- Milford Sound –
A beautiful fiord located in the southwest of the South Island, known for its stunning scenery, including cascading waterfalls and towering cliffs.
2. Bay of Islands –
An area in the north of the North Island known for its crystal-clear waters, beautiful beaches, and excellent opportunities for boating and fishing.
3. Tongariro National Park –
A World Heritage Site located on the central plateau of the North Island, known for its volcanic landscapes, including the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, which is considered one of the best one-day treks in New Zealand.
4. Rotorua –
A city on the North Island known for its geothermal activity, including geysers, hot springs, and mud pools. Visitors can also experience traditional Maori culture in the city.
5. Queenstown –
A popular adventure tourism destination located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in the South Island, offering activities such as bungee jumping, white-water rafting, and skiing.
6. Abel Tasman National Park –
A coastal national park on the northern tip of the South Island, known for its beautiful beaches, hiking trails, and kayaking opportunities.
7. Fiordland National Park –
A World Heritage Site located in the southwest of the South Island, known for its dramatic fiords, glaciers, and dense rainforest.
8. Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park –
A national park located in the Southern Alps of the South Island, home to New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook, as well as glaciers and alpine landscapes.
9. Kaikoura –
10. Wellington –
A town on the east coast of the South Island known for its marine wildlife, including dolphins, whales, and seals, and its scenic coastal drive.
The capital city of New Zealand, located at the southern tip of the North Island. It’s known for its vibrant arts and culture scene, museums and galleries, as well as the famous Te Papa Museum.