Most Beautiful Places in New Zealand

When it comes to natural beauty, there are few places that are better than New Zealand. The sheer variety in its surroundings is quite breath-taking, to be honest. From gorgeous mountains to serene beaches, you can find just about anything and everything. Have a look around any part of the country, and you are sure to find a place that is beautiful. If possible, everyone should visit New Zealand at least once in their lives. Given the wealth of options at your disposal, it can seem a little daunting to narrow down a list of places to visit. So, we have taken it upon ourselves to give you a few ideas. There are many great places that won’t get mentioned here but what is mentioned, will be worth your time. In a way, it represents the best of the country. Let us see where you should go, shall we ?

Milford Sound

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This fiord can be found in the southern part of New Zealand’s South Island. It is easily the most famous tourist spot in the country. The fiord is located within the Fiordland National Park. The place attracts thousands of people every year but this doesn’t mean that you will not find peace there. It is big enough to make everybody have an unforgettable experience. It also offers you the chance to engage in water sports.


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The town is around 40 kilometres from the city of Auckland and it a paradise for those interested in surfing. It is so famous that there have even been international surfing competitions. An ideal spot for those looking for something a little quieter and peaceful.

Mount Cook

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This should be on the bucket list of everyone who likes to have a little adventure in their lives. It is the highest mountain in New Zealand sitting at a height of 3,724 metres. Even if you do not want to any mountain climbing, the view alone is worth the trip. There are so many parts of this area that would be perfect for your Instagram.

Great Barrier Island

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It lies about 100 kilometres away from Auckland. Not many want to take the effort to reach the island but for those who do, they get to see an underrated part of the country. There are beaches, waterfalls to keep you enthralled and apart from that, you will get to experience the warmth of the locals.

Cathedral Cove

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Though this place is only accessible by boat or foot, if you want to see an incredible sunrise, Cathedral Cove should be on your list of places to visit. The popularity of the place means that there will be many people here, so remember to make an early start. It is also a great sport for those who like water sports.

Whangarei Falls

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It is certainly one of the most famous spots in New Zealand in part due to how many Instagram posts there are about it. Apart from seeing the majestic falls, you have the chance to walk around and behind the falls. This will give you a clearer view of the water and it will be difficult for you to return after being amongst such beauty.

Tongariro National Park

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A national park with a little bit of everything. It has been awarded the status of being a World Heritage Site. Those with an interest in the Lord Of The Rings will particularly like the place as some famous sequences have been shot here. You can also find three volcanoes here. Just take a stroll and you find something amazing waiting for you at almost every corner.


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So far, we have seen places that are one part of a region or area. But, with Queenstown, what you are getting is an entire town that is meant to make the traveller happy. It is the perfect spot for adventure junkies as you can do anything from skiing to bungee jumping. You can also get a taste of history at this town. It is also home to the world’s southernmost wine producing region. There is no way that you can visit the place and not feel a sense of satisfaction and happiness.

Roys Peak

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If you are looking for a challenge, this is the hike for you. When doing this hike, be prepared for some rapid changes in the weather. But if you are able to brave all these challenges, you will find an experience that is rewarding and also fun. Once you reach the summit, you will be greeted by views to die for.

Nugget Point Lighthouse

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While this is not one of the more glamorous places that you can visit, it is nonetheless beautiful. It is located in the Otago region of the South Island. The walk to the lighthouse is in itself worth exploring. And finally, when you reach the top of the lighthouse, there is this calm that comes over you. It is so relaxing and amazing at the same time.

Auckland Sky Tower

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It is not one for the faint-hearted. This observation deck gives you a bird’s eye view of the entire city. The glass floor is what makes it an even bigger attraction for many people. You do not have to worry about safety as the builders have taken special considerations of this factor. One look down and you are sure to get an adrenaline rush.

Waikato River

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The longest river in New Zealand is also it’s most beautiful. When you see water so clear that it looks fake, you know that you are witnessing something that is worth your time and effort. Take a ferry, and you are sure to feel tranquil being among the wonder that is nature.

Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge

You may be wondering if a bridge is really worth your time. The truth is that this bridge is. Apart from the magnificent view that one has, it also has a place in the history books. This is where the first commercial bungee jumping site was built. The view is for the soul and the bungee jumping is for the body.

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