Top Tourist Attractions in New Zealand

Top Tourist Attractions in New Zealand

Written by Nicole

New Zealand is home to some of the greatest natural wonders in the world. So, it’s no surprise this country is on the top of the list for many. We have put together some of our greatest, must-visit destinations and top tourist attractions in New Zealand. Rent a campervan and uncover what this beautiful country has to offer.

Milford Sound

This iconic destination is on the South Island in Fiordland National Park and is not actually a sound at all, it is a fiord. You can take tours of this area through a cruise or in a helicopter. This tourist attraction is a paradise on earth with two permanent waterfalls, Lady Bowen Falls and Sterling Falls, flooding into the fiord. Mountain peaks surround the water, creating a breathtaking view. Be sure to keep an eye out for dolphins and other wildlife that make Milford their home.

National Kiwi Hatchery Sanctuary

Kiwi are native to New Zealand and the country’s national bird. You can see these flightless birds up close when you visit this sanctuary in Rainbow Springs National Park. They offer fun activities like watching kiwi chicks hatch.

Glacier Boat Cruise

After you rent a campervan, be sure you take time to do a glacier boat cruise near Mount Cook on Lake Tasman. You will get an up-close look at these glaciers that have been around since the Ice Age. At this tourist site, you can take an hour-long cruise where your boat glides through icebergs before arriving at the iconic glacier snout. You may have the rare opportunity to walk on one of these glaciers.

Ride Through “Lord of the Rings” Country

Take a break from your rented campervan and use a different kind of horsepower when you visit Dart Stables. Not only will you have a tour guide to keep you and your fellow travellers safe, but you will be able to see amazing scenery. Ride for five to six hours and visit Kinloch, Rees Valley and Paradise. These beautiful destinations were all used in “The Lord of the Rings.”

Hawke’s Bay

Located on the North Island, Hawke’s Bay is a place that has a lot of activities for all ages. From wine tasting, orchard visiting and mountain biking, Hawke’s bay has it all. You can even visit a nearby farm in Hastings and try organic produce.

Now that you know of some of the most popular tourist attractions in New Zealand, rent a campervan from Mighway and begin planning an unforgettable trip.