With a unique combination of remarkable natural beauty, colourful culture and adventure sports, New Zealand remains one of the most sought after holiday destinations of the world, attracting millions of tourists each year. Read on and find out about some of most unique experiences this country has to offer!
Enjoy adventure activities in Queenstown
Lying on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is a wonderful place to experience the most thrilling of adventures. From skiing and hiking to river rafting and biking, you can excite the adventure enthusiast in you by being a part of these wonderful adventure activities. This town is renowned as the birthplace of bungee jumping and appeals to tourists with exciting bungee jumps from the Kawarau Bridge. Besides, people can enjoy alfresco dining and spa treatments and taste different wines in the town.
Go for wine tasting on Waiheke Island
A 40-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland will take you to the beautiful Waiheke Island, a haven of beaches, vineyards and olive groves. Here, you can relax and enjoy some of the finest wines while enjoying beautiful beach views. You can join guided tours that take you on wine tastings across wonderful vineyards. Besides, you can take a dip into the sheltered waters of Oneroa and Onetangi beaches and indulge in adventure activities such as horse riding, and archery and laser clay pigeon shooting.
Discover Milford Sound
The spectacular waterfalls, snow-capped peaks and dramatic fiords make Milford Sound an ideal nature’s haven in New Zealand. Lying deep within Fiordland National Park, it is the only fiord in the country accessible by road. Opt for a tour from Queenstown or Te Anau to this natural wonder and enjoy an afternoon cruise or take a boat ride in the evening to relax under the stars. Sea kayaking is an exciting activity to enjoy here.
Explore rare wildlife
New Zealand boasts of a rich wild and marine life. Be it the rare Yellow-Eyed Penguin or the endangered Hector’s Dolphin, you have an opportunity to spot some of the most fascinating animals in this country. Penguin Place, Orana Wildlife Park and Willowbank Wildlife Reserve are some of the most popular areas to explore New Zealand’s wildlife.
Enjoy whale watching in Kaikoura
Loved for its picturesque beauty, Kaikoura is a coastal town on the South Island, appealing to the visitors with its world-class sea adventures. It is the one of the few places in the world where you have an opportunity to spot the wonderful sperm whales. Enjoy an encounter with dusky dolphins and the Giant Sperm Whales on a cruise or enjoy snorkelling with New Zealand’s friendly dolphins and fur seals. Kaikoura is just two hours north of Christchurch.