These 24 Beautiful Places In New Zealand Will Put The Country At The Top Of Your Future Bucket List

These 24 Beautiful Places In New Zealand Will Put The Country At The Top Of Your Future Bucket List

Right now it’s important to stay home and practice social distancing. We hope you’ll find our content entertaining, inspiring, or useful for a future trip.

As Australia begins to ease social distancing laws and our Kiwi neighbours celebrate zero new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, discussions of a potential “trans-Tasman travel bubble” have been put on the table.


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New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Arden, joined Aussie PM, Scott Morrison, in cabinet this week to discuss the steps required to resume unrestricted travel between our two countries.

And while we wouldn’t recommend rushing to book flights immediately, there’s no harm in day dreaming about what a little trip across the Tasman could look like — should the opportunity present itself.


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To kick-start your plans, here are 24 epic NZ destinations to add to your bucket list.

1.

Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough

2.

Arrowtown, Otago


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With its fairytale charm and picture-perfect foliage, this historic, former gold mining village is nestled below the stunning peaks that surround the Arrow River.

3.

The Coromandel, Waikato

4.

Lake Tekapo, Canterbury

5.

Aoraki/Mount Cook, Canterbury

6.

Hooker Valley, Canterbury

7.

Motukiekie Beach, West Coast

8.

Abel Tasman National Park, Tasman

10.

Bay of Islands, Northland

12.

Martinborough, Wellington

13.

Okitu Beach, Gisborne

15.

Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty

16.

Arthur’s Point, Otago

17.

Slope Point, Southland


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Perched atop rugged cliffs that tumble into the sea, Slope Point is the southernmost point on the South Island and home to surreally-shaped, permanently wind-mangled trees.

21.

Milton Vineyards, East Cape

22.

Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

24.

And finally, Kawau Island, Auckland

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