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A visual journey through New Zealand’s 7 blue wonders

 Everyone knows about the 7 wonders of the world. They are magnificent, remarkable, and unforgettable. But do you know that New Zealand has its very own blue wonders that are sure to capture one’s senses?

With its breathtaking delightful sights, New Zealand is a visual seeker’s treasure chest that is waiting to be opened. From azure lakes to turquoise pools, these dazzling blue attractions need to be seen to be believed. Here are New Zealand’s 7 blue wonders:

Poor Knights Islands: Beneath the waves at the Poor Knights Islands, you’ll find subtropical fish that can’t be seen anywhere else in New Zealand. Diving and snorkeling are the best ways to enjoy this underwater world, located 30 kilometers from Whangarei in the Northland & Bay of Islands region.

TeWaikoropupu Springs: Be amazed by some of the clearest water ever measured at TeWaikoropupū Springs, in Takaka, the largest freshwater springs in the Southern Hemisphere. Also known as Pupu Springs, local Māori see it as a taonga (treasure) and wāhitapu, a place held in high cultural and spiritual regard.

The Blue Spring: Stroll and admire the pure water of The Blue Spring in the Waikato-Hamilton region, so clean it supplies around 70 per cent of New Zealand’s bottled water. The TeWaihou Walkway winds through wetlands, across rolling pastures and past small waterfalls to the turquoise water of the spring, one of the purest water sources in the world.

Glowworm caves: An ancient subterranean world in the heart of New Zealand’s central North Island, the Waitomo Cave system is a series of fascinating and dramatic natural wonders. Take a boat ride to observe the glowing wonders up close or get your adrenaline pumping with Black Water Rafting.

Blue Pools: Take a short and easy walk through mature beech trees and over a swing bridge to discover the awe-inspiring Blue Pools. The deep, clear glacial pools of the Makarora River can be found in Mount Aspiring National Park.

Lake Pukaki, a shimmering blue jewel set against a backdrop of Aoraki/Mt Cook, gets its distinctive deep blue tones from finely-ground minerals carried in the glacier-fed waters. Discover nearby walks, take a scenic flight, or go at night for a spectacular stargazing experience.

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