There are many locations in New Zealand that will be recommended to you time and time again; everyone has a different opinion! We’ve pulled together 10 locations that you may not have heard of, but that you should definitely visit!
Cathedral Cove is arguably the most picturesque spot in the Coromandel (and there are many). Accessible only by foot or boat, this secluded beach is popular with tourists and can get busy in peak summer. Despite this, it’s well worth a visit and the hour long walk from Hahei surrounds you with stunning scenery.
Accessible only by foot or boat, Anapai can be found on the Abel Tasman Coastal Track. Anapai boasts a sweeping coastline of golden sands, crystal clear waters and native kanuka forest, creating one of the most dramatic coastlines in the Abel Tasman National Park.
Milford Sound’s lesser known sister, Doubtful Sound / Patea is a large fiord only accessible by boat. You get there via Manapouri, where you can join a cruise that will take you across Lake Manapouri, over Wilmot Pass, and on to Doubtful Sound. The drive there is beautiful and scenic, and once there, seals, penguins, and bottlenose dolphins can often be spotted.