While exploring some of the natural wonders of New Zealand, you’ll feel as if you’re travelling in paradise. This is one of the few destinations in the world where so many beautiful masterpieces of nature are packed into a relatively small geographical area. You’ll find some magnificent snow-clad mountains, charming coves, rainforests, fjords, and coastal glaciers while exploring this country. You’ll also find one of the largest geothermal areas in the world during your winter holidays spent in this amazing nation.
Your New Zealand tours would allow you to explore the most popular attractions visited by numerous tourists every year. Among them is Fiordland National Park, which has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. During your visit to this national park, you can witness the gushing waterfalls, virgin rainforests, offshore islands, lakes and mountain peaks. You wouldn’t be surprised by the fact that Fiordland National Park is considered a haven for hikers. It has some of the best walks that the country has to offer for tourists, such as the popular Milford Track. Another exciting way to explore the fjords is by embarking on a sea-kayaking tour.
Upon driving for about three hours from Auckland towards the north, you’ll get to visit the Bay of Islands. There are over 144 islands in the Bay of Islands and they are among the most popular destinations in New Zealand for this reason. Tourists exploring these islands can indulge in some thrilling activities, such as yachting and sailing. The fertile waters surrounding these islands contain some fantastic marine beings, such as dolphins, whales, and marlin. You can also visit Cape Brett and a well-known rock formation called ‘Hole in the Rock’ while exploring the Bay of Islands during your winter holidays.
Don’t forget to explore Queenstown, which is located between the shores of Lake Wakatipu and the mountain range known as ‘The Remarkables’. It is the adventure capital of the country and is visited by plenty of international tourists every year. During your visit to Queenstown, you can enjoy jet boating, bungee jumping, white-water rafting, rock-climbing, para-gliding, and several other exciting outdoor activities. With the presence of some of the finest hotels, restaurants, and spas, you can also have a memorable stay in this resort town during your winter holidays. It can also be used as a good base to begin your trips to Central Otago region, which is home to some of the Middle Earth scenery featured in the world-famous movie, ‘Lord of the Rings’.
A visit to Rotorua is something you can’t miss while holidaying in New Zealand. This is one of the world’s most active geothermal regions, as it is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire. You’ll find some hissing natural geysers, boiling mud pools, steaming thermal springs, and volcanic craters upon visiting this unique city. During your time spent in Rotorua, you’ll get the opportunity to soak yourself in the hot mineral springs and take a walking tour of the geothermal wonders. You’ll also get to learn the rich history and culture of the local Maori people.