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Best places to visit in New Zealand

New Zealand, the country of rugby where there are more sheep than people! This faraway land is home to some incredible fauna and flora and some breath-taking landscapes To help you organise your itinerary in the home of the 'Kiwis', our experienced travellers give you their opinion on the places to visit. Do not hesitate to click!

The North Island, where you will find Auckland, the country's largest city, will draw you in with its volcanoes and Maori culture. Tempted by the volcanoes? You will be delighted by the Tongariro National Park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the inhabited White Island and the Rotorua geothermal park, known as the cradle of Maori civilisation. Immerse yourself in this culture at the Te Papa museum in Wellington, the country's cool, windswept and small capital. Are you a fan of the Lord of the Rings? You will find the recording studios here. In Tongariro you will find the kingdom of Mordor, while the Hobbits' village is in Matamata.

If you find wild nature and mountains bewitching, then you should head towards the South Island! When you're there, do not miss the superb Mount Cook, the highest peak in the country, or the dazzling turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo. Take an unforgettable trip to the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. Spot penguins on a boat trip among the unmissable Milford Sound fjords, unless you prefer the dolphins and whales off the coast of the charming village of Kaikoura! Don't forget the lush forest and the magnificent beaches of the Abel Taman National Park.

Thrill seekers should head to Queenstown, the city of extreme sports. Do a parachute jump, or hurtle down the ski slopes in the Remarkables or at Treble Cone, which can rival their beauty, in the peaceful region of Wanaka.

North Island? South Island? Or both? It's up to you!

Lisa Gaillard
A stunningly beautiful island where there is not a great deal to do, unless you are a hiking enthusiast or a birdwatcher.
A peaceful town on the banks of a large lake, at the departure point for the Kepler and Milford Tracks, two trails that any hiking fan shouldn't miss. 
At 60km from Wellington, Waikanae is a seaside town complete with a beach that stretches for several miles.
An active volcanic island off the coast of Whakatane, a must-see for those who love volcanoes!
The South Island's main city has lost some of its luster since the terrible earthquake of 2011, but it has been rebuilt well since then. The locals have shown a lot of energy to erase the scars and offer a modern city to visit.
New Zealand's maximum adrenalin destination is nestled against a spectacular backdrop of mountains and a lake. Hiking, skiing, extreme sports... whatever happens, there's no danger of boredom!
The most famous glacier in New Zealand, only 19 km from the sea. A popular tourist attraction during a stay in New Zealand.
Auckland (New Zealand)
The country's economic center, constructed in an American style - wide streets, perpendicular town planning, skyscrapers... Its harbor and islands are its greatest assets. 
Ahipara is a relaxing town that experienced a population boom at the end of the nineteenth century due to the demand for rubber. 
An economic center at southern point of South Island, Invercargill is not an attractive town but more of a useful 'refuelling' spot, if you're traveling around the region. 
New Zealand's largest primary forest, Waipoua Forest is a natural heaven, most famous for its kauri trees.
Known for its caves that are inhabited by glowworms, Waitomo offers a wide range of activities for subterranean explorers.

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