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New Zealand Beaches

Beaches of New Zealand

New Zealand is a small country in South Pacific Ocean with only four million people of population. This country has a beautiful landscape, such as vast mountain chains, lush rainforests, and sweeping coastlines. There are many things to do during your holiday in New Zealand; hiking, skiing, cycling, diving, sailing, camping, and many more. But if you like beach the most, New Zealand has many beautiful beaches. There are more than 101 beaches in New Zealand. Four of them are Hahei Beach, Karikari Peninsula, Queen Charlotte Drive, and Bay of Island.

Hahei Beach. People describe this beach just like a paradise. This is an attractive sandy beach with a perfect blue water, pohutukawa trees and drifts of pink shells at the northern end. Many spots that you can explore in Hahei Beach, they are Cathedral Cove, Cooks Beach and Lonely Bay, Hot Water Beach and Shakespeare Cliff. Cathedral Cove is a must, you must visit this sites in the Coromandel Peninsula. Only by foot or boat to reach this Cove, it also can be accessed via diving or kayaking. Cathedral Cove is a beautiful beach with white sand, crystal-clear water, and a gigantic arched cavern. This is the perfect place for a picnic and swim. Another famous place is Hot Water Beach. This is the top attraction in New Zealand. Hot Water Beach is 2 hours either side of low-tide during normal sea conditions. Digging your pool one hour before low tide and then enjoy some relaxation in your pool before the tide rises.

Karikari Peninsula is famous for its beautiful white sand, particularly Tokerau and Karikari Beaches, as well as many secluded coves. It’s located on the western side of Doubtless Bay. Maitai Bay is the beautiful place in the Karikari Peninsula which is the best spot for picnic and Maitai Bay popular with scuba drivers. Puheke Beach has a string of snow-white sand dunes along the peninsula’s northern edge.

Queen Charlotte Drive is located in the Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. Queen Charlotte Drive continues downhill to wind past numerous sleepy bays. The strong arts and crafts community in this area means there are several opportunities to pause and browse art studios for a special moment.

Bay of Island, is a favourite aquatic playground for holidaymakers and yachties from around the world with more than 144 island to explore. With a sub-tropical climate, you can enjoy beach and water activities, go exploring one of the many nature walks, swim with dolphins, and charter a boat to go fishing. You’ll enter a maritime adventure playground with an abundance of wildlife, with dolphins regularly spotted, penguins, marlin, whales, gannets and many other species.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Things To Do In New Zealand

What are you waiting for?? It’s a holiday……..

Don’t you ever think you’ll spend it at home, just for watching tv, reading magazine, or just doing boring things….
Pack your clothes, take your bag and ready to go. There are many amazing place waiting for you. The right place to visit is…. New Zealand. What kind of place do you want to visit? What do you want to do? Everything is possible in New Zealand.

The first think you can imagine about New Zealand is “…the whole panorama seemed to possess an unearthly beauty, delicate, ephemeral, veiled by some mysterious light. To make the moment perfect there were larks above my head, singing as if the magic of that sunset inspired their song.” Zane Grey

What New Zealand have to please you??

The Spa

Polynesian Lake Spa

Polynesian Lake Spa

‘Taking the waters’ can be traced back to the Romans who used the spa’s mineral waters for health benefits. By the 1700s it had become fashionable for the aristocracy to travel to the European resorts like

Vichy and Baden Baden for pleasure as well as health motivations.

Milford Sound

Milford Sound

Milford Sound

Discovered by sea in the early 1820s, it was 1888 before McKinnon Pass was discovered and land access heralded the beginning of New Zealand’s ‘wonder walk’.

Mountain Cook

Mountain Cook

Mountain Cook

New Zealand’s majestic peak was an early source of publicity, attracting the attention of climbers as early as 1882, two years before the Hermitage Hotel was built and the first guiding services were offered.




Today Queenstown is in demand for its winter attractions just as its magnificent lake, scenery and adventure activities beckon in the hot Otago summer months. It is a tourist mecca, just as predicted by T. E. Donne, first head of the tourist department in 1901.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Discovered’ in 1888 by Fred Mace and Taane Tinorau, local Maori hadknown about the caves for more than 100 years.

Whanganui River

Whanganui River

Whanganui River

The Whanganui River is an experience steeped in rich history, tradition and Maori legend. From laden steamers and houseboats, to today’s kayaks and jetboats it has attracted tourists from the early 1900s, winding past historic marae, native bush and cascading waterfalls.

Fuller’s Cream Run

Fuller’s Cream Run

Fuller’s Cream Run

Time stands still as Fuller’s Super Cruiser glides along the historic, coastal route made famous as the ‘Cream Run’ early last century.
And there are more wonderful place will please you. So don’t ever think twice, let’s spend our time in such a different place…….

Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park

New Zealand Top Attractions

Kia Ora! Welcome to New Zealand! New Zealand, which is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, is like the heaven on Earth. Holiday in the natural New Zealand can’t get you enough. Several national parks dominate the top-ten list of New Zealand attractions. If you are going to visit this land of long white of cloud, here are our recommendations of the two outstanding New Zealand’s National Parks. Prepare yourself to spend your holiday in New Zealand and visit one of these two national parks with outstanding scenery.

Fiordland National Park
The Fiordland National Park comes up as the number one attraction in New Zealand. This New Zealand’s largest national park is part of the South Westland World Heritage area. This park is also one of the largest national parks in the world. Travelling to Fiordland National Park is like visiting one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand. The stunning Fiordland National Park is over 1.2 million in size with beautiful mountain, lake, fiord, and rainforest environments. There are various flora and fauna living in this national park. The national park is like home for plants, animals, and water creatures. The climate in Fiorland is refreshing the tourists. Besides the outstanding scenery, there are also Milford Track, the most popular walks in New Zealand that is considered as “the finest walk in the world”. Experiencing Fiorland in winter season is outstanding. The tourists can feel the cold climate yet enjoy the breathtaking scenery that Fiorland offers. Snow capped mountains and amazing waterfalls is all combine to make you speechless.

Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park
This finest coastal national park will give you the best experience of exploring national park. The New Zealand’s smallest national park is located in one of the sunniest places in New Zealand. Just like Fiordland National Park that is having the Milford Track as the most popular walks in New Zealand, Abel Tasman Coastal Track is also one of the most spectular walks in New Zealand. Hours or days exploring this paradise can’t get you enough. This corner of paradise will let you enjoy the beautiful forest and beaches along the tracks. If you want to spend 2 until 5 days of walking and need a place to stay. Choose one of the unique and comfortable lodges provide by the Abel Tasman Coastal Track. Kayaking in Abel Tasman is also popular and gives you experice to discover the hidden coves.

New Zealand has loads of amazing natural places waiting for you to explore. The breathtaking untouched nature is the priceless attractions in New Zealand. It was a land of forests, mountains and beaches. So, let’s spend our holiday in New Zealand and discover the truly natural soul of New Zealand.

Rangitoto Island

Holiday in Auckland

When planning your New Zealand walking holiday you shouldn’t discredit a trip to the bustling city of Auckland. Sure, New Zealand may have plenty of volcanoes, national parks and forests more suited to hiking, but the Auckland is a perfect microcosm of the country as a whole. Where else in the world can you walk volcanic islands, dine in a tree-house and catch a game of rugby, all in the same day?

Rangitoto Island

Located just a 20-minute boat trip from Auckland, Rangitoto Island is one of the most scenic spots in the country. The island actually consists of a dormant volcano that last erupted 600 years ago. It was bought by The Crown in 1854 for £15 and since then has been used as a base for harbour defence, fire control and a radar station. Nowadays the island is the domain of picnickers and hikers who arrive by the boat load for the New Zealand walking opportunities.

There are designated New Zealand walking trails on the island, each taking in a plethora of natural sights from the caves to Mackenzie Bay. Rangitoto Island has over 250 different species of native trees and several ornate species of orchid.


You simply can’t visit New Zealand without catching a game of rugby and as Auckland is home to the famous “All Blacks” it’s probably the best place in New Zealand to see a game. If you’re not that heavily into rugby and don’t want to fork out over the odds on a top price ticket to an “All Blacks” game, you can catch the Blues instead at Eden Park.

Wine Tours

The New World is slowly overtaking Europe in terms of wine production. If you can tell your Merlot from your Malbec then you’ll pleased to hear that only in New Zealand, walking around vineyards is possible, so close to a built-up area. Oenophiles are spoilt for choice when it comes to taking tasting tours around the city. From the old favourite West Coast to the newcomer Matakana, there are several places around Auckland where you can sample the produce and simply forget that you’re just minutes away the city.

Dine in a Treehouse

Eating your evening meal amid the branches of a giant redwood tree has to be one of the world’s most unique dining experiences. The huge pod shaped structure was designed by a group of Pacific Environments Architects and access is provided by a giant, elevated, walkway. The tree house can only seat 30 guests at a time so booking ahead is imperative. Redwoods Treehouse is located just outside Auckland in a town called Warkworth. This town is located on the banks of the Mahurangi River and is extremely scenic, it was founded by John Anderson Brown who lived in Warkworth, Northumberland and when walking New Zealand’s Warkworth, guests will spot several similarities with the English village.

The Sky Tower

The Sky Tower is Auckland’s most iconic monument and no New Zealand walking holiday would be complete without a trip to the observation deck at the top of the building. At 328 metres high, the building is the tallest in New Zealand and offers views out at over 80 kilometres in every direction. The more adventurous amongst you will want to attempt the Sky Jump and Sky Walk from the top of the monument; guaranteed to give you quite a rush!

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New Zealand Beach 1

New Zealand Beach Vacation

Heading to the beach for the summer is the only way to vacation for many people whether it be just down the road or half a world away, you can sand, sun and sea to make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

If you are travelling to New Zealand and wondering what part of the country would be the best to spend a couple of weeks soaking up some sun, enjoying some sights and touring around some amazing locations in a relaxed way then you would be hard pushed to find a better location than Northland.

As the name suggests Northland is located in the northern most region of the North Island of New Zealand. It’s known as the ‘Winterless North’ due to its low rainfall and long sunshine hours. The geography of New Zealand is long and narrow and Northland is the narrowest part, you could easily drive across the country in a few hours however if you choose to follow the coast around you’ll be exposed to some stunning views and great countryside.

Starting your trip on the east coast you’ll find yourself in Mangawhai, a quaint little seaside village full of colonial buildings, galleries and cafes.

Travelling further up the coast and through the main city that services the Northland area, Whangarei, you will arrive at Tutukaka, a very well known fishing spot and home to an annual fishing competition, it also boasts some amazing sea views.

Following the coast around leads you to The Bay of Islands the most well known district in Northland. The Bay of Islands is home to a diverse range of places from the historically significant Waitangi – where the treaty was signed and where the annual celebration takes place, the historic village of Kerikeri home to the Stone Store – New Zealands oldest building, Paihia – known as the jewel of the Bay of Islands and a mecca for the well-to-do, romantic Russell is a short ferry ride across the water, and on to Kawakawa famously known for its Hundertwasser-designed public toilets.

As you head further north around each curve of the road you will find another little cove or a bay such as Mangonui, Coopers Beach and Cable Bay and yet more amazing views, you will no doubt see dolphins frolicking and if you are very lucky whales.

Last but certainly not least is Cape Reinga located at the very top of the North Island. The lighthouse that sits on this furthermost northwestern point of New Zealand was build in 1941. It’s not a short drive so you should set aside a day to do this trip however when you are standing on the very top of a country and watching the Pacific Ocean meet the Tasman Sea you will be taken by such an incredible location you’ll be glad you made the journey, it’s a fantastic way to finish your motorhome holiday in Northland.

Waiheke Island

Summer Attraction in Auckland

Auckland, the biggest city in New Zealand – housing almost a quarter of the country’s population – is also blessed to be surrounded by water, wonderful beaches and plenty of ways to enjoy yourself. Whether you live in the city or not, if you are looking for a great way to relax and indulge, booking yourself into a luxury bed and breakfast in Auckland is certainly a great way to enjoy the summer attraction in and around the city.

Waiheke Island
Catch the ferry from either the terminal in Auckland City or on the North Shore in Devonport. The island is a great way to experience a rather bohemian lifestyle that has been its appeal for many years mixed with the newer residents who enjoy the higher temperatures experienced on the island along with the many vineyards and wonderful cafes and restaurants. Don’t have time to take the ferry? There are helicopters available to drop you there too.

Devonport Village
If you choose to take the ferry from the Devonport Ferry Terminal you should really take some time to look around the village while you are there. It’s slightly remote location – only one road in and one road out – helps this coastal village keeps it unique charm whilst offering great shopping and unique sights. Visit ‘Devonport chocolates’ and see how they make the delectable truffles they are famous for, perhaps purchase a few to enjoy later.

Head North out of Auckland and you’ll come across the township of Puhoi, famous for its wonderful cheese and yoghurt, stop in at their cafe and try some of their wares. This quaint village also boast a historic pub that you can stop in at and enjoy a drink with the locals.

A little further north is the area known as Matakana Coast, which has many attractions over the summer, including vineyard tours, the area has many boutique and family run vineyards as well as those that are more well known such as Goldridge. Another activity worth checking out is the sculpture tour, many artisans live in the area and display their creations at galleries, in cafes at the vineyards or like the sculptures throughout the area on a designated route.

Once you have found the perfect luxury bed and breakfast in Auckland you will easily find many great things to do during your holiday all the while knowing that each night you will sink into a beautiful comfortable bed, luxurious linens and enjoy a well earned nights rest and wake up to a gourmet breakfast before heading back to explore many of the wonderful activities Auckland has to offer.