New Zealand is visited by thousand of tourists from around the globe, every year. This country is home to some astounding scenery, cosmopolitan cities, beautiful coastlines and adrenaline pumping adventures. So, if you are planning to visit New Zealand anytime soon, here are 15 things that you can do in this country as a tourist to make the most of your trip.
1. Visit Queenstown in New Zealand for an unforgettable Bungee jumping experience.
The thought of jumping from a height might give you goosebumps but, the experience is totally worth it. There are many Bungee jumping sites that you can choose from. You can opt for the original Bridge Jump, the Ledge Bungee and the terrifying Nevis Bungee located 134 metre over the middle of a gorge!
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2. Go on a cruise at Milford Sound, New Zealand to have the time of your life.
For the uninitiated, Milford Sound lies in the southwest region of New Zealand’s South Island. If you want to be on a cruise, surrounded by some of the highest cliffs, this is the place to be. Mildford Sound's fiords' are gorgeous, beautiful and simply breath-taking. In 2008, it even bagged the title of being the World’s Top Travel Destination. Visit this tourist spot with your loved ones to have a good time.
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3. If you want to challenge yourself and do something adventurous, indulge in whitewater rafting in Queenstown, New Zealand for a unique experience.
The rapids are quite challenging so, be careful. Overcoming rapids will be a lot of fun and this activity can really give you an adrenaline rush. If you want, you can jump into the water and swim along side your raft during the small rapids.
4. If you want to know what walking on a glacier feels like, head to the Fox Glaciers located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park in New Zealand.
Don't worry, the Fox Glaciers is probably the easiest and the quickest glacier walks you'll ever come across. You'll be given thick wooly socks and boots suitable for crampons and you'll also be provided with rain jackets and water proof pants to keep you protected. It is located at a low elevation so climbing this glacier is possible for anyone who is relatively fit.
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5. If you aren't afraid of heights, sign up for an extraordinary paragliding experience in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Seeing Queenstown from 2,000 feet above the ground is definitely going to be a mesmerizing experience that you shouldn't miss out on. Get an aerial view of the city and do some amazing maneuvers while falling down. What say?
6. Head to the Koekohe Beach on the Otago coast of New Zealand to see the Moeraki Boulders.
These boulders are spherical in shape and unusually large. According to scientists, these boulders were formed millions of years ago due to muddy sediments slowly forming the boulders through erosion, wave action and landslide. A lot of people don't now about its existence but they are definitely a fascinating sight to see.
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7. Go whale watching in Kaikoura, a coastal town on the South Island of New Zealand.
Whale watching might not seem like a fun thing to do but, if you want to relax, spend some time with nature and witness different species of whales, head to Kaikoura that is known for abundant wildlife and its sperm whale population. The chances of spotting a whale here are high and if you don't spot any, you'll be refunded 80% of your money. If you are lucky, you'll get to see humpback whales and killer whales, too.
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8. If you want to see a 120 million-year-old granite rock split in half, head to Tasman Bay off the northern coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
If rumours are to be believed, it is said that the rock split in half due to warring Gods. However, the scientists say during the ice age, water seeped into the rock which led to the massive formation splitting in half. This will be quite a sight to see so, do visit this place if you get a chance.
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9. Go gorge swinging in Queenstown, New Zealand if you aren't interested in bungee jumping.
You can signup for this fun activity alone or in pairs of two. Swing across the gorge on a 300 metre arc to make the most of your trip.
10. Camping in Lake Tekapo, New Zealand doesn't sound like a bad idea at all. What say?
Lake Tekapo is a gorgeous lake located in a small town of the same name in New Zealand. This lake is part of the Dark Sky Preserve and it is an excellent site for camping. So, gaze at the stars and spend some quality time with your loved ones under the blanket of the sky. Sounds like a plan?
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11. Visit the Glow Worm Cave in Waitomo, New Zealand that will make you feel like you are part of a magical fairy tale.
Ditch the cliche, boring activities and head to the Glow Worm Caves in New Zealand if you want to do something unique and memorable. The cave is filled with Glow Worms that are small insects that emit bioluminescent and they spend their lives inside the caves by feeding on insects that make their way into the deep caverns. This is quite a magical site to see so, do add this tourist spot to your 'places to visit' list.
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12. Head to Wai-O-Tapu in Rotorua, New Zealand to witness the volcanic zones and acidic lakes.
Wai-O-Tapu is an active geothermal area at the southern end of the Okataina Volcanic Centre in New Zealand's Taupo Volcanic Zone. You can walk along safe and defined tracks through this amazing geothermal pool and witness volcanic and acidic lakes, bubbling mud, steaming ground and volcanic craters. This is a natural attraction that has also bagged the title of being one of the 20 most surreal places in the world.
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13. If you want to dig up your own hot water pool in the middle of a beach, head to Coromandel, near Cathedral Cove.
The Hot Water Beach located in the Coromandel has become one of the most visited tourist attractions in New Zealand. You can visit this spectacular beach anytime you want but, avoid going into the beach during high tides. This place is popular amongst couples, families and friends who wish spend quality time together and stay away from the hustle bustle of the city. Soak yourself in the warm waters, relax your senses and let the beautiful surroundings mesmerize you.
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14. Get acquainted with New Zealand's indigenous culture in Māori village.
If you want to learn about the ancient culture and traditions of New Zealand, visit the Māori village. As a tourist, you'll be welcomed by the locals of the village and you will be given a chance to spend a night or two in the village to understand more about their culture. You'll also get to witness the power of a haka (traditional war dance), eat a hangi, get a greenstone carved in Hokitika and educate yourself about Māori heritage at Te Papa.
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15. Take a walk up Auckland’s highest volcanic cone at Mount Eden.
A short but steep walk will get you at the top of Auckland’s highest volcanic cone where you can take in the expansive views of Auckland City and its busy harbour. Witnessing the 50m deep crater is something that you may not have experienced ever before. On the way down, you can also check out the Eden Gardens which is a tranquil oasis, if you wish to.
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