Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our daily lives that we forget just how much beauty there is in the world. Imagine a place where the scenery is so stunning that it is impossible to not be in awe. This isn’t a daydream, this place is New Zealand. With a wealth of geographical and natural wonders, New Zealand is the perfect place to refocus on beauty that exists in the world.

New Zealand is truly a diverse country. You can find ancient, awe-inspiring glaciers as well as pristine sandy beaches. The variety of landscapes is incredible, and even more amazing is that they are all within reach of each other. It’s very possible to spend a day on a frigid glacier and then the next day work on your tan on a warm beach. The weather is as varied as the land itself. The mountains and sea influence the weather and sudden changes in the weather are fairly common. Keep this in mind when you are spending the day at a New Zealand beach. A cold front could always come rolling through!

Due to the abundance of exciting things to do, it can be overwhelming trying to plan a to-do list when you visit New Zealand. Going whale watching is a great start! It is very impressive to see sperm whales and humpback whales swimming around in the wild. Whale watching is definitely something that anyone visiting New Zealand should do. You might also want to check out the incredible Caves of Waitamo. A visit to this network of underground caves is both mysterious and intriguing as it is home to a species of glowing worms that must be seen to be believed. If you are hoping for a more laid back experience, you can always elect to go on a hot air balloon ride or take a guided canoeing trip.

There really isn’t a bad choice of things to do when visiting New Zealand. The important thing is actually planning the trip and going to experience all of the variety and beauty for yourself!

Enid Glasgow