Travelling is a great way to explore the world around you, to meet new people and get introduced to a new culture. No matter where you’re travelling or planning to it can get pretty stressful when it comes to organizing your trip. You’re usually time-limited and not able to do and visit all the places you’d like to.
New Zealand is a land full of magnificent forests, dreamy lands and breathtaking mountains. It’s a land where you can meet lovely people, drink wine, go hiking, skydiving or bungee jumping. There are lots of possibilities but so little time.
That’s why it’s always a good idea to make yourself a travel guide before you go on this trip. This way you’ll have a more organized trip and probably more time to do all the things you’d like to do. Here are a few suggestions of what you can include in your DIY travel guide to New Zealand.
If you’re a fan of Lord of The Rings this might be a perfect place for you. The home of the Hobbiton movie set is a small town called Matamata. It’s an agricultural town located about a 2 hours drive from New Zealand’s capital – Auckland.
When visiting this place expect it to be crowded because all sorts of people visit this dreamy place, not only fans of Tolkein. The not so great part of visiting this place is that you can’t roam around on your own. Instead, you’ll have to book a tour and follow a guide. Keep in mind that the number of people on this tour is limited so you’ll have to book ahead.
If you’re looking for a good cup of coffee and a place to vape in NZ, you will love it’s café culture. This land is well-known for its excellent coffee and great service. Cafes in New Zealand are popular among younger generations and they’re a commonplace to meet up with your friends and catch up with them.
Vaping is pretty popular not only in New Zealand but around the world, because of the prohibition of tobacco smoking in public spaces. So, if you’re a smoker and not willing to enjoy your coffee without having a cigarette don’t worry because you can replace that with different e-liquid you place in a vaping device
Cafes also provide a relaxing environment to meet your business associates or just to sit back alone enjoy a good book and a quality cup of coffee. The best thing is that most cafes in this country serve you drinks and light snacks.
Auckland’s Highest Volcanic Cone
Mount Eden (Maungawhau) is Auckland’s highest volcanic cone and it’s just a short walk from the city centre. This place will amaze you with its breathtaking views of Auckland City and its harbour. The crater is about 50m deep and it’s quite likely you’ll never experience anything like this. Be thoughtful and admire its beauty from above rather than walking around and through it since it’s a sacred place.
This is not a popular tourist attraction to most people. Some of you might like that fact and that might be the main reason for some of you visiting this place because it’s peaceful rather than crowded. Taking a walk through these gardens will leave you speechless because of its beauty and because it might leave you with a feeling of taking a tour around the world.
There are lots of things to see and admire so it’s likely you’ll spend a whole day there. This place is an oasis for people looking for zen-like space and a place to rest their body and mind for a second. The best part is that gardens are free to visit and that the place is great for kids too since there are playgrounds where they can play freely.
Mine Bay Maori Rock Carvings
This is probably one of the most underrated yet the most amazing sights of an island known as New Zealand. The cravings were sculptured in 1980 over the four summers. It takes some time and effort to get there, but it’s worth it. To go there you can take a boat tour, paddle out in a kayak or even fly by helicopter. No matter which way you prefer and choose, visiting this place will leave a lifelong impression on you.
Travelling and planning your trip can be stressful because it takes some time to organize to detail all the things you’d like to do and visit, especially if organizing involves more persons, not just you. Visiting New Zealand is a wonderful experience that you’ll remember. Hopefully, some of the ideas listed above gave you an idea of how to DIY travel guide for this occasion.