New Zealand is not only renowned for its natural attractions but it is also famous for its many wonderful museums. There is a long list of museums and attractions that you should check out when in the country. Here is a brief look at the top museums and attractions in New Zealand.

Auckland Museum

This is one of the best museums in New Zealand. It contains tons of treasures and has a section devoted to its Maoris and Polynesians. This section is the biggest in the world and has items that are sure to impress you.

New Zealand National Maritime Museum

New Zealand has a very rich boating history and all its achievements and accomplishments are beautifully preserved and displayed at this museum. Outside the museum, you can view the KZ 1 while within the museum, you can discover the one-thousand-year-old maritime history of the country.

Te Papa Tongarewa

This is counted among the largest national museums in the world and is worth checking out. Located on the waterfront of Wellington, this bicultural museum has much to offer for those interested in the art and artifacts of the country.

Canterbury Museum

This is a wonderful museum that provides you with an outstanding chance to see the best of wildlife of New Zealand. In addition, this museum provides you with a glimpse of the explorations done by humans. In particular, be sure to check out a genuine ice chamber where you can get a first-hand view of life in freezing temperatures.

Great Natural Attractions

New Zealand is also a country that boasts of some wonderful natural attractions. At the top of the list of attractions in the country is the one called Ninety Mile Beach and Cape Reinga. Here, you can view some truly unexpected things.

The Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland is another attraction that is worth checking out. Just make sure that you step very carefully as you take photographs of some hot lakes, mud pools and hot terraces.

Everyone who comes to New Zealand will do well to check out the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers. The thing that sets this attraction apart is the fact that here you can find real glaciers that lie in close proximity of the oceans.

Also, if you get the time, make sure you visit Fiordland which is really worth checking out on wet days. Finally, a visit to the Catlins Coast is a must because this is where you can see the best of wild and natural beauty of the country.