hot Water Beach is a popular beach sought after by both local as well foreign visitors. Its name comes from underground hot springs which filter up through the sand between the high and low water tidal reaches. Visitors can dig their own hot pools there.
Wild dolphins swimming
Franz Josef Glacier
Located within Westland National Park in the southwest, Franz Josef Glacier is one of the world’s most accessible glaciers. With a length of 7.5 miles, the glacier is one of the main tourist attractions of the West Coast visited by 250,000 people every year. Visitors can walk right up to the foot of the massive glacier or take a helicopter ride over the dazzling Ice Age remnant.
With a population of about 400,000 people, Wellington is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand. As a political, cultural and economical center of the country, Wellington had the 12th best quality of living in the world in 2014. The city also boasts of popular tourist attractions such as Museum of Wellington City & Sea, Wellington Zoo, Zealandia or a funicular railway Wellington Cable Car.
Located near the small community Punakaiki on the West Coast of the South Island, the Pancake Rocks is a heavily eroded limestone area where the sea bursts through several vertical blowholes during high tides. Presently explorable by a number of walkways winding through the rock formations, the Pancake Rocks are a major natural landmark of the country.
Tongariro National Park
Located in the central North Island, Tongariro is the oldest national park in New Zealand and has been acknowledged by UNESCO as one of the 28 mixed cultural and natural World Heritage Sites. The park’s diverse range of ecosystems includes tranquil lakes, active volcanoes, water falls, herb fields, untamed forests and desert-like plateaus.
New Zealand's sheep
Located in the south west of the South Island within Fiordland National Park, this fjord is acclaimed as New Zealand’s most famous tourist destination. Judged the world’s top travel destination in an international survey in 2008, Milford Sound offers some of the world’s most staggering coastal sceneries with dramatic peaks and dark blue waters.
With almost 350,000 residents, Christchurch is the largest and most populous city in the South Island. The city has been struck by several severe earthquakes but since the last one in 2012, Christchurch has risen like the phoenix and has been experiencing rapid growth in the construction and residential sector. Today, dominated by the Cathedral Square, Christchurch is considered one of the most beautiful New Zealand´s cities.
Access to the ocean
Waiotapu Hot Springs
Piha is a coastal settlement on the west coast of the Auckland Region famous for its picturesque beach. It is one of the most popular beaches in the area and a major day-trip destination for Aucklanders. Piha Beach was the birthplace of New Zealand board riding in 1958, and has been the scene of both New Zealand national and international surfing championship competitions.
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Reasons Why New Zealand Must Be On Your Travel Bucket List
New Zealand is every traveler´s dream destination. Because of its remoteness and long isolation, this country developed a distinctive biodiversity of animal and plant life and can offer unique natural beauties that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. With a population of just 4.5 million proud inhabitants, New Zealand is a real once-in-a-lifetime destination. Check out these 25 reasons why New Zealand should be on your travel bucket list.
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