New Zealand Of The White Cloud
With its primeval forests, mighty snowcapped peaks, gigantic fjords and grumbling volcanoes, it's no wonder the makers of The Lord Of The Rings films decided to shoot the trilogy in New Zealand.
Rugged ranger-types can relive The Fellowship Of The Ring by scaling forbidding mountain passes or crossing volcanic moonscapes towards the cracks of doom2. For more adrenaline3 highs there's an unbeatable4 choice of good value activities, from white water rafting and jet boat rides to bungee-jumping5 and skydiving.
For more homely Hobbit6 types, NZ has many other attractions to enjoy — rambling countryside, a glorious coastline and plenty of sedate places to sit and enjoy the amazing views. And then there 's the terrific cuisine and wine.
With two weeks or more, a good way to see the country is to start in Auckland on the North Island, then drive to Wellington, crossing by ferry to the South Island. Take in the breathtaking scenery around Queenstown before flying home from Christchurch.
There's too much to see beyond Auckland and too much to justify spending too much time in the city. So head south to Waitomo. Hiding beneath the hilly area are the haunting Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Drift in silence in the dark on the subterranean lake and gaze up at the spectacular living lightshow.
An ideal romantic destination is Fernside, a restored historic house about an hour north of Wellington with large colonial-era bedrooms offing luxury bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
About midway down the South Island stands Mount Cook, the highest peak in the country at 3, 764m, surrounded by giant glaciers.
Ⅰ. Use the proper form of the words in the brackets to finish the following sentences:
1. A ( skill) workman is likely to find fault with his tools.
2. Our director made ( remit) efforts to improve the performance of our corporation.
3. It is our ( move ) stand to give support to those who are fighting for world peace .
4. I cannot bear his ( response ) attitude towards his work.
5. Being a very ( imagine) person, he could tell all kinds of fantastic stories.
Ⅱ. Multiple Choices:
1. If you want more exciting game what can you do?
A. Water rafting and jet boat. B. Bungee-jumping.
C. Skydiving. D. All above.
2. If you need mild activities what can you do?
A. Roaming countryside . B. Combing coastline.
C. Sit and enjoy the view. D. Dive the ferry.
Ⅰ. 1. unskillful 2. unremitting 3. immovable 4. irresponsible
Ⅱ. 1. D 2. A. B. C.
强壮的漫游者可以通过攀登险峻的山路、穿越通向世界末日的荒凉的火山地区来重温 《护戒使者》中的情景。如果还想更刺激的话, 这里还有惊险无比的极 限运动, 从白水河漂流和快艇冲浪到蹦极和空中跳伞, 应有尽有。
对那些喜欢宁静和平和的旅游者来说, 新西兰也有很多好去处——— 一望无垠的田野、壮丽的海岸线和无数可以坐享惊人美景的幽静之所。更有让人垂涎的美食和葡萄酒。 如果有两个星期或更长的时间, 比较好的游览路线是: 从北岛的奥克兰出发, 然后驱车到惠灵顿, 再乘渡船到南岛。从基督城乘飞机回家之前, 享受一下女王城摄人魂魄的美景。
除奥克兰外, 其附近还有许多地方让人流连忘返、值得一看。到南面的怀特摩去看看。隐藏在山地之中的怀特摩萤火虫岩洞, 让人回味无穷。你可以一边在幽暗的地下湖中静静地漂流, 一边欣赏光影闪烁的奇景。
芬塞德是一个浪漫的理想去处, 从惠灵顿北部驱车一小时左右即到。它是一座经过修复的古老宅子, 保留着殖民时期的宽敞卧室, 为游人提供豪华的床榻和一日三餐。 在南岛的中部, 矗立着周围环绕着巨大冰川的新西兰峰——— 海拔3 764 米的库克山。