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Top 5 Activities You Can Only Do In New Zealand

There’s something to be said for exploring your own backyard, especially when that backyard is the picturesque Aotearoa. New Zealand is a wonderful country that is filled with some amazing things to do and see. Many of the activities that we are blessed with are truly unique to New Zealand and should be experienced at least once in your life. If you’re looking to spend some time out of the city or you just want to experience more of what New Zealand has to offer, take a look at our top 5 activities that you can only do in New Zealand and how to stay save while exploring this beautiful country.
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1. Explore Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Cave New Zealand
Image Source: caveworld.co.nz
Below the green fields of Waitomo lie the world-famous glow worm caves that New Zealand is renowned for. The caves are a subterranean labyrinth of caverns that can be navigated by foot and canoe. Filled with stalagmites and stalactites as well as thousands of tiny little glow worms which light up the space, the Waitomo caves are a spectacular way to spend a day.

2. Visit Hobbiton

Hobbiton movie set in Matamata NZ
For the film buffs among us, the Hobbiton movie set in Matamata should be on everyone’s must-see list. New Zealand is known as the Home of Middle Earth for good reason. Consider taking a guided tour around the movie set or spend the day exploring the Shire and the world of The Lord of the Rings.

3. Swim in the clearest lake in the world

Nelson's Blue Lake Rotomairewhenua
Image Source: nelsontasman.nz
New Zealand is famed for its natural beauty and stunning waterways. Anyone who loves water and wants to experience some of the clearest waters in the world doesn’t have to go far from home. Nelson’s Blue Lake holds the prestigious title of being the clearest in the world. If you’re looking for a way to cool off on a hot summer’s day, why not spend some time swimming through the cool waters and marvel at just how far down you can see.

4. See the Southern Lights

Southern Lights Aurora Australis
Image Source: edition.cnn.com
New Zealand is the perfect location in which to view the Aurora Australis, also known as the Southern Lights. While the magical phenomenon isn’t isolated to Aotearoa alone, the Land of the Long White Cloud is certainly one of the best places to view it from. With minimal light pollution and a southernmost location, the Aurora Australis can light up the New Zealand sky if you manage to catch it. Try heading out of the city and spending an evening stargazing in the countryside to get the best views.

5. See a Kiwi bird in person

kiwi bird new zealand
Image Source: aucklandandbeyond.co.nz
Native to New Zealand, the Kiwi is a flightless bird that is notoriously difficult to see in the wild due to the predation they’ve undergone by other animals. Considered critically endangered, the government is working hard to reintroduce the Kiwi to certain reserves around New Zealand in an effort to boost their numbers. If you have a spare day, why not head out to one of these reserves where you will not only get to have a meet and greet with some of the small furry birds, but you can contribute to the effort to see this beautiful national animal flourish again.

Stay safe while travelling

While you’re out and about exploring all the unique activities that New Zealand has to offer, be sure to always put your safety first. The ZOLEO Satellite Communicator is the perfect gadget to ensure that you can always get reception while you’re exploring New Zealand’s less travelled roads. Don’t get caught out without mobile coverage and no way to call for help. Take the ZOLEO Satellite Communicator with you on your trip and anywhere in the world (once international travel is possible again!) and be confident that you’ll always be able to stay in touch with friends & family as well as emergency services.

Interested to find out more about your future favourite travel gadget? Head to one of the following New Zealand dealers to check out the ZOLEO device and its features: Where To Buy ZOLEO – Find a retailer.

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