Make a boomerang trip to New Zealand like never before. Holidays and beach trips go hand in hand, or so as the old saying goes. Surely it pays off for being an island nation and New Zealand makes sure to make the most out of its gifted terrains.
Tourists can be Choosers, and choosing the right destination to spend your holidays is a major factor in determining the overall output of fun and pleasure. The Kiwis proudly present hundreds of miles of coastline with a chain of terrific beaches alluring enough to make a tourist book cheap flights to New Zealand.
Behold the azure sky and turquoise sea drawn together at the end of the perspective. You may have found the horizon to be obscured by trees, mountains, buildings and what not. But the beach is different. The resulting intersection of earth and sky in the visible horizon gives your trip a touch of the sublime. A half-hour drive from Auckland, Piha Beach offers that sublimity.
Admired less by swimmers and sunbathers for its anomalous wave behaviour and more by surfing daredevils for the very same reason, there is usually a lot of action going on at this shore. The Hot Water Beach on the coast of Coromandel Peninsula offers that utopia which every hedonist fancies in his wildest fantasies! Dig out your own spa pool and revel in the warm and cosy sensuousness of the natural springs. Get a massage, have a beverage and just chill out.
The beach is perfect for book reading so make sure to bring your personal favourites with you always paperback-for travelling lightweight. But if exploring beaches is all you have in mind- and believe me you’re not alone in that- then the Bay of Islands is a choice by default. Encompassing a sum total of 144 islands, it’ll take more than just a voyager’s spirit to get you around it. That’s why tourists to the Bay take the daily cruise or hire a yacht for that matter.
Since the odds are already against procrastination, why not discover something beyond the sands? How about caves or secret coves? Concealed below the hills of Waitomo is a maze of caves, sinkholes and underground rivulets. In fact, the caves and passages are nothing but the result of the water erosion caused by these covert channels over the years. Take a boat tour through the caves if blackwater rafting is too much for you.
The Cathedral Cove of Coromandel Coast is an adventurer’s dream come true. Carrying a satchel over your shoulder and relying solely on your flashlight and the security of your peer group, with deafening noise of waves crashing against the rocks, the scene is reminiscent of a fast-paced thriller movie. But this is the real deal! Adrenaline is in the air. You’d wish that day would go on forever and ever.
Once you’ve knocked yourself out with the exhausting undertakings, rejuvenation is only a restaurant away. Kiwis know that the way to a tourist’s heart is through his digestive tracts.
Sink your teeth deep into the famously roasted lamb- a kiwi staple. Maori Hangi is another favourite among natives and tourists alike. But if the exotic doesn’t sit well with your taste buds, fish and chips are always available. Strolling inside the city, checking for price tags, enjoying a lunchtime interlude, making photos and cracking jokes will end your day before you know it.