Explore New Zealand

 

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New Zealand is a land of immense and diverse landscapes. You’ll experience natural wonders and unique culture here that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

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NORTH ISLAND

Factor some of these fabulous attractions into your North Island itinerary.

Northland

Subtropical Northland is a water lover’s paradise offering swimming, snorkelling, diving, dolphin watching and boating. Also be sure to explore lush rainforests, and learn more about our Maori culture at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Waikato

Just south of Auckland lies the Hamilton-Waikato region. This land of lush pastures was chosen to play The Shire in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films, and also offers caving, gardens and culture.

Rotorua

Rotorua is known for bubbling mud pools, erupting geysers and natural hot springs, as well as showcasing our fascinating Maori culture.

Bay of Plenty

The Bay of Plenty region is home to spectacular beaches, juicy kiwifruit and produce, and New Zealand’s only active marine volcano.

Taupo

Taupo’s Great Lake was created nearly 2,000 years ago by a volcanic eruption and is great for water sports and trout fishing. The surrounding forests offer opportunities for hiking and mountain biking.

Hawkes Bay

Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s Art Deco centre and home to glorious beaches and rolling vineyards. Its warm, dry climate has made it one of the country’s leading producers of wine.

Wellington

Wellington was recently named “the coolest little capital in the world” by Lonely Planet for its cosmopolitan charm, cultural offerings, and fabulous foodie and café culture.

SOUTH ISLAND 

The South Island hosts the purest natural landscapes you’ll ever experience.

Wanaka

Nestled below towering mountains, Wanaka and its stunning lake is perfect for year-round activities including fishing, hiking and skydiving. In winter, skiers flock to the Cardrona and Treble Cone ski fields.

Nelson

Nelson’s diverse geography captures everything from long golden beaches to untouched forests and rugged mountains. Explore its natural beauty and thriving arts scene.

Marlborough

Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine-growing region and the home of world-renowned sauvignon blanc. There are more than40 cellar doors to visit by yourself or on a pre-arranged wine tour.

Christchurch

Christchurch mixes old-world charm, river punting and gardens with exciting urban revitalisation. Wider Canterbury’s attractions range from skiing to golf, white water rafting to whale watching.

Dunedin

Soak up the quirky city vibe, street art and cafes of this historic city. Enjoy getting up close to rare local wildlife such as the royal albatross, yellow-eyed penguins, blue penguins and seals.

Fiordland

Carved by glaciers over 100,000 years, Fiordland is one of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of New Zealand, with its landscape of waterfalls cascading hundreds of metres into deep black fiords.

Stewart Island

More than 85% of Stewart Island is National Park, making it a popular haven for hiking and birdwatching. At night, admire the glowing skies thanks to the appearance of the Aurora Australis.