Kickstart your New Zealand vacation to the core by treating your eyes to the magnificent views of the city of Auckland from the top of the Auckland Sky Tower. If you're wondering as to where to go in New Zealand, this icon with its adrenaline pumping activities and fantastic dining options is just the right place for you.
One Tree Hill
A memorial for the Maori people, the One Tree Hill in Auckland is essentially an incredibly beautiful volcanic peak. While travelling to New Zealand, make sure you visit this place for arresting views of the city of Auckland. And yes, it has quite a bit of a connection with the insanely popular TV show of the same name!
We spent our last day on the lovely Waiheke island famous for its beaches and wines. Take a bus/ Uber to the Auckland Ferry Terminal where you can buy a pass for a round trip to the island plus a bus pass for the island itself. Once on the island, you can explore wineries and tasting rooms at length, or head to one of the various beaches. The island is about 10km long and the bus goes from the ferry terminal to the last beach. We couldn't think of a better way to spend our last day in NZ that with the sun and sea with some fine wine. So there you go, NZ is absolutely doable without a car without compromising on the experience.
The volcanic cone of Mount Eden is pretty much akin to paradise and will provide you impossibly beautiful views of the city of Auckland. Not including this stunning natural point in your New Zealand vacation will be an absolute blunder.Best Rated Places to Stay in Auckland1. Stamford Plaza Auckland - Rs. 9806
Five…six…seven… the flat stone skips from circle to circle, dancing across an otherwise untouched surface. Rings spin outward like ladies’ dresses, swirling, then subsiding into silence. We had driven down – to the Catlins, a remote stretch of coast on New Zealand’s South Island – to skim stones and sleep in late. Peace is often found in the stillness of reflection.
On Anzac Day, a national holiday in New Zealand I spent time at Mission Bay beach and Auckland Botanical Gardens with two amazing women that I met at The Trafalgar House. Mission Bay beach is serene for sunbathing and paddle-boating. We also took a long walk around the Tamaki Drive, the coastal road which follows the contours of the Waitematā Harbour for divine views of the harbour.With so much more to explore, I had to bid adieu to North island and proceed to the much-awaited South island!I took a domestic flight from Auckland to Queenstown, to explore the mighty South-Island. One of the best views of the country can be from your plane seat as you come into land at Queenstown Airport. I was left absolutely speechless while flying over the beautiful Southern Alps draped in autumn colours and pristine turquoise coloured lakes. I just didn't want to land at all.Surrounded by the majestic Remarkables and framed by the serpentine coves of Lake Wakatipu, it is no surprise that Queenstown is boast-worthy. Although a small town, Queenstown has the vibes and the energy of a big city and beams with pride as the "Global Adventure Capital".