6 Reasons Why A New Zealand Adventure Should Top Of Your #TravelGoals Wish List
New Zealand has so much to offer, more than we could ever condense into just a few words. Although one thing’s certain – your New Zealand Road Trip is going to be a trip of a lifetime, and here are just a few reasons why.
1. The Big Screen
Visit key Lord of the Rings’ filming locations, wander around Hobbition before enjoying a drink at the Green Dragon, AND see props and some of the special effects techniques at the Weta Workshop.
2. Landscapes So Beautiful They Almost Don’t Seem Real
Walk across glaciers and take in views of snow-capped mountains in the Southern Alps, enjoy an evening of stargazing around Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo, and explore the stunning glow-worm illuminated caves of Waitomo.
3. In Search Of An Adventure?
Snorkel in the Bay of Islands; take things up a notch jetboating in Taupo; explore the mountainous landscape through a series of hikes; take to the waters and try your hand at water-skiing, windsurfing or wakeboarding; or soar through the skies as you embark on a skydive or adrenaline-inducing bungee jump.
4. Explore City Life On Your New Zealand Road Trip
Check out Auckland’s unmissable nightlife, take to the skies of Wellington’s famous cable car before enjoying a stroll through the botanic gardens, and soak in the views of Queenstown’s gondola before turning the temperature down and heading for a drink at the legendary ice bar.
5. Unforgettable Coastline
Dig yourself your own thermal spa in the sand at Hot Water Beach (yes, really!), and take in the views from the beaches in Abe Tasman National Park. Look out for pods of dolphins in the waters and groups of fur seals sunning themselves on nearby rocks!
From whale watching in Kaikoura and glimpsing Tui and Tuatara in Abel Tasman, to overnight cruises through Milford Sound (which is home to some of New Zealand’s most special wildlife), if connecting with nature in an unspoilt landscape is your jam, New Zealand is going to become your new fave very quickly!