New Zealand is a great study abroad destination as it has endless beautiful spots to see. To make sure you will get the most out of your exchange semester, we have compiled our Top 5 beautiful places that are definitely worth the visit.

Please write these places down on your bucket list and prepare to be amazed!  

A woman wearing a hat and white shirt crosses a bridge in the Redwoods forest.
Experience New Zealand’s unique and precious natural heritage. You will be amazed!

NORTH ISLAND 

1. Cathedral Cove

Cathedral Cove, located in the Coromandel Peninsula, is a picture frame created by nature. Looking at the ocean and standing under the rock feels like entering paradise. Visit the cove to take the most beautiful pictures ever or to just sit and enjoy the sunset. This place helps you to take a breather and get rid of school stress while creating peaceful memories to last for the rest of your life.

A beach with clear water and a view from a cave.
Early evening is the best time to visit the cove if you want to keep away from the crowd.

2. Lake Taupo

This beautiful lake lies about 200km from Palmerston North. Lake Taupo is located by one of the most popular hikes in NZ, Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Lake Taupo’s surrounding views with mountains in the horizon are just stunning, especially during sunrise or sunset. A visit there is an absolute must when in New Zealand! 

Reading a book inside of a van by Lake Taupo.
Hire a van and spend a day by Lake Taupo to just recharge your batteries.

You might be interested in: 5 Best Things To Do In New Zealand

3. Tararua Forest Park

Not far from Palmerston North you can find Tararua Forest Park. It is a great place to witness some natural New Zealand landscapes. Breathe fresh outdoor air and take a short or long walk in these magnificent views. It’s perfect for making your classmates jealous by posting some awesome pictures on Instagram!

A couple is walking hand in hand during sunset on top of a mountain.
Enjoy New Zealand’s beautiful landscapes, preferably with a beloved one in Tararua Forest Park.

SOUTH ISLAND 

4. Milford Sound

Even the name, Milford Sound, is so beautiful and calming. The beauty of this location can already be felt when starting your journey there along New Zealand highway 94, one of the coolest roads ever. Once you get to Milford Sound and take the boat cruise, it will take your breath away: Mountains, crystal clear water and waterfalls. It’s pure magic and probably the most beautiful place you’ve ever been to. It’s not called the real gem of New Zealand for no reason. 

Mountains reflected on a lake at sunset.
Milford Sound is definitely one of New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attractions.

5. Roy’s Peak

Roy’s Peak is a hiking track located in the beautiful area of Wanaka. This quite challenging yet rewarding hike will lead you to the top of the world (or at least it will feel like it). Enjoy the moment and the views as they are pretty spectacular. See how the landscape just continues on and on, how the rivers swirl between the mountains and the sun sets into the horizon. The feeling of holding your best friend’s hand while standing on the edge of Roy’s Peak is just pure magic.  

A spectacular view over the beautiful area of Wanaka.
Roy’s Peak is 1,578 m high and gives you breathtaking views over Lake Wanaka.

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and it has so much to offer students! The spots are limited. Take the chance and fill out the application  now!

Find out more about studying in New Zealand

This text was written by our International Coordinator Elisa!

Viimeisimmät blogikirjoitukset

07.12.2018

7 Best Reasons To Study Abroad

Is studying abroad worth it? Is it something for me? Let’s face it: studying abroad is always an investment of both time and money. With…

→ Lue lisää

02.11.2018

Student Life in Shanghai – Meet Jonas Finkele

Studying abroad in the meeting point between east and west Moving to a metropolis to study abroad and call it your home for a half…

→ Lue lisää

04.10.2018

Watch Out For The Korean Wave!

The Korean wave is taking the world by storm! Watch out for the Korean wave! The catchy beats, colorful soap operas and gripping dramas are…

→ Lue lisää

12.09.2018

A Love Letter to Bangkok

The city of life will steal your heart! Hi there, Bangkok. … No, hold on, that’s not romantic enough, this is supposed to be a…

→ Lue lisää

24.08.2018

What to Expect When Moving to New Zealand

These are useful facts you need to know before arriving to New Zealand! You have chosen to study abroad in New Zealand and you are…

→ Lue lisää

20.08.2018

Why Study in Asia? Join Our Free Webinar on September 5th to Find Out!

Seize Your Future & Learn More About Study Abroad Opportunities in Asia This autumn we’re once again organizing a free webinar called Why & How To Study…

→ Lue lisää

17.08.2018

Kuala Lumpur – Attractions You Definitely Need to Explore!

Get the best out of your stay in Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur is the lively capital of Malaysia. The name ’Kuala Lumpur’ literally means ’muddy…

→ Lue lisää

10.08.2018

New Zealand – Breathtaking Places You Cannot Miss!

New Zealand is a great study abroad destination as it has endless beautiful spots to see. To make sure you will get the most out of your exchange semester, we have compiled our Top 5 beautiful places that are definitely worth the visit….

→ Lue lisää

Hakuajat ja kiehtovimmat tarinat suoraan sähköpostiisi

Tilaa uutiskirjeemme

Saat myös ilmaisen University Profiles -oppaan
Mitä haluat saada?

Pidämme tiedoistasi huolta. Voit poistua listalta milloin vain.

Asia Exchange, Vuorikatu 3 L 3 33100 Tampere, Finland
Email: info@asiaexchange.org
Tel: +358 45 322 1230, Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm (GMT +2)
Privacy Policy

Site by Atomi

Want to know about study abroad opportunities?

Get a free 30+ page University Profiles Guide! Just enter your email below.

Close pop-up