Spectacular Islands in New Zealand for a Fantastic Holiday Vacay

Beaches & Islands

Islands in New Zealand

Here is the list of 6 Spectacular Islands in New Zealand for a Fantastic Holiday Vacay

1. Stewart Island Beach, Andaman-nicobar-islands

Stewart Island Beach, Andaman-nicobar-islands

While planning a visit to the spectacular Andaman and Nicobar, your itinerary must include the scenic Stewart Island Beach which lies near the Mayabunder. Located near the north of Diglipur Taluk, the beach is approximately in the middle of Andaman district. The beach known for its brown-black colour sand and a serene atmosphere is uninhabited. Stewart Island Beach also gets the most breathtaking rainbows to add on to its picturesque charm against the backdrop of the dancing waves. The island is small with an area of 7.05 km square.

2. Waiheke Island, Auckland

Waiheke Island, Auckland
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Waiheke is a fabulous island just 35 minutes from the mainland. Famous for its rows and rows of vineyards and olive farms, Waiheke Island is home to some of New Zealand's most celebrated wineries and creating some of its most renowned wines. Waiheke Island is New Zealand's most densely populated island. The fact that it has permanent residents and is a tourist hotspot means that it has evolved a good number of activities for you to indulge in.

3. Great Barrier Island, Auckland

Great Barrier Island, Auckland

The Great Barrier Island is situated 100 kms north-east from the Auckland mainland on the outer Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. An off-the-grid destination with minimum noise and no artificial light, the Great Barrier Island is the perfect getaway from the stresses of daily life. Covering a total area of 285 sq kms, the Great Barrier Island is the sixth largest island in New Zealand and offers a variety of experiences ranging from trekking, kayaking, surfing, diving, snorkelling, fishing, bird-watching, star-gazing and much more.

4. Matakana Island, Tauranga

Matakana Island, Tauranga

Located in the western Bay of Plenty in the North Island, Matakana Island, also known as the Jewel of the Bay, is a flat, long barrier island that stretches for as much as 20 kilometers, which is 12 miles, but the width runs for only about three kilometers, which is 1.9 miles wide. The Matakana Island is known for the unique geology and history of the region, and the varied biodiversity found in the waters and on land as well. The estuarial waters are home to lots of interesting aquatic animals, like stingrays, dolphins, whales, sharks and fish like snapper, kahawai, trevally, tarakihi and the kingfish.

5. White Island, Tauranga

White Island, Tauranga

White Island Tours is a fun-filled and thrilling tour of the White Island Volcano. Also known as Whakaari, White Island is the most active Volcano in New Zealand. This attraction is located about 90 kilometres away from the Tauranga Coast of New Zealand, which makes the Volcano an accessible location. It is, in fact, the world's most accessible Volcano. Usually, this Volcano witnesses low-intensity seismic vibrations (1 or 2 on a scale of 5). Travellers exploring New Zealand can go on the White Island Tours and spend an exhilarating day venturing through the craters and learning the geology of the attraction when the seismic waves are well below the dangerous level.

6. Matiu Somes Island, Wellington

Matiu Somes Island, Wellington

The Matiu-Somes island is the perfect place for a nature lover, or for spending some time away from the city, in the midst of rich flora and fauna. Located off the coast of the city of Wellington, the island is easily accessible by ferry, boat or kayak. If you’re the sporty kind, don’t hesitate to hire a kayak from the city and kayak in the beautiful waters around the island. A ferry ride will take around 20 minutes, and around 2 to 3 hours should be more than enough to explore the island.

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