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Scenic routes in New Zealand

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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in New Zealand. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful scenic routes.
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The most beautiful scenic routes in New Zealand

On State Highway 43
Scenic Route · North Island
Forgotten World Highway
recommended route
149 km
2:18 h
1,845 m
1,705 m
The north of New Zealand still seems to be a white spot on the map, but that’s exactly what makes this destination so charming, The legendary Forgotten World Highway takes you on a trip to several stunning sights, such as the beautiful Egmont National Park, the breathtaking Tangarakau Gorge - and even to the smallest republic in the world.
Cloudy fjord Milford Sound
Scenic Route · South Island
Milford Road
recommended route
124 km
1:55 h
2,713 m
2,665 m
This stunning route takes you to New Zealand’s most original spots and offers an impressive scenery for nature lovers and appassionate drivers alike. Among the places worth seeing is the fjord Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most important touristic site.
Scenic Route · North Island
Orewa Maygrove to Hatfields Beach South
Difficulty easy
4.4 km
1:03 h
84 m
80 m
Drive a quiet route to the southern end of Hatfields Beach.
Scenic Route · South Island
Willmott Pass Rd
Difficulty moderate
82.7 km
0:51 h
2,858 m
3,027 m
Scenic Drive Road 90 km
Scenic Route · South Island
Shag Point Drive by
Difficulty moderate
2.6 km
0:02 h
9 m
15 m
Drive on coastal walk
Scenic Route · South Island
Tame Wallabies
Difficulty moderate
6.2 km
0:06 h
28 m
0 m
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