4 Unusual Things To Do On New Zealand’s North Island
It’s no secret that you can do some pretty incredible things in New Zealand, but here are a few quirky things that will keep you occupied throughout your epic trip to New Zealand.
Wander Through The Volcanic Wonderland That Is Wai-O-Tapu
From super steamy hot springs to gently simmering mud pools, everything is delightfully unusual in Wai-O-Tapu. Sitting in a volcanic crater, the dark green lakes, brilliant red rocks, and mustard sulphur caverns are almost other-worldly. Walk around the leisurely trails and don’t miss viewing the Champagne Pool and the Devil’s Bath!
Indulge Your Inner Child In Rotorua
Essentially one massive playground, here you can look forward to having a bash at the luge track, marvelling at the views from the skyline gondola, and racing your mates down a 250-metre zorbing track, with a bucket of water chucked in for good measure.
Trek The Tongariro Crossing On your Trip To New Zealand
Tongariro National Park has been acknowledged as a World Heritage Site for its immense cultural and natural significance. And, the Alpine Crossing is one of the most popular day trails in the whole of New Zealand. Taking its hikers through some amazing scenery not to mention stunning blue and emerald green lakes around Mount Ngauruhoe. For all of you Lord of the Rings fans, this is the actual Mount Doom!
Visit The Kiwifruit Capital Of The World
If you’ve always wanted to take a picture in front of a giant kiwifruit, or even if you haven’t, Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty is the place to be. Alongside sampling green and golden kiwifruits during your time here, you can also take a tour of the kiwi farm in a land train where the carriages are fashioned like, yep you’ve guessed it, kiwifruits! Brilliantly quirky, this is one day out you’re definitely never going to forget!
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