Want to visit the most photogenic country in the world? Then grab your camera and book a flight to New Zealand. The landscapes here will leave you breathless and as the island is just 1,000 miles in length from the tip of the North island to the bottom of the South, you can pack in as much sightseeing as you want. You know you’re in for a treat as the beautiful country was used for filming fantasy classics like Lord of the Rings and the Chronicles of Narnia. Here are some must-see stops on your tour of New Zealand:
1. The Bay Of Islands
For all things water-related, the Bay of Islands should be top of your list. About a 3-hour drive from Auckland, you’ll find water sports, sailing and fishing galore. There are 144 islands and you can try your hand at scuba diving or take a boat trip for an incredible dolphin adventure. Sail through the iconic Hole in the Rock and be sure to visit the oldest licensed pub in the country.
This is where you’ll land and it’s also the biggest city in New Zealand. It’s been named as one of the top 10 cities in the world so be sure to stay a few days before heading off on your exploration of the island. Visit one of the many museums and art galleries, take a pleasant walk through Auckland Domain Park or if you’re feeling more adventurous, try the Auckland Bridge Climb or a bungee jump!