New Zealand is not only a dream destination but also a wonderful place for many travelers to stop by. If you intend to visit New Zealand, you need to consult which places in New Zealand are the top priority.

1.Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is one of the best places for fishing, sailing, and other watersports. It takes you about three hours to drive by car from Auckland to The Bay of Islands. This splendid region includes 144 islands between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula.

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What’s interesting in the Bay of Islands? Please, don’t let slip a chance to trying scuba diving with Paihia Dive‘s intro-to-diving course. The boatman will ferry you far out into the bay and then a whole new underwater world is dead ahead of you to explore.

And not only that, the marine life in the Bay of Islands on a Fullers GreatSights Dolphin Eco Experience is gorgeous. You can watch dolphins and whales from the boat and, if possible, swim with wild dolphins for a new fantastic experience.

You definitely have to visit the Hole in the Rock once in life and try sailing through an opening in a rock formation with the right tide.

2. Milford Sound, New Zealand

Milford Sound is presumed the “eighth wonder of the world,” and it’s only when you set foot in this region of New Zealand that you’ll know why. The landscape around Milford Sound is formed by glaciers during the Ice Age, remains a trace of its age-old existence.

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The boat is the best mean for you to see Milford Sound. If you want to observe waterfalls and wildlife directly such as dolphins and penguins, just take a sightseeing cruise on the fjord.

After enjoying the water from the surface, go underneath to visit the Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory. This is the unique underwater observatory in New Zealand, and you can dive more than 30 feet deep (while staying dry), moreover, you’ll get 360 degrees of the underwater condition.

3. Auckland, New Zealand

Like the biggest city in New Zealand and its international air-travel hub, Auckland is one of the best options for you to visit in New Zealand. With Auckland Airport, this place is supposed to be an ideal city, and you can make a start on your exploration of New Zealand from there.

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Stay at least a day or two in Auckland before taking the plunge into further afield in New Zealand. Here are our recommends for what to see and do in Auckland:

It’s important to learn about its culture by visiting one of the famous museums in Auckland. The Auckland Art Gallery is worth visiting, it features more than 15,000 works of contemporary, historic and modern art.

If the weather permitting, take a trip through the 185-acre Auckland Domain park. If it’s a Saturday, stop by at the nearby Parnell Farmers’ Market to buy fresh produce in the morning.

Auckland is also home for a bunch of multicultural bars and restaurants to provide all kinds of cuisine, for that reason, we strongly encourage you to dine in downtown Auckland (and hang out for a cocktail or two to enjoy the nightlife).

If you’re a sort of person who has an insatiable wanderlust inside and loves adventure activities, consider the Auckland Bridge Climb. Moreover, there’s the Auckland Bridge bungee jump for those who are brave.