It has always been known that New Zealand has an extravagant nature and is one of the those traveler friendly countries in the world. This was emphasized right after the Lord of the Rings saga which was the ultimate free advertising could have gotten and rightfully so. Today Aotearoa (the Maori name for New Zealand) is a hot spot with attractions that cater to anyone’s need, although those who prefer natural wonders or are adrenaline junkies will find themselves in their own paradise.
New Zealand’s South Island is perhaps the most popular one, yet North Island has just as much sightseeing to do and is not difficult to find. At all. However, one of the most interesting places that is missed way to often is Taranaki volcano in Egmont National Park, in SW New Zealand. This picture perfect volcano located very close to the ocean is also a landmark to be seen from many surf and windsurf spots to be found in the area.
We explored Taranaki during our recent trip to New Zealand, and this time