New Zealand itinerary things to see in the island state
New Zealand tourist route to discover the island nation in Oceania, visit the island’s north and south, with the main towns to see.
Itinerary New Zealand
New Zealand is located in the South Pacific and it is part of the Oceania continent, separated by the Tasman Sea from Australia for a distance of about 2000 kilometers to the northwest. The two largest islands among those who make up this nation are the North Island, which is one of the largest islands in the world where there are major cities such as Auckland and Wellington which is the capital of the nation, and South Island, known also called Te Wai Pounamu, resulting from Maori mythology and meaning “water of green stone” understood as jade.
Even the South Island is one of the largest islands in the world and along the west coast is the mountain range of the Southern Alps which includes Mount Cook, almost four thousand meters high. New Zealand’s climate is temperate and rather rainy, most tourists usually come from Australia.
What to see in New Zealand
– Auckland, very pleasant city to visit, with its port area, the old quarter of Parnell and Mount Eden where you can admire the view of the city and its bay, the beautiful coastline.
– Rotorua, spa Maori culture with spectacular water jets in the park between wells of hot water.
Rotorua is very nice to make a walk in the early morning by one of the craters of Tarawera volcano, which last erupted in 1886 had destructive effects.
– Waimangu, another popular spa area situated in a valley originated by the eruption of the volcano.
– Wellington, where it is worth to see the beautiful natural harbor, the National Museum, which houses masterpieces of Maori and the view you can enjoy Salento Mount Victoria.
– Queen Charlotte Sound offers a beautiful coastal landscape to discover on foot, formed by numerous bays, islands, bays and channels formed by the sea.
– Nelson is a town famous for the fruit industry and the many street artists.
– Golden Bay has a beautiful sandy beach with golden hues that come together for a clear water and green sea bathing memorable.
– Abel Tasman National Park where it is nice to walk in the middle of a lush flora and fauna.
– Hokitika, where you can buy souvenirs of jade and other local crafts.
– Lake Matheson, also called mirror lake, where you can see the mountains reflected in the lake.
– Mount Cook National Park, which is one of the most spectacular parks in the country as covered largely by permanent ice and snow.