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New Zealand, Cape Reinga – Northernmost Projection – VIDEO
On New Zealand's northern islend, there is a narrow land projection adorned by beautiful cliffs, sand dunes, and the longest beach in the country. It is also one of the most sought after points of interest for tourists. Let's go there and spend there a while.
The waters of the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean meet at CApe Reinga. You may see the waves go up and down during high and low tides while breaking over coastline cliffs. Around the cliffs, there are many sea birds. Hostile soil gave life to many unusual plants unline any other in the world. Nature, vistas, these are the main reasons why to make a trek from the lighthouse on Cape Reinga to the cliffs in the west.
In 2010, an asphalt road goes all the way down to Cape Reinga. Thanks to it you may get easy by any car. To experience some adrenaline, you need a car powerful enough (4 by 4 is the best) and drive on the endless Ninety Miles Beach. But beware of high tide! If you don't seek thrill, still go and see the beach. roku 2010 vede až na mys Reinga asfaltová silnice, díky které se sem bez problémů dostanete jakýmkoliv autem. Pokud ale chcete zažít trochu adrenalinu a máte dostatečně výkonné auto (ideálně s pohonem na všechny čtyři kola) projeďte se po zdánlivě nekonečné pláži Ninety Miles Beach. Jen pozor na příliv! I pokud vás adrenalin neláká, rozhodně se na pláž podívejte – ani z většiny okolních písečných dun nemáte šanci dohlédnout na její konec. Pláž má sice jen asi 88 kilometrů, tedy ne 90 mil, jak by název napovídal, i tak je ale až neuvěřitelně dlouhá a krásná.
Make a stop by huge snad dunes in the north. Here you will feel as if in desert. Quite unexpected on the rainy northern island of Nového Zélandu. Moreover, you may rent a plank or a sledge to ride the dunes down. Even though any hike to the top is strenous, the fun is worth it.
Even though the road up to the very north takes quite a long time, I highly recommend you to visit CApe Reinga. On the wway, you may stop at many beautiful places. Moreover the vistas along Highway 1 are amazing.
Deep fjords, beautiful mountain vallesy, waterfalls, glacier lakes, and wild nature. Fiordland could be shortly described by that. You can find it in the south of New Zealand. There, two popular tourist destinations are situated there – Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound.
Are you traveling to the north of New Zealand? Be sure to stop behind Whangarei town with 16 kilometer wide Bay of Island. Nature there is great as well as waterfalls and trips to see dolphins, whales and amazing beaches.
Nelson town is one of the oldest in New Zealand. It was the very first town on New Zealand's southern island. Sights, however, are not what is interesting the most about this town. It is the place with most sunny days on the Southern Island. Moreover, it is surrounded by amazing nature. Among the most popular activities are trips to the Abel Tasman national park.
The largest city of New Zealand's southern island was badly damaged during heavy earthquakes between 2010 and 2012. Still, it has been developing quite fast since. It is worth visiting to see, how a restoration of such a place might look like.
In the last parts of our series we saw several places in the northern island of New Zealand. Now we start exploring the southern one which is larger, wilder, and there are more mountains. It is dominated by the summits of the South Alps especially Mt. Cook, the highest mountain in the country – 3 754 m.
In the very heart of New Zealand's norhter island there is the most active volcanic area in the country. There is high geothermal activity around hte town of Rotorua. You may smell sulphur all around and sulphur steam springs out of the ground on many places. Also you may see bubbling mud lakes, hot springs, and other interesting natural phenomena.
New Zealand is fascinating for its diversity and extremes. Tongariro national park is no exception. Beautiful, pleasant landscape surrounding Taupo lake changes to volcanic desert. Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a 20 kilometer trail which is one of the most popular in the country. Infoglobe brings you closer to this amazing experience.
Both the Hobbit and the Lord of the Ring trilogies were shot on New Zealand. The movies inspired many tourists to come to the country. Many fly in solely to see the film sets. The most famous one is Hobbiton. Today, we make a short trip to introduce it to you.
A mere hour and half southeast from Auckland, there is the paradise for people who love nature and the place which is, according to me, one of the most beautiful of norhtern island's – the Coromandel Peninsula. The peninsula is largely covered with tropical rain forest and beautiful mountains. Let's see it for ourselves.
A visit to New Zealand begins in Auckland in case of many. The city is situated on the northern island. Even though Aucklad is not the capital, about one third of country's population lives there. There is majority of economic activity, culture, art, and gastronomy. Let's make a short stop in Auckland. It would be pity to see Auckland only from the airport.
Have you ever heard of gannets? These blue-eyed sea birds who come unbelievably fast head down right into the ocean to catch their food. I have been always fascinated by them when I saw them in nature documentaries. I managed to get a close look at them on Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand.
The next morning we were going to the next thermal area called Waiotapu, which is lying about 27 km south of Rotorua. Our original plan was that we go from Rotorua further by hitchhiking and the buses we will use just rarely. The reality, however, was eventually reversed.
Ferry docked in the small town of Picton, where we had booked InterCity company bus as part of our "Travel Pass" to Nelson. Here we had about an hour then the next and last for one day change for a bus that should have led us to the beginning of a coastal road in the Abel Tasman National Park - to Marahau.
Our wishful expectations about better weather fulfilled. We woke up to a beautiful sunny morning - you would not say that the day before there was torrential rain all day. We were very happy today because we had planned to go on a 3-day trek - Abel Tasman Coastal path.