When you are referred to as Lord of the Ring then you don’t need any explanation to define your dynasty. Same is with this small Island nation which is not known for its small diameter but for its Maori culture and picturesque landscape. Maori itself means Land of the Long white cloud, where you can witness jaw dropping beauty of places.
Here are few lesser known attractions you can head to:
Active Geothermal wonder – Wai -O-Tapu’s Geothermal place
Travelling to 25 Km south of Rotoura, an active volcanic wonderland is like nowhere on the planet. The luminous green, blue & orange crater lakes that will leave you astonished with the fact that you are still on earth!! This gaseous expulsion from vents, cauldrons & colourful geothermal pool givens an treat to the eyes.
Rudyard Kipling called Milford Sound the “eighth wonder of the World”, The best way to see milford sound is to sail through it. Take a sightseeing cruise on the fjord to see waterfalls and wildlife like dolphins and penguins.
Warm yourself in Hot Water Beach
Hot water beach is must do when you are in Coromandel, New Zealand. Dig your own spa pool in the sand for 2 hours on either side of low tide, hot water rushes to the surface. This phenomenon occurs near the off shore rocks on the beach, due to geothermal activity in Waikato.
Baldwin Street in Dunedin
Welcome to world’s steepest street in the world. It has an average gradient of 25% The maximum gradient is a whopping 35%! And if you are a art lover then this the place to admire some of the extraordinary street art works.
Waitomo’s Underground Glowworm Caves
Waitomo is a village on the north Island of New Zealand. Thousands of glow worm light up the glowworm caves making it one of its own unique scenery. It is also famous for underground black water rafting.
Get Puzzled in Wanaka’s Weirdness
Best place to give your mind exercise, with mix of bizarre buildings, rooms of illusion and the world-famous Great Maze this attraction is designed to baffle your brain and challenge your perceptions of reality. The leaning tower of Wanaka, which is balanced on one corner, and to top it off there is a fiendishly difficult maze to navigate as well! There are so many things to do at Puzzling World, you could spend hours here doing them all!
Bay of Islands
The bay of Islands, 3 hrs drive from Auckland, is one of the best place to go in New Zealand for fishing, sailing and other water sports. This gorgeous region is made up of 144 islands between cape brett and the purerua peninsula.
The Moeraki Boulders are unusually large and spherical boulders lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach on the wave-cut Otago coast of New Zealand between Moeraki and Hampden in the south Island. They are scattered across the beach, many are in perfect shape, while some have holes in them. This makes them ideal for an interesting photo opportunity, as you can see for yourselves.