Wonderful beaches, mountains, volcanoes, fjords and geysers. These are just some good reasons to travel to the other side of the world and visit new Zeland.
Recommended for all nature lovers, for those who love trips and travel “on the road” with their own car, and enjoy slow times to better enjoy this wonderful country.
the new Zeland So it is very well organized for this type of traveler. However, the advice is always to organize stops in time: outside the big cities, hotels are few and small.
The city from which the journey begins new Zeland It is certainly Auckland, the most populous, which is located on the North Island and is easily accessible from the major cities. The marina area is very beautiful, but the small islands opposite it are also worth a visit, accessible by fast and frequent ferries.
A few hours’ drive from Auckland is the Coromandel Peninsula, famous above all for its beautiful deserted beaches and nature trails.
A visit to Cathedral Cove is a must, a geological wonder, a veritable little corner of heaven. Away from the crowds, you’ll find Obito Bay with beautiful sunsets.
On the trail of the hobbit
From here we continue to Rotorua, passing through the village of Hobbiton, well known to all fans of the Lord of the Rings saga. You will find yourself immersed in the real movie set and have a fun and carefree journey.
Once in Rotorua, you will begin to immerse yourself in the Maori tribal culture that has influenced this land so much: by visiting the village of Tamaki, you will be able to learn about the traditions of this people while also participating in traditional dances and ceremonies.
Lake Taupo and Tongariro Park
Before arriving in Wellington, where it takes a ferry to move south, Lake Taupo, the largest lake in the country, is well worth a visit. Behind it is the Tongariro park block well known by trekking enthusiasts of all levels.
From Wellington to southern New Zealand
There are no great things to see in Wellington except for the Museum of Cultures, which is the most important in the Pacific. Three hours of navigation will then take you to Picton, on the South Island. A lovely trip because, apart from the first part of the open sea navigation, the ferry will cross many small islands and fjords: a wonder of nature that will only be a small taste of what you will find on the South Island new Zeland.
An hour’s drive will take you to the gates of Abel Tasman National Park. You sleep outside the park because there are no roads inside and the only way to visit it is by taking a shuttle boat. You’ll have a lot of fun using this car and getting off at one of the many stops for some beach relaxation. Behind you is plenty of lavish nature where you can also venture through one of the many trails. From above, admiring the sea will certainly be a great emotion.
Continue along the famous Route 6: a road unique in the world because it goes halfway between the mountains and the sea, in a narrow path, all the way to Franz Josef, on the slopes of the glaciers of the Southern Alps, and is a must for hikers. . It is recommended to stop in an ice chalet: in the morning you can be taken by helicopter.
Next stop, Queenstown, Queen of the South: This is where we begin our visit to Milford Sound, the most famous fjord. There are many ways to visit it: the best is to take a small boat ride, right down to the Tasmanian Sea.
Last stop in New Zealand: Dunedin
Finally, Dunedin is well worth a visit, which is Edinburgh of the Pacific. It is a very suggestive city: many artists have changed its appearance, thanks to the new approaches in architecture and painting introduced. From here you can also visit the colony of penguins and some marine animals.
What was just described is a file Itinerary “On the road”, but can also be done by bus, accompanied by Instructs multilanguage. But in fact, the one who really speaks in New Zealand is nature: the language that everyone can understand.
Content in collaboration with Cristina Rebellato – Repelato TravelCorso Torino 49, Genoa.
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