New Zealand is a country of astounding natural beauty. This naturally beautiful land is one of the main attractions for visitors here, and it is the ideal place to get away from it all and see the wonders of nature.

One of the best ways to see the natural displays of this stunning country is to look for New Zealand self drive holidays as a lot of the country is fairly rural and remote.

There are many places that will take your breath away in New Zealand, but here are a few ideas if you are planning a trip there in the future…

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Mount Cook National Park – For lovers of nature and spectacular scenery, this is a must! Take a walk through the wilderness and see mountains and glaciers as well as the tallest mountain in New Zealand, Aoraki.

Piha Beach – Not too far from Auckland lies this beautiful black sand beach – a sign of the volcanic activity constantly bubbling away beneath the surface of the landscape here. You can also see ancient Maori carvings on the lion rock.

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Milford Sound – In Fiordland national park lies Milford Sound – here you can spend a day bobbing about on a boat on the crystal blue clear waters of the sound. The surrounding scenery is a huge attraction to visitors, and you will soon see why this is one of New Zealand’s most popular beauty spots. If you are an experienced walker, hike the Milford track.