Recommended Great Tourist Attractions in New Zealand

A showcase of ecological diversity, New Zealand is home to some of the rarest flora and unique wildlife of the world. Consisting of two main islands, New Zealand has biomes ranging from lush subtropical forests and remote ice fields to the extensive beaches and endless prairies. Wide country's South Island has fewer inhabitants than the North Island, but is home to some of the most unique geology of the planet. Traversed the entire length by the Southern Alps, South Island is a confluence of lakes, mountains, plains and forests that has captivated and delighted lovers of nature for centuries.

Here are some of the most interesting of the South Island:

Along the western shore of Lake Wakatipu near Queenstown, Glenorchy solution offers beautiful panoramic views of the tranquil lake. Glenorchy is also a fast car or riding a bike out of the wild valleys, extensive forests of beech and towering mountains. Glenorchy is the starting point for many popular songs footprints in the South Island and is also very close to both Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park. Glenorchy also will appeal to moviegoers as it is the site where the scenes of movies like Vertical Limit and X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian was killed.

Another popular place is the island south of Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park. Here is the Mitre Peak, one of the most photographed mountains in New Zealand. This distinctive mountain rises more than a mile into the sky from a narrow fjord and is a sight to behold. Simply drive to Milford Sound is an adventure on its own, with roads winding through the Southern Alps offers passengers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Other attractions in Milford Sound include boat trips, kayaking and Milford Deep, an underwater observatory.

If you prefer to go somewhere more remote than Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound located further south is another great destination. Wilder and more resistant than Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound is accessible by boat from the sea or by road from Lake Manapouri.

Located on the wild west coast South Island, Franz Josef Glacier is one of the few glaciers on the planet that is connected to a temperate rainforest. Another unique event in the Franz Josef glacier is still growing and progressing, while most other glaciers are accepting. A helicopter tour of Franz Josef glacier is a once in a lifetime experience and worth the expense. Guided walks and tours of the glaciers are also available in the nearby town of Franz Josef.

A picturesque coastal town in the region of South Island Canterbury, Kaikoura is a popular destination for whale watching. The majestic sperm whales and playful dolphins can be seen on the coast, while the pods of southern sea lions freely walk the rocky beaches of Kaikoura. Kaikoura is also popular with birdwatchers who come to witness the great number of albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters gather near.

Kaikoura

Franz Josef Glacier

Lake Manapouri

the Fiordland National Park

Fiordland National Park

Aspiring National Park

Wakatipu Lake Queenstown New Zealand

Lake Wakatipu

vast beaches

 
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