New Zealand is a place that offers heavenly beauty and some of the most incredible vistas you’ll ever witness in your life.

Deep emerald green fjords, cascading gorgeous waterfalls, nature that is rich in flora and fauna, and glaciers that will leave you jaw dropped.

If you are travelling to the land of picturesque landscapes and natural wonders, then here’s a list of the best places to visit in New Zealand.

Places to Visit in New Zealand

Bay of Islands

Among the most popular places to visit in New Zealand, Bay of Islands is a paradise for those who want to sail on the blue waters of New Zealand. This group of islands has 144 islands that make it look absolutely gorgeous. The Bay of Islands is arguably one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand.

There’s so much one can try, you can kayak along the coasts, hike the beautiful trails on various islands, go on a romantic yacht ride, explore the untouched woods, go snorkeling and the secluded coves. You can also spot dolphins, big marlin, penguins, and whales here.

Check out some of the best beaches in New Zealand!

best places to visit in New Zealand
Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park is all about hidden hot springs. Expansive herb fields, untamed forests, statuesque volcanoes, lush meadows, and turquoise lakes make the national park look absolutely scenic. This is one of the oldest and best national parks in the entire country. It is filled with natural wonders that delight explorers and travelers. This is one of the most traditional things to see in New Zealand – for good reason.

We also reckon its combination of volcanoes, beautiful forests and lush fields make it one of the best places to visit in New Zealand.

Best places to visit in New Zealand
Benmore Lake, New Zealand

Auckland

Who hasn’t heard of Auckland? Auckland is one of the most popular places to explore in New ZealandManukau Harbor and Waitemata Harbor are two main harbours in Auckland, that are also popular tourist spots. There are many hidden coves, mysterious volcanoes, and hiking trails that make tourists fall in love with this gorgeous city. There are some unique black and gold beaches that make the perfect backdrop for some Instagram-worthy pictures. This urban city is one of the most popular places to visit in New Zealand, along with Wellington.

Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand

Queenstown

The capital of New Zealand and one of the busiest cities in the entire country, Queenstown is known for its lively markets, amazing cafes & restaurants. That’s not all, people who want to try adventure also love this place. One can go paragliding, white-water rafting, bungee jumping, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and downhill skiing to experience ultimate adventure and fun.

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    Travel Dudes

    I'm sure you've had similar experiences I had whilst traveling. You're in a certain place and a fellow traveler, or a local, tip you off on a little-known beach, bar or accommodation. Great travel tips from other travelers or locals always add something special to our travels. That was the inspiration for Travel Dudes.