How To Explore Places Like Never Before: NEW ZEALAND

Experience the Bright Lights of Waitomo

Waitomo – Glowworm Caves

WHAT: Take a boat ride along the unique underground limestone formations of the Waitomo region which stand as one of New Zealand’s most inspiring natural wonders.

WHERE: The southern Waikato region of the North Island, 12 kilometres northwest of Te Kuiti.

WHY: The Waitomo glowworm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand. The spectacle of thousands of these creatures radiating their unmistakable luminescent light across a vast array of limestone which is over 30 million years old is unforgettable.

HOW: Contact a Kiwi Specialist at info@compacttravels.com

VISIT: www.namastenewzealand.com – Your Indian Connection to New Zealand

 

Walk on an Active Volcano

White Island

 

WHAT: Explore the inner crater of New Zealand’s only active marine volcano – White Island.

WHERE: 49 kilometres off the coast of Whakatane.

WHY: White Island is one of the most fascinating and accessible volcanoes on Earth. As New Zealand’s only active marine volcano, scientists worldwide are attracted by its unique features. Walking on White Island is like walking on another planet – virtually no vegetation survives the harsh acidic environment inside the crater walls. Instead, lush beds of yellow and white sulphur crystals grow amongst the hissing, steaming, bubbling landscape.

HOW: Contact a Kiwi Specialist at info@compacttravels.com

VISIT: www.namastenewzealand.com – Your Indian Connection to New Zealand

 

Watch the Sea Come to Life at Kaikoura

Humpback Whale at Kaikoura

 

WHAT: The seaside settlement of Kaikoura offers year-round viewing of magnificent creatures of the sea. Because of the abundance of plankton, the local marine habitat is popular with an array of animals, including seabirds, seals, dolphins and whales.

WHERE: Midway between Christchurch and Picton on the rugged east coast of New Zealand’s South Island.

WHY: When a mighty Sperm Whale flaps its tail at you, you will not forget it in a hurry. Also, Kaikoura’s unique combination of ocean and mountain landscapes offers stunning coastal alpine scenery and a host of eco-tourism oriented activities such as whale watching, dolphin swimming, nature walks and much more!

HOW: Contact a Kiwi Specialist at info@compacttravels.com

VISIT: www.namastenewzealand.com – Your Indian Connection to New Zealand

 

Immerse Yourself in the Heritage of a Māori Marae

Heritage of a Māori Marae

 

WHAT: In Māori society, the marae is a place where culture can be celebrated, the language can be spoken, tribal obligations can be met, customs can be debated and important ceremonies can be performed.

WHERE: In Rotorua as part of an organized tour experience.

WHY: Experiencing the hongi (formal nose-to-nose Māori greeting), seeing the deeply moving song and dance performances and eating from a traditional underground hāngi (oven) will bring you closer to New Zealand and its people.

HOW: Contact a Kiwi Specialist at info@compacttravels.com

VISIT: www.namastenewzealand.com – Your Indian Connection to New Zealand

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