This lockdown has been very challenging for everyone. After being forced to stay inside our homes for an extended period without knowing when this is going to end, many of us are now itching to travel. If given the chance, many would go anywhere just for the sake of experiencing what it feels like to travel again.
Let me tell you that there is a perfect travel destination waiting for you out there. NEW ZEALAND. I can go on and on about why New Zealand is THE Destination for you, but in this post, I am going to restrict myself to give you the top 6 reasons why New Zealand should be your travel destination after lockdown.
Nature at its BEST
Being cooped up in the home has taught us how much we love being out and about. Our eyes are sore with watching our screens and walls. All of us could use some time close to nature, out in the wild.
Well, New Zealand is as wild as it gets. Located in the far corner of the world, New Zealand has some of the most amazing landscapes that could put many well-known travel hotspots to shame. Many places here are still untouched by the commercial world.
What can you enjoy? Breathtaking mountains, beautiful coastlines, lush green forest, curious new wildlife, or glaciers maybe? New Zealand has all of this and more. There are natural wonders that are to be seem nowhere else in the world like glow-worm caves and Champagne pools.
Unique Yoga retreats and spa programs
New Zealand is home to some of the best yoga retreats and spa programs that you will not want to miss. Maori massage is the traditional massage native to this country and has been used by the local people as a part of a healing process for centuries. Or you could try nature’s relaxing treatment – Geothermal Bathing. Geothermal pools are rich in minerals and are heated by mother nature herself. Step into them and you can feel all the worries of the world melt away.
Feast for the adventure starved
For all those adventurous souls out there, you are going to have a tough time planning out your vacation in New Zealand! The birthplace of Bungy Jumping is every adrenaline junkie’s paradise. There are so many adventure sports to try that you might struggle to choose from them!
Let me just try to list them for you: Bungy Jumping, skydiving, zorbing, caving, canyoning, abseiling, jet boating, white water rafting, skiing, kayaking, heli-skiing, swimming with dolphins, quad bikes, hiking, scuba diving and more. You get the picture, right?
There are so many great hiking trails here. The nine ‘Great walks’ here is every hiker’s dream. Beginner or expert, New Zealand has something for everybody.
Relive your favorite movies and series
If you are a movie buff, you are going to absolutely love New Zealand. There are so many famous movies that were shot in New Zealand. The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films are the most well-known among these films. You can still visit the sets of Hobbit here!
The Chronicles of Narnia, The Last Samurai, Vertical Limit, The Piano, Wolverine (2006), and Mission Impossible 6 are some of the movies that flaunt the amazing landscapes of New Zealand.
In case you are not convinced that New Zealand should be your next travel destination, I dare you to watch these movies!
Compared to many travel destinations, New Zealand is one of the safest out there, in fact, it is one of the top 5 safest countries in the world! That makes it an amazing destination for not only people who travel in a group but also for solo travelers.
Nothing like a friendly nation to restore your faith in humanity
People here are so polite and friendly that you will feel at home and not like a tourist. You will be greeted with a smile by strangers in the streets and hotels. Return those smiles and you will feel more alive than ever before.
These reasons are just the highlights of why you should be traveling to New Zealand after this lockdown. There are so many more! Like it is one of the least crowded places you can visit, it has unique wildlife, some amazing star gazing spots, the local Maori culture, their amazing wine, and more.
So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to New Zealand right now!
It could not only be a great way to celebrate surviving the pandemic but planning your next trip could be a great way to pass your time during lockdown!