There are a lot of people who miss the summer, especially when it is still early fall. The sun light is getting scarcer, the wind is getting stronger, and the weather is getting colder. But this does not mean that one should feel depressed about the weather and complain about the cold weather. In fact, there is no need to wait for a year to get some sun and to have some suntan. You can simply go on vacation to a country where the weather is warm at this time of the year.
One of these places to visit is New Zealand. There are a lot of people who have heard about the country and know that it is near Australia but nothing more. If you decide to go on vacation to this beautiful country, then you need to be prepared and to know which places you should not miss visiting while you are there. Here is a list of interesting places to visit in New Zealand!
#1 Abel Tasman National Park
New Zealand has some great nature which is specific for the given region. One such glimpse of its beauty is Tasman Bay. There is a national park named after the explorer who traveled around Australia and New Zealand in the 17th century. The bay is located in the north part of the South New Zealand Island.
There are some great beaches there where one could enjoy there time relaxing. There is also an interesting big rock there called Split Apple Rock which is really split in two equal halves. It is one of interesting things you should not miss visiting if you have a tour around the bay.
If you are a fan of hiking, you could have a tour around the park and the bay in general. Apart from enjoying the great nature of the region while you are there, you could also go snorkeling and look for dolphins, seals, and even penguins.
You could camp at the camping sites created for hikers, or you could stay at some of the other accommodations which include rustic huts and lodges. This way everybody can feel comfortable camping there.
The next interesting place you could visit in New Zealand is Kaikoura. This is a town which is located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. If you are into bird and whale watching, then this is the perfect place for you to do it while you are in New Zealand.
As we already mentioned, there are some very beautiful and exotic animal species there which you can see in their natural habitat, unlike the animals one can see in all the zoos and aquariums. You can go on a boat tour there and see whales, dolphins, seals, a lot of birds including the albatrosses.
There is not probably a single fan of Lord of the Rings remaining that does not know that New Zealand is actually the place where the movie were filmed. The nature is extremely beautiful with all its vast green fields that it is absolutely understandable why the place was chosen as a setting for the films.
If you are a fan of the movie, then you should not miss visiting Hobbiton while you are in New Zealand. When you go there you will get the feeling that you are in the Middle Earth with all the hobbits and magical creatures. You will get the chance to go through the small hobbit houses doors and drink beer in the Green Dragon. It is surely a great experience for all the fans of the movie.
#4 Cathedral Cove
The next place which we recommend visiting when you go to New Zealand is Cathedral Cove. It is another amazing beach with great scenery. It is located on the north-east coast of the North Island. The great thing about the location of the place is that it is easy to be reached. You can park your car on a car park that is half an hour away from the beach. If you are not into walking, you could reach the place by boat or even by a kayak which is another fun experience that can happen to you on the island.
An interesting thing about the scenery there is that there is a small cave which you can visit to have a break from the hot sun. The sand there is very soft as well. There are some cliffs in the water near the beach which make the scenery even more beautiful. It is a great beach to go to in New Zealand.