New Zealand is a land full of stunning natural beauty and hidden treasures. Tourism-Review.com presents the unofficial, yet fabulous, seven wonders of New Zealand. Inspired by Everything-everywhere.com.
White Island is an active volcano named by Captain Cook. Known as Whakaari in the local Maori dialect, it was the former location of a sulfur mining operation which ended in disaster. You can find the White Island in the Bay of Plenty near the North Island and enjoy helicopter and boat trips to the island leaving daily from Whakatane.
According to many, Milford Sound is one of the best destinations in the world. Travelers come to explore the fjord on boats – many boat tours leave from Queenstown, which is the closest major city to Milford Sound. Hikers can reach the Sound via the Milfor Track, one of the most popular hiking trails.
Boiling mud, pools of scalding water, geysers, geothermal spas – all this can be found in Rotorua, one of the most active geothermal areas in the world. Strong sulfur smell in the vicinity of the city informs the visitors they are getting close. Rotorua is also popular among adventure tourists as well as water sports enthusiasts because of Lake Rotorua.
While not a typical “wonder”, the All Blacks are the New Zealand national rugby union team that has been playing for over 100 years. They are perhaps the sports team which is most closely associated with a single country. Famous for the haka, a Maori war dance, which they perform before every match they always rank near the top of world standings.