Zealand tourist attractions - In the geological sense, New Zealand
has had a colourful past. The ice age carved the exquisite fretwork
of Fiordland and the Marlborough Sounds, huge tectonic forces pushed
up the Southern Alps and volcanism on a fearsome scale shaped (and
continues to shape) much of the North Island. The result of all
this action is New Zealand tourist attractions scenery to die for
— a landscape jam-packed with interest.
Rocky and wild, pristine and shimmering or black with iron ore,
you're never far from the coast in New Zealand.
Popular playgrounds or idyllic hideaways, New Zealand's lakes are
a drawcard for all.
Large parts of New Zealand are set aside as sanctuaries for bird,
animal and plant life - preserved with pride for those who can appreciate
Set aside for their special appeal, New Zealand's parks and reserves
can be wild, cultured or somewhere in between.
Nature demonstrates her awesome power with grinding glaciers, seemingly
bottomless fiords and steaming geothermal hot spots.
Slow your pace and give your senses time to take in your surroundings.
You can't really appreciate the flavour of a place until you've
explored it on foot.
From the Polynesian navigator Kupe to the Kiwis of today, New Zealanders
all add their own flavours to our unique cultural mix.