Top 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites In New Zealand

The UNESCO world heritage sites in New Zealand are of extraordinary cultural and environmental importance. The land of long white clouds has three such prestigious World Heritage sites -The Sub Antarctic Islands, Te Wahipounam and Tongariro National Park drawing the attention of thousands of local and international tourists every year.

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So to find out why it is a privilege to be a part of these exquisite UNESCO World Heritage Sites in New Zealand, here is the list:

New Zealand Sub Antarctic Islands

These Sub Antarctic islands are one of the most important natural World Heritage Sites in New Zealand. This largest sanctuary in New Zealand is a group of The Snares, Campbell Islands, Antipodes Islands, Bounty Islands and the Auckland Islands. With extremely rare and diverse density of wildlife (some of which are found nowhere else in the world), this place is truly a home to many species of seabirds, sea lions, and penguins. Relying upon the Southern Ocean in the south-east of New Zealand, this place is an incredible gift of nature. For flora and fauna lover, it’s a dream adventure!

Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand

Te Wahipounamu consists of four most important national parks which are flawless in biodiversity and are located in the southwest of New Zealand. This place is a refuge for most unique and ancient Gondwanan wildlife with thousands of years old fjords shaped glacial and mountainous landscape of ridges. This place is comprised of many endangered species that have inhabited here like alpine parrot, takahe, kiwi birds and unique marine animals. There are waterfalls, towering cliffs, beaches, pod carp forest lakes, rocky coasts and much more to explore here. This place has a huge verity of activities to do like jet boat ride, fly or hiking in the mountains, etc. It bags the title of being one of the great natural areas of New Zealand.

Tongariro National Park

This oldest national park in New Zealand is located in the central north island. This cultural and natural site contains a diverse range of volcanic mountains which lies along the “Ring of Fire”. In the heart of this park lies the active volcanic mountains Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu. With numerous religious sites, the park also includes many best cities of New Zealand around its border. Being considered as one of the best places for day hiking in the world to tramping, walking, skiing on the slopes of mountains, water rafting and many more outdoor activity, this place is truly a blessing.

If you are planning a trip to New Zealand, you must visit above listed top UNESCO World Heritage Sites in New Zealand.

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Sai Karthik Reddy Mekala

After completing his M.B.A in 2012, Sai the wizard beyond the blog, Wanderlust Diplomacy was never interested to find a day job at the desk but instead set out to explore the world. 5 years later Sai has become one of the top travel bloggers in India and inspired many Indians to get away from desk jobs and become a digital nomad.

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