New Zealand: Top Eco Vacation Spot

It seems that everyone, everywhere is “thinking green” these days, and that new mindset has created a new industry -- eco travel.

If you’d like to reduce your footprint a bit, get closer to nature and enjoy the many pleasures of eco retreats, then consider an eco vacation, where sustainability and ecological responsibility are an important part of each day’s itinerary, and where there are countless opportunities to experience incredible natural beauty and unique bio-diversity. New Zealand is a perfect example of an eco travel destination, there are many cities in New Zealand that will help you think green, here are just a few.


Fiordland Park: Ready to escape the everyday hustle of life? Fiordland is your spot! Located in the southwest corner of New Zealand – Fiordland is a destination that defines eco travel. Simply by looking at photographs, you can tell Fiordland has been lucky enough to remain in the purest state, allowing those looking for an eco vacation to find exactly what they’ve been searching for. With no residential or businesses nearby to Fiordland, look to stay in Manapouri, which is a short hour drive, with gorgeous views along the way.


Punakaiki: Located on the West Coast, you are guaranteed to see a little bit of everything. Ranging from beaches and coastlines to rugged mountains and pristine rainforests, Punakaiki has something for everyone when looking for eco travel. Punakaiki is located close to the Paparoa National Park, which is well known for its caves. One of the main attractions in Punakaiki are the Pancake Rocks – which during high tides, the sea rushes through the blowholes, creating a once in a lifetime experience.


Coromandel Peninsula: Ready to hike? Coromandel Peninsula is hilly, steep and rugged, but the views at the top are worth the climb. Coromandel Peninsula can be found in the North Island – and it is part of the Waikato Region. After you’re done hiking and walking around, make sure you take a minute to take in the relaxing beaches that offer a variety of views. Some beaches have incredible surf, some are still and calm –and you might even find some coves!


If you’d like to reduce your footprint a bit, get closer to nature and enjoy the many pleasures of eco retreats, then consider an eco vacation, where sustainability and ecological responsibility are an important part of each day’s itinerary, and where there are countless opportunities to experience incredible natural beauty and unique bio-diversity. When starting to plan your eco travel vacation, check out where to stay here:

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