Nature Junkie? Here's Why New Zealand Should Be On Your Bucket List

By Assia Hamdi | 04, Oct, 2018
Nature Junkie? Here's Why New Zealand Should Be On Your Bucket List

On the other side of the world, New Zealand has a huge reputation on the globe for being an exotic destination, from endless fields to mountains touching the sky, to the mythical looking lakes, it is a MUST to go to New Zealand if you're a nature junkie. Read on to acquaint yourself with the enchanting combinations of Islands.

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New Zealand is a combination of 2 main islands and 200 smaller Islands, the most known islands include Fiji, Hawaii, New Caledonia, and Tonga. The capital city is Wellington, yet the most populated city is Auckland

Due to the location of New Zealand on the globe, summer is from December to February and is considered the best time to travel to experience the natural gifts, New Zealand can offer. The temperatures vary from 20 to 30ºC, a perfect milieu to explore and experience New Zealand.

Narnia on Screen

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Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve, New Zealand

The beauty of New Zealand has often been represented in mythical and dystopian films, hence it is the country of choice for many directors. The lush scenery, crystal waters complimented by beautiful coves, planes of sand and tall wheat fields are the home to movies like Narnia, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Last Samurai. 

The natural beauty is boundless in New Zealand and a huge contributor to tourism. There is a whole ton of activities you can do in New Zealand such as whale watching, sea-kayaking and Bungee Jumping. Due to the wide variety of natural landscapes, the 'adventure tourism' in this country is vast with tramping and camping all available for you!

In addition to the thrilling, relaxing and once in a lifetime experience, New Zealand is also home to a wide variety of World Heritage sites, such as Hawaii’s Volcanoes, Greater Blue Mountains Area, Great Barrier Reef which can be accessed through scuba diving escapades, Henderson Islands which is one of the most remote Islands in the world. The heritage sites are endless, exploring Moai history and culture as well as natural phenomenon underwater, over volcanoes at high altitudes or on the ground.

If you are a natural escapist but also enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city, fear not for New Zealand ranks highly in health, quality of life and education which is reflected in the city life. The extremely modern cities follow the form of any major cities, with national museums, aquariums and buildings for a panoramic city view. Not to forget, New Zealand boasts a huge choice of theme parks and water parks, perfect for families, couples and friends.

Islam in New Zealand has been gradually growing, especially within the Maori community. It is estimated that Islam is the fastest growing religion among the oldest community in New Zealand. It has been recorded that within 7 years there was a 28% increase in Muslims. This naturally means that it is not difficult to find delicious halal-certified foods in New Zealand. Ranging from the Pacific cuisine which includes seafood, and lamb to global cuisine from India to the Middle East.

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So, what are you waiting for? Brush up on your New Zealand lingo, pack your bags light, clear your mind in preparation for a re-connection to nature and go explore the other side of the world.

Currently a History and Arabic student with a huge ambition and passion for travelling. Inshallah, my hope is to see the beautiful world God has created and share the beauty with you lovely readers.