Featuring a history of settlement dating back over 1,000 years ago, the area known as New Zealand’s fascinating history is one of native people journeying by canoe from other lands across the mighty Pacific to the arrival of the British and the treaty’s that exist today and allow for a unique blend of both Maori and European culture.
For the traveler willing to go the distance to this far off land, some of the most well known and amazing scenic highlights of this stunning island include ocean coves, lush colorful island gardens as well as mountains, lakes and volcanoes located in natural areas and national parks which abound. Take a closer look at a few of the most amazing sights that make New Zealand stand out today from other top destinations for travel.
The Town of Russell – Known for its history and beauty, this small town once known for its whalers and traders is now known for its popularity for travelers as well. Home to some of the oldest and most well preserved sites in New Zealand, the Catholic Mission Pompallier, New Zealand’s oldest Roman Catholic building and the Christ Church, oldest church in New Zealand, it is easily accessible by ferry from Paihia.
Tiritiri Matangi Island – This small island not far from the largest city of New Zealand is known for its amazing natural beauty and pristine natural state. Free from pests, it is home to rare native birds, trees and plants. A rare opportunity to explore a more pure side of New Zealand, this is a must see destination.
Ancient Volcanic Cones – Beneath Auckland lies a unique area. Volcanic fields produced over 50 volcanic scoria cones which present an amazing opportunity to see and experience the history and beauty, both natural and cultural, that is New Zealand. Two of the most easily accessible and well known include Mount Eden and another named One Tree Hill. Extensive recreational areas are available throughout the area including trails for walking, forests, picnic areas and more all within the city.
A truly unique and wondrous location, New Zealands past and its present offer visitors one of the top areas for travel in 2012 and in the future as well.
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