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Written by : LifeStyle Team

For anyone who is trying to get the best tourism experience, then New Zealand is undoubtedly the place they need to visit at least once in their lifetime. Although New Zealand is a small island country, it offers many mind-blowing tourist destinations for the travellers like Milford Sound, Abel Tasman National Park and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Activities such as bungee jumping and whale watching exemplify typical tourist attractions, often marketed primarily to individuals and a small group of travellers.

Tourism is an important sector of New Zealand's economy with Australia, China, and the USA among the top 3 international visitor arrivals to New Zealand every year. If you're planning a tour to New Zealand and don't know which places to visit, then here we are providing you with the list of some best places:

1. Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands is one of the best tourist destinations in New Zealand where activities like fishing, sailing, watersports, etc, takes place. This beautiful region is an agglomeration of around 150 islands between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula. What's more, you can do in the islands? You can try scuba diving to explore a whole new underwater world.

2. Milford Sound

Milford Sound is a fiord in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island, which is home to for seal colonies, penguins and dolphins. This place is believed to be formed by glaciers during the Ice Age, and still bears evidence of its creation in the form of epic scenery crowned by mountains and waterfalls. The best way to see Milford Sound is through boating and you can explore waterfalls and wildlife throughout your journey.

3. Auckland

Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand and is also the ideal city where you can start your exploration of New Zealand. It is home to New Zealand's largest art gallery, 185-acre Auckland Domain park, multicultural bars and restaurants, and several adventurous activities.

4. Waiheke Island

It one of the best places to visit in New Zealand, if you're a wine lover. Not only wine, Waiheke Island is also famous for its vibrant art community, forests, beaches, and olive groves. It will be a memorable experience, if you book a hotel and stay there for a night, enjoying the taste of a variety of wines.

5. Christchurch

Despite hit by four earthquakes, the number of tourists visiting the place is evidence that Christchurch has made a grand comeback. Botanic Gardens, a sprawling mesh of greenhouses, walking tracks, and horticultural displays are some of the best places to visit in Christchurch. One can also witness some of the largest, tallest, and oldest trees at this place.

6. Queenstown

Queenstown has a reputation as the adventure capital of New Zealand. It is well-known for its world-class sports hub during the winter and spring months. Of course, you can do a lot of adventure activities in Queenstown such as bungee jumping, skydiving, jet boating, and river rafting, from dizzying heights at breathtaking speed.

7. Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley

Discover the unique geothermal landscape of Te Whakarewarewa Valley, which is the only living geothermal Maori village gifted with geothermal vents that provide a life-giving energy resource. Mud pools are another natural attraction in the geothermal valley which has a temperature of more than 200 degrees Fahrenheit. You can acquire a steam box meal prepared using ancient geothermal cooking techniques and the locals welcome you with a traditional song and dance performance.

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