Picture perfect views of New Zealand

New Zealand is a country filled with exotic attractions and natural wonders. If you want to see breathtaking lakes, wild rivers, unpredictable geysers and beautiful mountain ranges as well as experience primitive cultures, then New Zealand should be on top of the list of countries you should go to for a holiday. The best way to see and experience what New Zealand can offer is through luxury river cruises and escorted tours. Tours can actually save you time and money since the tour company will provide you with an itinerary that will allow you to maximize your stay in New Zealand.

Below are some of the spectacular views that you can marvel on when touring in New Zealand:

Photo Credit: Creative CommonsBay of Islands

If you are into fishing and other water sports then a trip to the Bay of Islands should not be missed. The gorgeous waters in the area also makes it ideal for diving and sailing. Major attractions in the Bay of Islands include the Captain Cook Memorial Museum Waitangi Treaty Grounds Puketi Forest and the Haruru Falls.

Wellington

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand but that is not the only reason why you should visit the place. This city located in the North Island of the country best represents new Zealand’s rich and diverse culture through its food, architecture and art. If you are in Wellington you should not miss the Parliament buildings, Brooklyn Windmill, Elmscourt, Frank Kitts Park, Mount Victoria, Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, Karori Cemetery, National Library, vineyards and wineries and the many wonderful museums that pepper the area. Wellington is also a cosmopolitan city filled with cafes, restaurants, art galleries and theaters.

Photo Credit: Creative CommonsRotorua

If natural geysers, hot springs, mud pools and craters are your thing, then you should include a visit to Roturua in your New Zealand itinerary. Located in a small town located in the North Island of New Zealand, Rotorua is also famous for Okere Falls, Whakarewarewa Forest, The Buried Village, The Agrodome, and Te Puia and Wkakarewarewa Thermal Village.

Auckland

Auckland is the biggest city in New Zeealand and it is also the most popular among tourists. This is because the city is filled with many different attractions including the Sky Tower, War Memorial Museum, National Maritime Museum, Regional Botanic Garden, Auckland Zoo, different art galleries, Kelly Tarlton’s and many others.

Photo Credit: Creative CommonsTongariro National Park

The Tongariro National Park is located at the center of the North Island of New Zealand and it is one of the oldest tourist attractions in the country. If it is good enough for UNESCO to name it as a world heritage site, then it is certainly a place worth visiting especially for people who are fond of ancient structures.

While it is true that you can visit the above New Zealand attractions on your own, it is still best to experience them with knowledgeable guides. With a guided tour, you will have the benefit of having a skilled guide with you who can tell you more about the rich history and culture of New Zealand. And although New Zealand is a generally safe place to visit, having a guide ensures that everything on your tour will go as planned.