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We all have our definitions of beauty, thrills, relaxation, and bargain. Isn’t the perfect vacation spot one that can truly say it has all of these things? New Zealand is sure to exceed any expectations you have about a vacation. Make it the most adventurous experience of your life. Make it the most relaxing, rebuilding, and nourishing time you’ve ever known. Whatever it is that you desire out of your vacation, you’re sure to find it here in the undeniably beautiful New Zealand. Escape your real world pressures for a few days, and travel to a beautiful place full of thrills, and relaxation — All while getting that passport stamped! If you need help booking a trip to New Zealand, a travel agency like Liberty Travel (www.libertytravel.com) can send you in the right direction.
As beautifully stated by in the book, Mountains of Water – The Story of Fiordland National Park, the Fiordland National park is ‘A cherished corner of the world where mountains and valleys compete with each other for room, where scale is almost beyond comprehension, rainfall is measured in meters and scenery encompasses the broadest width of emotions.” The beauty here is some that is unique to New Zealand, and you won’t get the full experience of a vacation here without a visit to this park.
To make the most of your visit to the park, you can enjoy the drive on the Southern Scenic Route. Link Te Anau with Invercargill, in this rewarding journey for cyclists, and drivers. Stop at your leisure to walk around and allow the sights to take your breath away! This route will take you around the southern part of the country, providing access to the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area. Here you can find many historical structures, as well as many fun physical activities such as mountain biking, fishing, boating, camping and more.
The highlights of this park are truly beautiful and are sure to make your trip there worth the travel. Be sure not to miss unique geological wonders like Lake Te Anau, the largest lake in the south island, and the second largest in New Zealand. Lake Manapouri, boasts a stunning and unique 33 islands, a breathtaking view of the Cathedral Mountain range, and a vacation favorite, sandy beaches and coves. Or, for the ultimate relaxing trip to Fiordland National Park, take a cruise out to one of the sounds. Milford and Doubtful sounds are both sure to impress with their reflective views and undeniable solitude.
Add to your adventure with a truly beautiful white water rafting experience! You’ll find some of the best technical white water rivers on the planet. Some of the most sought-after white water in New Zealand is only available by helicopter. So, why not make a day out of the views that a helicopter ride can provide, and the thrill of some of the most fun white water in the world to create the most exciting adventure this country has to offer!
If you are still looking for a thrill after white water rafting, the skies of New Zealand provide the perfect backdrop for skydiving. This is something you should experience at least once and New Zealand is the perfect location. Jumps are usually from heights of 13000 to 16000 feet and can provide you with the thrill of your life. New Zealand is good for both beginner and expert skydivers and if you are new to the sport, skydiving classes are offered which teach you everything you need to know before your first jump.
Now that both your feet are back on the ground, and you have safely survived the country’s biggest adventures, it’s time to experience the joy of the country’s history. Start it off by visiting New Zealand’s only castle, Larnach Castle. Both visually stunning and historically exciting, the Larnach Castle is not to be missed! History buffs, and the simply curious will be delighted by this historical gem!
Larnach Castle has a fun, exciting, and even sometimes outrageous history to be explored. With priceless New Zealand antiques and stunning carved ceilings, there is enough to enjoy here for days. So why not stay for a few nights? The Castle offers accommodations as lovely as the castle itself. Spend some time enjoying New Zealand’s unique history while spending your time in it! When you arise the next day, watch the spectacular sunrise over the Larnach Castle’s beautiful gardens.
Keep the historical leg of your trip going with a visit to the Otago Gold Fields. One of the oldest mining centers of New Zealand, these fields preserve the life and passion that was put into them in their day. Travel horseback through the fields and be transported back into the Kawarau Gorge in a lost era.
There are many places to see and things to do during a trip to New Zealand, whether you are looking to relax along the rivers, get your adrenaline pumping while white water rafting, or learning about New Zealand by visiting the historical landmarks. If you are planning your next vacation, you should definitely consider New Zealand.
By Lara Nicotra