Top 10 Places to Visit in New Zealand


New Zealand is an incredible country with mountains, glaciers, lakes and glaciers. The best way to explore New Zealand is by travelling in small groups or independently with your own transport. Below are the top 10 places you must visit when you go to New Zealand

  1. Auckland
  2. Rotorua
  3. Napier
  4. Milford Sound
  5. Wellington
  6. Abel Tasman National Park
  7. Nelson Lakes National Park
  8. Fox Glacier
  9. Franz Josef Glacier
  10. Queenstown


Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, with a population of around 1.5 million people. It’s also a cosmopolitan city with a large Polynesian population and one of the most multicultural cities in the world.  It’s no surprise that Auckland is considered to be one of the world’s most liveable cities. It has a mild climate, interesting neighborhoods to explore, great restaurants and coffee shops, plenty of outdoor activities (like hiking), lots of beaches nearby if you want to go swimming or get the idea!.




The best places to look in Auckland

  1. The Sky Tower
  2. New Zealand Maritime Museum
  3. Auckland war memorial Muesem
  4. Auckland Zoo
  5. Sealife Aquarium.
  6. Beaches
  7. Casino


Located in New Zealand’s central North Island, Rotorua is a town known for its Maori culture and geothermal springs. The area has become a popular tourist destination due to its natural attractions such as mud pools and hot springs.
The name Rotorua originates from two words: “roto” meaning lake or lagoon, and “rua,” which means two or more lakes together. There are over 30 lakes in the area that make up this beautiful region of New Zealand.


The must go places / activites in Rotorua

  1. Maori Village
  2. Hobbitan
  3. Gondola
  4. Waitomo glow worm caves
  5. Polunesian Spa
  6. Wai-O-Tapu
  7. Te Wairoa
  8. Volcanic Valley
  9. Lady Knox Geyser
  10. Luge rides


Napier is a city on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It is about 50 kilometres north of Hastings, and 100 kilometres east of Napier International Airport. Napier has a population of around 50,000, making it the country’s ninth largest urban area.
Napier was one of New Zealand’s earliest cities, founded in 1854 with just 3200 residents. Today, it’s known as one of New Zealand’s horticultural centres with large surrounding orchards and vineyards producing apple cider vinegar (notably Brancott Estate), honeydew melons and wine grapes for export around the world.


The must go places / activites in Napier

  1. Art Deco Tour
  2. City walk
  3. Hawke’s Bay Wineries
  4. Napier Prison tour
  5. Beaches
  6. Maori Cultural tour.
  7. Maori Fortified villages.

Milford Sound

Milford Sound is a fiord that is located in the South Island of New Zealand. It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in New Zealand, and it’s easy to see why: its spectacular scenery makes it worthy of being named one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The road to Milford Sound runs through rainforest and past waterfalls before reaching this awe-inspiring body of water with steep sides, high peaks and clear waters. If you’re looking for something special during your visit to New Zealand, this should be high on your list–and if you have time left over after exploring this amazing place? There are plenty more adventures waiting for you.

milford sound

The must go places / activites in Milford Sound

  1. Nature Cruise
  2. Mirror lakes
  3. Bowen Falls
  4. Lake tour


Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand, and is located on a peninsula between Cook Strait and Wellington Harbour. The city is built on hills, with Mount Victoria as its highest point at 738 metres (2,430 ft). It has a temperate climate with warm summers and cool winters. The average temperature ranges from 16-20C during summer months and 6-8C during winter months.

This is one of the most happening place in the country and it is so beautiful. Got so many places to stay and look for things. Got the best coffee around the world, there are so many falvours and beans from different countries are used here.


The must go places / activites in Wellington

  1. Te Papa Museum
  2. Wellington Cable Car
  3. Wellinton Botanical Garden
  4. War memorial
  5. Zealandia Wildlife Ecosanctuary
  6. Wellington Zoo
  7. Mount Victoria look out
  8. Wellington Waterfront
  9. The Beehive
  10. Weta Cave Workshop
  11. Basin reserve and Sky Stadium

Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park is a protected area in the South Island of New Zealand. It was established in 1942 as one of New Zealand’s first national parks, and covers an area of 830 km2 (320 sq mi). The park includes forested hills, valleys, bays and seashore.
It extends from Golden Bay in the north to Kahurangi Point (at the northern end of Nelson) in the south; it also includes some islands off-shore including

Motuara Island and Rakitu Island (also known as Rakiura).

The park has over 100 kilometres (60 miles)of coastline which is popular for walking or kayaking along its beaches such as Anakiwa Beach or Waikuku Beach.

Nelson Lakes National Park

Nelson Lakes National Park is a New Zealand national park located in the South Island. It is the second largest national park in New Zealand, at 14,850 km² and was established on 1 April 1982.
It covers most of the upper catchment area for three rivers: Acheron River, Rangitata River and Waiau River. These three rivers flow into Lake Rotoiti which then empties into Lake Hautapu via various braided channels before entering Lake Wakatipu at Kingston.[1]
The park has many lakes including Lake Rotoiti (also known as Blue Lake), St Claire Reservoirs and several others that are used for tourism purposes.[2][3] The park also includes Mount Arthur Tableland which provides scenic views over lakes Tekapo Aoraki/Mt Cook & Mt Aspiring National Parks towards Mt Cook Village

Mt. Cook National Park

Mount Cook National Park is a national park in the South Island of New Zealand, located between Lake Pukaki and the Tasman Sea. It was formed in 1953 and is administered by the Department of Conservation. Mount Cook Village lies at its southern end, near Aoraki/Mount Cook Airport. The village provides services for visitors to Aoraki/Mount Cook Village and Hooker Valley; most accommodation options are here as well as some restaurants and shops selling local produce such as cheese or chocolate products made from milk produced by cows grazing on nearby tussock grasslands.

Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier is a scenic glacier in the South Island of New Zealand, located on the southern shores of Lake Matheson. It is one of the most visited glaciers in New Zealand and has been used as a location for several films and television commercials.
Fox Glacier was formed by an ancient river that flowed off the Southern Alps between 6 million years ago and 3 million years ago when they were still rising up out of what is now Cook Strait (the ocean separating North Island from South Island). This ancient river flow created many valleys along its path before it reached its current location at Fox Bay where it carved out a valley through rocks deposited by previous ice ages over millions of years ago during warmer periods when glaciers did not cover all land above sea level as they do today thanks largely to humans burning fossil fuels like coal oil etcetera.


fox glacier

Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier is one of the best pinnacle experience in New Zealand. You can reach the height through short flight and from there you can explore this.Great place for adventure seekers. You can do Ice climbing  in the scenery of Ice. This is a 12-kilometre-long temperate maritime glacier in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island.

franz josef glacier


Queenstown, New Zealand, sits on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps. Renowned for adventure sports, it’s also a base for exploring the region’s vineyards and historic mining towns. There’s bungee jumping off Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge and jet-boating on the Shotover and Dart rivers. In winter, there’s skiing on the slopes of The Remarkables and Coronet Peak.


The must go places / activites in Queenstown

  1. Lake Wakatipu Scenic cruise
  2. Skyline Gondola
  3. Shoot over river jet boat rides
  4. Helicopter tour
  5. Casino
  6. Bungy jump
  7. Skydiving
  8. Fregburger


If you’re planning a trip to New Zealand, here are ten places you should definitely visit.

  • Auckland: This city is known as “the city of sails” due to its many boats and ferries that traverse the harbor. There are also several museums and galleries here, including the Museum of Transport & Technology.
  • Rotorua: This city is famous for its hot springs, which have been used by local Maori people for centuries. You can visit geothermal areas like Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland or Te Puia Rotorua Kiwi House & Cultural Centre if you want to experience these natural wonders firsthand–just be sure not to take any mud baths!
  • Napier: This seaside town has lots of Victorian architecture from when it was an important port during European settlement in New Zealand (1850s). It’s also home to Hawke’s Bay Opera House where artists perform all year round; this venue hosts some great shows like The Lion King!


There are so many places to visit in New Zealand, and we hope that this list has helped you to get started on your journey. We know it can be overwhelming when trying to decide where to go and what activities will be best suited for your group or family. it is one of the best and beautiful country. The Queenstown and milford sounds is also called the 8th wonder of the world.


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