Top natural destinations in New Zealand
By Carlton Leisure -
One of the most beautiful countries on the planet, New Zealand is generously showered by Mother Nature with beautiful allures that make it a favorite destination among the nature lovers. From balmy beaches to glacier to whale watching to mountain climbing, New Zealand throws several amazing natural attractions your way. Here we give a brief description of top natural attractions one should explore during New Zealand visit.
Ninety Mile Beach and Cape Reinga
One of the most sought after natural destinations in the world, Ninety Mile Beach and Cape Reinga are must visit destinations for the travelers visiting New Zealand. The Cape enjoys a beautiful location where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean. Seeing the merger of two water bodies is an experience in itself. Situated close to Cape Reinga is Ninety Mile Beach. The place is considered an ideal destination to drive. But tourists are advised against this as some cars got sunk.
Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland
Situated at the southern end of Okataina Volcanic Centre Waiotapu is highly popular for its thermal wonderland. This vibrant geothermal attraction can be reached easily from Rotorua or Taupo. On arrival, the tourists can feast their eyes on geysers, mud pools, hot lakes and several other attractions.
Tongariro National Park
Enjoying a stunning location in central North Island Tongariro, National Park also commands the glory of being the oldest national park in New Zealand. The place has also been given a UNESCO world heritage site status. The area is rife with several Maori legends and throws a challenge to skiers, trampers, and anyone looking for adventure.
Whanganui River Journey
One of the major rivers in the country, Whanganui offers “Great Walks” which is held by the Department of Conservation. This 290 km river is explored on three or five days’ tour. Kayaks and canoes are available for groups and operators don’t rent them to a solo traveler. If you need rest from the journey there are huts and campsites where you can do so.
A major natural destination in New Zealand the Coromandel Peninsula looks stunning with its hilly terrain, rainforest cover, silver sandy beaches and clear blue waters. Tourists who want to visit this place can take a flight to Auckland from where it is a short drive. Most of the travelers vacationing in Auckland explore it as a part of the trip. Hot water beach and cathedral coves are major attractions that can be explored as a part of your trip.
Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers
Have you found fully fledged glaciers adjacent to the Ocean? If your answer is no, a visit to Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers are highly recommended. Situated at a low altitude this glacier is easily accessible. There are services of professional guides that can help you explore these glaciers.