The island nation of New Zealand, in the south-western Pacific Ocean, offers a plethora of breathtaking natural beauties to admire on your travels. At about 268,000 square kilometres in size and made up of two bigger islands (North Island and Sound Island) as well as hundreds of small islands, there’s plenty to see across this beautiful area of the world; from epic mountain ranges to beautifully, cascading waterfalls.
Check out our top five natural beauties you simply HAVE to see in New Zealand!
1. Mount Cook
Mount Cook (also known as Aoraki) is the highest mountain in New Zealand, standing impressively at 3,754 metres in the Southern Alps. The mountain is a hugely popular tourist attraction and brilliant destination for avid climbers, consisting of three summits. Located in the Aoraki National Park, the spectacular mountain offers stunning scenery to visitors with great alpine walking routes near the village of Mount Cook.
2. Fox Glacier Cave
A visit to the Fox Glacier Cave on New Zealand’s South Island will be an unforgettable experience. The stunning glaciers are renowned on the west coast of the island and the Fox Glacier is no exception, measuring at 13 kilometres long, dropping from the peaks of the Southern Alps to rainforest only 300 metres above sea level. It is one of the most accessible glaciers in the world, attracting over 1,000 tourists each day!
3. Lake Wanaka
Lake Wanaka, located in the Otago region, is New Zealand’s fourth largest lake and an idyllic destination to discover a natural beauty. The lake is 45 kilometres long and is estimated to be around 300 metres deep. The stunning waters, which cover nearly 200 square kilometres, attract jetboaters, sailors and kayakers – and those simply looking for an idyllic place to relax on their holiday!
4. Bridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls, also known as the Waireinga Falls, is a beautiful plunging waterfall, located along the Pakoka River in the Waikato area. The 55 metre falls is easy to travel to, with a well-marked route through native forest following the river to the top of the natural beauty.
5. Moeraki Boulders
The Moeraki Boulders are a group of unusual spherical stones located on Koekohe Beach, near Moeraki – one of the most popular tourist attractions on the South Island. The boulders were formed around 60 million years ago, from ancient sea sediments. Some of the stones measure up to three metres in diameter – they’re an interesting sight to see and greatly located on the Otago Coast!
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