Must-see Tourist Attractions in New Zealand's Self-driving Tour
New Zealand is a very good tourist destination, and it has a lot of unforgettable sceneries. Today we will get to know some popular tourist attractions in New Zealand. If you choose with self-driving tour, these tourist attractions are more suitable.
1. New Zealand self-driving tour - Methven
After renting a car in New Zealand, I set off directly from Christchurch and then took the No. 72 Inland Scenic Route. It takes about an hour to drive to Methven. Methven is located at the foot of the Hart Mountain Ski Area. This is a ski resort. The intricate snow trails allow beginners and enthusiasts interested in skiing to find unlimited snow fun.
Of course, even if you don't like ski, Methven in New Zealand in winter is a good place for fishing, mountain climbing, four-wheel drive off-roading, golfing, and jet boating. There are many bars and restaurants in this cozy town. Here, you can deeply feel the living styles of New Zealanders.
2. New Zealand self-driving tour - Wanaka
During this self-driving trip to New Zealand, I also went to Wanaka. Winter is the busiest season in Wanaka. Ski enthusiasts from all over the world flocked here to enjoy downhill skiing and Nordic skiing at Snow Farm. Of course, here is the most exciting helicopter ride.
Lake Wanaka and Wanaka Town are both great places for relaxing walks. There is no noise, no adventure, and all that is left to travelers is the quiet beauty.
3. New Zealand self-driving tour - Queenstown
Queenstown, as the name suggests, is gorgeous and extraordinary, which intoxicates many tourists. It is located on the banks of Lake Tekapo and is one of the most popular tourist destinations for self-driving trips in New Zealand.
In winter, visitors can enjoy the beautiful town scenery, explore the distant gold rush history, or bungee at the Kawarau Bridge and feel the sacred birthplace of bungee jumping in the world. In addition, you can also go shopping in the town. Jewelry and fabrics are bound to delight you who love life. In the novelty market, you can also buy 100% souvenirs made in New Zealand.
4. New Zealand self-driving tour - Arrowtown
On my self-driving trip to New Zealand, I drove from Queenstown to Arrowtown. This is one of New Zealand's most picturesque settlements. Arrowtown is located on the banks of the Arrow River. This small town can draw people back to ancient times, telling the gold rush era with pure scenery.
Today's Arrowtown, the ancient legacy still exists. Hand-made fine wool products and local folk art can be seen everywhere. More than 60 restored 19th-century buildings have become a popular photo spot. You can also visit the residential areas of Chinese miners to see if the mottled marks are still there. There are also historical relics in the Lake District Museum, and visitors can also visit and learn about it.
5. New Zealand self-driving tour - Lake Te Anau
Lake Te Anau is New Zealand's second-largest lake, and it is also a must-see for a self-driving tour in New Zealand. Lake Te Anau is known as the "Pearl of the Southern Alps" and it is an excellent place to take pictures.
In winter, Lake Te Anau has pure air, blue lake, and a night sky full of stars. The beauty is intoxicating. This small town is next to the lake, and it is more poetic and moving under the starlight.
6. New Zealand self-driving tour - Mount Cook
Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand. The Cook Snow Mountain in winter is extremely beautiful. With the snow-capped mountains as the background, taking photos with nature on the wooden plank road, it seems as if you have entered a paradise on earth. You can also ride on the Tasman Glacier and enjoy the beauty of winter. If you encounter a pecker parrot (alpine parrot) while driving, don't disturb them to rest, just appreciate it quietly.
7. New Zealand self-driving tour - Ohau Ski Resort
After admiring the magnificence of Mount Cook, I continued to drive on the highway to the Ohau Ski Resort. The snow here is soft. The slides are spacious, and there is no sense of crowding. Ascend the hillside, step on the snowboard and slide down the smooth slope, you will find that you are surrounded by magnificent lakes and waters. This feeling is truly unforgettable for life!
The above seven tourist attractions in New Zealand are the first places I have visited. Everywhere you go, you can feel the gift that nature gives to mankind. If you have the opportunity to travel to New Zealand, these places must not be missed!