What to see in New Zealand, tourist information regarding the most beautiful things that deserve attention, with an itinerary to discover the island nation, including the North and South islands, among breathtaking landscapes.
New Zealand is located in the southern Pacific Ocean and is part of the Oceania continent, separated from Australia by the Tasman Sea for a stretch of about 2000 kilometers north-west.
The two largest islands are the North Island, which is one of the largest islands in the world where there are important cities such as Auckland and Wellington, which is the nation's capital, and the South Island, also known by the name Te Wai Pounamu, deriving from Maori mythology and which means water of green stone, referred to jade.
Along the western coast of the South Island, there is the mountain range of the southern Alps, which includes Mount Cook, whose peak touches four thousand meters.
New Zealand's climate is temperate and rather rainy, most tourists come from Australia.
- Auckland is a very pleasant city to visit, with its port area, the ancient neighborhood of Parnell and Mount Eden, from where you can admire the panorama of the city and its bay with the beautiful coastline.
- Rotorua is a spa center of Maori culture, with spectacular jets of water in the park between hot water wells.
From Rotorua it is very nice to take an early morning walk to the craters of the Tarawera volcano, whose last eruption in 1886 had destructive effects.
- Waimangu is another popular spa resort located in a valley originating from the eruption of the volcano.
- Wellington is famous for its beautiful natural harbor, the national museum which houses masterpieces of Maori art and the panorama that can be enjoyed by climbing to Mount Victoria.
- Queen Charlotte Sound offers an enchanting coastal landscape to discover on foot, made up of numerous bays, islands, coves and canals formed by the sea.Recommended readings
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- Nelson is a town famous for the fruit growing industry and for the many street artists.
- Golden Bay boasts a beautiful sandy beach with golden reflections, which combine with crystal clear water ideal for memorable sea baths.
- Abel Tasman National Park is a naturalistic area characterized by a rich fauna and luxuriant flora.
- Hokitika is a place where you can buy jade souvenirs and other local handicrafts.
- Lake Matheson, also called mirror lake, allows you to see the mountains reflected in its waters.
- Mount Cook National Park is an area largely covered by snow and perennial ice.