Breathtaking landscapes, crystal blue lakes, spectacular glaciers, and amazing cities. If there is any truth to what we see in the movies then it is safe to say that to visit New Zealand is a lifetime achievement & one of the most beautiful countries on the planet Earth.
And what’s even more amazing is that you can actually experience all of this.
If you’re not yet convinced, let us show you why New Zealand should be one of the destinations you decide to visit in 2020.
A destination to visit all year round
When is a good time to visit New Zealand you may wonder? The right answer to that question is all year round! Each season in New Zealand offers many different and beautiful experiences.
If you prefer summer months then you’ll be glad to know that the temperatures in summer are the warmest (logically) but still, the weather is quite unpredictable. It’s good to know that summer in New Zealand lasts from December to March. Summer is also the busiest time in New Zealand and as such the prices tend to be higher than usual.
For those who prefer fall and spring, you can expect beautiful picturesque landscapes and stunning nature. In spring, snow-covered mountains and awaking nature is absolutely something that needs to be experienced. Fall offers many spectacular colors and an opportunity to experience Easter in New Zealand.
And finally, New Zealand in winter is equally as stunning as during other seasons. Various different snow sports from June to October. It’s very interesting that winter in New Zealand lasts only a couple of short months (June to August) and it’s usually a mild winter.
Spectacular nature and landscapes
New Zealand may seem like a place from out of this world if it’s judging by its beautiful and stunning nature and landscapes. There is no corner of New Zealand that isn’t spectacular.
The South Island offers scenic mountain ranges, lush forests and spectacular glaciers while the North is famous for its beaches, geothermal activity, Maori culture and breathtaking glowworm caves.
If you are a nature lover and you don’t mind spending time doing outdoor activities and exploring the unexplored then New Zealand is the ideal destination for you. Explore Abel Tasman National Park, hike the glorious Tongariro Crossing and go glacier trekking. And let’s not forget mesmerizing glowworm caves – the most spectacular thing you’ll ever get to experience.
Visit New Zealand’s cities
Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and a city well worth visiting. It offers many remarkable sightseeing opportunities and exciting nightlife.
Auckland, even though it isn’t the capital, is the largest and most famous city in New Zealand. Some of the most popular places in Auckland include the Hauraki Gulf, Rangitoto Island and many more. If you’re visiting New Zealand, Auckland should definitively be on your to-visit list.
Dunedin, the second-largest city in New Zealand. This idyllic city is famous for its historic architecture and Scottish and Maori heritage. It’s also well known for its student population – a university city if you have ever seen one. You can experience professionally guided Dunedin tours of historic Dunedin and the exotic Otago Peninsula.
Other must-visit cities of New Zealand include Queenstown, Christchurch, Hamilton, Nelson, Tauranga and many more.
Experience Maori culture
If there is a country in the world that celebrates its indigenous cultures more than New Zealand, we have yet to discover it. You can experience Maori culture in every corner of New Zealand. It’s an integral part of this country and visitors get to experience it in a unique and dynamic way.
You can experience Maori traditions on tribal meeting grounds, you can learn many different Maori stories and legends, and you can watch carving and weaving demonstrations. These and many other Maori related things can be experienced only in New Zealand.
New Zealand Vineyards
This may be something that you didn’t know, but New Zealand is actually famous for its vineyards. If you’re a wine lover, this is the perfect time to visit some of the world-famous vineyards and wine producers.
So, wine lovers there is this perfect reason to visit New Zealand – the wine tours!
Tolkien-related tours and things
Are you a Tolkien fan? Is the Hobbiton the place that you want to see? Then New Zealand is the place you’d want to visit.
You can not only visit the Hobbiton but you can also walk all the way to where they filmed the Mordor scene. This basically means that you can experience Middle-earth but without all the nasty and vicious fantastical creatures like orcs, Gollums and trolls.
Additionally, you can visit most of the locations where they filmed Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, because as Peter Jackson said, “New Zealand is not a small country but a large village.”
The best way to meet a certain country is through the food, or so they say. So, if you’re interested in discovering New Zealand in a more profound way, then you should eat like a local.
Enjoy local dishes that feature traditional flavors. For example, New Zealand lamb is a must-try dish. It’s made of locally produced, high-quality lamb meat flavored with rosemary and served with steamed veggies.
Similarly, when in New Zealand you must try delicious Greenshell mussels – New Zealand’s most iconic dish! Oh, and don’t forget to order some local wine with all this fantastic food.
How about now, have we piqued your interest? Are you considering visiting New Zealand? It’s safe to say that New Zealand is a country that offers everything, from nature adventures to delicious food and urban experiences. Any time of the year is a good time to hop on the plane and visit marvelous New Zealand.