Written by: May Ann’s FCE class at Languages International

Goat Island Reserve
Goat Island Reserve

Well, ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seat belts and welcome to our top 5 places. You should visit them while you are in New Zealand. We promise that they will spice up your life.

Goat Island
For all sea life enthusiasts, Goat Island is an extraordinary spot where you have to go. This was the first marine reserve in New Zealand and is also the best place for everybody who likes snorkeling. Here you can observe a lot of different kinds of multicolored fish like huge snapper, giant crayfish, nice sting-rays and the famous blue maomao. The town of Leigh is also a very popular site for summer holidays and can be crowded at the weekends.

Bay of Islands
One of the best places in the North Island  is the Bay of Islands. You can see the most gorgeous scenery from there. There are also exciting activities you can enjoy such as swimming with dolphins and sailing.

If you come from Auckland you have probably already climbed a volcano. Even though Rotorua is also situated in a volcanic area don’t expect to observe the same landscape. This is totally different. But what we strongly recommend is to enjoy the short Bush Walk which begins at the Huka Falls and finishes by a relaxing natural spa.

What?? You are in New Zealand and you haven’t been to Queenstown?? You can’t imagine what are you missing… amazing landscapes and sights. It is where you can try over 100 activities. Skiing, fishing, bungy jumping are some of them and I would leave the others to your imagination.

Have you ever seen whales in the wild?  Kaikoura is the most popular place in the South Island to enjoy this fantastic aquatic life. You’ll get a chance to swim with dolphins, to dive with sharks or to see seal colonies. The whales are closer than you expect, an adventure you will never forget!

This article was taken from the magazine that our teacher, May Anne’s FCE class created.  To read more, download the magazine: pdf May Ann’s FCE Class Magazine (19.52MB) 

Photo credit: Goat Island Reserve by ccheviron