July 11, 2020

59 Reasons New Zealand Is The Best Place On Earth

There’s a little something for everyone, from the great walks to the mountains, from the hot springs to the hobbits and from the beaches to the lakes. There’s more than enough reasons to validate this amazing country as the best place on the earth, but we’ve narrowed it down to just 59 (yep that’s right, JUST 59)!

1. No part of the country is more than 128 km from the sea. What does that mean? Yep, in just over an hour’s drive, no matter WHERE you are in New Zealand, you can reach the ocean!

2. There are no snakes (take that Australia)

3. Tongariro Crossing (home to Mt Doom) is a walk like no other on the planet!

4. Fergburger!

5. Only 5% of New Zealand’s population are human (the rest are animals)

6. World class skiing and snowboarding

7. World class mountain bike and hiking trails

New Zealand Hiking

8. Abel Tasman National Park will blow your mind

9. The world’s first ever commercial Bungy site is located in Queenstown

10. You’d be unlucky to have visited New Zealand and never spotted a Dolphin

11. The locals are awesome!

12. The Haka will make your body shake

13. Huka Falls is New Zealand’s most photographed national attraction for a reason

Huka Falls

14. Cape Reinga Sand Dunes are great for sandboarding

15. Milford Sound has been voted by TripAdvisor as the world’s best travel destination

16. Christchurch’s Restart Mall following the Earthquake is a prime example of just how positive the Kiwis are

17. There’s no other country on the planet that has a town named “BULL” which has each of its local businesses take on the town’s name. Town Hall = Social – a- BULL. The Bank = Bank – a – BULL. It’s unforgetaBULL!

18. New Zealand is home to the longest place name in the world: “Taumata whakatangi hangakoauau o tamatea turi pukakapiki maunga horo nuku pokai whenua kitanatahu”

19. Blue Lake in Nelson has the clearest water in the world

20. There are too many amazing places to visit that will blow your mind

21. Including Rotorua’s volcanic crater lakes in Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland

22. And Cathedral Cove

cathedral Cove coromandel

23. And Tunnel Beach

24. And Hobbiton

25. Auckland’s islands are stunning – Waiheke Island and Rangitoto are a must

26. Wellington is actually the coolest little city with amazing bars, restaurants and great coffee!

27. There ain’t no party like a Queenstown party

28. Skydiving over Lake Taupo is amazing

29. And Queenstown

30. And Lake Wanaka. In fact, Skydiving everywhere in New Zealand is amazing!

lake wanaka
Lake Wanaka

31. The cheese, wine, chocolate and meat are absolutely world class!

32. You can walk up the world’s steepest street in Dunedin

33. New Zealand is home to more species of Penguin than anywhere else on the planet

34. Airport landings are down right spectacular

35. One third of the country is covered in National Park

36. Raglan – New Zealand’s famous surf beach – is way more cooler than Byron Bay

37. There are no nuclear power stations in New Zealand

38. New Zealand was one of the first countries to give women the right to vote

39. There are more vending machines in Japan than there are people in New Zealand

40. Spotting the Glow Worms in Waitomo Caves is an unbelievable experience

41. The Southern Alps are a sight for sore eyes

42. Lake Wanaka is one of the most beautiful towns on the planet

43. You can Jet Boat just like the royals did through Queenstown!

44. Rotorua’s Kaituna River is home the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfalls

45. Wellington’s Te Papa Museum is FREE and one of the best museums EVER!

Te Papa Museum
Te Papa Museum

46. Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers will blow your mind

47. So will Moeraki Boulders

48. and Puzzling World!

49. It is home to black sandy beaches

50. And towering volcanic craters

51. Every major town or city has a nearby Lake or Beach

52. Gisborne is the first place in the world to see the SUNRISE!

53. You can Luge at Skyline Rotorua and Skyline Queenstown!

54. Where else can you SkyJump from a tower with views of a neighbouring volcano?

Auckland skytower - things to do in Auckland
Auckland Sky Tower SkyWalk. Credit Supplied Tourism New Zealand

55. New Zealand’s Prime Minister once appointed a national Wizard

56. Where else in the world can you wear Jandals?

57. There are 9 Great Walks that will blow your mind

58. There are too many off the beaten track places of paradise to choose from and in just a short drive you can find yourself with your own private beach, lake or waterfall

59. It is one of the last habitable countries in the world to become occupied by humans

Source: nomadsworld.com