There are some absolutely stunning locations in New Zealand, and if you are there, you are going to want to explore them. Let’s have a look at these spots, which are truly once in a lifetime must-sees.


Located on the North Island, Rotorua is actually a little risky, because it is right on the Pacific Ring of Fire. Visitors can take a guided tour of the area, however, so it can’t be too unsafe. It is such a gorgeous location to explore with geysers, steaming springs, volcanic craters, and interesting sights in every direction you look. Adventurists can enjoy even more at this spot including mountain biking and skydiving.

Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers

These are on the South Island, and are probably the easiest glaciers in the world to get to. These streams of frozen water flow from some of the highest points of the southern Alps, right down to where visitors can explore on foot. The Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers are absolutely breathtaking, so take amazing photos in front of them and make some unforgettable memories.

Coromandel Peninsula

This is not too far away from Auckland, but the calm atmosphere makes it feel like it’s at the other side of the world. You can hike or bird watch up the jagged mountains, or just enjoy the view. The golden beach all around is an ideal spot to relax after a busy day of sightseeing.

Bay of Islands

A popular tourist location is the Bay of Islands which is a total of 144 islands dotted around the bay, making for one of the most picturesque spots in New Zealand. Some activities that are regularly enjoyed in this area include sailing, yachting, spotting whales/dolphins, kayaking and more. The Bay of Islands is a 3 hour drive to the North of Auckland.