Top 10 Weird And Unusual Tourist Attractions In New Zealand

With such a diverse landscape and vibrant season changes, there was always going to be several weird and unusual things to see in New Zealand, but this list contains things I never even knew existed anywhere in the world! So join me on a tour of the Kiwi country…



Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World
Stuart Landsborough’s Puzzling World

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Yes, this is the weird and crazy lands of Puzzling World. Here you will find the great maze, illusion rooms, a leaning tower and even a Puzzle Centre!

Cardrona Bra Fence

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This might look like some sort of art installation of political statement, but no-one really knows how it all started! These days there are thousands of them and every day someone new visits it to attach yet another one to the fence of the weird.

Te Waikoropupū Springs

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Te Waikoropupū Springs are one of the world’s largest freshwater springs and the largest cold water springs in the Southern Hemisphere! It contains the clearest water you will probably ever see and is well worth a visit.

Mrs Chippy Monument

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This cat statue in Wellington, New Zealand is a reminder to all those who try and brave the polar regions. If you are planning on going to the polar circle you should pay a little respect to Mrs Chippy before you go.

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Hobbit Homes

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You simply can’t go on a tour of the odd without paying homage to The Shire, home of the hobbits.

Elephant Rock

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There are some amazing rock formations in New Zealand, but none more unusual than Elephant Rock in Duntroon, Otago

The Green Pool Wai-O-Tapu

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It has taken thousands of years to get this colour and it well worth seeing no matter what season it is.

Crystal Blue Clutha River

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The sun almost seems to make the crystal blue water of the Clutha river in Wanaka invisible, mostly because it is glacial waters.

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Glowworm Caves

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One of the most popular (if strangest) tourist attractions is the world famous Glowworm caves at Waitomo on the North Island of New Zealand. Apparently, it has to be seen to be believed.

Moeraki Boulders

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If you really want to ramp up the weirdness, you need to see the Moeraki Boulders. These unusually large and spherical boulders are just lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach and have been there for over 60 million years!

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