An outdoor activity paradise, New Zealand is the ultimate destination for adventurers. From glaciers to volcanoes, this country has some of the most stunning natural wonders on the planet.
Start your trip by exploring the Fiordland National Park. This gorgeous park is home to Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound as they both offer top-notch scenery of the country. You can walk the forest trail and Chasm Walk or take a multi-day hike on the Milford Track. A popular way to see the fjords is kayaking in the park.
Make your way to Westland Tai Poutini National Park and see the famous Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. These breathtaking glaciers are easily accessible and a guided tour will take you to must-see points in the park from ice caves to hot pools. Other than hiking Franz Josef Glacier, you can take a helicopter ride to see the amazing landscape from above.
Check out Abel Tasman National Park for hiking and kayaking and spot the animals such as penguins and seals. Mountain lovers should visit Mount Cook National Park which has the highest peaks in New Zealand.
Discover Tongariro National Park and do the full-day Tongariro Alpine Crossing hike. It is the most popular hike in New Zealand thanks to its dramatic scenery. You’ll get to walk through volcanic peaks, turquoise lakes, and hot springs.
In the North Island, make sure to add the Bay of Islands to your New Zealand itinerary. With more than a hundred islands, it’s the perfect place for relaxing, sailing, and swimming. You can also go for whale and dolphin watching at the Bay of Islands.
Spend some time in the cities of New Zealand as they all offer exciting things to do. While Wellington is great for nightlife and cultural activities, Queenstown is the adventure capital of the country. Make sure to try bungee jumping in Queenstown.
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