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    Posted on 12 Oct 2015

    17 Stunning Spots In New Zealand You'll Want To Visit

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    1. Lake Tekapo, Mckenzie Country

    Flickr: chris_gin

    The modern jet boat was first created near Lake Tekapo, but we reckon the sunset over the lake is even better.

    2. Laka Wakatipu, Otago

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    The mountains on the edge of the lake are called The Remarkables for a reason.

    3. Mangawhai Heads, Northland

    Flickr: itravelnz

    Not only is it beautiful, but Mangawhai also has a weekly market where local artists, food producers, and crafters sell their goods.

    4. Castlepoint, Wairarapa

    Flickr: chris_gin

    Part of the lower North Island, Castlepoint is known for its incredible scenery, and the seals under the lighthouse.

    5. Sterling Falls, Southland

    Flickr: joceykinghorn

    This waterfall is 151 metres high, and more beautiful the closer you get.

    6. Waitakere Ranges, Auckland

    Flickr: pie4dan

    The Waitakere Ranges are probably the most beautiful part of the greater Auckland region.

    7. Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson/Tasman

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    This park is known for its golden beaches and incredible walking trails.

    8. Karangahake Gorge, Bay of Plenty

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    Walkways through the gorge give great access to remains of the mining era and old railways.

    9. Wanaka, Otago

    Flickr: evilbu

    Nestled in the base of the Southern Alps, this small town has a gorgeous lake and views aplenty.

    10. Lake Pukaki, Canterbury

    Flickr: vendin

    This lake was used for the setting of Lake-Town in The Hobbit Trilogy.

    11. The Catlins, Otago

    Flickr: sxbaird

    The Catlins is known for amazing widlife and rugged coastlines.

    12. Cathedral Cove, Coromandel

    Flickr: tom_hall_nz

    Cathedral Cove is known for its incredibly unique rock formations and caves, which are ever-changing.

    13. Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Rotorua

    Flickr: vendin

    The valley is a hydrothermal system created in the late 1800s. Frying Pan lake (pictured above) is the largest hot spring in the world.

    14. Milford Sound, Southland

    Flickr: mackenji

    Milford Sound is found within Fiordland National Park and is full of endless adventures, and beautiful blue ocean.

    15. Port Jackson, Coromandel

    Flickr: alexschwab

    Port Jackson is at the northernmost tip of the Coromandel Peninsula.

    16. Maraetai, Auckland

    Flickr: chris_gin

    Maraetai means "meeting place by the sea".

    17. Moeraki Boulders, Otago

    Flickr: chris_gin

    These boulders are estimated to have formed over 60 million years ago, and are famous around the world for their spherical shape.

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