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New Zealand Attractions / September 20, 2017

Franz_Joseph_Glacier_New_Zealand.If you’re planning a trip to New Zealand then we recommend these top 10 places you must visit. All these attractions include fantastic scenery, pristine atmosphere, extraordinary landscapes and fine climate.

Kaikoura is situated in the middle between Christchurch and Picton on the East Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. This place is widely known as the whale watching capital of New Zealand. Kaikoura overlooks majestic mountains which are snow capped for many months of the year. Kaikoura offers ultimate marine adventure such as Whale watching, dolphin and seal swimming. Kaikoura is one of the few places in the world where whales can be seen all year round. There is plenty to choose from and lots of activities that cater for all abilities water or land based including Helicopter tours that can take you up for a scenic flight along with some whale watching.Pohutu-Geyser-Rotorua The local specialty is crayfish and you will find Kaikoura lined with cafes and restaurants that will certainly have crayfish on the menu. In fact Kaikoura can be broken into Kai meaning food and koura meaning crayfish. Read More

The Coromandel Peninsula is New Zealand’s favourite destination and is unique in so many ways. This area is blessed with wonderful climate and has some of New Zealand’s most amazing coastal views, golden and white sandy beaches and misty rainforest. Be sure to visit the “Hot water beach” a beautiful white sandy beach surrounded by native pohutukawa trees where you can dig your very own hot pool. All you have to do is dig a hole in the sand and wait for it to fill up with water, and there you have it, your very own spa pool. The forests have the tallest fern trees in the world, some reaching heights of 20 metres or more. The great quantity of fern species in the Coromandel gives the area a subtropical look and feel. You can even take one of the Glass bottom Boats and enjoy Cathedral Cove, Stunning coastal scenery, marine wildlife and even try your dab at snorkelling. These boats depart at 10.30am & 1.30pm from Whitianga wharf. Read More

Source: no1guide.co.nz