“100% Pure New Zealand”
– New Zealand Tourism motto
The remote land of two islands has been off the tourism circuit for Indians but Bollywood films, as well as the uniqueness of the country, have led to increasing footfalls from India. The country is led by a progressive woman premier, increasing diversity and a high tolerance for all makes it one of the most livable countries in the world. The same is translated into its high standards of tourism and spectacular draws. In this blog, we will look at some top reasons for visiting this gentle country as a tourist.
Here are 6 great reasons to visit New Zealand as a tourist:
Coramandel Peninsula: The peninsula in the north-east part of the country is famous for its white sandy beaches. Beautiful coastal scenery, forests, and other natural wonders make up some of its draws. Visit the small quaint and charming town of Thames with a history in gold mining.
Sky tower: The largest city in the country Auckland is home to Sky Tower. It is a must-see. It is an observation cum telecommunication tower. With an astounding height of 1076 feet, it is the tallest free-standing building in the Southern Hemisphere. One can get a magnificent view of Auckland and dine in its restaurant.
Art deco buildings of Napier: For the lovers of architecture, beauty, and style, the city of Napier on the northern island is a must-do. Most of its buildings are built in the short-lived art-deco style which makes it unique in the world. For those in India, do note there are buildings of art-deco style in Indian cities such as Delhi and Mumbai as well.
Franz Josef Glacier: Named after a European monarch of Austria after its discovery in the late 19th century, it is located within the Westland National Park is one of the world’s most accessible glaciers. You can visit on foot or go on a helicopter ride over it.
Bay of Islands: Picturesque with 144 islands, blue bays, and sandy beaches, the Bay of Islands is a hot spot for all tourists. It is home to a large marine life including whales, penguins, dolphins, and the big marlin. You can indulge in fishing as well as a sail on yachts to enjoy the peace and majesty.
Kaikoura: The coastal town on the South Island is on the bucket list of wildlife lovers as well as those enjoying seafood. The fauna on display includes fur seals, dolphins, sperm whales and albatrosses off the shore. Those seeking gentle treks can wander around the local forest. Thereafter sit down for spectacular seafood meals of fresh crayfish, mussels, and blue cod.
As one of the first nations to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic due to its isolation and quick-acting government, it is opening up its economy and tourism. Already flights have started resuming bringing in small amounts of tourists. So, if you are dreaming of New Zealand and its natural wonders, visiting this charming country won’t take long. In preparation, reach out to us for organizing your visitor visa and other details at the earliest. We are only a phone call away.