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New Zealand sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Stunning, simply breath-taking nature remains the main distinctive feature of New Zealand. The territory of the country is home to 10 national parks, and even streets of modern cities simply dive in greenery and blooming flower beds. Te Ika-a-Māui was called one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The island features snow-capped mountains, sleeping volcanoes, spacious green fields and hundreds of geysers. There are many beaches on the coast of the island; this place is almost always crowded with vacationers who mix sunbathing with excursions to nature reserves.
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Travelers, who are hungry for bustling city life, will find all they need in Auckland. This city is rich in cultural centers, shops, restaurants and many other entertainment facilities. The most famous and visited museums of Auckland are the Museum of Auckland, which exhibits a rich collection of historic artefacts, the National Marine Museum, the Museum of Transport, the Botanic Garden and the Zoo. Kafia and Raglan regions also have the right to be called landmarks of the North Island. These beach areas have become a true mecca for all surfers. There is one more landmark near Kafia - Bridal Veil Falls, tremendously beautiful waterfalls. Travelers are also recommended to visit Te Puia Hot Springs, Te Koutu Park, Te Toto Gorge and Waitomo Caves.
Stephens Island is located between North and South Islands. This small island is home to many rare animals. In tropical forests of Stephens Island one can see tuatara, a close relative of dinosaurs, which are extinct many million years ago. The island is a restricted zone, and the area, where the unique reptile lives, is put under strict control. Local biologist work hard to keep that rare animal and ensure it won't disappear in future. Copyright
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Blenheim is the most popular and widely visited city of the South Island. The best way to get acquainted with historic heritage of the city is to visit the Seymour Square area and during an excursion in Museum Park. Pollard Park is also a very interesting destination in Blenheim. The park is mostly famous for a large collection of roses and camellias. If you visit the city in February, you will be able to participate in a very unusual holiday dedicated to the grape. The theme of the celebration is not random as during several centuries Blenheim has been the main centre of wine making on the island. Dunedin is the second largest city on the South Island and home to several beautiful medieval buildings. Larnach Castle is usually called the most famous landmark of this place. Visitors are also very welcome in the Museum of Otago, the Museum of Natural History, Dunedin Gallery and Botanic Garden.
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Famous and uniques places in New Zealand from our review series

Sky Tower

From the series “Breathtaking high-altitude observation points with panoramic views on cities”
The highest observation deck in Auckland is located in the skyscraper with a romantic name Sky Tower. It is located at an altitude of 220 meters. In fair weather, this observation deck offers the panoramic view of 80 km. Visiting the sight is one of the favorite entertainment of the guests of the city. Sky Tower is a common TV tower in Auckland. It is 328 meters high, that makes it the tallest building in the country. The construction of the tower was completed in 1997. Almost from the first days of the opening, viewing platforms became available for visitors.

Admiring the panorama of the city is not the only entertainment that is available to visitors of the TV tower. The main observation deck is equipped with a glass floor. Not all dare to step on it. This attraction will be an … Read all

Waiotapu Valley

From the series “Top 15 most fantastic creations of nature”
New Zealand can boast with Waiotapu Valley of Geysers known to the whole world. It is able to surprise with its unique formations, and a variety of unearthly landscape. The area of ​​the valley is about 18 square km. The name literally translates from the Maori language as a holy water. The territory is under the protection of the state from 1931. Now, travelers can visit the only part of the valley called Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland.

The most famous formation of the valley is Lady Knox Geyser. Guests of the reserve can observe its eruption every day; it starts promptly at 10-15 am. An eruption is caused artificially. Soapy water is poured into the muzzle, then the geyser begins to throw water jets up to 20 meters high. An eruption lasts about an hour.

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Waitomo Caves

From the series “10 Natural Wonders of the World”
The famous caves of Waitomo are located in New Zealand. Their features can’t be explained by anything except a miracle. The fact is that these caves are inhabited by rare species of fireflies that can be found only in New Zealand. These tiny creatures light up the arch and dark caves, making them look like a starry sky. Travelers come from all over the world to New Zealand to admire this amazing natural phenomenon. Afterwards, another unique surprise is waiting for tourists.

There are lakes in the caves, so you can move only by boat. That makes the tour even more unique. Amazing caves are one of the main attractions of the country. The nature has been working on them for millions of years. Once, the place was occupied by the ocean. Its waters washed the land for years and created a … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of New Zealand

In 1820, Samuel Marsden came here to explore the Hauraki Gulf, 13 years later the first sawmill was built in the Uarkuort district. Captain William Hobson was the founder of the first European settlement. In 1840, he established the capital of the new colony and named it in honor of his best friend George Eden. That moment started active industrial development of the city. The population was growing rapidly, mainly due to immigrants arriving in the new city. In the 20th century, the city … Read more
The modern city was founded by settlers from the Great Britain. This important event in the life of Christchurch took place on March 27, 1848. Two years later, more than a thousand people lived in the territory of the new city. The population was growing fast, and the infrastructure was improving literally non-stop. Yet in 1863, the first passenger railroad in the whole country was launched in Christchurch. It keeps working even nowadays, remaining one of the most eye-catching symbols of the … Read more

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