Experience the New Zealand winter for Aussies

Experience the New Zealand winter for Aussies

27 Feb 2018 Short Breaks, Tours, Travel Tips

While Australia is a beautiful place to live there are a few things that we cannot experience in Australia that we can experience in New Zealand.

A big one that comes to mind is the culture and its people. Learning more about the Maori people and experiencing traditional food such as Hangi, for example. The North Islands are a great choice for Aussie visitors wishing to experience New Zealand's differences. Meet the Maori people and experience the Hangi, history and culture at the Bay of Isles. Visit the Waitangi Treaty grounds and the imposing Kauri Tree.

New Zealand is also unique in the offering of Geothermal experiences. Rotorua also in the North Islands is a Geothermal Wonderland of Sky, steam and lakes, a place for relaxation and adventure. You cannot miss the experience of Geothermal attractions. Spouting geysers, bubbling mud pools, hot pools, foot pools and sinter terraces. http://www.rotoruanz.com/visit/see-and-do/

Australia is famous for its beautiful beaches and sunny days but in New Zealand there is a beach where hot springs filter through the sand on the shore line and you can dig your own hot water spa, aptly named Hot Water Beach.

Bungy jumping is taken to a new level in New Zealand for the adventure seeking Aussies with the Auckland Sky Tower. If you are brave enough you can jump 192 meters and reach speeds of 85km/hour as you free fall down the side of the building… If free-falling is not for you, try walking the edge of the Sky Tower pergola in a SkyWalk… Or just take in the impressive New Zealand city views while enjoying a fine dining experience. https://www.skycityauckland.co.nz/attractions/sky-tower/

Hobbiton and other filmmaking experiences are unique in New Zealand a popular location for filmmakers due to the economy and the divers range of beautiful scenery in close proximity. Take a movie inspired tour and visit locations like Waitomo Caves and Rotorua, both locations that are featured in middle-earth and other movies. Mount Ngaurruhoe is used as the Mount Doom where Frodo struggles to climb the volcano so he can courageously destroy the ring.

The popular Chronicles of Narnia children's movie, for example, features the nostalgic ruins of Cair Paravel and Cathedral Cove. The final battle between Aslan and the White Witch took place at Flock Hill New Zealand.

Australia is known for its unique fauna but while in New Zealand you should take the time to see the iconic Kiwi Bird. They are rare in the wild now and difficult to spot but you can see them in various wildlife settings and Zoo's such as Auckland Zoo.

New Zealand is a close neighbour and makes a fantastic holiday destination for young and old Aussies. Short holidays, long holidays, relaxation or adventure, make sure you talk to Carine Travel Bug Agents ASAP. They specialise in crafting New Zealand getaways to suit individual budgets and holiday wishes.

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