There are several countries all around the world, but few are extremely popular for their scenic beauty and natural panorama. And amidst those beautiful countries, one name is New Zealand. One of the most sought after vacation destination, New Zealand is an island country known for its heavenly beauty and why not? Located in one largest ocean of the world, Pacific Ocean, the country with its touch of wilderness and picturesque locations provides ample scope of adventure, fun and exploration. People of New Zealand are also called as ‘The Kiwis’ and they will floor you with their charming nature and hospitality. Below is introduction to some of the best places and cities of New Zealand.
The capital of New Zealand, Wellington is known as the ‘Harbor Capital’, and true to its name it paints one of the best pictures you can ever conjure up whenever it comes to harbor. A cosmopolitan city, the place has an amazing culture complimented by delightful food and great wine. The 360-degree view of the Capital and the harbor from the top of Mount Victoria is simply stunning. Also, you get to enjoy the ride of the historic Cable car here. Relax and spend time along the beautiful waterfront to Oriental Bay. Other major attraction includes the national museum Te Papa, Zealandia and Wellington Botanic Garden to name a few.
One of the most popular cities of the world, Auckland is the largest and considered to be the most populous area of the New Zealand located in the North Island of the country. It is also called as the ‘City of Sails’ or ‘Queen City’. This is the city where the famous Sky Tower is located. Also, the wine tours in the city will have you tasting some of the finest wines ever. Auckland has a long list of amazing places to visit like Waitemata Harbour, Auckaland Art Gallery, Rangitoto Island, Auckland Domain and many more.
The city has a mesmerizing beauty surrounded by water and mountains. Located in the South Island of New Zealand, it was built surrounding the Queenstown Bay and hence the name Queenstown. For the people looking out for adventures, this town has the most perfect backdrop for adrenaline pumped up sports and adventures including skiing, hiking and biking. The magnificent Lake Wakatipu, skiing in Coronet Park, hiking in Skippers Canyon and rope way in Skycity Queenstown are some of the must visit places here.
Rocked by a devastating earthquake in 1931, Napier on the North island of New Zealand was soon rebuilt. This time the city’s architecture became famous owing to the influence of architectural styles like Art Deco and Spanish Mission. To this day it bears the unique and carefully preserved architectural buildings. The beauty of Hawke Bay is completely worth exploring, along with biking in the mountains. Another major attraction is the National Aquarium of New Zealand. Apart from the famous architecture of the city, several vineyards around Napier are worth visiting once.