Over the past year, New Zealanders have done a wonderful job in discovering, discovering, and in some cases rediscovering some of the most amazing places and places that make this country so special.
As we await our turn to rediscover, here is some inspiration to keep the dream of travel alive. Here are five great adventures in your backyard. Luggage Reporter Brooke Sabine, the places that made her “wow”.
* Milford Natural Flights: New Zealand’s most magical flight to every Kiwi.
* Take a look at Chromewell: Inside New Zealand’s Crazy Toilet.
* Amarama Mud Rocks: A small piece of Mars is hidden in South Canterbury.
* Manoperwa Thermal Springs, Rotorua: Secret hot springs cut off from the rest of New Zealand.
‘New Zealand’s most spectacular bike ride’
I think I’ve found the closest thing to heaven in New Zealand. I am in the middle of the mountains, surrounded by climbs on the country’s most modern bicycle trail. I’m not a cyclist by nature, so it feels like someone dropped a Jack Hammer on my deer. In my ideal world, I would love a moment to get off my bike, stretch my muscles and enjoy a hot coffee – but I’m nowhere in between. This is never going to happen.
Please wait. what’s this? When I talk about caffeine, I’m like a shark with blood. Am I smelling fresh roasted beans? Or am I depressed and my brain is playing tricks? My legs start cycling a little faster.
Around another turn, I’m screaming to stop. Swimming in the Cromwell Canyon, based on a huge rock, is a floating coffee shop. It is called Enough aflot, but really should keep your name nirvana.
I am on Lake Duncan Trail, a remarkable engineering feat that connects the cities of Cromwell and Clyde in Central Otago. The 55km trail opened in early May after years of planning and construction. This is not a simple trail. It is made up of chromwell gorge rocks, lake on one side and climbing rocks on the other. At first glance, it may seem impossible to build a bicycle or walk here. But the engineers were determined to overcome the challenge. And as far as I know, their solution is brilliant.
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There is a hidden hot spring in the Central North Island that you can only find by boat or plane (video published in October 2020).
‘Secret hot springs cut off from rest of New Zealand’
With the rapid renewal of the engine, we entered a magical little waterway called the ؤ How Channel. Destination: A hidden fountain.
We explode across Rotorua Lake in a high-speed jet boat, spin 360 degrees along the way and learn about the fascinating history of the lake. It is almost unbelievable to think that the lake we have crossed was formed by an “extremely powerful” eruption about 240,000 years ago. Later, the magma chamber broke, forming what is now a lake.
What we see on earth is beautiful and calm. But, in fact, we have just crossed the underwater pit, moving to the other side: Lake Rototi.
Both lakes are connected by a narrow channel, through which we pass slowly. This is a small piece of New Zealand that takes snakes from quiet small villages and wetlands full of wildlife.
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Milford Sound Scenic Flights: The Best Four Hours of My Life and a Journey Every Kiwi Must Take (Video published in December 2020).
‘New Zealand’s most magical flight every Kiwi should do’
The Milford sound is a modern mystery to many Kiwis. We all know that it is there and that it has worldly beauty. So, we put it in our bucket list where it has been sitting for years.
Others may have been visited by people in the last decade in search of natural wonders.
Before the Cove 19, cruise ships resounded, with lines of cars, buses, and ferries. I visited late last year, and the large number of tourists was against some of our greatest sights. And a little sad.
But now, large-scale international tourism has stopped and nature is firmly at the center again.
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A small piece of Mars is hidden in the Vatican District (video published May 2021).
‘A small piece of Mars is hidden in South Canterbury’
There is no shortage of amazingly beautiful drives in New Zealand, and one of the best is between Queenstown and Oraki Mount / Cook. This trail leads to some of our most spectacular mountain views, with some hidden gems in between.
From Queen’s Stone, climb the Crown Range, as you enter a mountainous landscape that passes through the village of Cardoruna. After an hour you will be in Wanaka, where you can stop for ice cream at Patagonia Chocolates, and walk leisurely along the waterfront to see the Wanaka trees.
Next, cross the amazing Rare Linds Pass before reaching the heart of hidden gems: Amarama.
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Welcome to Chromewell’s Number Two Attraction.
‘Inside New Zealand’s craziest toilet’
I have stepped into one of the most unusual places I have ever seen. I am in a line of making urine. One drum, another trumpet, and the last bass violin. It starts playing music when you use it. Things get seriously interesting (and weird) when three people are using them at the same time. It may be the most unusual symphony in the world.
I’m in Cromwell, in Highlands Motorsport Park, a world-class race track built by Scottish-Australian-Kiwi entrepreneur Tony Queen. According to the park’s website, it also has “something to do with the toilet. It brings a lot of different ideas about what we can do with the toilet, and a scene with Lou. Floats from above. “
Unofficially, it is known as the No. 2 attraction of Chromewell.
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