Road near Hamilton
Blue Waterfalls Huka, Taupo
Country: New Zealand
Highlights: Gastronomy ★ , Art / Museums ★, Historical sites ★, Natural Beauty ★★★★, Shopping ★; Sports/Adventure ★★★★★, Geographic extremes 0, Glamour ★
When to go: Summer
Where to go: Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo and Queenstown
Downside: A bit far away from elsewhere.
Our Experiences: New Zealand is a demographic emptiness. There are more cattle than people. When we were driving through the country we could see lots of nature and beautiful landscapes, but almost no cities. Auckland doesn´t have much to offer for tourists. The best of the country is always related to nature. The geysers at Rotorua and the blue waters river near Taupo are some of the wonders. There are some good wine producers in New Zealand, that deserves a visit. The country´s super scented sauvignon blanc wines are one of the world´s best. The south Island ( Which we didn´t go ) is even less densely populated but it is the world´s radical sports activities capital, the say.
Hotels we love and recommend: Hilton (Auckland)