New Zealand has two main islands in the north and south. There are unforgettable landscapes as well as lakes, lush greens and breathtaking scenery that makes this country a must visit destination. There are natural landmarks here that are stunning and need to be witnessed. Here are some top cities to visit in the country which are spread across the two islands. Check out New Zealand when you have ample to to visit…
This is a place located in the Bay of Islands. It offers a small town feel, but there are several recreational opportunities here to explore. One could swim here with dolphins or try scuba diving at a site where a shipwreck called Rainbow Warrior is preserved.
This city is also known as the City of Sails. It is a populated and one of the largest cities of the country. Here one can check out Auckland Harbor Bridge and Auckland Domain where there are exhibits of the Pacific and Maori island artifacts on display.
This town is located on the South Island, which is known for adventure sports and related activities. The Southern Alps offer towering peaks as well as Lake Wakatipu which is a beautiful spot and popular with tourists. There are several restaurants and nightlife places to check out here as well.
Tongariro National Park
This is a national park that has a diverse ecosystem such as volcanoes that are active, tranquil lakes, forests, herb fields and plateaus. One can find the Taranaki Falls here as well as check out the lava lines that are left here by volcanic eruptions that took place.
This is a seaside resort that is located on the North Island. Known to be the Art Deco capital, one will find architecture here of the 1930s. The National Aquarium of the country is also located here where one will find turtles to crocodiles even.
Traveling to areas west of Japan can be exhilarating experiences. There are so many places you can find that will take your breath away. My friend Bob, who owns pawmaterials.com feels super strongly about Fiji. He has visited only one time but says it is the trip of a lifetime. Definitely a spot to put on your bucketlist for your lifetime travel experiences.
Fiji or the Republic of Fiji is an island country. It is located in Melanesia that is part of the South Pacific Ocean region, located about 1100 nautical miles which is northeast of North Island of New Zealand. This island is an archipelago which comprises of 330 islands. Among these there are about 110 that are inhabited and among them two are major islands known as Vanua Levu and Viti Levu.
Suva is the capital city and forms the main cruise port destination which is located on Viti Levu. Most Fiji inhabitants live on the coasts of Viti Levu while Suva and Nadi are urban centers that are popular among tourists. With an abundance of water based resources and natural forests, the economy of the country is affluent. Hence, the Fiji islands provide exclusivity as well as luxury too many who wish to be secluded and away from all in a scenic spot.
If one wishes to choose a romantic getaway destination among the Fiji islands, they will be spoiled for their choice. There are several beaches and mountain or inland destinations that the island offers. For instance, Coral Coast has fully serviced and self contained properties on Viti Levu mainland that offer sandy, beachfront secluded properties for visitors. The Dolphin Island Resort is ten minutes away from this mainland that also is a favorite haunt for honeymoon couples. A business colleague, Tom owns a kitchen remodeling company and took off two weeks to go to this resort for his honeymoon and the pictures just do not do it justice.
Vanua Levu has much to offer such as lagoons, sugary beaches, and Green Mountain escapes. Bega Lagoon has romantic resort destinations on offer as well where one can experience gourmet cuisine and deluxe service. There are several beach resorts that one will find in Fiji, where cottages and separate units are given to honeymoon couples where they can rejuvenate and relax and enjoy spa experiences as well in intimate settings.
El Capitan is a popular destination for rock climbing enthusiasts which is located in Yosemite National Park and is part of Yosemite Valley. This is a glacial valley that forms the site for Yosemite National Park. Located in Central California and by the western ranges of Sierra Nevada, this valley is about 12 km or 7.5 miles long and spans a depth of 3000 to 3500 feet. The mountain sides have high granite rocks for which El Capitan forms a popular rock formation or challenge for climbers.
The name signifies The Captain or The Chef in Spanish. It is a granite monolith rock formation which extends to 900 m and is a challenge for BASE jumpers and rock climbers. This formation was named as El Capitan by Mariposa Battalion in 1851. The name signified a tribal or rock chief. Those who endeavor to conquer this rock façade usually hike out of Yosemite Valley. There is a trail that leads here from Yosemite Falls. The sheer face of the granite acts as a challenge for the climbers. There are several climbing routes here, which have interesting names as well, such as Sea of Dreams or Iron Hawk.
The challenge of rock climbing is one of the several attractions of this place. The valley area has dense pine forests as well. The Merced River flows through this valley and there are several waterfalls and streams that are located here forming the Yosemite, Bridalveil, Illilouette and Tenaya creeks. The Yosemite falls is another major attraction of this place which is the highest waterfall in this part of the country and the forms centerpiece of the National Park. The valley attracts tourists and rock climbers here mainly in the summer months and is considered a major holiday destination for nature and recreation lovers.