For most travellers, a trip to New Zealand feels like a must do in a lifetime. The two islands provide a stark contrast from one another. The Northern half is a south Pacific Island that has typical idyllic palm fringed beaches. The south stretches to glacial fjords, and sprawling mountain ranges.
All over is fertile flatlands, volcanically active wonders, and some of the best wine you’ll ever taste. Over 1000 years ago, the Maoris travelled here and called the island ‘the long white cloud’.
The strong and fearless Polynesians were hunters and gathers creating pa villages that can still be found across the country. Today New Zealand is a blend of friendly, humble people from every corner of the world.
Ask a Kiwi where their favourite destination is and they’ll describe something magical. Imagine cruising on a lake the size of Singapore. In an underground river lit up by glowworms. Or searching for Bluff oysters on New Zealand’s rugged coast.
There are a million reasons and places in New Zealand that could warrant a visit, but instead of telling you about it, we’ll just show you photos.
Lupins at Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. #NZMustDO (pic: @linnea_lotte) #Nature #Lakes #Travel #NewZealand A photo posted by New Zealand (@purenewzealand) on
Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand. #NZmustDO (pic: @shaun_jeffers) The caves were carved by underground streams pushing through soft limestone over thousands of years. Many have amazing stalactites growing down from the ceiling and stalagmites growing up from the cave floor, pointy cones of layered rock formed over centuries by dripping water. The cave walls are also decorated with galaxies of native glow worms. #Nature #Caves #Travel #NewZealand #Adventure #NZ
Larnach Castle, Dunedin, New Zealand. #NZmustDO Built in the 1800s and surrounded by stunning landscapes, Larnach Castle is New Zealand’s only castle – located in Dunedin, on the ridge on the Otago Peninsula. #Nature #Art #Travel #NewZealand #Castle A photo posted by New Zealand (@purenewzealand) on
Doubtful Sound, New Zealand. #NZMustDO (pic: @ianswain) At Doubtful Sound, our deepest fiord, you’ll see some amazing waterfalls and possibly dolphins, seals, or penguins. #Nature #Travel #NewZealand A photo posted by New Zealand (@purenewzealand) on
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