No escape for Pokémon in New Zealand’s natural beauty spots

Published on : Wednesday, July 20, 2016

unnamedNew Zealand is in the midst of a global craze and there is no escaping as would-be Pokémon masters hunt for rare and exciting creatures.Since the newest gaming craze ignited and spread across the planet, Pokémon have begun popping up in all sorts of mysterious places – revealing New Zealand as a natural haven and the ideal environment to go after these critters on your way to becoming a Pokémon master.

 

Rumour has it that they have been showing up at some iconic New Zealand locations just waiting to be caught.Not surprisingly, Middle-earth is a hotspot for Pokémon. Hobbit holes, green pastures,vegetable gardens and still waters are the sanctuary of choice for cute critters. Local hobbits don’t seem to be interested in catching Pokémon so there are plenty to go around. Jump on a daily tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, stroll the pristine grounds and keep a wary eye out for Pikachu and his many friends. At least one has already been spotted inside Bag End. After a successful capture, celebrate with a drink at the Green Dragon Inn – you never know, there might be one hiding in there too.

 
Travel Tips
Hobbiton is near Matamata in the Waikato region of the North Island. Matamata is a 2-hour drive from Auckland or 50 minutes from Hamilton.

 
Cathedral Cove, Coromandel Peninsula
Just 2.5 hours’ drive from Auckland is one of New Zealand’s most picturesque coastal beauty spots. Cathedral Cove can be accessed by boat or by foot and the secluded bay, in the middle of the Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve, is a prime location for catching elusive Water Pokémon like Squirtle, Horsea and Magikarp could certainly be found on the pohutakwa lined cliffs of Cathedral Cove.

 

 

Pokémon. Water Pokémon such as Squirtle, Horsea and Magikarp could certainly be found on the pohutukawa-lined cliffs of Cathedral Cove. Cathedral Cove Kayaks are your go-to local Pokémon experts who can take you from Hahei Beach to Catherdral Cove, via nooks and crannies where some of the rarest creatures could be hidden.

 

Travel Tips
Coromandel Peninsula is a 2.5-hour drive from Auckland. Cathedral Cove can be accessed via a short, easy 45-minute walk from Hahei, a small beachside town in the Coromandel.

 

Abel Tasman National Park
New Zealand’s South Island has endless hideaways for Pokémon and the best place to start is at the top, in the Abel Tasman National Park. This is a coastal paradise explored by hiking the trails or cruising the seas and a superb destination for finding all sorts of strange animals. You may bump into the crab-like Paras on the golden sands of Medlands Bay, spot Pidgeys flying through the forests with the local songbirds, or Goldeens swimming amongst seals in the crystal clear water. Explore the park and be rewarded with stunning scenery but keep an eye out for a sleeping Snorlax and other new Pokémon friends.

 

Source:-New Zealand Tourism

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