Be it white snowcapped mountains, black sand beaches, still lakes, crashing waves, squeaking glaciers or smoking volcanoes, New Zealand is a picturesque paradise at the bottom of the world. Travelling to New Zealand means an outing of boundless options. Whatever your interest, taste or budget, New Zealand has an array of outdoor adventure, stunning places to visit and fun activities to do. Hiking, bungee jumping, white water rafting skiing, skydiving, caving, — everything here is geared towards getting you outside and doing something unbelievable. Rich or action-packed, New Zealand is always epic!
New Zealand’s seasons are a bit unlike than what people are used to. When the snow is heaping high in Michigan, they are busy sunning themselves on the beaches. Summer i.e. December to February is the best time to visit for a holiday. It’s the busy time of the year for tourism as a lot of Kiwis take some time off to rest and enjoy living in paradise.
September to November is the season of spring in New Zealand. It's a brilliant time for white water rafting and water sports activities. December to February is summer seasons in New Zealand. March to May is the months of autumn. The temperature gets a bit cooler than during the summer. June to August is the winter months. The snow-topped ranges provide a spectacular backdrop to the scenery.
Nestled between the shores of sparkling Lake Wakatipu and the snow-white peaks of the Remarkables, Queenstown is New Zealand's adventure capital and one of New Zealand’s top destinations to visit. Bungee jumping, white-water rafting, jet boating, paragliding, rock climbing, mountain biking, and downhill skiing are some of the adrenaline-fueled sports on offer. In addition to the adventure sports, Queenstown is also a great base for trips to the Central Otago region, where tourists can explore the Middle Earth setting from the famous "Lord of the Rings" movies.
Rotorua is recognized as the thermal wonderland of New Zealand. Rotorua has several hot springs and geysers located in and around its city. Natural eruptions of hot water steam, hot water, and mud occasionally occur in new locations. Situated nearby Wai-O-Tapu is a popular place to visit with many hot springs noted for their colorful appearance, in addition to the Lady Knox Geyser.
Auckland is the biggest and populated city in New Zealand. Known as the City of Sails, it is situated on the North Island, and it is known for its lively culture and gourmet landscape. For amazing views of this lovely metropolis, climb the Auckland Harbor Bridge. If you’re fascinated in learning more about the past and heritage of New Zealand, then be sure to check out the Auckland Domain, which is the city’s oldest part.
Wildlife enthusiasts, birders, and seafood fanatics will love this charming coastal village of Kaikoura. Tucked between the Pacific Ocean and the Seaward Kaikoura Range, Kaikoura offers brilliant coastal hikes and popular whale watching tours. In addition to humpbacks and sperm whales, passengers may spot dolphins, fur seals, and a wide variety of birds including the graceful albatross. Kaikoura is also famous for its fresh-caught crayfish, and other seafood delights.
Bungee jumping was invented by AJ Hackett in Queenstown, and if you are holidaying at here, you must make sure you jump off a platform at one of the sites. A bungee jump is the number 1 activity of things to do in New Zealand for many people! From the original Bridge Jump, The Ledge Bunjy and the terrifying Nevis Bungy located 134 meters over the middle of a gorge, there are many to choose from.
In the year of 2008, it was named the World’s Top Travel Destination and Rudyard Kipling called it the 8th Wonder of the World. Milford Sound is New Zealand’s most renowned tourist destination. A cruise through Milford Sound is a must when holidaying at the country. Its breathtaking fjords showcase some of the highest sea cliffs in the world.
The most unique and exhilarating adventure you will ever do in your life is to fly your own stunt plane at Wanaka. Visualize taking full control of the plane as you flip it upside down and all around in mid-air as pilot talks you through the flight from the cockpit behind. It's certainly not for the faint hearted but is definitely the most unique thing to do in New Zealand or anywhere for that matter.
Glowworms are small insects that release bioluminescent. They are found in many caves in New Zealand and you must go to see them when you are there. Glowworms never leave the cave and they spend their lives feeding on insects that make their way into the deep caves. One glowworm suspends hundreds of threads to catch their prey using their lights to attract the bugs which are trapped in their gooey string to wait for a slow death.