Nature crafted New Zealand with the surreal beauty of a movie set. Few destinations boast so many staggering natural wonders packed into such a small area. This country is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of 2 main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciation. The country has different spectacular scenery from mountain ranges, active volcanoes, majestic coastlines, lakes, fiords, glaciers and lush rainforests.

Snow-capped peaks, sparkling coves, coastal glaciers, rainforests, fjords, and fish-filled rivers are some of the treasures travelers can explore. This blog isn’t going to suppress those itchy feet because we both know it – New Zealand is the best and most beautiful country in the world. Everywhere you look is like a postcard and everyone you talk to is your new best mate. Here’s a look a the best places to visit in New Zealand:

1. Fiordland

Fiordland is named for the fiords of Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound, which were carved by glaciers millions of years ago and lie within Fiordlands National Park. The crystal-clear blue waters, from which mountains rise up on all sides, are part of some of the most dramatic landscapes in all of New Zealand. The mountain to sea vistas, with their forests and splashes of color, are picture perfect, as are many aspects of this beautiful place.

2. Queenstown

This stunningly beautiful town is everything Kiwi rolled into one. Bungy jumping, skydiving, mountainbiking, luging, here you can do it all. Queenstown can offer you undeniable beauty and thrills which will create the memories of a lifetime. It also has some of the best restaurants in New Zealand and enough bars to fill a town twice it\’s size. The only problem with this place is leaving it, no matter how many times you go, saying goodbye is never easy. If you are going to go anywhere in New Zealand, then it\’s got to be Queenstown.

3. Auckland

As both the largest city in New Zealand and its international air-travel hub, Auckland is one of the best places to go in New Zealand. Blond- and black-sand beaches, rainforest hiking trails, picturesque coves, islands, and volcanoes surround the city making it a perfect base for day trips and wilderness adventures. To appreciate Auckland\’s stunning location, visitors can zoom up the 328-meter Sky Tower for spectacular views across the city and hinterland. Auckland is also home to top-notch dining, a vibrant arts scene, and a revamped waterfront district packed with boutiques and restaurants.

4. Rotorua

Never underestimate Rotorua. Rotorua is lucky to be in possession of a veritable natural wonderland, with recreational options for families, adventurers, and sightseers. Although Rotorua is famous for being a hot bed for geothermal activity, as well as having a rich Maori culture, there are so many adrenaline, wildife and nature experiences to be had as well. Its lakes are perfect for fishing, boating, and relaxing on the water. Maori culture is strong in this area, and visitors can catch a performance of a traditional Maori song and dance in the living Maori Village or at the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.

5. Glacier Country

In Glacier Country,the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers are among the most accessible glaciers in the world. Glacier Country offers a wealth of adventure activities.  Wildlife attractions include the kiwi breeding programme in Franz Josef, the White Heron Sanctuary in Whataroa and kiwi in the wild at Okarito. After your busy day, soak in lovely hot pools. Lake Matheson near Fox Glacier provides stunning reflections and views of Aoraki/Mt Cook. Glacier Country is Whataroa, Okarito, Lake Mapourika, Franz Josef Glacier, Fox Glacier, Lake Matheson and Gillespies Beach.

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