College years have plenty to offer: amazing fun times, great adventures, incredible friends. Even when things get stressful and exams are pulling a number on your eating and sleeping habits, college life is still pretty awesome.
When it comes to the most important college experiences, traveling is definitely high on everyone’s list. The places we go and the people we meet while traveling will turn into memories that will last us a lifetime. The world is filled with places worth visiting, and New Zealand is definitely on top of the list.
This gorgeous country has everything you could possibly dream of – dramatic landscapes, a fascinating indigenous Maori culture and unique adventures – making it a must for anyone seeking thrilling experiences. Here are some of the most important reasons why you should visit New Zealand:
Auckland’s Sky Tower
Auckland is New Zealand’s biggest city, a huge cosmopolitan area that has a lot to offer, from great food to awesome concerts and events. But for those seeking the ultimate thrill, Auckland has something special: the Sky Tower. This has been Auckland’s iconic building for some time now, and it’s a must-see for anyone who comes to this beautiful city. Besides the breathtaking views, the Tower is also famous for the adrenaline-fueled SkyWalk and SkyJump. The SkyWalk allows you to enjoy the full potential of the view because you get to walk the edge of the Sky Tower’s pergola – while being completely safe, obviously. For those who are even more adventurous, the SkyJump is the perfect thing to make you feel like a superhero.
The Ultimate Road Trip Experience
New Zealand road trips are an incredible way to explore the wonders this country has to offer. You can get a private guided tour or you can drive yourself. No matter your choice, you’re in for an experience that will leave you amazed and it will possibly make you never want to leave. There seems to be no end to the beautiful landscapes, no matter where you find yourself in this country, be it the North or the South Island. If you’re going with your friends, there is no better way to bond than taking a road trip and taking in what New Zealand has to offer. Not to mention that if you’re a Lord of the Rings fan, this experience will absolutely blow your mind, seeing that the trilogy was filmed in New Zealand.
The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony
How many times in life do you get to see wildlife in its natural habitat? I’ll say not too many times. In Oamaru, which is situated in the South Island of New Zealand, you may take a tour of the Blue Penguin Colony, where you can observe the world’s smallest penguin. This bird is absolutely adorable and being able to be just a few feet away from it when it returns home after a day of fishing is a must-see if you’re visiting Oamaru. This experience will get you closer to nature and it will definitely make you smile and think about the wonders of the world. Not to mention that the presence of seals is a great bonus.
The Most Spectacular Game of Rugby
It doesn’t really matter if you’re not a rugby expert. Watching this game here is a completely different experience; rugby is New Zealand’s national sport and it’s glorious, especially because of the national men’s union team – the All Blacks – is famous for the Haka, a Maori war dance which they perform at the beginning of every international match. It’s safe to say that “kiwis” are passionate about rugby, so if you have the chance to catch a game, you’re in for a treat; you get to experience firsthand the great atmosphere that can be found on every rugby stadium. Just make sure that you have somebody local that can explain to you which is the proper stadium behavior.
If you’re looking for a perfect location, one that you will remember for the rest of your life, choose New Zealand. There is no way you’ll be disappointed.