New Zealand Attractions

Planning for a vacation can be really exciting; almost as exciting as the trip itself. Planning a vacation to New Zealand offers a series of options regarding the type of vacation you are planning to have and which places to visit. If you are planning on a vacation filled with adrenaline rush activities, then New Zealand is the answer, if you are opting for adventure activities, experience all that New Zealand has to offer and if you are going just for relaxation then New Zealand beckons you. Take a vacation to New Zealand and experience its stunning beauty and startling contrast between the North and South Island and the attractions they have to offer. Planning a vacation in New Zealand cannot be done at random because there are so many places to visit and so many activities to indulge
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North Island is the land of steaming geysers, thermal activity and boiling mud pools galore. North Island has lots of water based attractions; a couple of them are Kelly Tarltons Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World. If you are keen on reminiscing a bit on the maritime history, then New Zealand National Maritime Museum is a must see place. For heart stopping adventures, don’t forget to visit the Waitomo – with 3 thrilling cave experiences and 2 cave tubing tours that will undoubtedly spurt your adrenalin. Try the Taupo Skydiving in Taupo where you get to exit a plane from a height of about 6000 to 15000 feet and has you screaming for joy. For those interested in the cultural history of New Zealand, you must visit the Rotorua to see the Tamaki Maori Village. Here you get a glimpse of music, food, culture and rituals of a group of people that existed between the arrivals of Europeans to New Zealand. You can also watch a premiere of geothermal activity at the Wai 0 Tapu Thermal Wonderland at Rotorua. There you can indulge in activities like cycling, zorbing, fishing and walking. There are National Parks galore in New Zealand. You can get your kick out of wildlife by experiencing a glimpse of flora and fauna and don’t miss your chance to get a close up of native Kiwi birds. For those who love art Willington is the place to visit, you will be thrilled at what it has to offer.

South Island attracts all kinds of visitors every year. Queens town is a must visit spot, where tourists can engage in safe, breathtaking activities. Bungee jumping, hand gliding, jet boat cruises and white water rafting activities have earned Queens town the reputation of being an adventure spot. Visit Christchurch by riding abroad the Christchurch Tramway and view great history at Tamaki Heritage Village. Tourists must visit the Gondola there for 360 views and take a tour back in time inside the Time Tunnel Ride. The scenery in South Island is beautiful, refreshing and keeps your mind and body at peace while you drift across the central Canterbury on a Balloon Safari. World class spas and water rafting provides an exhilarating experience. There is Taniwha Black Water Rafting and Hot Rock Rafting. You might want to take a trip to Franz Josef Glacier or paddle around Tasman Bay with Kiwi Kayaks.

New Zealand has a lot more to offer depending on the type of vacation you insist upon. You can have both thrilling and chilling experiences with hang gliding, para gliding, sky diving, bungee jumping, canyon swinging, jet boating, jet skiing, kart racing, climbing and abseiling. If you want a less adventurous vacation, you can settle for diving, fishing, canyon exploring, mountain biking, kayaking and lots more. If you just want to settle back, relax and pamper yourself, there are world class health spas and day spas. You can also visit gardens, museums, art galleries or spend a day tasting wines, horse riding or hot air ballooning.


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