New Zealand is a hotspot for adrenaline-fueled sports. Few destinations will offer you lots of staggering natural wonders packed in a small area. From heli-skiing, lugging, white water rafting, mountain biking, and skydiving are but some of the outdoor adventures New Zealand offers. Here are but some of the must-visit places when touring New Zealand;
The Coromandel Peninsula
It is a 2-hour drive from Auckland, New Zealand biggest city. Coromandel Peninsula is blessed with best-known beaches in NZ coupled with a warm climate. You will also experience a thermal wonder known as Hot water Beach. Other coastal attractions influence the great Whangamata Beach and the spectacular Cathedral Cove. On the island, the place is covered with extinct volcanoes giving you great vantage points.
The tower is an observation and Telecommunication facility. With a height of 328 meters, sky tower is the largest free-standing structure in southern Hem. The structure has become an icon in the Auckland skyline. Sky tower offers up to 80km view range while dining in the Orbit Revolving Restaurant.
For the sea lovers, Bay of Island offers the best experience to go sailing, fishing among other waterspouts. The Island is about 3-hour drive from Auckland. The area will also amaze you with the gorgeous 144 islands moving between Purerua Peninsula and Cape Brett. You can also try scuba diving with the Paihia Dive. You also get the view of dolphins and whales while on the boat, giving a memorable experience.
The city serves as the largest city in NZ and acts as an international air travel hub. Lots of international flights flock at Auckland Airport making it an ideal city to start your exploration. Here, you will love the culture by visiting the museums such as Auckland Art Gallery which features 15,000 works of modern, historical and contemporary arts. Later in the day, you can take a stroll through the 185 acres Domain Park. If lucky to visit on Saturday, you will also want to stop at the Parnell Farmers Market.
It is the most famous tourist attraction in NZ. Milford Sound lies at the north and on the most accessible end of Fiordland National Park. This place offers some of best and most staggering coastal scenery in the world. Its dark blue waters and dramatic peaks make thousands of tourist flock here.
Those searching for action adventure and scenery, then Queenstown offers it all. Mountains surround the beautiful lake town. The town is home to bungee jumping and jet boating. You will also get other adrenaline activities including white water rafting and parapenting. Even if you do not admire the great mountain scenes, you will enjoy the restaurants, cafes, and shops on offer.
Moving from Tasman Bay, from Separation point to Marahau, this scenic 51km hike lies in the sunniest region of the south island. Hikers, along the way, can enjoy the dolphins, diverse range of birds, spot fur seals and diverse range of birds. The photographers enjoy many weathered rock formations. Hiking at Split Apple Rock will take you around 3-days to enjoy rustic huts, campgrounds, and plush private lodge.
This is the most active volcano in New Zealand. You will also get up close and personal with the island by taking helicopters ride. The tour will amaze you with the active volcano. However, the tour will require you to wear hard hat and gas mask.
The cave is naturally habituated by thousands of glowworms. Hence it is among the best places to go in New Zealand. Visiting the cave, you will have an experience that is hard-pressed to duplicate anywhere else. You will also take a boat ride through the caves to learn more about the science and history behind the phenomenon.
The park is home to Milford Sound as described by Rudyard as the 8th wonder of the world. Fiordland also features some of the world’s great walk including the famous Milford, which was named as the finest walk in the world. There are also some walks that rival the Milford among them the Kepler.