A discovery of places that one hasn’t stepped foot on, and feeling like a new person with every new destination – that’s the quintessence of traveling. Traveling is food for the soul, and traversing into a new and unfamiliar place brings a sense of fulfillment that no material thing can furnish.
And speaking of new, no other place promises new experience and new learnings than New Zealand. The place is blooming with life in all forms – a breath of fresh air from the usual cityscapes that we have been seeing all the time.
Aside from the rather impressive landscape that will greet you in New Zealand, the country is also home to adventurous and a bit out-of-this-world activities that are sure to bring out the thrill seeker in you.
If you ever find yourself in New Zealand, make sure to include the following on your bucket list.
• Watch an All Blacks game of rugby. Even if you don’t fancy rugby or just hate violence altogether, you just can’t not go to New Zealand without seeing All Blacks, New Zealand’s national team, play rugby at least once in your life. And if you should know, rugby is such a big thing in New Zealand.
• Test your heart at the Skywalk. If you think you have the guts and the stomach and the legs that won’t quiver, then the Skywalk shouldn’t fail you. The Skywalk is a walk around the outside of the 630-foot Sky Tower on a platform. Be prepared for the walk of your life, and again, be thrilled and amazed with the view you will see once you’re up there.
• Be in awe with glowworms in Waitomo Caves. Sure, worms don’t particularly fascinate people but a visit at the Waitomo Caves will make you think otherwise. There, you will be able to witness firsthand thousands of glowworms suspended in the air and providing light against the pitch blackness of the cave. You can also try black water rafting there for a more fun visit.
• Admire Tane Mahuta. If you’re into nature treks and forest trips, then taking a little side trip at the Waipoua Forest in Northland to see the great Tane Mahuta will leave you enthralled. Estimated to be at least 2,500 years old, the Tane Mahuta is the largest kauri tree in the world. Its name means “Lord of the Forest” – a name that suits it well due to its size and age. You will definitely be amazed as you get a glimpse of this famed tree.
• Bear witness to the geothermal activities of Rotorua. It’s not every day that you see geothermal wonders so why not go and indulge at the sight of geothermal parks, geysers, bubbling mud pools, and mineral colors at Rotorua. It’s quite some sight to behold as you can see these geothermal activities in different and outrageously fun colors.
• Go zorbing. Sure you can go zorbing on some other nearer destination, but doing it in New Zealand is legitimate since Rotorua is the first established zorbing site in the world.
• Turn into a Hobbit for a day. If you have ever seen The Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as The Hobbit film series, then you must have been in awe with the set of the films – all shot at Hobbiton Movie Set located at Matamata, New Zealand. A fan of Tolkien and the series will definitely geek out upon reaching the place that is just pure magic.
New Zealand is such a vast and majestic place that the activities listed above is actually far from finished. There are a lot more to explore and experience at New Zealand. The country is definitely worth your bucks, if you want to encounter something that is far from the usual.
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