These Fun and Interesting Things to Do in New Zealand are Pure Gold

Poor Knights Island in New Zealand
A TV commercial that aired the other day about New Zealand tourism said, "you not only celebrate in New Zealand, but it celebrates YOU too." With such a wonderful tag-line, I decided my next holiday destination; and New Zealand it was! Read this post to know more about the fun and interesting things you can do in New Zealand.
There's a real purity in New Zealand that doesn't exist in the states. It's actually not an easy thing to find in our world anymore. It's a unique place because it is so far away from the rest of the world. There is a sense of isolation and also being protected.
- Elijah Wood
New Zealand is known for its fun adventure tourism and has a strong mountaineering tradition. It is just too good to be true. And If you think I am exaggerating the whole thing; well, you have to be there to experience the ultimate high. So, if you are looking for an adventurous yet relaxing trip, New Zealand is the place. Here, you can enjoy a beautiful climate, watch the playful waves and immerse into thrilling experiences like bungee jumping, skiing, and kayaking that this country offers you.

Whichever city you choose to halt in, make sure you hire a Harley Davidson to explore the city's major sites. Highest of safety measures are ensured while you hire these bikes, in fact if required a specialized chauffeur is sent along for a fully guided tour. And riding on a Harley Davidson gives you plenty of opportunities to stop along the way and capture the many panoramic views of the city.

This is just the beginning. So, get ready while I take you through a mini trip to this beautiful country of New Zealand.
Go Scuba Diving
Poor Knights Island
New Zealand is called a diver's paradise and there is nothing denying this fact. With 15,000 kilometers of coastline, clean waters and a diverse underwater landscape, you cannot help but immerse yourself in these clear waters. Don't forget to carry your diver's certificate card along. And if you are new to diving; you don't have to worry at all, a certification in scuba diving is readily available with the diving tours and they also help you find the safest place for your first dive! Poor Knights Islands off the east coast of the North Island, is an excellent spot for diving. The rich marine life and amazing photographic opportunities here make this place one of the top dive sites in the world.
Enjoy the National Parks
Tongariro National Park
They say that before man invaded the lands of New Zealand, it was dominated by a bird population quite different than you see elsewhere in the world. There are around 14 national parks throughout New Zealand to explore. Amongst the many, Tongariro National Park located in the central North Island and Fiordland National Park in the South Island of New Zealand are considered world heritage sites. You can visit any of these close to your place of stay. You are sure to see the most dramatic and beautiful species of animals and birds here.
Go Skiing
Skiing in New Zealand
New Zealand is every skier's paradise. There is no other place on earth more captivating than the breathtaking scenery and mountains of fresh virgin snow. Wow! In the North Island there are two commercial skiing fields namely Turoa and Whakapapa; whereas the South Island has many fields to choose from. You don't have to be an advanced skier to explore the snow clad mountains, all you have to do is hire the skiing gear, don it and just enjoy the whole experience. There are skiing tours to help you out with your initial skiing lessons!
Experience the Ultimate High: Bungee Jumping
Kawarau Bridge
Here is something that will keep the adrenalin rush rising. Well, New Zealand is the home of bungee jumping. All around the country you can leap from bridges, climbs, edge of cliffs, and stadium roofs. However, I recommend the highest jump off, the Auckland Harbour bridge, which involves an incredible 134 meter jump, whoa! Without giving bungee a go, you don't really capture the true spirit of New Zealand. So, get going and try the ultimate high.
Paddle a Maori Waka
Maori Waka
Rotorua is a city in New Zealand, which has the world's most lively fields of geothermal activity. This is not it, book for an organized one day trip to Rotorua to experience the rich Maori tradition. Enjoy the Hangi feast and the traditional Maori performance. Involve yourself in this Maori tradition, which is an integral part of the New Zealanders' culture. You will also hear a few Maori terms and phrases mixed with the English language, you are sure to pick up a few yourself. Allow me to introduce you to one such term, "Kia ora" meaning hello. The natives will certainly be delighted to hear a Maori response from you.
Expedition to the White Island
White Island
The White Island is New Zealand's only active marine volcano and the most easily accessible volcanoes on earth. However, visitors cannot land there without permission; only a few authorized tourist operators have the permission. Hence, you have to book your tour through them; a luxury motor launch takes to this fascinating Island. The roaring steam vents, lush beds of yellow and white sulfur, bubbling pits of mud, and the amazing lake of steaming acid offers some great photographic opportunities. And that's not it, the journey back provides an opportunity to meet the adorable dolphins (frequently encountered in large pods). Of course you get to watch whales, sea birds, and other marine life as well. Did you know, dolphins love to surf in front of a boat, giving you the perfect opportunity to capture them!
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Watch the World's Rarest Penguins
Korora Penguins
If you haven't had enough of marine life, here is more to it and you just can't help but be charmed by these little creatures. Watching the world's rarest penguins! New Zealand has three species of penguins; little blue penguins (world's smallest penguin) aka Korora, yellow-eyed penguin aka Hoiho, and the crested penguins. There are plenty of places along the long coastline of New Zealand, which serve as a haven for many of these marine reserves and magnificent mammals.
Enter the World of Magic: Waitomo
Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
Waitomo is an artful creation of water and time both above and below the ground, making it one of New Zealand's most beautiful natural wonders and a must-see destination. You have to assign an entire day to enjoy this magical world. 30 millions years ago Waitomo lay beneath the sea and today, the spectacular limestone formations and tumbling waterfalls make the destination like no other. Be sure to get a boat ride into the Waitomo glowworm caves and get ready to be amazed about how these tiny creatures (glowworms) illuminate the entire caves! There are a few other activities in this area such as horse riding, farm shows, Black Water rafting and cave rappelling, which visitors can enjoy.
New Zealand is a fantastic place; apart from the fun things mentioned above there's an array of things you can explore. Enjoy the cycling trails, the beautiful churches in the cities, waterfalls, the exotic resorts and at the end of the day don't forget to indulge yourself in a relaxing spa. It truly celebrates you and makes you want to come here again and again for more! So, what are you waiting for? Get going and explore this fascinating country "New Zealand."
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