Everything New in New Zealand
Most immigrants travel to the United States, also known as the “ Land of Opportunity ”, in pursuit of their great American dream. Today, however, fresher and less publicized countries like New Zealand are getting more aggressive with their migration programs. What may seem like a secretive country can actually be the most surprising of them all.
The country’s pride lies in its unique seismic features. Upon stepping down from the plane, glacial mountains, clear lakes, flowing rivers, hissing geysers and boiling mud are there to greet you a warm welcome. Everywhere you turn your head, you see captivating natural blessings.
Where to go
Each year, there are around two million eyes and hearts captured by the rare beauty of New Zealand . The tourism industry is actually the country’s biggest export earner. Amazingly packaged as clean, green and adventure-filled, the country offers not only bonding with nature but also the summoning of adrenalin with extreme activities like bungee jumping.
Haven’t seen a snow park? You can catch one at the Aoraki or Mt. Cook National Park , where one-third of the park is covered with permanent snow and glacial ice. Then there is also the Franz Josel and Fox Glaciers, which are both famous for ice tumbling down a valley and into the sea. If you want to see wildlife, visit the adorable penguins, sea lions, and seals at the Otago Peninsula.
What to do
New Zealand is a land where you can do extraordinary things. First on your list is bungee jumping. The country actually houses four of the world’s most breathtaking bungee sites. Whether you prefer to throw yourself off a bridge, or swing from a cable, or even through a bungee rocket, get yourself ready and muster all courage as this will be the most absolute adrenalin-pumping activity you have ever done. (Learn how to bungee jump safely)
Another heart-stopping adventure you must try is jet boating. If you don’t mind being hurled up and down the churning rivers, then this activity will be pure fun for you. This river flows through the canyon’s deepest and narrowest sections. Hold on tight to anything around you as you will experience heart stopping 360 degrees spins, high speed surging, as well as last minute turns away from the edges.
What to remember
Earthquakes commonly occur in the country. In the past years, earthquakes have affected structures like buildings and have caused a number of injuries and deaths. You may want to check out some local news updates before visiting the country to avoid aftershocks.
There are a lot of good things you can expect in this flora and fauna-rich country. It is considered one of the safest places on earth, with low crime rate and very few poisonous animals. It is also really spacious as you can walk for long distances without meeting a soul and only running water, rustling trees and bird sounds around you. If you enjoy learning this article, you’ll surely be interested in reading Hack your way to free (or very cheap) travel.