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Readers of Part 1 of our Backpacking around New Zealand in 14 days series may have noticed that there’s several areas of New Zealand that we’ve left off our around New Zealand in 14 days itinerary route. By no means do we want to suggest to travellers looking to backpack their way around New Zealand that they miss these areas out, or that they aren’t “must do’s.” It’s just that to do justice to our beautiful country in just 14 days, you’re going to need to miss some parts out so that you can see others.
You might want to consider visiting these areas of New Zealand, a bit of a re-arrange will let you fit these into your schedule, or give yourself more time.
Northland and the Bay of Islands.
Full of culture, beaches and history. Pohutukawa lined beaches, secluded bays, and tranquil harbours offer a maritime playground for fishing, swimming, swimming with dolphins, boating, diving or relaxing. Visit the birth place of our nation at Waitangi or travel as far north as you can go, along 90 Mile Beach and to the tip of New Zealand at Cape Reinga, where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean meet.
No visit to New Zealand would really be complete without making a trip to Milford Sound. This is one of the most spectacular journeys that you will take either in New Zealand or in fact anywhere in the world. Sheer granite cliffs tower into the sky and plunge into the depths of clear water, while Mitre peak stands like a massive sentinel guarding this amazing fiord. One of the best things about this trip is that it is amazing in any weather, in fact, the more rain the more amazing the waterfalls are!
You can get to both these places with Magic Travellers Network, either as an add-on to a more extensive travel pass, or as an inclusion in one of many of our New Zealand wide comprehensive travel passes. Check them out here.
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