Tourist Attractions in New Zealand

Tourist attractions in New Zealand include Auckland’s Sky City, Tranz Scenic train, Westport-Wanaka seaside driving route, Queenstown, and Milford Sound.

Auckland’s Sky City ( is casino, restaurant/bar, and hotel complex within the city center of Auckland, and also includes Sky Tower, the best known landmark in the city.

Staying at the Sky City hotels, visiting the casino, and eating at the Sky City restaurants (with amazing sights) are experiences in themselves, but you can spice up the feeling by making a SkyWalk (, where you get to walk around the Sky Tower, on the outside, using the external rails, but attached by harnesses and led by an official guide.

Tranz Scenic train (, meanwhile, is an easy and convenient way to see the most beautiful parts of New Zealand and visit some of the best of its cities.

A popular way is to combine three train-routes: The Overlander, which goest the route between Auckland-Wellington, The TranzCoastal between Picton-Christchurch, and The TranzAlpine, which travels the route Christchurch-Greymouth.

To make the hop between the Northern and Southern Islands, between Wellington and Picton, you can use the Interislander Cook Strait ferry (, which connects these two points.

Of the popular tourist attractions in New Zealand, from near Greymouth there is a city called Westport, from where an amazing driving route starts, traveling along the Western shores of the island, towards South and a city called Wanaka.

Gorgeous sights are ensured by the New Zealand Southern Alps on one side, and the Tasmanian sea on the other, as well as the dramatic coastal details along the entire driving route, as the alps make their descent to the sea, and you are driving through this breathtaking scenery.

Along the driving route highlights include Punakaiki Pancake stone formations (, Franz Josef and Fox Glacier glacier regions, as well as Haast Pass Highway’s dramatic scenery during the drive through the Southern Alps.

It is a good idea to make the route using a rental car, but another alternative is to take a bus from Westport towards Wanaka.

A short drive from Wanaka to the South is the city of Queenstown (, commonly called the “World’s Adventure Capital”, because, for example, that A J Hackett’s world’s first commercial bungee jumping place, Kawarau Bridge Bungy (, is located here.

Popular adventure ways to spend time in the city include downhill skiing during the New Zealand winter, jet boating, bungee jumping, mountain biking, hiking on the marked mountain routes, and perhaps even fly-fishing.

You can easily get from Queenstown to Milford Sound (, the best known fjord in New Zealand, which Rudyard Kipling called the world’s eight wonder.

When touring Milford Sound, it is a good idea to take a Milford Sound cruise, which takes about 1-2 hours, with a route that takes you to the most beautiful locations on his dramatic fjord.

The cruise boats depart from the Milford Sound visitor center.