10 Reasons New Zealand Should Be Your Next Destination

If you haven’t been to New Zealand or done any research on it,  you’ll probably just associate New Zealand with the All Blacks and the earthquakes caused by the many fault lines the country sits upon. Noteably the one last week (11pm Sunday 13th Nov) that struck Christchurch measuring a whopping 7.8 magnitude.

Incase that’s you, and you’re considering your next big trip, I have put together a little list of all the things I loved most about New Zealand having just spent the last month of my life there.

NEW ZEALAND IS MIND BLOWING IN SO MANY WAYS.

Seriously.

Whether you’re looking for a few weeks of relaxation, epic road tripping, adrenalin, mountain escape, water side living, wine drinking or city living… New Zealand offers all of the above to the highest of standards. Yes, it’s a little further a plane ride away for most people, but it is SO worth it. There aren’t many places in the world that can compete with the adventure and landscapes that New Zealand has to offer.

Here are my ’10 Reasons You Should Visit New Zealand’:

1. Incredible Fresh Seafood At Your Fingertips

Photo: Charlotte’s Kitchen in Paihia where I indulged in the best Oysters i’ve EVER had.

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2. Vast Lakes Showing Off The Most Beautiful Of Colours

Photo: Kai Iwi lakes where I enjoyed lunch all by myself over looking the beauties. I swear, if you were anywhere else in the world, somewhere as beautiful as this… it would be mobbed with people. New Zealand is so peaceful and often you can enjoy incredible hotspots in your own company. That sounds sad doesn’t it… but it’s so magical to turn up somewhere and not have a swamp of tourists taking photos. It really makes you feel like you are ‘discovering it’.

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3. Land of the Kumara and Avocado

An abundance of the two are spread all over the New Zealand menus! When I was in the Northland they were so cheap to buy {and then slightly more expensive as i travelled south}. I got 8 avocados for $3 in the northland which is about £1.50! HAPPINESS.

4. You’ll Fall Back In Love With Nature and Geography

Photo 1: Pohutu Geyser, Rotorua | Photo 2: Free Natural Hot Springs in Taupo {See my ‘Guide to Taupo’ here}

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5. Some Of The Best Hikes In The World

Photo 1,2,3: Tongariro Crossing | See my Guide here | See my Tongariro Hike Photo Diary here

Photo 4: Queenstown Hill Hike

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6. The Maori Culture Is So Humbling And Beautiful To Indulge In / Learn About

Photo 1: Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua | Photo 2: The largest remaining Kauri Tree, Waipoua Forest {You have to book onto the Footprints Twilight Encounter}

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7. Adventure Adrenalin Central

Photo: SkyDive, Taupo {See my ‘Guide to Taupo’ here}

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8. You Can Witness The Magical Glow Worm Caves

Photo: Waitomo Caves, NZ

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9. Home To The Best And Most Beautiful Roadtrips

Photo: Omapere, NZ

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10. Kiwi’s Are So Friendly And Life In New Zealand Is Super Chill

Photo: Cathedral Cove, NZ

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Have you guys been to New Zealand, what were your highlights? What do you love about NZ?

I’d love to know!

Thank YOU guys for reading <3

Love as always + happy adventuring,

Mollie x

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10 Reasons New Zealand Should Be Your Next Destination

  • I’m about 100% sure New Zealand is going to be my next destination 🙂