Places to visit in New Zealand - Both north and south islands

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New Zealand is a nature experience you don't want to miss out on.

Imagine the bluest lakes you have ever seen, marvelous hikes and road trips in landscapes that make you drop your jaw.

This island country can give you everything from tropical heat in the north to skiing in the south. If you rent a car you will be able to get to places where the tourist buses can´t reach and explore the secret spots of this country.

So let us start from the north and continue south. Here is the list of places you have to see when going to Aotearoa, the land of indigenous people Māori.

This article is produced by our content contributor Lina Conrad Andersson, who by the way loves New Zealand.


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Let's start with the biggest city in New Zealand, Auckland. Many people may think this is the capital, which is understandable since it is the largest area and a lot of international flights come in here. This is a great place to start your trip and continue down almost the whole northern island.

If you feel like spending some time here you should definitely go down to the water, because all of Auckland is surrounded by it. There are several ferries you can take from the Viaduct harbor and go to nearby islands. Or why not go sailing or enjoy a drink by the sea?

Besides, you can discover loads of culture here. Cultural performances, art galleries and museums are just a sample of what you can experience.

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