The end of the world: New Zealand's top tourist destinations
New Zealand is known for its untouched nature, picturesque landscapes, caves, unusual islands and water bodies. It is worth going here not to see architectural or historical monuments but for the sake of natural locations. Believe me, it's impossible not to fall in love with them.
We are sharing with you the places that each of us should visit.
If you've seen the Lord of the Rings trilogy, you'll definitely want to visit this place. It was in this small village that the famous saga was filmed. Yes, it was not computer graphics, as we thought, but a real village. It was built specifically for filming. We are sure that the fans will not even need a guide because every corner of this place will be painfully familiar to them.
Locals and tourists alike call this location the home of fireflies. The name is given for a reason. There are a lot of "living lanterns" here. They illuminate the walls of the tunnels with a unique blue-green color. The sight is mesmerizing. It is not surprising that travelers go here first.
You can also listen to a variety of songs here on Christmas and New Year's holidays. They are performed by a choir in the Cathedral Hall.
Milford Sound Fjord
Another location in a nature reserve. Here, on the South Island, tourists stay for a long time. Rocky coasts, amazingly clear waters, and mountains don't give you a chance to run quickly and then go on to explore other places. You forget about everything in the world here. In a second, adults turn into children and begin to carefully examine every pebble, twig or branch.
Franz Josef Glacier
For lovers of extreme recreation, we recommend heading to Westland National Park. Here is another unique natural wonder that you can try to conquer. To do this, you need to book an excursion and climb an ice-covered rock with a guide. Of course, you will need special shoes and other equipment. So take care of this point in advance.
Geyser Valley of Wairakei
Everyone who visits this country should see an effective eruption of hot water. The spectacle is really impressive. And you won't have to wait long. Every 20 minutes, a powerful stream rises from the ground and reaches a height of 30 meters. It is said that some brave souls manage to boil eggs and sausages during this natural show. But we don't recommend it. It's too dangerous and not worth the risk.
The highest point in New Zealand is located in the National Park of the same name. As expected, you can climb it. Even beginners dare to take such a serious step. If you don't want to climb up but still want to see the local flora, you can choose another way. Most often, travelers book helicopter tours and admire the incredible places from a bird's eye view.
"A metropolis immersed in greenery" is what tourists say when they arrive in the capital of New Zealand. Even in winter, the pine trees and fir trees make it impossible to deny this fact. The city is always framed in colorful garments.
The settlement itself is located on two mountains, so keep in mind that you will have to go down many times and then climb to the top. But there is good news: your legs will become more pumped up and enduring. After such a walk, you will not be afraid of other locations in this country.
In Wellington, we recommend going to the Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum, which translates as "the place where the riches of this land are located". Indeed, the emphasis here is on the flora and fauna of the region. The building houses collections of plants and fossils, animal and bird skeletons, as well as insect specimens and the remains of a giant blue whale.
Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World
Another tourist attraction that deserves your attention. It is a complex that combines an oceanarium and a gallery. Here you can observe a wide variety of marine life on our planet: from stingrays to sharks. By the way, you can also swim with the predators. So, if you lack adrenaline and thrills, you can try this fun activity.
The building itself resembles an aquarium in the form of a tunnel. The design still impresses with its scale. The length of the passage is 110 meters. For a location that is located underwater, it is really amazing.
The structure was built quickly but in accordance with all safety rules. They also took care not only of people but also of fish. Many caves and reefs have been recreated in the reservoir. This is done so that the creatures can hide from annoying visitors or their "neighbors" if they wish.
Unfortunately, this unique state is thousands of kilometers away from Ukraine. But it, like the others, deserves your attention. You have to see its unearthly beauty. So don't think about whether to go or not. If you have the opportunity, be sure to go on an unforgettable trip to New Zealand.
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