10 Least Favorite Tourist Attractions in New Zealand

1. QueenstownWinter scene in the snow, Queenstown. New Zealand.Snuggled between the shores of shimmering Lake Wakatipu and the snowy peaks of the Remarkables, Queenstown is New Zealand’s adventure capital and one of the country’s top destinations for international visitors.

2. Abel Tasman National Park
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Abel Tasman National Park is a New Zealand national park located between Golden Bay and Tasman Bay at the north end of the South Island.

3. Mount Cook National Park
Mount-Cook

Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is in the South Island of New Zealand near the town of Twizel. Aoraki/Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain and Aoraki/Mount Cook village lie within the park

4. Coromandel Peninsula
Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

The Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island of New Zealand extends 85 kilometres north from the western end of the Bay of Plenty.

5. Kaikoura
Kaikoura

Kaikoura is a town on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located on State Highway 1, 180 km north of Christchurch.

6. Auckland
Auckland Skyline as seen from Devonport

Auckland, based around 2 large harbours, is a major city in the north of New Zealand’s North Island.

7. Rotorua
Rotorua

Rotorua, a town set on its namesake lake on New Zealand’s North Island, is a cultural centre for the indigenous Maori people.

8. Tongariro National Park
Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park is the oldest national park in New Zealand, located in the central North Island. It has been acknowledged by UNESCO as one of the 28 mixed cultural and natural World Heritage Sites.

9. Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands is a New Zealand enclave encompassing more than 140 subtropical islands by the country’s North Island. It’s known for its undeveloped beaches, big-game fishing and Maori cultural artifacts. It’s also home to the 19th-century whaling port of Russell, whose waterfront promenade is lined with remnants from its days as the country’s first colonial capital.

10. Milford Sound
Milford Sound

Milford Sound / Piopiotahi is a fiord in the south west of New Zealand’s South Island, within Fiordland National Park, Piopiotahi Marine Reserve, and the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site.

 

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