holiday in new zealand?
We are going to new zealand in december and i was wondering if any body can tell me what is fun to do and where can we go and what is a must do there.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
There are lots of great things to do in New Zealand.The weather is very mild and has a nice hot summer with a mildly cold winter. Places that I recommend you visit are:
Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World
New Zealand National Maritime Museum
Sky City(Sky tower)
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Hobbiton Movie Set & Farm Tours(Lord of the rings)
Rainbow Springs Nature Park & Kiwi Encounter
Tamaki Maori Village
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Te Papa - Museum of New Zealand
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
Whale Watch Kaikoura
The International Antarctic Centre
Hope I help :)
- DemosthenesLv 51 decade ago
The answer to this question probably depends on what you enjoy doing and what you don't.
One of New Zealand's greatest assets is its incredibly beautiful and varied landscapes. It is also volcanic and has many sights unique to countries with vulcanism, such as hot pools, geysers etc.
If not the extreme sport and outdoor activity capital of the world, it must come close. There are a great many extreme activities available to experience.
And lastly, it is the unique home of the Maori people, and you can experience the Maori culture in New Zealand (Aotearoa) as nowhere else.
"Must sees if you can" in New Zealand would therefore include landscapes, some volcanic sites, perhaps some extreme sports or activities, and some Maori culture.
For landscapes, in the North Island, experience the National Park region in the centre of the North Island, the Coromandel Peninsula for some wildly beautiful and lonely beaches, Lake Taupo (good for trout fishing), and the Bay of Islands region. In the South Island, there are the beautiful flooded river valleys and intricate coastline of the Marlborough Sounds, the wild sub-tropical beauty of a trek in the Abel Tasman National Park, the South Canterbury foothills of the Southern Alps, and the spectacular lakes and mountains of Wakatipu (Queenstown), Wanaka, Mt Cook, Te Anau, Tekapo, Manapouri and Doubtful/Milford Sounds.
For volcanic activity, try Rotorua for all the touristy experiences, including a good deal of exposure to Maori culture.
In extreme sports, some of the obvious things might be bungy jumping, extreme helicopter skiing, or jet boats in the Shotover or the braided rivers of South Canterbury.
In terms of unique experiences, don’t miss the very good and not at all boring Te Papa National Museum of New Zealand in Wellington, which presents fantastic Maori cultural and historical experiences. If you have time, another unique place is the Antarctic Centre, an emulated Antarctic environment in Christchurch, the home of Operation Deep Freeze, the ongoing US National Science Foundation mission to Antarctica.
Oh, and yes – one final thing - if you a LOTR fan, you can do tours around the various LOTR locations from the three movies.