Crafted with surreal natural beauty and blessed with so many picturesque destinations to boast, New Zealand is undoubtedly one of the most mesmerizing places in the world. Your New Zealand tour package must be comprised of these places that make it stand out. Even though it isn’t hard to find a perfect spot in here where you can go awestruck as every corner and turn of this surreal place is worth the gaze. Despite not having a very large area New Zealand offers various snow-capped peaks, sparkling coves, the coastal glaciers, dense rainforests, fjords, fish-filled rivers for its travelers to explore
Following are the top 5 must-visit destinations that you must include in your New Zealand tour package.
1. Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound, South Island
Having marked its place as a world heritage site, Fiordland National Park inherits some of the most mesmerizing scenery of the country. As you visit this place you will be amazed by how perfectly the massive glaciers sculpt the fairytale landscape and also carves the famous fjords of Milford, Dusky, and Doubtful Sounds. Starting from the gushing cascades, the offshore islands, beautiful virgin rainforests, huge lakes, and craggy mountain peaks- there are endless things for the tourists to explore.
2. Bay of Islands, North Island.
This beautiful island is a very popular weekend spot, even amongst the locals as it is just a 3-hour drive away from Auckland. Dotted by more than 144 islands altogether, this place is a hot spot for yachting, fishing and sailing. Some of the fun things to do here include visiting the sea kayak along the coast, hiking in the island trails, basking in secluded coves, visiting the Cape Brett and the famous rock formation called Hole in the Rock.
3. Queenstown, South Island.
Lying cozily snuggled between the Lake Wakatipu and the snowy peaks of the Remarkable, lies the adventure capital of New Zealand- Queenstown. Queenstown experiences the maximum number of tourists every year and is said to be the hub of fun activities and explorations. From white-water rafting, bungee jumping, mountain biking, paragliding, jet boating, rock climbing, and downhill skiing you can enjoy all of these adrenaline-fueled sports here. You can also explore the stunning alpine scenery which lies on the excellent network of hiking trails.
4. Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park, North Island.
Just a few kilometers from Lake Taupo which is New Zealand’s largest lake lies the Tongariro National Park which is a dual World Heritage Site because of its spectacular volcanic features and its importance to the Maori culture. Being one of the oldest national parks in the world, Tongariro is a land of dramatic beauty adorned with towering volcanoes, turquoise alpine meadows, lakes, arid plateaus,, and hot springs. A major highlight of the park is the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, which is one of the most popular day walks in the country.
5. Rotorua, North Island.
Rotorua, one of the active geothermal regions of the world is comprised of – Boiling mud pools, volcanic craters, hissing geysers and steaming thermal springs. You can take a walk around this thermal wonder and click so many pictures of this unusual site. This place is a heaven of adventure seekers as it is loaded with activities like Sky-diving, luging, and mountain biking and other similar activities.