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5 Places to Explore in New Zealand

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, and due to its location, it is both a dream and a destination for many people to visit. New Zealand is surely a place to spend vacations at least once in a lifetime.

If you haven’t yet thought of spending time there, then you must apply for a New Zealand visa and experience a time of your life. The travel packages now are very reasonable and you can easily travel to New Zealand from the UK, USA or any other country without any worry. Here are five destinations that you must explore while traveling to New Zealand.

1. Bay of Islands

As the name depicts, the serene beauty of watery bays, the calmness of nature, and the marvels of underwater richness, the Bay of Islands is one of the famous places of New Zealand for fishing, sailing, and water sports. The Bay of Islands is situated between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula. The Bay of Islands provides a great chance to experience underwater wonders, and also you can enjoy the cruising experience.   

2. Auckland

Auckland is the hub of air travel. Many flights take a pause at the Auckland airport and you can then enjoy the vibrancy of the city. Many culture-oriented museums are established in Auckland that you can visit. If you are a food lover, then Auckland has so much for you to offer with multicultural bars and several restaurants, serving different cuisines, cookeries, and cocktails to enjoy. Auckland has also an adventurous aspect with huge climbing bridges and bungee jumps.

3. Waiheke Island

Thirty minutes away from Auckland is situated Waiheke Island. This place is popular for wines as it has over-flowing vineyards everywhere, and the true essence of wine can be tasted here. The experts can also assist you to visit the area, where you can too take part in wine production and enjoy. Apart from relishing fresh wine, you can also visit the vibrant art community, beaches, forests, and olive groves in Waiheke Island.

4. Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley

Your visit to New Zealand would not be fulfilled without going to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute located in Rotorua’s Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley. This place is the center of ancient heritage where you can observe the orthodox practices of old times. The cuisines here are still made using the ancient techniques that are must a try. Also, mud pools are another natural attraction in the geothermal valley along with the hot pools and geysers that convey a novel experience for visitors.

5. Aoraki Mount Cook National Park

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park makes you dwell in the largest and highest mountain glaciers. The hiking adventures of the park are unparalleled to any other experience. The light pollution is controlled in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park so experience the wonderful view of stargazing at night.