By Miles Holden
By Tourism New Zealand
By Franz Josef Glacier Guides
By Alistair Guthrie
By Hiking New Zealand
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With awe-inspiring landscapes, fun activities and friendly locals, it's little wonder everyone loves these New Zealand spots.
From mountains to glaciers, starry skies to glowing caves, these are the best places to experience the wonders that make New Zealand so popular.
Witness the puzzle of huge valleys of ice that extend well below the snowline, almost to the sea. Here the ice age is still underway.
Picturesque by day and dazzling by night, Lake Tekapo is part of a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, making it the perfect spot for stargazing.
The picturesque coastal town of Kaikoura is the perfect place for marine life encounters, coastal walks, and tucking into a plate of crayfish.
Matamata - home of the shire and a must see if you’re a Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fan. Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set and enjoy the town’s fabulous cafes.
Situated on the west coast of the South Island, Milford Sound is a fusion of spectacular natural features with amazing visual cues around every corner.
Aoraki Mount Cook is New Zealand's highest mountain, with a height of 3,754 metres.
Beautifully preserved 1930s architecture is Napier's special point of difference.
Under the green hills of Waitomo lies a labyrinth of caves, sinkholes and underground rivers. The area's name comes from the Maori words wai (water) and tomo (hole).
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