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Best places to visit in New Zealand

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New Zealand is commercialized as a clean, green and adventure vacation spot. Notable destinations include Abel Tasman National Parks, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Rotorua, South Islands Fiordland, Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Waitomo Caves. Some famous beaches in New Zealand are Ninety Mile (settled on the western coast of the North Island of the country and quite famous for its body boarding down the sand); and Ohope (it is an ocean beach and nonstop 11km of white sand with wonderful sights such as the active volcano of Whakaari or White Island and Moutohora or Whale Island.

Places included on World Heritage list are the following:

  • Tongariro National Park – 1st listed on the World Heritage under the revised standards identifying the cultural landscapes. It has active volcanoes, some landscapes and a various range of ecosystems.
  • Sub-Antarctic Islands - it a 5-island group in the Southern Ocean south-east of the country –the Antipodes, Auckland, Bounty, Campbell and the Snares. The said islands show a form of immigration of species of birds and plant life that are unique to the islands.
  • Te Wahipounamu - located in South-West, has been formed by successive glaciations of waterfalls, rocky coasts, towering cliffs, lakes and fjords. The kea (alpine parrot) and takahe (flightless bird) are the some of the birds that lives in the park.

The places presented on the tentative list are Auckland Volcanic Fields (2007), Kahurangi National Park, Farewell Spit and Canaan karst system (2007), Kerikeri Basin historic precinct (2007), Kermadec Islands and Marine reserve (2007), Napier Art Deco historic precinct (2007), Waitangi Treaty Grounds historic precinct (2007), Waters and seabed of Fiordland (Te Moana O Atawhenua) (2007) and Whakarua Moutere (2007).

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