Although it is a small country, New Zealand is a beautiful place that attracts lots of tourists and Au Pairs every year. The fun places to visit in New Zealand are countless!
It is divided into two islands, and each of them offers you a magnificent landscape and beautiful places to live in. Au Pairing in New Zealand is a nice option for those who like outdoor activities, and New Zealand’s climate makes people to go there at any time of the year.
Find out more about the places of this beautiful country with a unique culture below.
Au Pair in Auckland
The biggest city in New Zealand and therefore the most important.
Au Pairing in Auckland will be full of amazing landscapes, but also of art, attractions and much more. The first place you have to visit is the Sky Tower. An observation deck where you will get amazing pictures of the city. But not only that, if you like extreme activities, you can also sky jump from the top of the tower!
As New Zealand is surrounded by water, you will be able to enjoy its amazing beaches. Piha Beach or Karioitahi Beach are spots worth visiting. In case you want to discover with your Host Family how Auckland was in the past, go to downtown. You will find there some parts whose architecture dates from the 19th and 20th century.
On a sunny day hike to One Tree Hill, which is considered a symbol of the city. Go up to 182 metres and enjoy the amazing views that surround this place.
As Au Pair in Auckland you can enjoy both mountain and beach. But Auckland is not only that. Visit with your Host Family the Auckland Art Gallery. Its collection of more than 15,000 works includes European painting and sculpture from the 14th century.
However if you prefer history to art, then go to the Auckland War Memorial Museum, it won’t disappoint you.
Au Pairing in Auckland is a whole new and exciting experience.
Au Pair in Wellington
This city is situated at the south of the North Island, it has its own airport and from there you can take a ferry to the South Island.
It might surprise you, but one of the cool things you can do in Wellington is going to Wairarapa wine country. Wellington is famous for its wines, so it is an original way of enjoying your Au Pair stay in Wellington, nice views and a glass of wine.
If you want to learn more about New Zealand (history, geography, nature), visit Te Papa, the national museum of New Zealand.
For those who like hiking, a trip to Mount Victoria is what you have to do. Plus you will have a 360° view of the landscape from the top. New Zealand is famous for its amazing landscapes, and that is why The Lord of the Rings was shot there. Visit the Weta Cave mini-museum and you could take part in the Lord of the Rings location tour.
In Wellington you can also go to Cuba Street, where hipsters and artists live. This street is full of shops and cafeterias, and people playing music on the street. A nice place to go with other Au Pairs on a Saturday and take a walk
At Wellington you will never get bored!
Au Pair in Christchurch
This city is in the east of the South Island. If you plan to stay as Au Pair in Christchurch, you will be in the region of Canterbury, a nice place where you will be able to relax on the beach or hike to the mountains.
Since it is near the nature, you will be able to take part into a lot of fun activities such as the Adrenaline Forest. At this place you will encounter with high ropes, zip lines and more.
If you want to have fun with your friends then go there on the weekend! You may prefer something more relaxed, and Arthur’s Pass is the answer to that. This road goes through the Alps and will take your breath away with its amazing views.
Continuing with the activities outside, take the kids to the Orana Wildlife Park, a 80 hectare place where a lot of animals inhabit. After a long day enjoying the outdoor activities, you can go to The Court Theatre or go to Cashel Street “Pop Up” Mall. The cool things about this mall is that its shops are inside of containers!
At Christchurch you will see that people are very welcoming and cheerful. Au Pairing in Christchurch will make your stay in New Zealand very pleasant.
Au Pair in Queenstown
Settled in South Island, Queenstown is defined by many as the capital of adventure. Considering this, one thing you can do is bungee jumping, there are several locations and the heights vary between 43 and 134 metres approximately.
At Queenstown you will do most of your activities outdoor, and one of the most popular is a Lord of the Rings location tour. Visit with your Au Pair friends some of the places where the film was shot and you will feel like Frodo and Sam!
You probably know also that New Zealand is famous because is the home of the Kiwi bird. In Queenstown you can take the kids with you and visit the Kiwi Birdlife Park and feed them.
If you like taking pictures of amazing landscapes, then you have to go to Moke Lake and Lake Wakapitu (the views there will astound you).
Finally if you want to enjoy some art, Queenstown is your city as many artists live there. No doubt you will find a lot of artistic and fun places during your stay as Au Pair in Queenstown.
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