As we all know, New Zealand is renowned for its stunning scenery and incredible wilderness. Located at the other end of the world, this country attracts more and more tourists coming to contemplate its landscapes and to take advantage of countless excursions that owns the country. Let’s explore the most spectacular landscapes of New Zealand. Through the two islands of the country, here are 5 breathtaking landscapes.
Luxury destinations New Zealand stands out with its incredible landscapes. We will take you to discover some of them.
Fox and Franz Josef Glacier
Let’s start this tour of New Zealand by the South Island and its West Coast. The west coast of this island is one of the must-sees of New Zealand. The landscapes offered by this region are most surprising. Two glaciers: The Fox Glacier and the Franz Josef Glacier are the distinctive features of this region. These glaciers are part of the glaciers closest to the ocean. The show is grandiose because these mountains of ice, low altitude, are surrounded by a green tropical forest. Many hikes surround these glaciers. The number one attraction is the helicopter flight and the hike on these glaciers to discover the ice caves. To do imperatively if you make a trip to New Zealand.
Let’s take a moment to discover South Island, which is, without a doubt, New Zealand’s number one landscape par excellence: Milford Sound. Milford Sound is renowned for being one of the most beautiful fjords in the world. A cruise through Milford Sound is, by far, the best way to discover these beautiful places of the southern hemisphere. Majestic mountains up to 1600 meters high, sculpted millions of years ago by glaciers that formed a valley today covered with water. A feeling of helplessness comes over us when we find ourselves in the middle of this beautiful landscape out of the ordinary of this volcanic land.
Tongariro National Park
Head to the North Island with one of the most famous landscapes of the Pacific Islands, New Zealand’s first national park, Tongariro National Park. You may not know it, but there is a good chance you know this park. Indeed, it served as a location for the famous trilogy of the Lord of the Rings. This park is composed of three volcanoes, one of them is none other than the famous Mount Doom of the trilogy.
Mount Cook and Hooker Valley
Let’s go back to the South Island for the last two landscapes. And yes, 4 of these 5 natural landscapes are on the South Island, an island known for its wilder side but also for its landscapes. The particularity of the island is this mountain chain, the Southern Alps, which cross the country from North to South. This mountain range offers amazing scenery as we have already seen with the famous glaciers. Mount Cook is the highest peak of this mountain range.
Abel Tasman National Park
Abel Tasman Park, located north of the South Island is undoubtedly, with the Tongariro National Park, the most famous of New Zealand holiday destinations. Its particularity? Its white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and micro climate make the area in which the park is located, one of the sunniest regions of the country.
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