New Zealand: The Ultimate City Guide!

New Zealand is among the thousands pacific islands popularly known as Oceania, located in the Pacific Ocean. The North and South Islands that make New Zealand are the largest islands in the vast landscape of ocean, and the country is popular with tourists as it’s known to be one of the best places in the world to visit on vacation. In general, the northern and southern cities of New Zealand offer its visitors a chance to experience some of the most beautifully diverse natural attractions on earth, and whether you’re looking for a relaxing holiday or an exciting adventure, New Zealand is the place for you. Go and compare airfares now and book a trip of a lifetime!

Auckland

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Auckland is the largest city of New Zealand’s in North Island, and it’s home to the country’s main airport. The city offers a variety of attractions for tourists, with the wealth of art being one of the particular highlights, especially when it comes to the Auckland City Art Gallery. The Auckland Museum Institute and Museum is another top attraction, and visitors will be educated about the ethnology and the natural history of New Zealand.

Wellington

Wellington – or the ‘capital of cool’ – is the capital of New Zealand, located in the lower southern part of the northern island. Major attractions in the city include the Wellington Botanic Garden and cable car that runs from the city centre in Lambton Quay (The Terrace Tunnel) and comes out at Kelburn. Another populous city in the central north island is Rotorua, and it is popular across the globe for its bubbling hot springs emerging from the sand, as well as the historic and rich Maori culture.

Queenstown

Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most magnificent places to visit, located in the south island nested around jagged peaks neighbouring the shores of Lake Wakatipu. This city is the right place to be if you are an air or water sports enthusiast, as there are plenty of opportunities to experience jet boating, white-water rafting, bungy jumping and skydiving. Snowboarding and skiing on the mountains are other popular activities in the winter season too!

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The surrounding peaks are home to great horse riding trails, and if you’ve got the time you should visit the Mount Aspiring National Park, and experience its splendid meadows and magnificent forests.

Christchurch

Finally, Christchurch should no doubt be on your list of cities to visit when holidaying in New Zealand, especially when you’ve got the chance to experience amazing landscapes such as Victoria Park, Orana Wildlife Park and Hagley Park! The International Antarctic Centre is a great place to learn about the diverse wilderness that is Antarctica, and you’ll even get the chance to see tiny blue penguins. Additionally, the Christchurch botanic Gardens are rich in indigenous and exotic plants, some of which can only be found in New Zealand, giving Christchurch it’s famous nickname ‘the Garden City’. With so many more fantastic attractions to check out across the rest of the country, New Zealand is surely going to be one of 2014’s hottest tourist destinations.





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