Most searched destinations from New Zealand in 2013

| January 29, 2014

There are millions of places in this diverse world that can be searched. The arid desert full of treacherous wildlife and an unforgiving sun challenges the survivor in the adventurous. The cool zephyr from the salty oceans that are swam in by tourists who lay back on giant palm trees. There are ten of the most searched destinations from New Zealand in 2013.

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

Coming from down under, a land that is not too far from those who searched it as a favorite destination is Australia takes the crown as number one. The largest island in the world, but the smallest continent, Australia is the sixth largest country by total area. Australia has the twelfth largest economy in the world and is the fifth highest per capita. Australia is known for its aboriginal cave paintings, landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House, and its diverse marsupial fauna that has entertained both locals and tourists alike.

Poseidon Undersea Resorts Fiji

Poseidon Undersea Resorts Fiji

Heading close behind Australia, Fiji Islands comes in second place. Fiji, an island country in the South Pacific is home to over eight hundred thousand people who depend on manufacturing and tourism as economic income. White sandy beaches and warm oceans attract millions of tourists a year who desire to scuba dive and see coral reefs. Fiji has unique resorts as it plans to open Poseidon Undersea Resorts Fiji, the world’s first permanent one-atmosphere seafloor structure.

Vanuatu

Vanuatu

The tropical island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, an archipelago created by volcanoes, Vanuatu ranked in third place. Vanuatu boasts a powerful diversified culture that varies, keeping its original cultures intact while being influenced by foreigners. The economy of Vanuatu is based on four industries of financial services, agriculture and cattle, and tourism.

Auburn Botanical Gardens and the Royal National Park

Auburn Botanical Gardens

Known for its iconic opera building that is shown in many media ranks the fourth among searched destinations is Sydney. Sydney is the most populous city in Australia known for its Auburn Botanical Gardens and the Royal National Park, the second oldest national park in the world. Sydney collected at least $11.7 billion in 2012 from more than ten million international and domestic tourists.

Bali

Bali

The smallest province of Indonesia, Bali ranked fifth as the most searched destination from New Zealand. Bali is a tropical paradise that is considered to be one of the top destinations for surfing, snorkeling and diving. Bali is known for its unique black sandy beaches, volcanoes, and its various Hindu festivals.

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen

The ancestral lands of the Aztecs who unfortunately fell to the Spanish conquistadors, Mexico ranked sixth as one of the most searched destinations. Mexico, the fifth largest country in the world known to have had several other ancient civilizations builds mighty pyramids that can be seen by tourists today. One of many of Mexico’s tourist attraction is Playa del Carmen, a city full of luxury condominiums, entertainment venues and shopping areas. Playa Del Carmen of Mexico is also famous for its scuba diving.

Brisbane

Brisbane

The serene concrete paradise of mountainous buildings overlook Moreton Bay, Brisbane ranks as number seven. Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and is the third most populous city in Australia. Tourism plays a large part in Brisbane’s economy as it is the third most popular destination for international tourists after Melbourne and Sydney. Brisbane is known for the world’s first koala sanctuary that was opened in 1927, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Vietnam, known as a nation that endured many wars, including one fought against Americans ranked eighth. Vietnam economy depends largely on tourists who reached over six million internationally. Vietnam is a nation that has various climates, varying from cold mountains to warm jungles. Vietnam is known to have many indigenous species of fauna and flora in two World Natural Heritage sites – Ha Long Bay and Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Big Ben

Big Ben

Destinations such as New Caledonia ranked as number nine, French special collective that is located southwest of the Pacific, and while many of the inhabitants are white foreigners of Europe this place still holds onto its indigenous population the Kanak people. The last and final destination that was most searched in 2013 from New Zealand was London, the capital of the United Kingdom that’s well-known for its London bridge and Big Ben.

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