What To Know Before Traveling To New Zealand

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Everyone has a list of places they would like to visit and explore. Are you planning to visit New Zealand? New Zealand is the dream destination of every traveler in the world. This country is a real once-in-a-lifetime destination. There are 20 places, though, that is breathtakingly beautiful and full of rich history.

Here Are 20 New Zealand Travel Tips

1. Access to the ocean

Access to the ocean New Zealand Travel Tips

Really marvelous! Thanks a lot to New Zealand’s lengthy shape. The area of the country is further than 80 miles from the Ocean and surrounded by the Tasman Sea on the east and the South Pacific Ocean on the west.

2. Christchurch

Christchurch New Zealand Travel Tips

Christchurch is the most crowded and largest cities in the south Island, with almost 350,000 residents. This city has been propelled by several severe earthquakes but since the last one in 2012. Christchurch has been experiencing rapid growth in the construction and residential sector. Right now, Christchurch is considered one of the most beautiful tourist destination in New Zealand.

3. Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier New Zealand Travel Tips

Franz Josef Glacier is one of the world’s most accessible glaciers, situated within Westland national park in the southwest. The length of this place is 7.5 miles and the glacier is the main tourist attractions. Most of the visitors walk right up to the foot of the massive glacier and someone takes a helicopter ride over the dazzling Ice age leftover. Every year approximately 250,000 people visit this place only for glacier attraction.

4. Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach New Zealand Travel Tips

Hot Water Beatch is the world’s most popular beatch sought after by both foreign and local visitors. It is located on the east coast of the coromandel Peninsula. Visitors can excavate their own hot pools there and underground hot springs which filter up through the sand between the high and low water tidal reaches.

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5. Kiwifruit

Kiwifruit flying to new zealand tips

New Zealand is known as the second largest kiwifruit producing country, next to Italy. Right now, working in kiwifruit orchards is really most popular summer jobs for young people who come to New Zealand on their Working holiday visa from all over the world. Moreover, you will be delighted to know about Kiwifruit is a main horticultural export income in New Zealand and the country developed the first commercially stable kiwifruit and the export market today.

6. Lake Tekapo

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Lake Tekapo is known as the second-largest of three roughly parallel lakes running north-south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island. The area of this place 32 square miles, It is one of the most popular lakes for tourist and many luxurious resort hotels are located at the township of Lake Tekapo at the lake’s southern end. Overall this is the best destination of tourists in New Zealand.

7. Milford Sound

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Milford Sound is the most famous tourist destination in New Zealand. It is situated in the south west of the South Island within Fiordland National Park. This beautiful place is considered as the world’s best travel destination in an international survey in 2008. Drak Blue-water and dramatic peaks of Milford Sound view some of the world’s most staggering coastal sceneries.

8. Mount Cook


Mount Cook is known as the highest mountain (12,218 feet height) in New Zealand. It is also known as Aoraki, the mountain lies in the Mount Cook National Park, in the Canterbury region, that was established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1953. This mountain is a best-loved challenge for mountain climbers.

9. Mount Taranaki

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Mount  Taranaki is one of the most popular tourist destinations situated on the west coast of the North Island. The volcano is a famous spot for climbing with a height of 8,261 feet.

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10. New Zealand Rugby

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Here all Blacks men of the national rugby union team. Luckily they are the most successful in the history of international rugby and the reigning World Cup champions.  Wonderfully, rugby teams of New Zealand are also celebrated to perform a traditional Maori dance Haka prior to each match. The team of Rugby is considered the national sport and attracts the most spectators in New Zealand.

11. New Zealand´s sheep

New Zealand´s sheep new zealand travel tips lonely planet

New Zealand is the perfect place for sheep farming. About 40 million sheep in the country and the ration of sheep almost 10 times more than the total human population.  Sheep in New Zealand increased in 1982, during there were a fabulous 70 million of these animals.

12. Pancake Rocks

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Pancake Rocks is one of the most famous places which is situated near the small community Punakaiki on the west coast of the South Island.  It is a wasted limestone area where the sea bursts through several vertical blowholes during high tides. Pancake Rocks is considered as the major natural landmark of the country. Really awesome place for tourists!

13. Piha Beach

Piha Beach new zealand travel blog

Really wonderful! It is one of the famous beaches in New Zealand. Piha is also a coastal settlement on the west coast of the Auckland Region famous for its picturesque beach. In the year 1958, Piha beach was the birthplace of New Zealand board riding and has been the views of both international surfing championship competitions and New Zealand national.



Taumata¬whakatangihanga¬koauau¬o¬tamatea¬turi¬pukakapiki¬maunga¬horo¬nuku¬pokai¬whenua-kitanatahu is the longest place name in the world and it is right here in New Zealand. It is also known a hill near the town of Porangahau, south of Waipukurau in southern Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Really wonderful, At 85 letters, it has been listed in the Guinness World Records as the longest name for a place.

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15. Tongariro National Park

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Tongariro is situated in the central North Island and considered as the oldest national park in New Zealand. It is one of the 28 mixed cultural and natural world heritage sites that acknowledged with thanks by UNESCO. This beautiful park includes active volcanoes, tranquil lakes, herb fields, waterfalls, untamed forest, and desert-like plateaus, etc. Really amazing park!

16. Waiotapu Hot Springs

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Waiotapu is a geothermal area which is located in Taupo Volcanic Zone and 17 miles south of Rotorua. It is notable for many colorful hot springs, geysers and mud pools. This area has a long history and considered as a major tourist attraction in New Zealand.

17. Waitomo Caves

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Waitomo Caves is the major tourist attraction in the northern king country region of the North Island. It is a unique solutional cave system and formed in Oligocene limestone. The best attraction of this place is stalactite and stalagmite display, and the appearance of glowworms.

18. Wellington

Wellington new zealand travel ideas

Wellington is the 12th best quality of living city in the world in 2014. Wellington is the capital city with a population of about 400,000 people and second most populous urban area of New Zealand. This city also includes popular tourist attraction like Museum of Wellington city and sea, Zealandia or a funicular railway Wellington Cable Car and wellington Zoo.

19. Whakaari

Whakaari new zealand travel ideas

Whakaari is a notable place for walking the track and world-famous scuba sites. It is largest active volcano,located 30 miles from the east coast of the North Island in the Bay of Plenty.

20. Wild dolphins swimming

Wild dolphins swimming new zealand travel ideas

You will get many attractive places in New Zealand but where you can watch or swim with wild dolp[hina in their natural habits. It is a famous spot for this unique experience in the Bay of Island or Tauranga in the north island and Kaikoura in the south. This spot is totally different from others. Really fantastic!

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In 2010, I made my professional career for a suitcase, sold all my things and started a trip around the world. Now I am a full-time traveler and, at the same time, I share advice about myself, my home and my life, love and luggage balance.

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