Top Things To Do in New Zealand
New Zealand is full of so many beautiful places and scenery that you are spolit for choice with things to do on your gap break here. We recommend that during your time in this amazing country that you visit the following attractions in the cities:
1. Visit Mount Eden - Auckland
A must-see place when in Auckland is Mount Eden. Mount Eden is a cinder cone and the highest point in Auckland. This makes it an ideal place to see a 360 degree view of Auckland. With many walking trails available, get those walking shoes on and trek to the summit (196 metres above sea level) and take some amazing photographs.
2. Take a Harbour Cruise - Auckland
There is no better way to explore Auckland Harbour than by taking a cruise around it. You will also be able to see the other sights that the city has to offer. Many of the cruises offer a live commentary on what you will be passing and this is a great way to learn about the city. Why not take a longer cruise and enjoy a coffee as you become enthused about your stay in Auckland and sort through the plans that are rushing through your head, now that you are here.
3. Visit Te Papa - Wellington
Te Papa, Wellington is a museum which displays things to do with the nature, history and culture of New Zealand. This is a great place to go and learn all about the country that you are living and working in. The museum ensures that it captures your interest by having interactive displays available as well as vibrant and dynamic events that will capture your imagination and help you understand about this country.
4. Look Around the Botanic Gardens - Wellington
The Botanic Gardens in Wellington is an ideal place to relax and enjoy a day out amongst lush greenery and beautiful flowers. With the gardens being home to major plant collections as well as houses that home tropical and temperate displays there is interest around every corner. The gardens also have many walking trails that form circuits which allow you to explore the garden with ease. Take a book and have a relaxing time enjoying a picnic lunch on one of the lawns and soak up the chilled ambience.
5. Visit Kaikoura - Christchurch
Kaikoura is located on a rocky peninsula near Christchurch and is a popular visitor destination for those wanting to see marine wildlife in their natural environment as well as those looking for adventure on land. With so many activities to choice from including cave tours, dolphin swimming, whale watching, kayaking, surfing, snorkelling, bird watching and quad biking – there really is something for everyone at Kaikoura.