New Zealand is an amazing country made up two main, large islands. Situated in the South Pacific Ocean to the south-east of Australia some 1600 kilometres, New Zealand has an exciting landscape with volcanoes, high mountains and fiords as well as rivers and lakes. Thousands come travel to these amazing islands every year and here is a brief look at the top New Zealand attractions:
Kaweka Forest Park
Near Napier and Hawkes Bay of North Island, this park is the place for white water rafting at its best. Extreme tours cater to beginners as well as those experienced with the sport.
One of the best-known landmark areas, Milford Sound is a fiord and many waterfalls cascade down steep mountain sides and banks. The drive through Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound is unbelievably scenic.
From Queenstown and Lake Wanaka on the South Island, beginner or experienced sky divers can drop through the air over the stunning, jagged peaks of the Southern Alps. Experts provide equipment and instruction.
A wonderful area to explore on the south end of South Island, The Catlins is a great region in which to watch wildlife like penguins and seals, sea lions and other wildlife.
An out-of-this-world place, White Island lies in the waters near Whakatane on the east of North Island. Visitors can take a guided tour of the volcano with the ever-present white cloud. The crater’s lake is green and out of volcanic rock the intriguing pohukukawa trees grow.