Best Tourist Places to visit in New Zealand

New Zealand has a lot of tourist attractions to offer which is why the place is a favourite among tourists. Right from local tribe interactions to National Parks, the place is teeming with natural and man-made wonders. Read below to get an overview of the best tourist places to visit in New Zealand.

Tourist places in new zealand


This peninsular region if famous for its beaches with white sand where you can enjoy a quiet stroll or spend some quality time with your loves ones. There is a lot of wildlife and forests here which you can explore at your leisure. Hot water beach is the most famous of all tourist attractions in New Zealand.

Coromandel in new zealand

Tasman National Park

You can only explore this fabulous park on foot since it’s closed for vehicles. You can spot penguins here while hiking and many bird species also inhabit the area.

Tasman national park in newzealand
Bark Bay, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

Sky Tower

Located in Auckland, it is a communication tower that offers breathtaking views. At a height of about 328 metres, it also has a revolving restaurant.

Sky Tower in new zealand


The city is famous for its culture and art movement. The city’s architecture is unique and a delight to watch. There is an annual Napier Art Deco weekend where you can sample the city’s culture and enjoy the vintage delights on offer.

Napier in New Zealand


If you are a nature lover and planning a trip to New Zealand, then Kaikoura should definitely be your first destination. You can spot dolphins here and also enjoy meals that focus on sea food. If you are lucky, you can even spot whales and many species of fishes. Best way to visit is to take a hike through the natural forest.

Kaikoura in new zealand


Known as the thermal land, this place is full of natural geysers and thermal springs. Most of them are in the park area and Wai-o-Tapu is the most famous. The springs here are colourful due to the rich mineral and salts content.

Rotorua in New Zealand

Bay of Islands

It is a connected chain of more than 140 islands and is very popular among tourists. You can spot whales and dolphins here and the place also organises yacht tour for tourists. If you are looking for a nice place with little disturbance then Bay of Islands is the perfect destination for you.

Bay of Islands in new zealand


Not very far from Rotorua, it is a bit small in size but that makes it perfect for a quick visit. The place has a lake and many thermal springs and geysers due to volcanic activity. You can also schedule a visit to the nearby Tongariro National Park.

Taupo in New Zealand

Franz Josef Glacier

Easy to access, this is why it is so popular among tourists. You can access the glacier through Christchurch. Tour operators provide helicopter rides if you wish to view the glacier via aerial route. The air route also offers some breathtaking views and is bound to excite you if you are a budding photographer.

Franz Josef Glacier in new zealand

Bay of Plenty

It is near Auckland and is home to some of the finest beaches in New Zealand. You can also sample the local Kiwi fruit here and can also schedule a visit to the White Island Volcano.

Bay of Plenty in New Zealand