45 Breathtaking Sights of New Zealand ...

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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.

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Hobbit Trail, New Zealand

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.

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Waitomo Glow Worm Caves

Waitomo Glow Worm Caves Via Let's Glow!

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

3

Ngongotaha Valley

Ngongotaha Valley Via Primordial New Zealand

Stunning primordial forest.

4

Ross, South Island

Ross, South Island Via "Turquoise Water" by Jon Hollström ...

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

5

Milky Way

Milky Way Via Milky Way, South Island, New ...

Clear skies thanks to lack of light pollution.

6

The Milford Track #1

The Milford Track #1 Via Milford Track - Mackay Falls

One of the best hiking trails in New Zealand.

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The Milford Track is one of the most popular walking trails in New Zealand and is often referred to as the “Finest Walk in the World”. The track is 53.5 kilometers long and takes 4 days to complete. It winds through lush beech forests, alpine lakes, and majestic waterfalls. Along the way, hikers will be able to enjoy the spectacular views of the Southern Alps, the Sutherland Falls, and the Tasman Sea. The Milford Track is a great way to experience the natural beauty of New Zealand and is a must-see for any traveler.

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Milford Track #2

Milford Track #2 Via 120316_JTSg_7079_h.jpg

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

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Paua Shell

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

Aurora Australis over Tainui Via Aurora Australis

The Southern Hemisphere's equivalent of the Northern Lights.

10

Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay

Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay Via New Zealand Trip_225_Wharariki

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

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Queenstown

Queenstown Via The best place on earth

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

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The Blue Pools, Queenstown

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

Abel Tasman National Park Via Natural Wonders: Beautiful Places To ...

Just one of 14 national parks in New Zealand.

14

Mount Cook

Mount Cook Via Travel Pinspiration - 5 Photos ...

Mount Cook is the tallest mountain in New Zealand.

15

Sandfly Bay

Sandfly Bay Via Five lesser-known spots in five ...

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

16

Whangarei Falls

Whangarei Falls Via 15 Things To See and ...

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

17

Mangawhai

Mangawhai Via Untitled

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

18

Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Caves Via Trovolo - Hamilton & Waikato

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

19

Tunnel Beach

Tunnel Beach Via Tunnel Beach

Just gorgeous.

20

Otago

Otago Via Outside Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand

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

21

Koekohe Beach

Koekohe Beach Via Dinosaur Eggs

The huge spherical stones are known as the Moeraki Boulders.

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Koekohe Beach is located on the Otago Coast of New Zealand. It is a popular tourist destination due to its impressive Moeraki Boulders. These spherical stones are believed to have been formed by erosion over the past 60 million years. The boulders range in size from small to large and are a sight to behold. Visitors to Koekohe Beach can explore the shoreline or take a boat tour to see the boulders from the sea. With its stunning scenery and unique geological features, Koekohe Beach is a must-see destination for anyone visiting New Zealand.

22

Akaroa Harbour

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

Sutherland Falls, Manapouri Via HOME SWEET WORLD: Sutherland Falls

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

Waiotapu Thermal Reserve, Rotorua Via Sacred spring 红遍春江

This is romantically known as the "Champagne Pool."

25

Milford Sound

Milford Sound Via New Zealand

New Zealand's Fjordland.

26

Dunedin

Dunedin Via Five lesser-known spots in five ...

Another stunning beach.

27

Lake Pukaki

Lake Pukaki Via Lake Pukaki, New Zealand

That color is just unreal.

28

Ancient Maori Wall Carvings

Ancient Maori Wall Carvings Via Ancient Wall Carvings, New Zealand ...

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

29

Rob Roy Glacier and Falls

Rob Roy Glacier and Falls Via Rob Roy Glacier And Falls ...

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

30

Emerald Lakes, Tongariro

Emerald Lakes, Tongariro Via Travel Pinspiration - 7 Beautiful ...

Perfect Lord of the Rings Scenery.

31

Vineyards

Vineyards Via Planning your trip to New ...

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

32

Mt. Ruapehu

Mt. Ruapehu Via Ruapehu ash cloud – Historic ...

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

33

Christchurch

Christchurch Via Top 5 Cities in Australia ...

The largest city on South Island suffered a huge earthquake in 2010. It was of 7.1 magnitude and 185 people lost their lives.

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Watch Tower

Watch Tower Via Mt. Cook

When spring comes to the mountains ...

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Starfish Colony, Paparoa

Starfish Colony, Paparoa Via StudioView - West Coast starfish ...

It's not just we humans that love the beaches of New
Zealand.

36

Skippers Road

Skippers Road Via The world's most dangerous roads

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

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West Coast, South Island Heading North to Punakaiki

West Coast, South Island Heading North to Punakaiki Via Traveling to New Zealand

What a fabulous road trip this would be.

38

Auckland

Auckland Via The world's 10 best cities ...

One of New Zealand's great cities.

39

Hobbit Houses

Hobbit Houses Via theultimatephotos.blogspot.co.uk

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

40

Kariotahi Beach

Kariotahi Beach Via Explosions in the sky

Sunsets to rival sunsets anywhere.

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Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound Via Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

One of the larger fjords or Fjordland.

42

Winter in New Zealand

Winter in New Zealand Via pinterest.com

There aren't words to describe it ...

43

Cathedral Cove

Cathedral Cove Via Twitter

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

44

Larnach Castle, Dunedin

Larnach Castle, Dunedin Via Dunedin Gardens to Visit | ...

New Zealand or Scotland? Uncanny!

45

Nelson Lakes National Park

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?

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Where Thoughts and Opinions Converge

There's 4.5m people in NZ, not 3m :)

Meghan- are you from New Zealand? and what places are wrong? i dont know many places in NZ even though i live here

#22 Update: 2022, there are now just over 5 million people in New Zealand and only 20 million sheep. Akaroa harbour is beautiful. Make sure to do the harbour cruise to see Hector's Dolphin, fur seals and the white faced blue penguins.

I absolutely love Queenstown. It's pretty much like a Swiss ski town for hipsters. And they have great bungy jumping too!

OMG wow, i was meaning to visit a friend in new zealand now i'll definitely go.

I am in New Zealand for one year. Its beautiful counry. :)

Packing my bags!

i live in New Zealand 💜 i love it

So gorgeous! Definitely going to put that on the "places to vacation" list!!

Omg! I'm moving to NZ! Decision is made!

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