Regardless of your taste, New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Don’t just take our word for it. Here are a few details we have put together of the nine best views in New Zealand. And, if you decide more than one of these destinations will be a part of your next trip, check out a few of our blog posts on hiring a campervan in New Zealand.
This 2,100-acre marine reserve developed its reputation as one of the most beautiful views in New Zealand because of the stunning rock arch formations you’ll find on the coast. Around 150,000 people visit Cathedral Cove to take in the beauty every year.
Wai-o-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland
Regardless of what is written about the views you are going to experience here, words aren’t able to give the place justice. There’s a 900-year-old hot spring, Champagne Pool, that was formed due to a hydrothermal eruption.
Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, Gibbston
A beautiful scenery isn’t the only reason this place is well known. It also has quite a reputation among thrill-seekers. If you haven’t heard, this is where commercial bungy jumping was born. Regardless if you’re watching or jumping, this is one of the most beautiful views you’ll ever see.
Castle Hill, Arthur’s Pass
If you’re on the south island, this rugged rock formation is a must before you leave. The name “Castle Hill” was given because the many limestone boulders in the area are similar to old castle ruins.
Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park
Among tourists and locals alike, this is one of the most beautiful views you will find in all of New Zealand. Only 15 kilometers from the Tasman Sea, this area has been named one of the top travel destinations in the world by Tripadvisor.
Clay Cliffs, Omarama
If you travel about four hours from Christchurch, you’ll find this mammoth rock formation. The rock pinnacles you’ll find here are said to be at least a million years old, probably closer to two.
Tasman Glacier Lake, Mount Cook National Park
You are going to have to make a trip to the south island if you want to visit this one of a kind national park. Before the 1970s, there wasn’t a lake here. Isn’t it amazing what a retreating glacier can do?
Auckland Sky Tower
If you’re wanting to find the best view of Auckland you can find, doesn’t it make sense to get as high above the city as you can? That’s exactly what you’ll be doing from the top of this 720 feet tower.
Queenstown Skyline Gondola
The Skyline Gondola is the best bet for getting a great view of Queenstown from the air. You will not be able to find a steeper ride from a cable car without leaving the southern hemisphere.