7 Best Tourist Places to Visit in New Zealand

New Zealand is a beautiful and perfect country to spend your holiday. Tourists from around the world agree that New Zealand is the “God’s own country” which brings the paradise in this world. New Zealand is famous for its stunning natural beauty. The country which has been called the “Paradise of the Pacific” since 1800s has beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers, fiords, farmland, beaches, and even active volcanic zones. New Zealand consists of two main islands named North Island and South Island, with many smaller islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Usually an island nation characterized by its beautiful natural landscape. New Zealand as the fifth largest island nation on earth absolutely offers all the best features of an island nation. If New Zealand is now on your travel destination list, here are 7 best tourist places to visit in New Zealand.

#1. Fiordland National Park

Fiordland National Park, Attractions in New Zealand

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Fiordland is a geographic region situated on the southwestern of South Island, New Zealand. And Fiordland National Park is one of the natural beauty icons of New Zealand. The national park is popular for its Mitre Peak and the most famous and most visited, Fiords of Milford Sound. The Dusk Sound and Doubtful Sound also attract many visitors. Numerous of famous lake also enrich the attraction of the national park. Here is the place where three deepest lake in New Zealand, Lake Hauroko, Lake Manapouri and Lake Te Anau situated. The Fiordland National Park also home for vegetation and wildlife. Some rare bird species are here. There are Tekahe (a flightless bird), Kakapo (flightless nocturnal parrot), Kiwi and species of blue duck. The area of Fiordland National Park also a World Heritage Site of UNESCO. More than 1.2 million hectare area of the national park will give you the impressive natural beauty of New Zealand.

#2. Queenstown

Queenstown

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Queenstown is one of the most beautiful place in New Zealand. This  scenic town situated in the Otago region, southwest of South Island, New Zealand. The Queenstown lies on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, one of the most scenic lakes in New Zealand, and surrounded by the Southern Alps. The priceless scenic nature around makes the Queenstown is so special and attract tourist from around the world. There are so many attractions in this region. The spectacular views of the nearby mountain range popularize the town. The Remarkables, Walter Peak, Cecil Peak, Ben Lomond and Queenstown Hill are very popular in this town.

#3. Bay Of Islands

Bay Of Islands

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The Bay of Islands situated in the Northland Region of the North Island, New Zealand. Bay Of Islands is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the New Zealand. This is a popular area for fishing and sailing. And the water in the islands also will give you a chance to create a perfect moment adventure of skydiving, parasailing, scuba diving or kayaking. Don’t forget to watch the dolphin in the island. Bay Of Islands also has many sandy beaches. The waters around the islands are clear and there is plentiful reef life. The beautiful islands such as Paihia, Urupukapuka, and Moturoa will amaze you.

#4. Mount Cook

Mount Cook

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Mount Cook is a popular tourist destination in the South Island, New Zealand, especially for the mountain climbers and hikers. The Mount Cook has 3,754 meters high and it is the highest mountain in New Zealand. This mount known for the beautiful nature view around, such as lakes and glaciers. The Mount Cook divided into three summits called the Low Peak, Middle Peak and High Peak. These peaks also can be options for visitors as they’re wished. Mount Cook also home for the Tasman Glacier, the longest New Zealand’s glacier.

#5. Christchurch

Christchurch

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Christchurch is an urban and  the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. The city is a popular tourist destination especially for foreign student. Christchurch has been planned carefully following the same layout of the central city square. Christchurch also called The Garden City because of the large number of public parks and well-developed residential.

#6. Rotorua

Rotorua

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Rotorua is a city situated on the shores of Lake Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand. There are several other lakes surrounding the city of Rotorua. The city is known for its geothermal activity and geysers. The geothermal in Rotorua attracts both domestic and international tourists.

#7. Auckland

Auckland

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Auckland is the largest metropolitan area in New Zealand. This most populous urban area is in the North Island. The city also often known as the “City of Sails” because of the large number of yachts in the Waitemata Harbour and the Hauraki Gulf. This city is the economic capital of the nation.

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