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 famous 2016 one that struck Christchurch measuring a whopping 7.8 magnitude. In case 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, hopefully giving you many reasons to visit New Zealand.
New Zealand is mind blowing in so many ways. Seriously.
Whether you’re looking for a few weeks of relaxation, epic road tripping, adrenaline, 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.
Charlotte’s Kitchen in Paihia where I indulged in the best Oysters I’ve ever had.
Pohutu Geyser, Rotorua.
Free Natural Hot Springs in Taupo .See my guide to Taupo here.
Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua & the largest remaining Kauri Tree, Waipoua Forest (you have to book onto the Footprints Twilight Encounter).
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.
Waitomo Caves, NZ
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 hot spots 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’.
As if you needed more reasons to visit New Zealand, the locals here make the trip an absolute dream.
Cathedral Cove, NZ
Where were your favourite spots? I’d love to know!
Love as always and happy adventuring,
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