With just 4 million people, New Zealand is a self-proclaimed adventure capital of the world. A travel to New Zealand presents a unique mix of exquisite landscapes and diverse culture that’s very different from anywhere. Its home to the famous movies ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of The Rings’ which brought the whole beauty of it to the world. It is arguably breathtaking, filled with wild beautiful scenery and heart-thumping experiences from the Auckland nightlife to the volcanoes of Rotorua in the North islands and the diverse wildlife of Dunedin and Kaikoura of the South Islands, not forgetting unique cuisines in New Zealand and the many sports available.
New Zealand is not that big and that means you can comfortably explore it in a month. You can hire a campervan and set off your adventure or hire a bike for day rides with the bonus of free air and exercise that comes with it. Day hikes will be great thanks to its great walks and multi-day hiking trails as you have the well known kiwi experience’ and meet the friendly kiwi people proud of their Maori heritage. New Zealand is proud to have the longest place name in any English speaking country (Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu) which is Maori and means the summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-shallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one’.
Things to eat and drink
If you are wondering what to eat in New Zealand, the cuisine out there mostly involves pies, spreads and drinks. This is a county with a mix of native Maori and European influences with heavy Asian influences in the larger cities. Though there are no bounds on the food variety, you wouldn’t miss tasting the patent New Zealand food and drinks that have a distinct New Zealand style. These include Lamb/mutton, vegemite/marmite, NZ wine, hokey-pokey ice cream, kiwifruit, LP, kumara, hell pizza, green-lipped mussels and the very sweet ferburger referred to some as the best burger in the world.
If you love tasting some sweet stuff, there are a number of simple candies that live up to their names. These include the tim tams, pavlova, pineapple lumps, jaffas, and the chocolate fish. For those willing to try anything, you can attend the Wildfoods Festival held annually in Hokitika where you will get to try anything unusual and extreme. There is also the Wine and Foods Festivals held annually in Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Queenstown, Canterbury, Nelson, and Martinborough that brings a range of wines and foods together.
As you plan on your thrilling journey with unique cuisines in New Zealand, it is advisable to do a little prior research to make you better prepared to get the most out of your travel to New Zealand. Though the travel may be simple and filled with heart throbbing thrills and u, there’s always a few things that may be different from your country whether it’s the currency or the requirements for driving. You can always take out a comprehensive travel and medical insurance that covers all your activities and perhaps make your journey known to the local authorities or friends in case you are visiting remote areas.