New Zealand Travel Ideas

New Zealand Travel Ideas

Written by mighway

New Zealand is a great destination for travellers. You will want to spend at least a few weeks or months exploring the black sand beaches, alpine glaciers, marine wildlife, outstanding wineries, and fabulous food. So, to help get you started with your campervan hire, we have put together a list of the best things to see in New Zealand.

Waipunga Falls and Wine Tasting

The Waipunga Falls join forces with the Waiarua Falls to create a dramatic display of lush, green cliffs and cascading water. When you’re finished admiring the falls, journey on to Hawke’s Bay. The oldest wine region in New Zealand, Hawke’s Bay produces award-winning red varietals. Enjoy some local wines, and dine on delicious regional fare, including lamb and seafood.

Muriwai Beach and Bird Colonies

Muriwai Beach is a stunning black sand beach on the North Island’s rather remote West Coast. Only about a 40-minute drive from Auckland, the beach offers beautiful sunsets, dramatic surf and huge black sand dunes. The nearby gannet colony is home to about 1,200 pairs of gannets who nest there from August to March every year. There’s a viewing platform where you can watch these large, beautiful seabirds swoop and dive above the black sands and blue-green waters.

The Tutukaka Coast and Scuba Diving

The Tutukaka Coast is home to white sand beaches, crystal-clear water, deep sea fishing expeditions and the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve. The marine reserve is a favourite for scuba diving and snorkelling. In fact, Jacques Cousteau considered the reserve one of the best diving spots on the planet. If you love beautiful sunrises, gorgeous beaches and exploring underwater, the Tutukaka Coast is the perfect spot.

Aoraki/Mount Cook and the Southern Lights

New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki/Mount Cook, offers jaw-dropping landscapes of glacier-filled lakes, snow-capped mountains, alpine meadows and native forests. If you enjoy hiking, the many walking trails give you ample opportunities for tramping. Plus, the park is part of New Zealand’s Dark Sky Reserve — making it one of the world’s best places for stargazing. Depending on the time of year and weather, you can also see the Southern Lights.

Kaikoura and Whale Watching

Kaikoura is a charming, historical coastal town dubbed New Zealand’s lobster capital. Eat your fill of this Kiwi delicacy, and explore this breathtaking ocean setting. The offshore marine reserve is home to an abundance of aquatic life, including whales, dolphins and seals. Either watch from shore or take one of the many boat excursions to appreciate this magical area.

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