4 Must-Do New Zealand Destinations

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New Zealand is a land of stunning beauty, with picturesque views from top to bottom. There’s so much to see & admire that it’s impossible to see it all in a single visit.

So we’ve put together a short list of must-see destinations that no tourist should go home without seeing…. Here are 4 places every visitor to New Zealand needs to experience:

RANGITATA, CANTERBURY

Hands up if you’re a Lord of the Rings fan! You’ll immediately recognize this location.

Rangitata, located in the Southern Alps, is amazingly picturesque and photogenic. For a truly magical experience, go raft or take a horse trek along the 120km long Rangitata River.

Or, just relax and enjoy the natural splendor all around you.

                                                                                   pbase.com

RAGLAN

Raglan is the center of New Zealand’s surf culture, with amazing beaches, unbelievable sunsets, and of course, great surf. From beginner to pro, Raglan will surprise and delight.

Trust us; don’t skip this one!

                                                                                                   hamiltonwaikato.com

EAST CAPE

The East Cape is one of New Zealand’s more untouched regions. It is known for its almost empty beaches, tiny rural settlements, and for having one of the first sunrises in the world. Beachfront accommodation is affordable and easy to find, and if you’ve ever dreamed about waking to the sounds of the sea, the East Cape will be an unforgettable stop. You won’t forget this place, ever.

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MT COOK

New Zealand’s tallest mountain, Mt Cook, was named after Captain James Cook and is famed for its clear skies and fresh alpine air. During the day, there are walking trails, bicycle tracks and horse treks which will take you to mountain vistas straight from a postcard. After dark, the surrounding skies have so little pollution that one can stargaze with the naked eye: constellations are clearly visible and shooting stars abound.

                                                                                                                    mackenzienz.com