Top 5 Must-Do Things When Visiting New Zealand
Planning a trip to New Zealand is exciting. But there is so much to do and if you only have a limited time in this beautiful country, how do you choose? Here are 5 of the things you absolutely should add to your New Zealand vacation itinerary to get the best experience.
1. Get a cultural experience in Rotorua
It’s considered the center of Maori culture, and if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind experience with the Maori, this is the place to be. You can see what New Zealand was like before the melding of European culture and get some hands-on experience carving or weaving with masterful craftsmen. Take in cultural shows and enjoy a traditional Maori feast to truly appreciate a slice of unique New Zealand culture.
2. Take a hike…on a glacier
Why hike anywhere else when you can hike on a glacier? Add in a helicopter ride that will take you to the top and you will truly be living on the edge. Guided tours are available to take you hiking from the highest peaks of Franz Josef Glacier or Fox Glacier. When you get to the bottom, you can marvel at the valleys and the natural rainforests nestled among them.
3. Enjoy a wine tasting tour
New Zealand is a great place for wine lovers. The climate is ideal for producing some of the best wines in the world. One of the best places in New Zealand is Waiheke Island. Just hop the ferry from Auckland and you’ll be on your way to enjoying a glorious afternoon of tasting the finest wines from New Zealand while taking in the scenic beaches around you. Additionally, you can take a road trip from Hawke’s Bay to Marlborough to sip and sample wines along the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail.
4. Go whale-watching
Kaikoura is a town on the water perfect for catching a whale-watching cruise. Best of all, you can do it any time of year. You’ll get a chance to see giant sperm whales as well as other majestic sea creatures. Plus, you can also plan a snorkeling outing to get up close and personal with adorable fur seals.
5. Get in some thrills
If you’re ready for some real adventure, head to Queenstown. Plenty of exciting options await to make those vacation memories really shine like skiing, jet boat rides, river rafting, and of course, bungee jumping. Feel free to relax after all that with plenty of dining, spa, and wine tasting options too.
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