The dream destination of many, New Zealand reflects rare, untouched natural beauty, which can be experienced by way of different outdoor activities. The country is full of wild and gorgeous natural wonders and exploring them all on one visit is impossible. If you are making a list of destinations to visit in 2017, you should definitely include New Zealand. Read on to know about some of must-visit destinations in New Zealand in 2017.
Visit the steaming geysers and learn about the exotic Maori culture at Rotorua in New Zealand. The sulphur-rich region’s thermal area houses spraying geysers, hot springs, and exploding mud pools. One of the other big attractions of the region is the cultural performances and lifestyle of the local Maori populations. Already a popular attraction, visiting this amazing destination next year is a must.
Explore the stunning surroundings of the Fiordland – the Milford Sound, located in the South East corner of New Zealand in 2017 to discover the new meaning of virginal ‘natural beauty’.
A nature lover’s paradise, this place will exhilarate you with nature’s stunning creations as you explore its jagged cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and spy upon sunbathing seals. Cruise through The Sound for a mesmerising experience close to nature.
Bay of Islands
Outdoor enthusiasts should include the ‘Bay of Islands’ as one of the must-visit places in New Zealand in 2017. The destination offers plenty of water sports. Bay of Islands is also one of the best places to go fishing, sailing, and scuba diving. Get underwater to explore the vibrant sea world and enjoy close encounters with the marine life here.
Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers
For some extreme fun, head up straight to the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers at Westland Tai Poutini National Park in South Island, New Zealand. The place is counted among one of the world’s most accessible glaciers. Explore the Franz Josef glacier on foot by going on guided trekking expeditions. You will be amazed by the sight of frozen landscapes, including ice caves and pinnacles.
This offbeat place is a must-visit destination for a New Zealand tour in 2017. The three stunning beaches here, namely Muriwai Beach, Anawhata Beach, and the Karekare Beach are blessed with pristine natural beauty. The Muriwai Beach is also a great place for bird watching as it hosts countless migratory birds called Ganets.
Talking of beaches, the Cathedral Cove is a popular beach and a marine reserve, which is located on the Coromandel peninsula. Enjoy a short hike up to the beach, which runs through native bush and cliffs. A hike, some sunbathing, swimming in cool waters, and relaxing by the soft sand beach – isn’t it one of the things that you want for a holiday in 2017?