Wherever you go in New Zealand, you'll be awestruck by picturesque scenes worthy of a picture postcard. If you're a photographer or just want to explore the scenery, New Zealand is a must-see.
While New Zealand's natural beauty is undeniable everywhere you look, several regions truly shine as the country's most photogenic. So that you don't waste your time and energy searching in vain for the most beautiful areas in New Zealand, we've compiled a list of the most scenic locations.
The geothermal activity of Rotorua is world-renowned. Kuirau Park Mud Pool Reserve, the Beautiful Lakefront, and the Government Gardens are all inside the city of Rotorua itself! A gondola with sweeping vistas is available and close by lies the Whakarewarewa Forest, home to towering California redwoods.
Park del Parque del Tongariro del Inca
Mount Ngauruhoe (aka Mt. Doom to Lord of the Rings fans) and three emerald lakes can be found in Tongariro National Park. You may go trekking on Tongariro, or if you just want something a little less strenuous, you can take a helicopter ride over the mountain.
Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is a stunning metropolis. Located at the very tip of the North Island's coastline, Wellington boasts breathtaking vistas of the ocean from the city's numerous elevated points. Take the antique cable vehicle up to the observation deck, where you can look out over the city and harbor.
Mount Aspiring National Park
Mount Aspiring National Park is another stunning natural attraction that you must see if you visit New Zealand. One of New Zealand's most beautiful hikes may be found in this park along the Routeburn Trail. If hiking isn't your thing, you may take a scenic flight, try canyoning, visit the Blue Pools on foot, or simply have a picturesque drive.
Queenstown is an absolute must-see on any vacation to New Zealand. Queenstown, in the South Island, is a relatively small town that sees a lot of action. Queenstown is located on the shore of Lake Wakatipu and also is encircled by lofty mountains. Queenstown was given its name because it is "fit for a queen," a reference to the town's attractiveness and gorgeous setting.
The highest peak in New Zealand, Mount Cook is also one of the country's most stunning natural attractions. The imposing height of 3,724 meters that Mount Cook reaches to its icy summit is beyond compare. Visiting Mount Cook National Park is one of the greatest ways to see the mountain. There, you may take a magnificent helicopter trip or climb the renowned Hooker Valley Trail.
Many people refer to Milford Sound as the "8th Wonder of the World" due to its incredible beauty. Visitors to this glacier-carved valley are awed by its sheer cliffs, many waterfalls, and placid streams. Milford Sound is best seen from the water, and if you're lucky, you may see dolphins, seals, birds, and even penguins on a tour around the sound.