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New Zealand Attractions

Attractions New Zealand

Tourist attractions and opportunities for sightseeing abound in beautiful and exciting New Zealand it would be very hard to choose. Visitors who would just like to relax can do so on a boat cruise on spectacular Lake Wakatipu that’s just a stones throw away from Queenstown. The athletic outdoorsy types can climb up Mt. Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak.

Some New Zealand attractions that everyone who has ever visited find memorable include sailing a boat in the Marlborough Sounds, watching whales in Kaikoura, tours of sight seeing in Auckland, kayaking on Abel Tasman, exploring caves and watching glowworm in Fiordland at Te Anau, and hiking on the Fox Glaciers.


The city of Auckland and the islands surrounding it offer several memorable and exciting attractions for visitors to choose from. It is recommended that first timers visit the Auckland Sky Tower where they can glimpse a spectacular view of the city from atop a hundred meters.


The Auckland Zoo, Auckland Museum, Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World, the Auckland Art Gallery, and the Sky Tower Sky Jump are other popular city attractions.

With a whole day or half a day, a boat cruise is possible to the many Islands of Auckland’s east side, specifically Waiheke and Rangitoto Island.

The remote Great Barrier Island’s untouched and rugged beauty is well worthy of a visit.

The city of Wellington also has a lot of memorable attractions to offer visitors. Topmost on the list is the Te Papa Museum, the national museum of New Zealand. It is so large, it has something for everyone.

In fact, it would take the better part of a whole day to see and experience everything.

Other Wellington attractions are the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, wherein a vast range of native New Zealand birds and wildlife that are endangered are protected, the Museum of Cable Cars, and the Wellington City Zoo.


For a blast from Dunedin’s Scottish history, visit its stately homes such as Olveston and Larnach Castle. The country’s oldest university, the University of Otago, the Otago Museum, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, St Clair beach, and the Botanical gardens are other attractions found in Dunedin. Don’t miss the opportunity to ride on the Taieri Gorge Railway.

Known as New Zealand’s wildlife capital, the Otago Peninsula is home to the Yellow-Eyed Penguin, the world’s rarest penguin. Here you can find also the Royal Albatross colony, the New Zealand Fur Seals and also a great variety of other species of marine life and birds. Forging north you can see the amazing Moeraki Boulders, spherical stones scattered along Koekohe Beach in Moeraki.Many memorable and exciting attractions await those who visit Christchurch.


The city’s center is the best part to visit. This is where you will find the Arts Center, the Cathedral Square, the Botanical Gardens, and the Canterbury Museum.

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On a warm day, a punting ride on River Avon is highly recommended.
Within or in the area of Christchurch are other attractions such as the Antarctic Center, the Gondola, and the kiwi sign on Port Hills. Half a day is enough to visit Lyttelton Harbour and see the scenic views of the rugged coastline and Banks Peninsula across the water. During the summer months, Sumner Beach is a great place to spend the holidays.



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