Visit New Zealand this Diwali

Diwali is here, well almost here. These days, I have noticed that Indian travellers head out for vacation during the Diwali holidays. One reason could be that being a pan-Indian festival, Diwali time also mean vacation time for school-going children. Unless you are footloose and fancy free, you will find that your vacations are synced with the school holidays of your kids. So, it is time to begin planning for Diwali vacation. Have you considered traveling to New Zealand this Diwali? The weather will be just perfect for outdoors and the sights and sounds are so amazing perhaps in good measure because it is “Most Peaceful Place on Earth.”

New Zealand

Pic by Karora (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

New Zealand is a place of exceptional scenic beauty where the natural beauty is still pristine and awe-inspiring. Most of us already know that New Zealand has more sheep than humans. Here are some spectacular must-visit places when you plan your trip:

Milford Sound: Milford Sound is well-known to travellers around the world. It is a fjord in the south west of South Island. It is located in Fiordland National Park. To completely explore its stunning beauty, take a cruise down it. This place will awe you. No wonder it is called the Eighth Wonder of the World.

Franz Joseph and Fox Glaciers Have you experienced walking on a glacier? It is a truly unique experience. And when the views while hiking are some of the best locations in South Westlands, then the experience gets even better. You can try a guided walk or a helicopter ride if your budget allows you to. You don’t want to miss glacial crevasses and beautiful blue ice.

Queenstown: If adventure is what you dig, then Queenstown is your place to be. It is a favorite for all those who enjoy whitewater rafting, skiing, skydiving and of course, bungee jumping. The first commercial bungee jumping happened here in 1988 so this is the absolute place to be in if you are a bungee jumper.

Lake Wanaka: This is a little slice of heaven with clear waters surrounded by snowy mountains. Ski if you like or just bike your way through multiple hiking paths as you indulge in the glorious natural surroundings.

Kaikoura This tiny town on ‘South Island is the best place worldwide to do whale watching. Swimming with dolphins is another popular attraction. The town has pretty mountains and lush green landscape rich in natural beauty just like the rest of New Zealand.

New Zealand

Pic By Will Ellis (originally posted to Flickr as CIMG2398) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Don’t miss these gems when you visit New Zealand this Diwali. Reach out to Travel Plaza for customized travel packages.

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