Have you ever wondered what attracted Peter Jackson to come to New Zealand and direct the best film ever made? The simplest of all reasons is the beauty of this place that is more than captivating and mesmerizing.
From majestic mountains and highlands to delicate and buzzing sea-life, New Zealand is blessed with every natural creation preserved to its zenith.
The complete voyage gets segregated into 5 major cruise destinations which you can plan and visit as per your convenience. The first one is the Milford Sound Cruise which takes you to the most beautiful place in New Zealand, the South Island. The sight of cascading waterfalls is breathtaking and moving close to the place where they drop dead in sea is even more exciting. The serenity and tranquillity around is unmatched. Another famous destination here is Doubtful Sound. It is more than 10 times larger than the Milford Sound and is an attraction for kayak tours and boat cruises.
The next stop from the North Island is the Bay Islands. Tourists enjoy going in small motor-boats through a giant hole known as the â€˜Hole in the rockâ€™. Things can get real messy if you go through the hole during high tides. It is advisable to read the forecast conditions before your visit.
While crossing the sea between the two islands, it is a great experience to hire the Interislander ferry which takes you to Marlborough Sound via Cook Strait. The Marlborough Sounds run along with many islands and form inlets, streams and various other water paths which are a virtual paradise for man and sea-life. You can dive and play with dolphins or chat with a seal or go cruise the sounds.
For walking-lovers, the Queen Charlotte Track is the best challenge they would have ever come across. A 58 Km gruelling walk from Ship Cove to Anakiwa is the best camping and hiking experiences youâ€™ve ever had. Scenic walks around Wellington and Picton are a welcome treat.
The cruise to Lake Wakatipu is another attraction. To enjoy the Cecil and Coronet peaks, tourists often visit this picturesque land around Queenstown. New Zealand is a gifted paradise with untouched beauty and nature. It is a heaven for both relaxing souls and young & adventurous hearts.