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Best NZ summer travel destinations

 

Given that we can only travel within our own backyard at the moment, you might be planning a getaway for these summer holidays. With that in mind, we’ve put together a few of NZ’s top spots to travel to this summer so you can experience what our beautiful country has to offer!

 

Northland/Bay of Islands

If you want a tropical-inspired holiday, make sure you head up north to check out the Bay of Islands. You might have seen the Air New Zealand safety video featuring Northland at some point, so you know what it’s all about!

Be sure to visit: 

  • Cape Reinga
  • Ninety Mile Beach
  • Waipoua Forest
  • Russell

 

The Coromandel

Most Aucklanders will be pretty familiar with this idyllic travel spot. With its stunning beaches and relaxed vibe, this is one place you will definitely want to be this summer.

Be sure to visit:

  • Hot Water Beach
  • Cathedral Cove
  • The Pinnacles
  • The Lost Spring Geothermal Spa

 

Nelson/Tasman

This region is an absolute favourite with Kiwis. The Nelson/Tasman area has it all, from golden sandy beaches to untouched forests. It’s the perfect place to be when the weather is heating up and you just want to relax on golden sands.

Be sure to visit:

  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Nelson Lakes National Park
  • Golden Bay

 

Queenstown/Wanaka

And of course Queenstown would make this list! It’s one of the most popular destinations in NZ, and for a good reason. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, or you just want to take in the scenic mountain vistas, Queenstown has it all. 

Check out: 

  • Skyline Gondola
  • Onsen Hot Pools
  • Shotover Jet
  • Arrowtown
  • Glenorchy

 

 

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