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10 Best Places to Visit in New Zealand

Manali Oak Mar 20, 2021
Coromandel
Known for its beautiful beaches and for housing New Zealand's largest gold mine, Coromandel is a must-visit destination.
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When in Coromandel, take a kayak tour or a boat ride at the Cathedral Cove. The white sand beaches and the unique rock formation will leave you mesmerized.
Visit the Hot Water Beach, where you can dig your own pool and soak in the warm water. Take the Driving Creek Railway tour and enjoy scenic views.
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Explore history at Waihi and get hands-on experience of gold mining at the Waihi Gold Discovery Centre.
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Waiheke
Famous for its beautiful wineries, vineyards, seaside villages and beaches, the Waiheke Island should be on your list of places to visit in New Zealand.
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When in Waiheke, do visit some of the best vineyards there, which include, Stonyridge, Tantalus Estate and Obsidian.
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Among the many pristine beaches here, one of the most accesible ones is the Oneroa Beach.
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Mission Bay
This seaside subarb is popular with tourists for its beach and several places to eat and drink.
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On your trip to Mission Bay, do visit the Bastion Point to explore its history and experience scenic beauty.
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Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium is worth visiting for a glimpse of the world under water, its main exhibits being the Stingray Bay and the Antarctic Ice Adventure.
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You would also like to visit the Kepa Bush Reserve, an ecological reserve with nice walking tracks and diverse trees.
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Fiordland National Park
Tourists the world over flock to this national park in New Zealand, which is popular with climbers and trampers as it features many tramping tracks that offer guided walks.
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Milford Sound is among the most visited areas of this park where boat tours and kayaking are conducted.
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Bay of Islands
Known for fishing and sailing, this place is a must-visit for those who love water sports.
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Explore marine life while enjoying water activities. You would like to visit the Urupukapuka Island, the largest island in the Bay of Islands. Here you will find walking trails, beautiful beaches and clear waters.
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Moeraki
Most famous for the mysterious Moeraki boulders, this is a fishing town which was once a whaling station.
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Don't miss the sight of Moeraki Boulders lying on a certain stretch of the Koekohe Beach. These boulders are huge and spherical and have been protected in a scientific reserve.
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Visit the Moeraki Peninsula. Here you will spot the blue penguins and some other species of animals and birds.
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Rotorua
Known for its geothermal activity, Rotorua is a popular destination with travelers around the world.
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Find hot bubbling mud pools at the Kuirau Park, a place worth visiting when in Rotorua.
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Visit the Government Gardens, another tourist attraction of Rotorua.
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If mountain biking interests you, Whakarewarewa Forest should be on your list of places to visit. If you enjoy water activities, visit the Lakes of Rotorua.
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Tongariro National Park
This national park is the oldest one in New Zealand and the sixth oldest in the world.
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Hike along the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a tramping track which is famed as one of the world's best one-day hikes.
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Other activities at this park include snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, hunting and game fishing.
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Wellington
Capital of New Zealand, this city is an amazing mix of nature's beauty and architecture.
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When in Wellington, visit the Wellington Botanic Garden known for its diverse flora and fauna.
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Take a trip in Wellington's Cable Car and capture scenic views of the city.
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Visit the Parliament buildings at The Beehive, an impressive piece of architecture. The gardens around the building are also worth visiting.
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Queenstown
Don't miss a visit to Queenstown, for it's known as the adventure capital of the world.
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Best known as snow sports hub, the adventure activities here, range from snowboarding and skiing to paragliding and bunjee jumping, among others.
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Take a boat ride or a walking tour at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Those living lights will leave you mesmerized.
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Visit the Sky Tower, a telecommunications and observation tower in Auckland. It is the tallest freestanding structure in the southern hemisphere.
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Visit Waiotapu, an active geothermal area that features many colorful hot springs and mud pools.
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