Fairy-tale New Zealand: 5 fairy-tale places you must visit

It’s no secret that New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries on earth, and there are some particular places in New Zealand that you might know from movies, TV series and there are some that just plain look like they are straight out of a Fairy Tale.

So what is it that makes somewhere look like a fairy tale location? Well a number of things. Here are the top 5 Fairy Tale places in New Zealand that you must visit.

Hobbiton Village

Hobbiton was a set, built for the Lord of the Rings movies, and once the movie finished filming, they decided this spectacular Hobbit village had the potential to be an amazing tourist attraction, and you know what? They were right.

Hobbiton Village

Cathedral Cove, the Coromandel

Cathedral Cove is located at Hahei, just 10minutes drive from the famous Hot Water Beach. Arguably the most picturesque place in the entire of New Zealand, this spectacularly beautiful part of the world boasts a naturally formed archway leading through a white rock headland. This giant cavern passes through to join two secluded coves, with pristine white sandy beaches and pohutukawa trees along the foreshore.

Cathedral Cove, Coromandel New Zealand

Mount Taranaki

Mount Taranaki is New Zealand's most perfectly formed volcano, and beyond the lush waterfalls, rainforests and mossy swamps Taranaki’s legend sounds just like a fairy tale itself. “Taranaki once lived with other volcanoes; Tongariro, Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe. When he made flirtatious advances towards a pretty hill named Pihanga, Tongariro erupted in a jealous fury. Taranaki fled to the west, gouging out the Whanganui River on his way”. (Legend from Pure New Zealand)

Mount Taranaki

Lake Pukaki, Canterbury

Lake Pukaki, Canterbury is an alpine lake fed by glaciers. Because of the glacial feed, the lake (along with two other smaller, yet almost identical lakes) is left with sporting a spectacular blue colour which is created by glacial flour.

Lake Pukaki and Mount Cook, New Zealand


Looking over this city from the mountains, it would be very hard not to believe this city was what every fairy tale city looked like. Its remarkable snow-capped mountainous surrounds are just breath taking. It’s no wonder this city is one of the most visited areas in the southern hemisphere.

Queenstown New Zealand

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