- “To Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Anderson
Planet Earth is full of picturesque marvels. Everyone has their dream holiday destination that they wish to explore! Among the many mesmerising sceneries of the globe, New Zealand truly stands out.
The backdrop for the legendary ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies, New Zealand is a nation emblematic of breathtaking coastlines, deep fjords, clear beaches, dazzling glaciers, and cascading waterfalls. The wonders of New Zealand are near-infinite, but in this blog we will break down the top four tour experiences that you must consider!
Top 4 Tour Experiences of New Zealand to Consider in 2023
1. Explore the Awe-inspiring Vastness of Abel Tasman National Park
With beautiful beaches and azure water bodies, a step inside the Abel Tasman National Park seems like venturing into ‘God’s Own Country.’ The park is a hiker’s dream come true with lush wilderness, moderate temperatures, and weathered rock formations that act as the background for the national park. Besides, the sights of rare birds like blue penguins, wekas, and others, make it an excellent photography site.
2. Explore Whale Watching at Kaikoura
Whether you are a seafood connoisseur, wildlife enthusiast, natural beauty lover, or an avid bird watcher, Kaikoura is a place in New Zealand that will definitely tug at your heartstrings. It is, in fact, the hub of the famous whale island tours in New Zealand. You can spot humpbacks, sperm whales, fur seals, dolphins, and more, against the beautiful horizon and amidst the stunning landscapes. Furthermore, there are multiple options for your taste buds, as Kaikoura is known for the drooling taste of fresh blue cod and mussels, crawfish, and other seafood!
3. Glacier Trekking on Fox and Franz Josef
cf5Glaciers. Currently, the only way to reach the glaciers is via heli-hike (a helicopter/hiking experience). The experience is a bit expensive, but worth every penny, especially provided the fact that the Fox and Franz glaciers have receded and are melting quickly due to climate change.
4. Stargazing at Lake Tekapo
Another unforgettable experience of New Zealand that everyone must try in 2023 is stargazing at Lake Tekapo. The entire experience is out-of-the-world because of the minimal light pollution. You might be surprised to know that Tekapo Star Gazing is the only guided hot pool and star gazing experience in the whole of New Zealand. A unique combination of astronomy, storytelling and mesmerising views makes the visit all the more worthy!
Wrapping It Up
So, there we have it, the top 4 tour experiences in New Zealand everyone must try in 2023. The country is as close as one can come to paradise, and is, indeed, a must-visit country for all!