The 10 Most Beautiful Places I Visited in New Zealand

Every country has it’s natural beauty but New Zealand has quite a lot of natural beauty with the most astounding pieces of land. It is one of the best countries to visit for a vacation as it is amazingly beautiful and attractive in so many ways.
It has massive mountains, glaciers, a long coast line, national parks and interesting flora and fauna.
Here are the top ten attractions:

1. Abel Tasman National Park

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It is one of the most preferred hiking destinations for hikers as they get to experience the 51 kilometer hike in the sunniest regions of the South Island. Hikers get a wonderful view of the mountains, hills and beaches as the National Park is situated on the coast. It is one of the most magnificent places where hikers meet different kinds of birds, penguins, dolphins and seals along the way.

2. Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound

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It’s a heritage sight which protects some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. This place gives an opportunity to the tourists to explore rain forests, cascades and offshore islands.

3. Bay of Islands

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There are more than 144 islands in this bay making it an extremely popular destination for sailing and yachting. Tourists can hike many islands and sub tropical forests, visit “Cape Brett” and “ Hole in the Rock”.

4. Fox Glacier

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It is one of the most accessible glaciers in the world and also a well known, wonderful place to hike on a glacier. Hikers are sure to experience frozen landscapes including ice caves and pinnacles at the foot of the glacier. For an aerial view, sea planes fly tourists to the top of these glaciers.

5. Rotorua

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This place is one of the most active geothermal regions and a host to boiling mud pools, volcanic craters, steaming springs and geysers. This is a spectacular thermal park which has drawn visitors since the 1800s after a Volcano eruption.

6. Lake Taupo

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This place is blessed with breathtaking natural beauty. Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake. Tourists can participate in many interesting activities here which includes fishing, boating, jet boating and rafting.

7. Punakaiki

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It is famous for a unique coastal rock formation called the Pancake Rocks. The beaches are violent and rocky. It is best when there are high paced winds blowing on the seashore.

8. Napier

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It is a city that values art and aesthetics be it natural or man-made. This place is famous for it’s gourmet food. A nearby attraction is Cape Kidnappers.

9. Cape Reigna

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This is an interesting place where the water ripples of the Tasman sea meets the Pacific Ocean. It is a gorgeous country side which has the myth saying that this northern tip of New Zealand is the place where the spirits of the dead go to pass into the afterlife.

10. Waitakare beach

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It beaches are a perfect introduction to New Zealand. The beaches are extremely beautiful and also a home to thousand migratory birds called Ganets.