Does New Zealand have the world's best scenery? Well... no part of New Zealand is less than 128 km from the ocean, the entire country is rumbling with volcanic activity, littered with gigantic waterfalls, brightly coloured lakes that are absolutely unlike anywhere else in the world and tall, tall mountains! There is so much diversity to this country and everyone should aim to visit the great KIWI Land at least ONCE in their lifetime! To get your travel juices flowing, here some of our favourite scenic NZ locations. Note: this is JUST a taste of what New Zealand has to offer - if we had to list every breathtaking location we would be here until Christmas!

Abel Tasman National Park

Located in the north of New Zealand's south island, Abel Tasman National Park is known for its golden bays, towering granite cliff faces and one of New Zealand's 9 Great Walks, the Abel Tasman Coastal Trail.

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The stunning Abel Tasman National Park

By Oren Rozen [CC BY-SA 3.0 ], from Wikimedia Commons

Milford Sound

One of New Zealand's "must dos" - Milford Sound is located a day's drive south of Queenstown. The towering Fjord is a World Heritage Listed site and is best viewed by a 2 - 3 hour boat cruise. Look out for Seals and mountainous waterfalls.

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Milford Sound

Fiordland - take in the outdoors, standup paddleboarding the deep waters of New Zealand's Milford Sound to experience how 'Nature’s imagination is unlimited'. (James Cameron) CREDIT: Nathan Secker

Champagne Pool

New Zealand is famous for it's volcanic activity and Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland is no exception. Tours and half day trips can be taken from Rotorua - in New Zealand's north island. Within the park expect to stumble across luminous Green, bright blue and steaming red crater lakes. One of our favourites? The rumbling Champagne Pools.

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Wai O Tapu


Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Famous for it's tiny, remarkable inhabitants - The Glowworms - Waitomo is a gigantic, underground cave system located in New Zealand's north island (south west of Rotorua) and can best be explored by Abseiling, Black Water Rafting, Boat Cruises, or our personal faves - Tumu Tumu Toobing.

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Waitomo Glow Worm Caves by 2il Org -

Lake Wanaka

The town of Wanaka sits upon Lake Wanaka - the fourth largest lake in New Zealand. In the middle of the lake sits a lonesome tree that, thanks to Instagram, has been coined 'That Wanaka Tree.' For more scenic treats, take a walk to the top of Mt Iron which is just a short walk from the town centre, or for the hiking enthusiasts, to Roys Peak - the views will blow you away!

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That Wanaka Tree

By Tom Hall [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

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