There is no doubt that New Zealand is one of the most unique countries to travel in the world. You could find yourself relaxing on a black sandy beach one day, and exploring a mountainous volcanic crater the next. Its diverse landscape makes for a traveller’s dream, allowing one to stumble upon some of the most unusual, strange and just plain weird places that are like nowhere else on earth. Here are 15 unusual places in New Zealand you never thought existed…
Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers
Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier can be found on the west coast of New Zealand’s south island. These glaciers are HUGE and on a cloudy day it is impossible to see the top of these natural wonders from the base. There are many tours that offer guided glacier hikes along the glaciers – a definite must do!
Also located along the Coromandel Peninsula (another reason to hire a van and go on a Coromandel road trip), Cathedral Cove can be accessed by foot, boat or by Kayak from the small town of Hahei (we recommend the latter). The white sands, turquoise waters and towering rocks of the cove will blow your mind. There is also a great snorkel trail laid out by the Department of Conversation where you may be able to spot a Stingray or two!