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Top 5 Things You Shouldn't Miss In New Zealand

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New Zealand may not be a big country, but it has a lot to offer to its admirers and tourists. The place is packed with some of the exotic nature's landscapes, fantastic cuisines, stunning bays, extreme sports and breathtaking glaciers. It might take years to explore each and everything that New Zealand has to offer, but those who don't have all the time to indulge, here are top five things to do in New Zealand.

Blog Australia1. Visit the Bay of Islands


    If you're a nature lover, you will be amazed by the serene beauty of the Bay of Islands. Bay of Islands has always been known for its crystal clear waters with a wide range of aquatic birds, seals and marine life. The place also has a beautiful coastline and spectacular forests rich in flora and fauna. You can easily explore this place on a chartered boat or cruise. In fact, you can also opt for a kayak if you want to be closer to nature. Hikers will love unexplored trails and campsites throughout the forests. Bay of Islands offers various accommodation options ranging from campsites to hotels and resorts.


    2. Geothermal Fields in Rotorua


    Some of the exotic attraction of this place includes bubbling mud pools, colorful silica terraces, hot thermal springs and shooting geysers. These are naturally occurring phenomenon, visited by hundreds of people every month. However, the tracks can be a bit risky, but the authorities do conduct regular check for signs of cracks and potential risks. The thermal fields in New Zealand's Geothermal fields are considered to be most active in the world, which makes it a must visit for all the tourists.


    3. Extreme Sports


    New Zealand is best known for its adventurous sports. If you love indulging in adventure or extreme sports, there's no better place than New Zealand. Zorbing Shweeb, Heli Skiing, Ski diving, bungy jumping, and river surfing are some adventurous sports that you can enjoy here. Out of all, Zorbing and Shweeb are two sports that were invented in New Zealand only. Both of them are highly adventurous and must to explore if you visit this place.


    4. Waitomo Caves


    Waitomo Caves (find more here: )are just 2 hours away fromBlog Australia Rotoura. These caves exhibit the unique Glow Worm, where you can see thousands of tiny glowing creature underground limestone caves. It is a natural wonder that you shouldn't miss at all. The first sight of this place will immediately take you to another world. Simply enjoy the world's most famous boat ride under thousands of magically illuminated glow worms and become a memorable part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history.


    5. Glacier Country


    New Zealand's twin glaciers Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier, are some of the rarest natural sights you'll find only at few places on the planet. You can walk through the ice covered mountains and take the guided tour. Other activities in the area include white water rafting, kayaking, horse treks, mountain biking, hot pools, and helicopter scenic flights.


    You can contact your travel consultant or check with popular travel agencies such as to book your guided tours to all these exotic destinations in New Zealand. Accommodation and travel can become a challenge if you won't make advance bookings.

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