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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

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So many of the sights of New Zealand have become associated with the Lord of the Rings movies.

2. Waitomo Glow Worm Caves

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The caves are just as awesome in the daytime too (as you'll see later).

3. Ngongotaha Valley

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Stunning primordial forest.

4. Ross, South Island

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The stunning color of the glacial melt waters comes from rock flour (minute particles.)

5. Milky Way

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Clear skies thanks to lack of light pollution.

6. The Milford Track #1

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One of the best hiking trails in New Zealand.

7. Milford Track #2

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And one of the reasons it's so popular is the diversity along the route.

8. Paua Shell

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I think everyone would love to find some on the beach. Paua shell is only found around New Zealand.

9. Aurora Australis over Tainui

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The Southern Hemisphere's equivalent of the Northern Lights.

10. Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay

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The beaches are one of the major attractions of New Zealand, yet they're never crowded.

11. Queenstown

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If New Zealand is the Adventure Capital of the World, Queenstown is the Adventure Capital of New Zealand.

12. The Blue Pools, Queenstown

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Mother Nature used every color on the palette when she painted New Zealand.

13. Abel Tasman National Park

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Just one of 14 national parks in New Zealand.

14. Mount Cook

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Mount Cook is the tallest mountain in New Zealand.

15. Sandfly Bay

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It looks like Wales! Sandfly Bay is a nature reserve and ideal for spotting sea lions and yellow-eyed penguins.

16. Whangarei Falls

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If you love waterfalls, there are plenty of viewing opportunities in New Zealand.

17. Mangawhai

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A favorite among surfers and there's also the Mangwhai Clifftops Walk.

18. Waitomo Caves

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These are the glowworm caves you saw earlier - in daylight.

19. Tunnel Beach

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Just gorgeous.

20. Otago

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Otago is just outside Queenstown and there's plenty to do here if you seek an adrenaline rush.

21. Koekohe Beach

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The huge spherical stones are known as the Moeraki Boulders.

22. Akaroa Harbour

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So idyllically rural. Did you know there are 3 million people in New Zealand but 60 million sheep? ^_^

23. Sutherland Falls, Manapouri

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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

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This is romantically known as the "Champagne Pool."

25. Milford Sound

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New Zealand's Fjordland.

26. Dunedin

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Another stunning beach.

27. Lake Pukaki

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That color is just unreal.

28. Ancient Maori Wall Carvings

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The indigenous people of New Zealand are Maoris - Polynesians who settled the islands before 1300 BCE.

29. Rob Roy Glacier and Falls

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The glacier and the Matukituki River valley is a popular summer hiking area.

30. Emerald Lakes, Tongariro

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Perfect Lord of the Rings Scenery.

31. Vineyards

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Book yourself a VW camper and take a tour of the vineyards.

32. Mt. Ruapehu

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The volcano on an eruption day. It's the most active and tallest volcano in New Zealand.

33. Christchurch

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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

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35. Starfish Colony, Paparoa

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It's not just we humans that love the beaches of New
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36. Skippers Road

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Classed as one of the World's Most Dangerous Roads.

37. West Coast, South Island Heading North to Punakaiki

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What a fabulous road trip this would be.

38. Auckland

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One of New Zealand's great cities.

39. Hobbit Houses

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Hobbiton is a permanent tourist attraction and there are tours of Peter Jackson's LOTR movie set.

40. Kariotahi Beach

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Sunsets to rival sunsets anywhere.

41. Doubtful Sound

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One of the larger fjords or Fjordland.

42. Winter in New Zealand

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43. Cathedral Cove

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This is the beach that's at the very top of my bucket list.

44. Larnach Castle, Dunedin

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New Zealand or Scotland? Uncanny!

45. Nelson Lakes National Park

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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?

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