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Traveling to New Zealand

New Zealand Travel Destination Lake MathesonIf you like adventure traveling then New Zealand is good place for your next travel plan. New Zealand is a “clean, green” adventure playground, with typical destinations being nature areas like the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Milford Sound, while activities such as bungee jumping or whale watching exemplify typical tourist attractions.

The vast majority of tourist arrivals in New Zealand come through Auckland Airport. Many tourists travel large distances through the country during their stays, typically using coach lines or hire cars. Popular destinations include Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, Milford Sound and Queenstown.

Well known tourist activities in New Zealand include sightseeing, adventure tourism, tramping (hiking) and camping. To support active travel, New Zealand has created numerous walking and hiking paths (often created and maintained by the DOC), some of which, like the Milford Track, have huge international recognition. There is also a walking route the length of the country, Te Araroa Trail, which is in the process of being finished as of the late 2000s, and a proposed New Zealand Cycleway.

New Zealand has a wealth of national parks, rural areas and other out-of-the-way places that are worth a visit. Nine of the best regions of the country from north to south list below.

  • Abel Tasman National Park – Golden sand beaches, kayaking and the Abel Tasman Coastal Track.
  • Westland National Park – Home of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers.
  • Tongariro National Park – Three volcanoes, two skifields and one of the most popular hikes in the country.
  • Hawkes Bay – Wineries in the hills and art deco architecture in Napier.
  • Aoraki Mount Cook National Park – Lots of hiking opportunities and New Zealand’s highest mountain.
  • Milford Sound – Beautiful fiord in Fiordland National Park.
  • Bay of Islands – Pretty spot in the North Island with historical significance.
  • Coromandel Peninsula – Rugged coastline with plenty of beaches and hiking opportunities just one and a half hours from Auckland.
  • Taupo – Trout fishing and adventure activities in the central North Island.


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