There are just too many gorgeous sights of New Zealand to mention. It is one of the most beautiful countries in the world (in my opinion, the most beautiful) and according to various statistics, it is also one of the most peaceful country on Earth. Its stunning scenery and landscape has made it the adventure capital of the world and you'll see why when you start drooling over the sights of New Zealand.
1. Hobbit Trail, New Zealand
Via Hobbit trail
So many of the sights of New Zealand have become associated with the Lord of the Rings movies.
2. Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
Via Let's Glow!
The caves are just as awesome in the daytime too (as you'll see later).
4. Ross, South Island
The stunning color of the glacial melt waters comes from rock flour (minute particles.)
5. Milky Way
Clear skies thanks to lack of light pollution.
6. The Milford Track #1
One of the best hiking trails in New Zealand.
7. Milford Track #2
And one of the reasons it's so popular is the diversity along the route.
8. Paua Shell
Via Paua Shell
I think everyone would love to find some on the beach. Paua shell is only found around New Zealand.
9. Aurora Australis over Tainui
Via Aurora Australis
The Southern Hemisphere's equivalent of the Northern Lights.
10. Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay
The beaches are one of the major attractions of New Zealand, yet they're never crowded.
If New Zealand is the Adventure Capital of the World, Queenstown is the Adventure Capital of New Zealand.
12. The Blue Pools, Queenstown
Via The Blue Pools
Mother Nature used every color on the palette when she painted New Zealand.
13. Abel Tasman National Park
Just one of 14 national parks in New Zealand.
14. Mount Cook
Mount Cook is the tallest mountain in New Zealand.
15. Sandfly Bay
It looks like Wales! Sandfly Bay is a nature reserve and ideal for spotting sea lions and yellow-eyed penguins.
16. Whangarei Falls
If you love waterfalls, there are plenty of viewing opportunities in New Zealand.
A favorite among surfers and there's also the Mangwhai Clifftops Walk.
18. Waitomo Caves
These are the glowworm caves you saw earlier - in daylight.
19. Tunnel Beach
Via Tunnel Beach
Otago is just outside Queenstown and there's plenty to do here if you seek an adrenaline rush.
21. Koekohe Beach
Via Dinosaur Eggs
The huge spherical stones are known as the Moeraki Boulders.
22. Akaroa Harbour
Via Akaroa Harbour
So idyllically rural. Did you know there are 3 million people in New Zealand but 60 million sheep? ^_^
23. Sutherland Falls, Manapouri
They can't seem to decide if this is the tallest waterfall in New Zealand or if it's Browne Falls.
24. Waiotapu Thermal Reserve, Rotorua
This is romantically known as the "Champagne Pool."
25. Milford Sound
Via New Zealand
New Zealand's Fjordland.
Another stunning beach.
27. Lake Pukaki
That color is just unreal.
28. Ancient Maori Wall Carvings
The indigenous people of New Zealand are Maoris - Polynesians who settled the islands before 1300 BCE.
29. Rob Roy Glacier and Falls
The glacier and the Matukituki River valley is a popular summer hiking area.
30. Emerald Lakes, Tongariro
Perfect Lord of the Rings Scenery.
Book yourself a VW camper and take a tour of the vineyards.
32. Mt. Ruapehu
The volcano on an eruption day. It's the most active and tallest volcano in New Zealand.
The largest city on South Island suffered a huge earthquake in 2010. It was of 7.1 magnitude and 185 people lost their lives.
34. Watch Tower
Via Mt. Cook
When spring comes to the mountains ...
35. Starfish Colony, Paparoa
It's not just we humans that love the beaches of New
36. Skippers Road
Classed as one of the World's Most Dangerous Roads.
37. West Coast, South Island Heading North to Punakaiki
What a fabulous road trip this would be.
One of New Zealand's great cities.
39. Hobbit Houses
Hobbiton is a permanent tourist attraction and there are tours of Peter Jackson's LOTR movie set.
40. Kariotahi Beach
Sunsets to rival sunsets anywhere.
41. Doubtful Sound
One of the larger fjords or Fjordland.
42. Winter in New Zealand
There aren't words to describe it ...
43. Cathedral Cove
This is the beach that's at the very top of my bucket list.
44. Larnach Castle, Dunedin
New Zealand or Scotland? Uncanny!
45. Nelson Lakes National Park
Via Angelus Hut
The Blue Nelson Lake - also known as Rotomairewhenua – is considered the clearest lake in the world.
Well we've come to the end of my selection of the sights of New Zealand. I'll never tire of the stunning sceneries - will you?