5 things to do in New Zealand from north to south

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5 things to do in New Zealand from north to south

New Zealand is a natural paradise is divided into two islands: North Island and South Island. We will mention five interesting things you can do from north to south in New Zealand so that, in this way, you can make the most of your time, your money and your strength.

Hobbitt Houses at Wellywood, New Zealand
Hobbit Houses at Wellywood, New Zealand


Cinema scenario

In the North Island you will feel like a movie star as this island served as the setting for the filming of the "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" movies. Whether or not you are a fan of this saga, doing one of the tours that are organized in the filmographic set will undoubtedly be one of the funniest things you can do. That is why we recommend you to watch the movie before going. They will tell you in the guided tour anecdotes and curious things about the shooting that has made all the world rage. In "Wellywood", as the city of Wellington is known, it is where you will find these cinema stages and you will be able to discover much more about the filming.


Vineyards in Wairarapa, New Zealand
Vineyards in Wairarapa, New Zealand


Handmade in New Zealand

If you like to buy handicrafts in your travels, you will have to visit Wairarapa. This region is also located on the North Island of New Zealand and you will find it just 60 minutes from Wellington, the capital. This area is known for its handmade crafts and objects. Here you can shop for costume jewelery, pottery and handmade things in general but, in addition, taste wines, chocolates and cheeses made with 100% handmade and ecological techniques.


Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand


Land of volcanoes

Another place we recommend you to visit in the North Island is the Tongariro National Park. This place is the oldest National Park in New Zealand and is considered a World Heritage Site according to UNESCO. Here you will be able to cross three active volcanoes by land: the Tongariro, the Ruapehu and the Ngauruhoe. These lands are full of the elements of the ancient Maori culture of New Zealand. We suggest you read a little more about this culture to enjoy more of this local experience. On the website of the Tongariro National Park you will find more information about it.


Historical Tram, Christchurch, New Zealand
Historical Tram, Christchurch, New Zealand


Art and nature

Once enjoyed the North Island, it's time to go to the South Island to enjoy Christchurch. This city is a crazy combination between art and nature. It is not uncommon to see works of art everywhere on the public roads of this region. Set aside at least two full days in this city to give you time to see the wild penguins native to their natural habitat thanks to one-day ecological tours that are organized from this point. Christchurch is known throughout the country for offering a wide range of outdoor activities.


Mitre Peak, Milford Sound, New Zealand
Mitre Peak, Milford Sound, New Zealand


Adventure for all tastes

And finally, to finish the route on the South Island, you can not miss out on Milford Sound. It is a Natural Park that is one of the most popular places in the country. There are endless activities to do there such as canoe tours, hiking trails or you can even visit it while cruising. We recommend you to see this natural beauty in a canoe because the reflection of its waters will give you the sensation of sailing on top of a mirror. In addition, you can do camping during your stay to have a 100% adventure experience. On the Milford Sound website you will find more information about the whole range of activities.


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