New Zealand, Oceania

4 of the Best North Island Views in NZ

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries I have been to and I was lucky enough to travel through the North and South Island. Below are some of my most memorable views from my trip!

Mount Eden

Auckland was our first stop in NZ and there is no better way to take in the city than heading up Mt. Eden. This mount is a dormant volcano, so it’s a very interesting site – as well has showing locals and visitors a fantastic view. The best thing about Mt. Eden is that you can walk and drive up, so although walking may be more rewarding it means that everyone has access to this great scene across Auckland.

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Bay of Islands

These were some of my favourite views because our trip here was unexpected; we decided to head north on a whim after receiving a recommendation. Whilst here, we booked on to the Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock which cost approx. £50, I found this to be great value for money as the cruise took us to the Hole in the Rock, Urupukapuka Island and in search of marine wildlife. The views from Urupukapuka are breath-taking, and some of the best I have seen; it felt like we had stepped right out of a scene from the Hobbit.

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Skydive Taupo

If you didn’t already know, I’m terrified of heights and a skydive is something that I never thought I would do. But after only being in NZ for a short time my boyfriend persuaded me to book with Skydive Taupo. Prices range from 249-598 NZ Dollars and we went for the 15,000 feet with Freefall HD Video & Photos & Tshirt which was 499 NZ Dollars. Although this was one of the most expensive things we did in NZ, I could not recommend it enough! The thrill of the dive is amazing and then the views over Lake Taupo whilst parachuting down are outstanding.

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Skydive Taupo - Parachute

Mount Victoria

Similarly to Mt. Eden, you can both walk and drive up Mt. Victoria, which means that everyone can experience the fantastic sight of Wellington. What I love most about Mt. Victoria is how much greenery there is in the view; seeing the city buildings surrounded by all of the trees is simply stunning. Whether it was the day/time that we visited I’m not sure, but Mt. Victoria seemed to be a lot quieter than Mt. Eden, making for a very relaxing and serene view over this beautiful city.

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