New Zealand is a unique and dark Country, the hometown of hobbits, the birthplace of the melodies, and the land of the long white cloud. The beautiful scenery, epic adventures, and laid-back locals make this a cool place to visit.
Here are some strange and wonderful New Zealand attractions during your gap year.
Get the L&P bottle for a snap
The nation’s favorite soft drink is Lemon & Paeroa or L&P. Kiwis like chugging and swingling and so slurping drinks that a huge bottle is made. If you are in Paeroa city, just 90 minutes outside Auckland you will not miss it, seven meters high.
The Simpsons’ Hunt
You’re not going to find Marge or Homer in New Zealand’s Springfield, but you can see a typical Simpson donut. It sounds like you make a giant version of it in New Zealand, and why not? And that is exactly what Springfield did when the Simpsons film was released in 2007.
Wet yourself at Wellington
A structure of buckets all filled with water is located in the Wellington Cuba Mall. The water flows down to the fountain, but as it goes by it is becoming a little attraction. Come this weekend, you know it’s time for parties to fill the mall with bubbles.
Look at the big kiwi
You can’t go to New Zealand all the way and don’t try a kiwi. No not the birds, not the fruits. Te Puke is the capital of the Kiwi and while you can try the green things here you can take a photograph next to the giant kiwi of the region. She said she liked to create big stuff models.
Go mad for kidneys
For those who did not know, gumboots are wellies. Although we could dig them out just for the festival season in the UK, they’re a staple wardrobe in New Zealand. The city of Taihape celebrates its rubber footwear love by hosting the Easter Gum Boat Festival, where you can take the boot again and get a giant photo.
Visit the Museum of Steampunk
Steampunk is the word for the Victorian get-up and science fiction – think of every image you ever saw of a Burning Man. That’s it, yeah Yeah. The theme involves art and fashion and should demonstrate items that we feel could be invented by Victorians for the future.
Oamaru has become the Steampunk Capital on the South Island, and this “retrofuturistic” concept can be visited by the city’s museum.
Cardrona Bras Off
This is an optional activity if you walk through the Valle de Cardrona, but it is a common activity here since the nineties to take your bra off and fix it to the fence.
If you’re not looking for liberation, simply respect the hundreds of girls who left them behind who hung from the fence.
- Check out the Pacific Fire Rim
It sure sounds like a Lord of the Clubs, but instead, the Rotorua thermal springs are located here. These geothermal baths are said to have healing abilities, to look beautiful, and to be free.
See the Paua House coats
Fred and Myrtle were really serious about their hobby. Paua shells from the nearby beach have been collecting for 40 years. They decided to cover the entire interior of their house instead of placing it in a jar or having a nice collar. When the couple died, all of their shells in the Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, redeveloped their living room.
Go to the middle ground
This, truly, is Lord’s Position on the Rings. You can take a tour of Hobbiton to see where the trilogy has been shot in Matamata on North Island. The best day is 22 September or International Hobbit Day.
You can take your picture here from the gate, walk down the tiny paths, as many a hobbit did before you.
Test at the Wild Food Fest in Hokitika
Open your mind, and at this March festival, stick your tongue, where you try unusual wild foods. Hokitika serves seagull eggs, crocodile food, and duck heads as a vegetarian nightmare. Ooo, yes yeah!
See a few things
The Horizon sculpture, like an optical illusion, is confusing. From a very distance, it looks like a piece of paper drawn by cartoons in the wind; but you can see that it’s a steel sculpture when you reach the top of Kaipara. This is a cool thing to photograph, tricky on your eyes!
Go down the steepest lane
Baldwin Street in Dunedin is the steepest street ever, according to the Guinness Book of Records. It takes 10 minutes for you to ascend, when you see how people handled life on the hill, you can measure your height and the vertigo limits.
See the loudspeakers
In the north of the island, the Waitomo Caves are cool and cool enough. You should leave the lamp in the home and explore the underground cave system by the light of its glow-worms so that it is strange and marvelous. It took me through this kind of adventure, and while a girl who cried because she was so scared I loved it!