When you are in New Zealand, you’ll have a variety of offerings in store for you. There are vast national parks, plenty of opportunities for skiing and surfing, and a chance to experience the dynamic Maori culture. The total land area that this country covers leaves plenty of space for its population, which is just about 4.8 million. What lies in these vast spaces are the beautiful forests, magnificent mountains, lakes, and fjords. The picturesque natural surroundings of this country have made it one of the best places in the world for tourism.
During your New Zealand tours, you’ll get the chance to explore some of its popular attractions. You can also indulge in some thrilling outdoor activities during your time spent in this fascinating country:
- Helicopter and Hiking Tour
One of the best activities you’ll get to enjoy while touring this country is a helicopter and hiking tour on Franz Josef Glacier. It allows you to land on top of the glacier and visit the surreal ice caves with a small group. During this scenic flight in the helicopter, you’ll get to savour awe-inspiring views of the Southern Alps. The hike through ice formations is of moderate difficulty and would take nearly 3 hours. After this tour, you can relax in the glacier’s hot pools, which helps you feel rejuvenated.
- Maori Dinner and Dance
Upon travelling to Rotorua, you’ll get to participate in the traditional ‘Hangi’ feast of the Maoris at the Tamaki Maori Village. This village is situated in a forest, which is about 15 minutes away from Rotorua. You’ll be taken to this village in a coach, accompanied by one of the experienced local guides. A warm welcome ceremony by the indigenous ‘Maori’ people awaits you after reaching this place. You’ll get to learn more about the Maori customs and witness their song and dance performance. After the dance performance, you can enjoy a Hangi dinner.
- Waitomo Glowworm Caves Tour
This 45-minute guided tour by boat would give you the chance to visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, which is one of the famous attractions of New Zealand. As the boat moves through this underground cave complex, you’ll be able to witness an amazing show of lights by the tiny bioluminescent insects that hang above. During this tour, you’ll also get to learn more about these mysterious creatures and the history of these caves. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, which you must not miss during your tour of this country.
- Nature Cruise to Milford Sound
Located in the south-western part of South Island, this fjord is among the country’s top attractions. You’ll be able to explore this wonderful fjord with the help of a full-day tour from Queenstown. The cruise tour would give you the chance to explore some scenic delights on the way and watch the penguins, seals, and dolphins in action. Some of these tours also include an exciting drive along the popular Milford Road, which would allow you to savour the scenery of Fiordland National Park on the way. Another great highlight of this tour would be the sights of Bowen Falls, the snow-clad Mount Pembroke, and the hanging valley of Sinbad Gully.