9 Things To Do in New ZealandJuly 26, 2012 No Comments
New Zealand10 of Wonderful Underground Sites Worldwide. Read more ... » is blessed with beautiful natural attractions from volcanic, galciers, geothermal, deep fjords, and mountains. All these places are the jewels of the country. So while you’re there, be sure to visit these places on 9 Best Things To Do in New Zealand.
1. Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Enjoy the geothermal adventure in one of the earth’s most natural theme parks, where you will feel like you are on a different planet. The place is formed by the sulphur and other minerals the numerous mineral natural water. These colors are beautifully coloring the area, makes you feel like not being in the earth. You will also see natural steam rises from the ground all around you. The steam is safe, don’t worry. It’s like having a steam bath. Another highlight of this place is Lady Knox Geyser that shoots red hot water up to 20 metres into the air. To witness this, you have to be there at exactly 10.15 A.M. Related – Hotels in Rotorua
2. Te Puia
Te Puia is an amazing geothermal vallet and Maori cultural centre, located just south of Rotorua. It’s an educational as well as interactive natural place, perfect for all visitors from all ages. The gateway, a Hejeanga-a-Rangi monument of 12 skyscraping posts, is very impressive. Inside the area, you will find Kiwi House, opened in 1976 to teach visitors about this revered bird. Find also Te Whakarewarewa geothermal valley where 65 working geysers and 500 colorful mineral pools and volcanic waters. There is a Pohutu Geyser which can shoot boiling water up to 100ft into the sky!
3. Rainbow Springs
If you love wildlife, Rainbow Springs can be put in your itinerary. The Rainbow Springs is a remarkable haven of wildlife, a house for both native species and plants and animals imported during colonisation. The park has magical walkways through huge forests. Theya re full of giant redwoods and kauri trees, which then harbour some wildlife. There are also huge glass-sided tanks inside the park where you see marine creatures. Not only that, at night you will see this place offers something more interesting such as underlit ponds, fairy lights, and nocturnal wildlife. This place is perfect for family trip.
4. Skyline Rotorua
Bring your family to Skyline Rotorua where your family can experience gondola rides up the side of Mount Ngongotaha, luge rides, Skyswing and SkyVue cinema. The panorama from up above is really breathtaking, and one of the scenic area is the geothermal park below you. There is a fine dining Cableway Restaurant and Bar where you can have a romantic dinner. The night atmosphere is amazing for you and your partner to dine in to, as there are glittering lights of Rotorua sparkling half a mile below you.
5. Skyline Queenstown
Skyline Queenstown is a must-see attraction during a visit to Queenstown. You can enjoy the best views in the region accessed by scenic gondola. Amazing views include Coronet Peak, The Remarkables mountain range and across Lake Wakatipu to Cecil and Walter Peaks. Here you can also enjoy the dinner in the Skyline Restaurant. Watch this video
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For you who would like to test your nerves, go try SkyJump. You will stand on the tallest structure in New Zealand and then you jump off it with a wire attached to your body! Although it is impossible to enjoy the views of Auckland while facing your own fear while jumping off the structure, this place is ideal to admire the amazing views of Auckland. You will be travelling at approximately 85kph (or around 11 seconds) to land on the ground!
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New Zealand has another spectacular geothermal parks with geysers, hot springs, and pools, lush flora and fauna as well as amazing silica terraces and geothermal cave. This place can be only reached by boat, makes it even more adventurous. Furthermore, as you explore more into the valley, there you find Soda Fountain and Ruatapu Cave where you find the bubbling mud pools. These mud pools look like a pool full of chocolate. Related info: Accommodations in Orakei, New Zealand
8. Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Pay a visit to this Rotorua’s wonderful geothermal wonderland which was formed from Mount Tarawera eruption in 1886. The geothermal park contains Lake Rotomahana, Iodine Pool, Marble Terrace, and the inferno Crater.
9. Stuart Landsborough’s Puzzling World
Bring your family to this puzzle theme park set in seven acres of land, where you find illusion rooms, a giant maze, tilted house, gift shops and cafe. Stuart Landborough’s Puzzling World is one of the best attractions in New Zealand you should never miss out. Start with the Leaning Tower of Wanaka, a structure groaning out of the ground at an angle of 53 degrees. Go to Illusion Rooms where you find 3D images in Hologram Hall and Hall of Following Faces. It’s weird to be followed around by all these faces! Continue to Ames Forced Perspective Room which is funny that you see a person seemed to grow at one side of room and shrink at another side. Carry on to Tilted Room, built at 15 degree angle but when stepping inside things seem flat and normal. Go to great Maze where you can test your skill in finding a way out of this big maze. Watch this video to make you see it better.
If you are done with all these funny stuff, take a break in Puzzling Centre and Cafe to play games, solve puzzles while you eat or drink.
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