Friday, March 18, 2011

Holiday in New Zealand-South Island

The South Island of New Zealand is around 150,000 square kilometers in size and less densely populated than the North Island. From the North Island it is separated by the 35 kilometer wide Cook Strait. The biggest cities of the island are Christchurch and Dunedin. Christchurch is the third largest city in New Zealand, it is in the plane of the Canterbury Plains. Through the city flows the River Avon. Parts of the city through traffic and there are many shops and street cafes. Christ Church also has its own international airport which is also served overseas. Dundedin is primarily a commercial center for the city located behind the sparsely populated hinterland.

The Mount Cook, who belongs to the so-called New Zealand Alps, with 3755 meters the highest mountain in New Zealand and is situated on the South Island. He also is in a Naturschutzgebietund is on a holiday in New Zealand is an interesting destination. Round the mountains, there are several large glacial lakes with clear blue water, the largest of these is Lake Tekapo. The landscape of the south of the island is characterized by numerous fjords. Between the east coast and the mountains are wide plains, the Canterbury Plains. Here is the famous wine of the region is grown. Many of the fjords are among the protected area of ​​Fiordland National Park, one of the largest national parks in the world. Here are next to lakes, waterfalls and mountains, live many hectares of untouched rain forest where many of the unique New Zealand species.

On the west coast, the mountains of the Alps fall steeply from the sea, in the valleys is cold rain forest. On the South Island there are in addition to numerous other types of dolphins, seal colonies, albatross and penguins, which can be observed particularly well on a peninsula near Dunedin. In the hinterland of the South Island is sparsely populated and mainly based on agriculture, an important role is played by the sheep. In addition to fjords on the coast there are numerous unspoiled beaches with lonely stretches of beach can reach, in part only by boat.

Highlights of New Zealand adventure travel:

* Combined trip into the wilderness Sdalpenregion: 25min flight into the Siberia Valley, 3-5 hour walk, 30min jet ski tour to the starting point
* Wonderful wildlife observations: whales in Kaikoura, seal colonies, sea birds, dolphins, Keas and many more meetings ...
* Magnificent views of ancient Maori trails by the Heaphy Track through Nikauwlder along beautiful beaches
* 1 1/2-tgige guided kayak tour along the rugged coast in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds
* Along the Golden Bay to the northernmost end of South Island: Wild Dunes, beaches and coastal walk at Farewell Spit
* Stay on a horse ranch with opportunity for horse trekking
* Jet boat tour into the wilderness of the West Coast
* Kaikoura Star Watch: observation of the southern sky and has learned many interesting things about
* Guided Tour in the past: myths of the Maori people with stories of how they were passed down from generation to generation of Maoris
* Hiking and kayaking in the idyllic Okarito Lagoon, home to many bird species such as Godwits, spoonbills and the "White Heron", the White Egret
* Drive through the Catlins, one of the most mysterious landscapes, stunning beaches and exciting cliff
* Many short and long (Wilderness) walks in unique and diverse landscapes in the Kahurangi National Park, in the Paparoa National Park, on the wild west coast, in the Mount Aspiring National Park and Mount Cook National Park

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