If you are looking for the ultimate New Year destination, then pack your bags and head towards this amazing island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean. New Zealand, with its lush greenery and beautiful landscapes, is really a traveler's paradise and it will be all the more better if the time of your visit coincides with the New Year. There are some hotspots in different corners of the country, where people often go to enjoy and celebrate New Year Eve and welcome the coming year in all its glory. Parties and outdoor concerts are held in different regions and people have a blast taking part in fun and exciting outdoor activities.
New Year Celebrations In New Zealand
New Year is a special moment, when you can witness the unique confluence between the past, present and the future. It is the time when people try to move ahead in life, learning from the mistakes of the past, to create a future full of hopes and aspirations. Such a moment in history need to be cherished and celebrated and the people in New Zealand definitely know how to do so. Adventure sports like heli biking, heli fishing, horse-trekking, mountain-biking, sky diving, tower-climbing, jet-boating, kayaking; street parties; private gala celebrations are galore. You name it and you have it here. The country will offer you the best of the best and you will have the time of your life.
As in any other country, New Year is observed with much pomp and glory in New Zealand. Auckland, situated at a distance of about 496.3 km west of the International Date Line is one of the first major cities to observe the start of the New Year. However, it is the city of Gisborne that is the first to see the rising of the New Year sun. Parties and street carnivals are held by the local councils and people get to witness some very amazing firework displays. In recent years, due to increased anti-social behavior, vandalism and such other disorders, there has been a ban of liquor consumption in a number of regions around the country. Still, the celebrations have not lost their fervor.
Dotted with innumerous pubs and nightclubs all over, New Zealand has people dancing and singing to the tunes of their favorite bands, from yesteryears to yesterdays, on New Year Ever. They wait in anticipation for the New Year to arrive and welcome it with beautiful firework displays, around midnight. This is the time of the year, the moment in history when people build up new aspirations and new hopes, forgetting the unpleasant moments of the past. So, this year, plan out a trip to this amazing land and enjoy the occasion in all its glory.