We all want to travel away to a beautiful, dreamy destination and escape the hustle of daily life. For amazing sites and memorable adventures; check out a few of these amazing locations right here in NZ.
- Waiheke Island
Take a ferry from Auckland CBD and find yourself feeling like you’ve left the country. With palm trees, white sand beaches and a spectacular coast, experience paradise without travelling too far. Admire the views, take part in an exceptional wine tasting at New Zealand’s gorgeous vineyards, and sunbathe by the water – Waiheke truly is a special place you must visit.
- Hamilton Gardens, North Island
An enchanting world of secret gardens, this is a much-loved destination for local and international tourists alike. Travel over time and cultures; from a peaceful Sung Dynasty Chinese Scholar’s garden to an Italian Renaissance Garden – take in the beauty and tranquillity of this special place.
- Whanganui Bridge to Nowhere, North Island
Feel wholly surrounded in nature and take in the views of the forest and water below. The Bridge to Nowhere is a concrete bridge spanning the Mangapurua Stream with no roads leading to it- only accessible by mountain bike, tramping, or kayak. Walk through the Valley of Abandoned Dreams, take a breath of fresh air and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.
- Lake Tekapo, South Island
Admire the snow-peaked mountains behind the turquoise-blue Lake, an unreal colour coming from the sediment of a retreating glacier. In summer, take in the blue and purple lupin flowers while they are in full bloom. Part of the largest Dark Sky Reserve in the world, Tekapo’s night skies are unbelievably clear, allowing you to have an amazing gaze at stars, satellite galaxies of the Milky Way, the Southern Cross, and the breathtaking Southern Lights.
- Kahurangi National Park, South Island
Explore New Zealand’s second largest national park and listen to the song of some of the rarest birds in the country. Discover a network of tracks leading you from high plateaux to coastal palm forests and take in the beauty. Fluted rock, sinkholes, streams and arches give the landscape of the park a unique character and charm.