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    Updated on 6 May 2020. Posted on 6 May 2020

    24 Destinations In New Zealand That Show Why It's The World's Most Beautiful Country

    You've got to hand it to the Kiwis, New Zealand is pretty much paradise.

    Right now it’s important to stay home and practice social distancing. We hope you’ll find our content entertaining, inspiring, or useful for a future trip.

    As Australia begins to ease social distancing laws and our Kiwi neighbours celebrate zero new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, discussions of a potential "trans-Tasman travel bubble" have been put on the table.

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    New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Arden, joined Aussie PM, Scott Morrison, in cabinet this week to discuss the steps required to resume unrestricted travel between our two countries.

    And while we wouldn't recommend rushing to book flights immediately, there's no harm in day dreaming about what a little trip across the Tasman could look like — should the opportunity present itself.

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    To kick-start your plans, here are 24 epic NZ destinations to add to your bucket list.

    1. Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough

    2. Arrowtown, Otago

    3. The Coromandel, Waikato

    4. Lake Tekapo, Canterbury

    5. Aoraki/Mount Cook, Canterbury

    6. Hooker Valley, Canterbury

    7. Motukiekie Beach, West Coast

    8. Abel Tasman National Park, Tasman

    9. Lake Taupo, Waikato

    10. Bay of Islands, Northland

    11. Queenstown, Otago

    12. Martinborough, Wellington

    13. Okitu Beach, Gisborne

    14. East Cape, Gisborne

    15. Mayor Island, Bay of Plenty

    16. Arthur's Point, Otago

    17. Slope Point, Southland

    18. Okarito, West Coast

    19. Hobbiton, Waikato

    20. Te Anau, Southland

    21. Milton Vineyards, East Cape

    22. Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

    23. Matapouri, Northland

    24. And finally, Kawau Island, Auckland

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