Did you know New Zealand is home to three United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisations? These UNESCO World Heritage sites are absolutely stunning, and if you are renting a campervan to travel, they are vital to see.
The first UNESCO site is the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands. There are five islands: Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands, Campbell Islands, and The Snares. The rich biodiversity and wildlife on these islands is what makes them so important. These islands are all relatively close to one another, so you’ll be able to visit all of them if you have some time. Seeing these islands will make for a great road trip.
The second site is Te Wahipounamu, which is located in South West New Zealand. This place is absolutely breathtaking. There are many cliffs, waterfalls, lakes, and rock coasts where you will love to spend time. This park is estimated to be about 800 years old and it is home to several endangered species. The park’s natural beauty and serenity
Tongariro National Park
The third site is Tongariro National Park, which is New Zealand’s oldest national park. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is located there, and if you love hiking, that trail is for you. Mount Ruapehu, Mount Ngauruhoe, and Mount Tongariro are also located there. This site is a very significant part of New Zealand culture because it was home to the Maori people. The Maori people deeply believed that the tie between them and the environment was spiritual, and took great care in tending to the land.
Renting a campervan is a great way to see New Zealand at your own pace. There are so many beautiful destinations to visit, and travelling by campervan will allow you to take in the scenery and appreciate New Zealand’s natural beauty.
Each one of these UNESCO are worth the trip, as well as seeing all these sites via campervan. These UNESCO sites are very important to the New Zealand people, and you must treat the land with respect. Littering is not permitted and you cannot take anything from the sites with you. If you do get the chance to visit these beautiful sites, you are very fortunate.