One of the most beautiful places in the world has to be New Zealand. With springtime being an ideal time to visit, you must be wondering about the best spots in NZ during spring. Travelling to New Zealand in Spring offers plenty to see however you most likely won’t have time to visit them all. So, pick your destinations carefully so you can have enough time to really enjoy each area.
For a look at some of the more beautiful spots in NZ to take in, keep reading.
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Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand and is great regardless of the time of year. The ‘City of Sails’ has a little something for everyone, it is rated one of the best cities in the world for a reason. Springtime just brings that little bit extra with everything rejuvenating and blossoming.
As a cultural melting pot, Auckland has some of the best restaurants and eateries around. With Auckland’s location on the Hauraki Gulf, you can easily day trip to Waiheke and Rangitoto Islands. This gets you the best of both the urban and the natural worlds.
Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, Rotorua
You don’t need to be able to pronounce the name of a place to enjoy its natural beauty and culture. Te Whakarewarewa is home to a traditional Māori Arts and Crafts Institute which acts as a historical centre for the area. You can enjoy everything from traditional dance and songs to traditionally prepared. It is a very authentic and unique experience that you will not get anywhere else in the world.
The geothermal valley itself is absolutely breath-taking. You can find several geysers that put on an explosive show and even pools of boiling mud. If you plan to visit NZ, this is a must for anyone with a bit of adventure in them.
The last entry on the list of why travelling to New Zealand in Spring is great is a nod to all the film and book lovers out there. It’s well known that New Zealand is the filming location of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit movies. You can take a look at an entire Hobbiton movie set village and feel like you have been transported into a fantasy world and to the Shire. This place is not just for fantasy lovers, as it is one of the most beautiful and epic movies sets ever constructed.
So Much to Do and See
New Zealand is a small country that seems to offer unlimited amounts of things for tourists to see and do. The natural beauty in the country is so varied, it really is something that needs to be seen. Next time you are planning a springtime holiday keep New Zealand near the top of your list, it may surprise you how much you enjoy yourself.