Due to the coronavirus outbreak in 2020, we have spent almost the whole year locked up in our homes. It is very exhausting for the ones who love to travel and want to explore the world. New Zealand is famous for its natural beauty and different geographical amusements. As we are again going back to our everyday life or coming to the new normal life, a New Zealand tour can be planned. In case you are wondering what to explore in New Zealand, here are the top 5 best travel destinations for 2022.
Top 5 Best Travelling Destinations For Your New Zealand Trip
1. Waitomo Glowworm Caves
When you are visiting New Zealand, you should try something new. A memory of a lifetime from your New Zealand trip. The Waitomo glowworm caves are naturally limited by millions of glowworms. The site is too beautiful to believe and unique as well. A boat ride will be great if you want to explore this phenomenal place and know about the history and science that this place is carrying.
The best time to visit this place is from November to April.
You can take a flight or around a two hours bus trip to Waitomo Caves from Auckland.
With a dramatic topography, Rotorua is a geothermal region. Why is it dramatic? Have you heard about the Pacific Ring of Fire? Yes, Rotorua is located here, in the Pacific Ring of Fire. Volcanic craters, boiling mud pools, steaming geysers, and hissing thermal springs are some extras, along with the sterling topography of this place. Red lava lines add stunningness to this place.
Trekking, lugging, mountain biking, sky diving are also some things that this place offers to adventurous souls. The most appropriate time to visit this adventurous place is from November to April.
Rotorua is 450 km far from Wellington airport. Cabs, as well as intercity bus services, are available from the airport to reach Rotorua. Taxis, shuttles, coaches are available from Auckland to Rotorua. It takes approximately 2.5 hours.
3. Coromandel Peninsula
This place is a tropical paradise for the peace loving people. Away from the chaos and hustle-bustle of the city, this place not only has an amazing scenic view but also offers the dazzling golden sand beach. You can go kayaking, skydiving and hiking. Do not forget to visit the small city Thames, which is famous for its hot water beach and gold mining history.
It takes only 30 minutes from Auckland airport to the Coromandel Peninsula or Whitianga. You also can drive or take an intercity bus from Auckland to this place, which will take around 1.5 hours. Regular ferries are also available to Coromandel town from Auckland.
4. Fox And Franz Josef Glaciers
Have you ever explored the beauty of a glacial river? No? Well, Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers belong to the list of the most accessible glacial rivers in the world. With a helicopter ride or a walk over the mountains, you can explore the beauty of this place. Mountain peaks, frozen landscapes with ice caves, and glaciers are totally normal here. Hiking over the glaciers is another thing that you should not miss.
The best time to explore this beautiful frozen sight is from June to August.
Queenstown and Christchurch are the nearest international airports from this place. It takes 5 and 5.5 hours of drive respectively, from these two airports. Also, there are a lot of bus and cab options from Wanaka, Queenstown, and Christchurch.
5. Abel Tasman National Park
If you are a hiker and want to explore some places by hiking. Then the Vast expansion of Abel Tasman National Park is a piece of heaven for you. This no-man’s-land has the background of weathered formatted rocks. The cherry on the top is the Tasman Coast Trek. The clear beaches with shining water will calm your soul. Camp, hike, snorkel, trek, or relax. Do whatever you want on your vacation. This is a perfect destination for photographers as well. Some rare species of birds like blue penguins, wood pigeons, oystercatchers, wekas are ready to pose in front of your lens.
This place is equally beautiful throughout the year and opens for tourists. You will also get plenty of staying options as well.
Once you reach the nearest airport that is Nelson, the national park is 60 km away, which can be easily covered in one hour via State Highway 60. Regular buses and also cabs are also available from Marahau, which is 5 mins away, Motueka, which is 30 minutes.
With exceptional scenic beauty, Piha is a seaside village located to the west of Auckland. It has a breathtaking black sand beach with a rocky coast. This village also allows you to connect your soul with nature while you walk by the surrounding hills. You can try abseiling and surfing here.
The duration of November and April is the perfect season to visit this place. You can drive down or avail of bus services to reach Piha from there.
Piha is located 48 away from Auckland airport. Shuttle buses are an excellent option to reach Piha from Auckland. You also can enjoy the road driving down.
Do Not Miss These Also
New Zealand is a place full of surprises and natural beauty. Here are some more places you can add to your New Zealand tour; they are:
- Milford Sound
- Muriwai Beach
- Franz Josef Glacier
- Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley
- Waiheke Island
- Milford Sound
- Mount Cook National Park
Visit these places and make a lifetime memory to cherish. Let us know if you want to visit any other places, and we will give you the information that you need to know about that place. Do not forget to share your experience too.
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