4 Top Reasons to Visit New Zealand
If you still have not put New Zealand on your travel radar, it is time to right that wrong. This is one of the most amazing countries which you can visit. Despite its remote location and the fact that it continues to exist in the shadow of its big neighbour Australia, the Land of the Long White Cloud will never fail to offer you an excellent travel experience because:
- It has long and warm summers, allowing you to spend months exploring the country and enjoying the sun
- New Zealand is one of the safest countries in the world and crime rates here are incredibly low
- Locals are very friendly and they are always ready to give a helping hand
- It is among the cleanest places in the world and its nature is unspoilt
What is more, travelling around New Zealand is easy-peasy because the road networks of the country are of very high quality and they are maintained in a tip-top condition. But before you rent a car in New Zealand, we will quickly list some of the best reasons to visit this fantastic country.
For an adrenaline-filled adventure
Are you an adrenaline junkie? If yes, New Zealand will feel like heaven on earth to you. As a start, there are numerous bungy jumping spots in the country, the most famous of which is Queenstown Nevis Bungy which will have you suspended over Nevis River at a height of 134 meters and the next thing you know, you will find yourself in an 8.5-second freefall. Other extreme experiences you can enjoy in in New Zealand include paragliding and gliding, kart racing, skydiving, sky jumping, sky wire, abseiling and climbing, canyon swinging, jet skiing and jet boating, rafting, snowboarding and skiing and many more.
Pictured: A Hobbit house in New Zealand
Similar to Australia, New Zealand has a very unique wildlife. Animals species which can be seen only here include Kea, the world’s only alpine parrot, yellow-eyed penguins, little blue penguins, a very rare breed of non-croaking frogs known as Hamilton’s frogs and, of course, the symbol of the country – the kiwi. The best place to see the latter is at the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Birth Park, North Island.
Get to know more about Maori culture
The Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand. They have a very interesting culture, history, traditions and language. In fact, if you are wondering why so many places in the Land of the Long Cloud have such unusual names, it is because they are in Maori language. Aorere, Te Ika A Maui, Whakatu and Kaparetehau are all popular travel destinations in New Zealand that have Maori names.
In more recent years, New Zealand has also become known as the Home of the Middle-land and that is because The Lord of the Rings films were shot namely here. So, all those magical and unspoilt spots you see on the big screen are real places that you can find in this country. You can even visit the set of the film – Hobbiton. It is set just 2 hours away from Auckland and it has now turned into one of the most popular travel destinations for movie geeks.