Top 10 things to do in New Zealand

New Zealand

A land of nature and magic like no other

New Zealand is a country.

New Zealand might be the only place in this world where you could be ice-climbing on a glacier, trekking through lush rain forrest and sunbathing on a pristine beach all in a single day. It is a land of friendly people, stunning scenery, sheep-spotted greens and lots of adventure. Conquer your fears of speed and flying in adventure capital New Zealand, learn about Maori culture in Rotorua, and go "tramping" on one of the epic Great Walks. Bonus points if you spot a kiwi bird or a hobbit!

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Top 10 things to do in New Zealand

Abel Tasman Coast Track (Great Walks)

Abel Tasman Coast Track (Great Walks)
Explore the beautiful beaches and remarkable rock formations that mark the eastern boundary of the park

Rotorua

Rotorua
Rotorua is the place of fascinating Māori culture, hot springs and boiling mud pools

Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier
Witness the puzzle of huge valleys of ice that extend well below the snowline, almost to the sea

Milford Track (Great Walks)

Milford Track (Great Walks)
New Zealand’s most famous walk, the Milford Track has been thrilling hikers for more than 150 years

Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty
The Bay of Plenty region is home to spectacular beaches, juicy kiwifruit and an active island volcano.

Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park
Sandy beaches intertwine with forests in this beautiful park. You can beach hop by hiking or with speed boats

Queenstown

Queenstown
Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s top visitor destinations and if you come to the region you’ll understand why.

Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Caves
Under the green hills of Waitomo lies a labyrinth of caves, sinkholes and underground rivers

Auckland

Auckland
New Zealand's largest city is a great place to enjoy shopping, dining and natural wonders

Milford Sound

Milford Sound
Milford Sound is a fusion of spectacular natural features with amazing visual cues around every corner

Arthur's Pass National Park

Arthur's Pass National Park
Arthur's Pass is the highest pass over the Southern Alps

Fiordland National Park

Fiordland National Park
One of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of New Zealand

Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens
A botanic garden like no other, Hamilton Gardens is a 58 hectare world of horticultural skill and imagination.

Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wakatipu
Cruising across the lake on a restored paddlesteamer is a blissful way to appreciate the magnificent alpine scenery

Sky Tower

Sky Tower
The Sky Tower is an observation and telecommunications tower located on the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets in the Auckland CBD, Auckland City, New Zealand. It is 328 metres ...

National Aquarium of New Zealand

National Aquarium of New Zealand
The National Aquarium of New Zealand, also known as Napier Aquarium is a public aquarium in Napier, New Zealand.HistoryThe aquarium originally opened in its current location napier ...

Puzzling World

Puzzling World
Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World is a tourist attraction near Wanaka, New Zealand. It started out as just a single level maze in 1973, but over the years expanded to add ...

International Antarctic Centre

International Antarctic Centre
The International Antarctic Centre is located in the suburb of Harewood, Christchurch, New Zealand, close to Christchurch International Airport. It is one of the major tourist attractions of the city.

Fiordland National Park

Fiordland National Park
Fiordland National Park occupies the southwest corner of the South Island of New Zealand. It is the largest of the 14 national parks in New Zealand, with an area of ...

Kepler Track

Kepler Track
The Kepler Track is a 60 km circular tramping track which travels through some spectacular scenery of the South Island of New Zealand and is situated near the town of Te ...

Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo
Lake Taupo is a lake situated in the North Island of New Zealand. With a surface area of 616 square kilometres , it is the largest lake by surface area ...

Manapouri Hydroelectric Power Station

Manapouri Hydroelectric Power Station
Manapouri Power Station is an underground hydroelectric power station on the western arm of Lake Manapouri in Fiordland National Park, in the South Island of New Zealand. At 850 MW installed ...

Port of Tauranga

Port of Tauranga
Port of Tauranga is the port of Tauranga, New Zealand. It the largest port in the country in terms of total cargo volume, and the second largest in terms of ...

Te Ana-au Caves

Te Ana-au Caves
The Te Ana-au caves are a culturally and ecologically important system of limestone caves on the western shore of Lake Te Anau, in the southwest of New Zealand. It was ...

Lake Rotorua

Lake Rotorua
In the centre of Lake Rotorua is Mokoia Island, the setting for one of New Zealand's most famous love stories.

Otago Peninsula

Otago Peninsula
Explore Otago Peninsula from penguin and fur seal colonies to the toe-tingling cliffs of The Chasm and Lovers Leap

Southland Museum and Art Gallery

Southland Museum and Art Gallery
The Southland Museum and Art Gallery is located in Gala Street, Invercargill, New Zealand. It is Southland's largest cultural and heritage institution, and contains a wide variety of the region's ...

Shantytown, New Zealand

Shantytown, New Zealand
Shantytown is a tourist attraction in the West Coast Region of the South Island of New Zealand. Located 10 km south of Greymouth, the town was constructed and opened in the ...

Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands is an area on the east coast of the Far North District of the North Island of New Zealand. It is one of the most popular ...

Rugby Park Stadium

Rugby Park Stadium
Rugby Park Stadium is a rugby union venue and home ground for ITM Cup team Southland. Rugby Park Stadium is located on the corner of Elles Road and Tweed Street ...

Pukekura Park

Pukekura Park
New Plymouth's pride and joy - a huge area of gardens, water features, display houses and entertainment facilities

Whanganui River

Whanganui River
The Whanganui River is a major river in the North Island of New Zealand. On 30 August 2012, an agreement was reached that entitled the Whanganui River to a legal ...

Driving Creek Railway

Driving Creek Railway
The Driving Creek Railway is a narrow gauge bush and mountain railway on the outskirts of the provincial town of Coromandel on the northwestern coast of the Coromandel Peninsula on ...

Huka Falls

Huka Falls
At Huka Falls you can witness the phenomenon of natural hydro power - more than 220, 000 litres of water per second.

Mount Aspiring National Park

Mount Aspiring National Park
Mount Aspiring National Park is located in the Southern Alps of the South Island of New Zealand, north of Fiordland National Park, and between Otago and south Westland. The park ...

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Christchurch

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Christchurch
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is a wildlife park and nature reserve in Christchurch, New Zealand. As well as having public displays of various animal species it also carries out conservation of ...

Waiotapu

Waiotapu
Waiotapu is an active geothermal area at the southern end of the Okataina Volcanic Centre, just north of the Reporoa caldera, in New Zealand's Taupo Volcanic Zone. It is 27 ...

Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium

Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium
Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium is a public aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand that was opened in 1985. It was the brainchild of New Zealand marine archeologist and diver Kelly ...

Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound
Doubtful Sound is a very large and naturally imposing fiord in Fiordland, in the far south west of New Zealand. It is located in the same region as the smaller ...

Lake Te Anau

Lake Te Anau
Lake Te Anau is in the southwestern corner of the South Island of New Zealand. Its name was originally Te Ana-au, Maori for 'The cave of swirling water'. The lake ...

Mavora Lakes

Mavora Lakes
The Mavora Lakes are located in the South Island of New Zealand.They consist of two lakes named North Mavora and South Mavora. The area has rudimentary camping sites and is ...

Milford Track

Milford Track
The Milford Track is a widely known tramping route in New Zealand – located amidst mountains and temperate rain forest in Fiordland National Park in the southwest of the South ...

Nelson Lakes National Park

Nelson Lakes National Park
Nelson Lakes National Park is located in the South Island of New Zealand.It was formed in 1956 and covers some 1,020 km². It is centered at two large lakes, Rotoiti ...

Zealandia

Zealandia
Zealandia may refer to:Historic places Zealandia , an mansion in Asheville, North Carolina, USA built by Philip Henry and named in the National Register of Historic PlacesJournalism Zealandia , a ...

Dunedin Railway Station

Dunedin Railway Station
It's the grandest 'Gingerbread House' you'll ever see and marvel at its size, architecture and rich embellishments

Te Mata Peak

Te Mata Peak
You can hike, bike or drive up legendary Te Mata Peak for spectacular views in every direction.

Whanganui National Park

Whanganui National Park
This national park is home to the mystical Whanganui River, New Zealand’s longest navigable waterway.

Stadium Southland

Stadium Southland
ILT Stadium Southland is a multi-purpose venue, capable of conducting a wide range of event modes from large scale concerts to sporting events and exhibitions. ILT Stadium Southland is the ...

Oreti Beach

Oreti Beach
Oreti Beach is the central bay of three lying on the Foveaux Strait coast of Southland, New Zealand, the others being Te Waewae Bay and Toetoes Bay. Twenty-six kilometres in ...

Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve

Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve
The Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve is a protected area off the coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The reserve, established in 1981 and covering an area of ...

Franz Josef

Franz Josef
The hospitable town of Franz Josef serves the glacier of the same name

Puke Ariki

Puke Ariki
Put a few hours aside to explore the museum galleries at Puke Ariki, New Plymouth's groundbreaking cultural centre.

Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve

Te Whanganui-A-Hei (Cathedral Cove) Marine Reserve
Te Whanganui-A-Hei Marine Reserve is on the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand covering an area of 840 hectares .Cathedral Cove is named after the cave located there, linking Mare's Leg ...

Mount Maunganui

Mount Maunganui
From the base of the volcano Mauao, a white sand surf beach stretches as far as the eye can see

Air Force Museum of New Zealand

Air Force Museum of New Zealand
The Air Force Museum of New Zealand, formerly called The Royal New Zealand Air Force Museum, is located at Wigram, the RNZAF's first operational base, in Christchurch, in the South ...

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum
The Toitū Otago Settlers Museum is a regional history museum in Dunedin, New Zealand. Its brief covers the territory of the old Otago Province, that is, New Zealand from the ...

Huka Prawn Park

Huka Prawn Park
The Huka Prawn Park is an aquaculture venture and tourist attraction located 10 minutes north of Taupo. It was started in 1987, and is currently New Zealand's only prawn farm. ...

Cape Kidnappers

Cape Kidnappers
Cape Kidnappers is a headland at the southeastern extremity of Hawke Bay on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island and sits at the end of an 8 km peninsula ...

Rangitoto Island

Rangitoto Island
Largest of Auckland's 48 volcanic cones and is home to the world’s largest pohutukawa forest

Treble Cone

Treble Cone
Treble Cone is the closest ski area to Wanaka, New Zealand.Treble Cone is the largest ski area in the South Island, boasting the longest vertical rise in the Queenstown Southern ...

Hamilton Zoo

Hamilton Zoo
Hamilton Zoo is the main zoological garden of Hamilton, New Zealand. Covering 25 hectares , it is situated on Brymer Road in the Hamilton suburb of Rotokauri, on the outskirts ...

Wellington Botanic Garden

Wellington Botanic Garden
From ancient forests to colourful flower beds, the Wellington Botanic Garden is a delightful experience

Mount Tarawera

Mount Tarawera
Mount Tarawera is the volcano responsible for one of New Zealand's largest historic eruptions. Located 24 kilometres southeast of Rotorua in the North Island, it consists of a series of rhyolitic ...

The Remarkables

The Remarkables
The Remarkables are a mountain range and skifield in Otago in the South Island of New Zealand. Located on the southeastern shore of Lake Wakatipu, the range lives up to ...

World of Wearable Art

World of Wearable Art
The World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum is a museum devoted to wearable art and classic cars located in Nelson, New Zealand, opened in October 2001. It is a ...

Bridge to Nowhere

Bridge to Nowhere
Stumble across a bizarre bridge in the middle of lush native forest. What's it doing here? Where does it lead?

Kingdom of Zion

Kingdom of Zion
Kingdom of Zion is a privately owned zoo located near Kamo, Whangarei, New Zealand, currently sited at the former Zion Wildlife Gardens property. The facility houses 33 cats of varying ...

Grey River

Grey River
The Grey River / Māwheranui is located in the northwest of the South Island of New Zealand. It rises in Lake Christabel, one of numerous small lakes on the western ...

New Plymouth Coastal Walkway

New Plymouth Coastal Walkway
The Coastal Walkway is an award-winning, 10-kilometre long walkway located along the coast of New Plymouth, New Zealand. The walkway stretches from near Port Taranaki, past the central city, to ...

Rakiura Track

Rakiura Track
The Rakiura Track is a 29-kilometre tramping track on Stewart Island/Rakiura, New Zealand, and one of the New Zealand Great Walks.It lies within the Rakiura National Park and can be ...

Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach
Dig your own hot pool just metres from the Pacific Ocean. This beach is phenomenal in more ways than one.

Christchurch

Christchurch
An eclectic mix of historic elegance & contemporary culture

Orana Wildlife Park

Orana Wildlife Park
Orana Wildlife Park is New Zealand's only open-range zoo, located on the outskirts of Christchurch. It opened in 1976, and is owned and operated by the Orana Wildlife Trust, a ...

Aratiatia Power Station

Aratiatia Power Station
Aratiatia Power Station is a hydroelectric power station on the Waikato River, in the North Island of New Zealand. It is the first hydroelectric power station on the Waikato River, ...

Snow Farm, New Zealand

Snow Farm, New Zealand
Snow Farm is a ski area near Wanaka, New Zealand, dedicated to cross-country skiing. It features 55 km of trails, and the conference centre has accommodation for about 60 people. It ...

Taradale, New Zealand

Taradale, New Zealand
Taradale is an area south of Napier, in the Hawke's Bay Region of the North Island of New Zealand. It was once a town from 1886-1963, and a borough from ...

Tauranga Harbour

Tauranga Harbour
Tauranga Harbour is the natural tidal harbour that surrounds Tauranga CBD and the Mount Maunganui area of Tauranga, New Zealand, and which flows into the Pacific Ocean at Mount Maunganui ...

Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island
A haven of beautiful vineyards, olive groves and beaches

Museum of Wellington City & Sea

Museum of Wellington City & Sea
The Museum of Wellington City & Sea is a museum on Queens Wharf in Wellington, New Zealand. It occupies the 1892 Bond Store, an historic building on Jervois Quay on ...

Waikato Museum

Waikato Museum
Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o WaikatoWaikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato is a multi-award winning regional museum located in Hamilton, New Zealand. The Museum manages ...

Kahurangi National Park

Kahurangi National Park
Kahurangi National Park is a national park in the northwest of the South Island of New Zealand, ranging to near Golden Bay in north. It was gazetted in 1996 and ...

Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak
Coronet Peak is a commercial skifield in Otago, New Zealand located 18 kilometres to the northeast of the town of Queenstown and seven kilometres west of Arrowtown, on the southern ...

Dunedin Botanic Garden

Dunedin Botanic Garden
Enjoy native birdsong and hillside views as you encounter more than 6,800 plant species

Bream Head

Bream Head
Bream Head is a promontory on the east coast of Northland in the North Island of New Zealand. Located at the end of a 30 kilometre-long peninsula, the head juts ...

Sugar Loaf Islands

Sugar Loaf Islands
The Sugar Loaf Islands are a collection of five small uninhabited islands and several sea stacks near Port Taranaki, Taranaki, New Zealand. The largest island, Moturoa Island, covers approximately 1.4 ...

Sarjeant Gallery

Sarjeant Gallery
The Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui is located in Queen's Park, Whanganui. The Gallery was built as the result of a bequest to the city by Henry Sarjeant ...

309 Road

309 Road
The 309 road is a 22-kilometre long gravel road between the towns of Coromandel and Whitianga in New Zealand.The 309 winds its way from Coromandel, on the west side of ...

Cardrona Alpine Resort

Cardrona Alpine Resort
Cardrona Alpine Resort is a ski resort in New Zealand's South Island. The skifield ranges from 1,260m to 1,894m. The distribution of slopes is 25% beginner, 50% intermediate and 25% ...

Canterbury Museum, Christchurch

Canterbury Museum, Christchurch
For other museums of this name, see Canterbury Museum. The Canterbury Museum is a museum located in the central city of Christchurch, New Zealand in the city's Cultural Precinct. The ...

Baypark Stadium

Baypark Stadium
Baypark Stadium formerly known as Bluechip Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. It is currently used for dirt track Speedway and jetsprints events during summer and ...

Marineland, Napier

Marineland, Napier
Marineland of New Zealand was a marine mammal park in Napier, New Zealand. The park opened in 1965 and closed to the public in 2008. It has had several species ...

Mount Tauhara

Mount Tauhara
Mount Tauhara is a dormant stratovolcano, reaching 3,569 feet above sea level, situated within the Taupō caldera towards the centre of the Taupō Volcanic Zone, which stretches from White Island in ...

One Tree Hill

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill may refer to:PlacesOne Tree Hill, New Zealand, a volcanic peak and surrounding suburb in Auckland, New ZealandOne Tree Hill College, Auckland, New ZealandOne Tree ...

Wellington

Wellington
Recently named "the coolest little capital in the world" by Lonely Planet

Government Gardens

Government Gardens
Enjoy a Tudor-style spa bath house, a Mediterranean-style public swimming pool and ancient bubbling geothermal pools

Matiu/Somes Island

Matiu/Somes Island
Maori history, early European history, war stories and wildlife - this island, has it all.

Nelson Provincial Museum

Nelson Provincial Museum
The Nelson Provincial Museum, Pupuri Taonga O Te Tai Ao is a regional museum in the city of Nelson, New Zealand. The museum showcases the Nelson region's history, from geological ...

Shotover River

Shotover River
The Shotover River is located in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. The name correctly suggests that this 75 kilometre-long river is fast flowing, with numerous ...

Waikato Stadium

Waikato Stadium
Waikato Stadium is a major sporting and cultural events venue in Hamilton, New Zealand, with a total capacity of 25,800. Four areas contribute to this capacity: The Brian Perry Stand ...

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is a contemporary art museum at New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. The gallery receives core funding from the New Plymouth District Council.Govett-Brewster is recognised internationally for ...

Marsden Point

Marsden Point
Marsden Point is a head of the Whangarei Harbour, near Whangarei, New Zealand, lying close to the northern tip of Bream Bay. It is also a major industrial area, containing ...

Paparoa National Park

Paparoa National Park
Paparoa National Park is on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand.It was established in 1987 and encompasses 306 km². The park ranges from on or near the ...

Bason Botanic Gardens

Bason Botanic Gardens
Bason Botanic Gardens are located in Whanganui in the Manawatu District of New Zealand. They have been rated as a Garden of Significance by the New Zealand Gardens Trust and ...

Karangahake Gorge

Karangahake Gorge
The Karangahake Gorge lies between the Coromandel and Kaimai ranges, at the southern end of the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand's North Island. A sharply winding canyon, it was formed ...

Auckland Art Gallery

Auckland Art Gallery
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is the principal public gallery in Auckland, New Zealand, and has the most extensive collection of national and international art in New Zealand. It ...

Classic Flyers Museum

Classic Flyers Museum
The The Classic Flyers Museum is an aviation museum located at the Tauranga Airport, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, owned by a registered New Zealand charitable trust, the Bay of Plenty ...

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge
The Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is New Zealand's largest mass participation cycling event. First held in 1977, it circumnavigates Lake Taupo, a volcanic crater lake in the centre of the ...

TranzAlpine

TranzAlpine
The TranzAlpine is a passenger train operated by KiwiRail Scenic Journeys in the South Island of New Zealand, often regarded to be one of the world's great train journeys for ...

Katherine Mansfield Birthplace

Katherine Mansfield Birthplace
Katherine Mansfield Birthplace was the home of Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand's most famous author. The building, located in Thorndon, is classified as a "Category I" historic place by the New ...

Lake Rotoiti

Lake Rotoiti
Lake Rotoiti is the name of two lakes in New Zealand:Lake Rotoiti , in the North IslandLake Rotoiti , in the South Island ...

Lake Rotoroa, Waikato

Lake Rotoroa, Waikato
Lake Rotoroa is a lake in Hamilton, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand. It has a surface area of about 54 hectares and an average depth of 2.4 metres. It is ...

Skippers Road

Skippers Road
High above the raging Shotover River, Skippers Road creeps along the face of Skippers Canyon. Don't look down!

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights
Festival of Lights or Celebration of Light may refer to:ReligionDiwali, a religious festival associated with Hinduism, Sikhism, and Jainism often referred to as the Festival of LightsKartik ...

Lake Brunner

Lake Brunner
Lake Brunner is the largest lake in the northwestern South Island of New Zealand, covering an area of 40 km². The lake's outflow is the Arnold River, a tributary of the ...

Putangirua Pinnacles

Putangirua Pinnacles
The Putangirua Pinnacles are a geological formation and one of New Zealand's best examples of badlands erosion. They consist of a large number of earth pillars or hoodoos located at ...

Dunedin

Dunedin
Watch the penguins surf into the beach after a successful day’s fishing

Dunedin Chinese Garden

Dunedin Chinese Garden
The Dunedin Chinese Garden, is located in the city of Dunedin in southern New Zealand. It is sited next to the Toitū Otago Settlers Museum close to the centre of ...

Museum of Transport and Technology

Museum of Transport and Technology
The Museum of Transport and Technology is a museum located in Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand. It is located close to the Western Springs Stadium, Auckland Zoo and the Western ...

Taupo Motorsport Park

Taupo Motorsport Park
Taupo Motorsport Park is a motorsports circuit located in Broadlands Road, Taupo, New Zealand. It is owned and operated by MIT Development Ltd.It is considered to be the best facility ...

Warbirds over Wanaka

Warbirds over Wanaka
Warbirds over Wanaka is a biennial air show in Wanaka, held on the Easter weekend of even-numbered years since 1986. It is held at Wanaka Airport, 10 km south-east of Wanaka, ...

Carter Observatory

Carter Observatory
The Carter Observatory stands at the top of the Botanic Gardens in Wellington, New Zealand. It re-opened in March 2010 following a NZ$5 million refurbishment, with a new exhibition and ...

Skycity Hamilton

Skycity Hamilton
Skycity Hamilton was the third casino to open in New Zealand. It is located at the city's Riverside Entertainment Centre which has also included a ten-lane bowling alley since circa ...

Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Founded more than 140 years ago, the Christchurch Botanic Gardens has many special areas to explore.

Lake Rotoroa

Lake Rotoroa
Lake Rotoroa may refer to the following New Zealand lakes:Lake Rotoroa Lake Rotoroa Lake Rotoroa ...

Lake Tikitapu

Lake Tikitapu
Lake Tikitapu or Blue Lake, is the smallest of four small lakes lying between Lake Rotorua and Lake Tarawera in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand's North Island. ...

Lakes Wanaka and Hawea

Lakes Wanaka and Hawea
Framed by mountains, these glacier-carved lakes can be enjoyed from the water or by hiking shoreline tracks.

Motiti Island

Motiti Island
Motiti Island is a place to get away from it all. Catch some fish, dive the wreck or just flop on a beach.

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Westland Tai Poutini National Park
Westland Tai Poutini National Park is located on the western coast of New Zealand's South Island. Established in 1960, the centenary of the European settlement of Westland District, it covers ...

Wind Wand

Wind Wand
The Wind Wand is a 48-metre kinetic sculpture located in New Plymouth, New Zealand. The sculpture includes a 45-metre tube of red fibreglass, and was made to designs by artist ...

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Royal Wanganui Opera House
The Royal Wanganui Opera House is New Zealand's last Victorian theatre. Located in St Hill Street in central Wanganui, the 110-year-old theatre seats 830 and is the venue for many ...

Routeburn Track (Great Walks)

Routeburn Track (Great Walks)
This track links the Mount Aspiring National Park with Fiordland National Park

Napier

Napier
Beautifully preserved 1930s architecture is Napier's special point of difference.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Dunedin Public Art Gallery
The Dunedin Public Art Gallery holds the main public art collection of the city of Dunedin, New Zealand. Located in The Octagon in the heart of the city, it is ...

New Zealand Maritime Museum

New Zealand Maritime Museum
The New Zealand Maritime Museum is New Zealand's premier maritime museum. It is located on Hobson Wharf Auckland, adjacent to Viaduct Harbour. It houses exhibitions spanning New Zealands maritime history ...

Cathedral Square, Christchurch

Cathedral Square, Christchurch
ChristChurch Cathedral, a deconsecrated Anglican cathedral in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, was built between 1864 and 1904 in the centre of the city, surrounded by Cathedral Square. It ...

Owen Delany Park

Owen Delany Park
Owen Delany Park is a multi-purpose sports stadium located in Taupo, New Zealand. The main sports are Rugby and Cricket though, several other sports are accommodated on a permanent basis ...

Snow Park, New Zealand

Snow Park, New Zealand
Snow Park was a dedicated snowsports terrain park in South Island, New Zealand. It described itself as the "first dedicated freestyle terrain park in the world" when it opened in ...

Tauranga Harbour Bridge

Tauranga Harbour Bridge
The Tauranga Harbour Bridge refers to two bridges that carry Te Awanui Drive over the Tauranga Harbour. Te Awanui Drive is part of an expressway that connects Tauranga to Mount ...

Beehive

Beehive
A beehive is an enclosed structure in which some honey bee species of the subgenus Apis live and raise their young. Natural beehives are naturally occurring structures occupied by honeybee ...

Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson

Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson
Christ Church Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in upper Trafalgar Street, Nelson, New Zealand with seating for 350 people. It is 58 metres in length and 27 metres wide. The ...

Hamilton Astronomical Society Observatory

Hamilton Astronomical Society Observatory
The Hamilton Astronomical Society Observatory is located next to the Hamilton Zoo in Brymer Road to the west of Hamilton City, New Zealand. The Hamilton Astronomical Society was founded in ...

Lake Rotokakahi

Lake Rotokakahi
Lake Rotokakahi or Green Lake, is one of four small lakes lying between Lake Rotorua and Lake Tarawera in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand's North Island. The ...

Canterbury Plains

Canterbury Plains
The Canterbury Plains are an area in New Zealand centred to the south of the city of Christchurch in the Canterbury Region. Their northern extremes are at the foot of ...

Te Rewa Rewa Bridge

Te Rewa Rewa Bridge
Te Rewa Rewa Bridge is a pedestrian and cycleway bridge across the Waiwhakaiho River at New Plymouth in New Zealand. Its spectacular shape and setting make it a popular landmark.

Taupo

Taupo
Local attractions include trout fishing, skiing and geothermal parks

Auckland Harbour Bridge

Auckland Harbour Bridge
The Auckland Harbour Bridge is an eight-lane box truss motorway bridge over the Waitemata Harbour, joining St Marys Bay in Auckland with Northcote in the former North Shore City, New ...

Forsyth Barr Stadium

Forsyth Barr Stadium
The Forsyth Barr Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand. At various stages of development it was also known as Dunedin Stadium, Awatea Street Stadium, New Carisbrook, or ...

Christchurch Arts Centre

Christchurch Arts Centre
The Christchurch Arts Centre was a hub for arts, crafts and entertainment in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is located in the neo-gothic former University of Canterbury buildings, the majority of ...

Wellington Cable Car

Wellington Cable Car
The Wellington Cable Car is a funicular railway in Wellington, New Zealand between Lambton Quay, the main shopping street, and Kelburn, a suburb in the hills overlooking the central city, ...

Lake Hayes

Lake Hayes
Lake Hayes is a small lake in the Wakatipu Basin in Central Otago, in New Zealand's South Island. It is located close to the towns of Arrowtown and Queenstown.The southern ...

Mount Owen

Mount Owen
Mount Owen can refer to:Mount Owen, New ZealandMount Owen, California, former name of Brown, CaliforniaMount Owen in the Bow Range of the Canadian RockiesMount Owen Mount Owen in the Ruby ...

St. Peter's Cathedral, Hamilton

St. Peter's Cathedral, Hamilton
St Peter's Cathedral is the Anglican cathedral in Hamilton, located in the Waikato Region of North Island, New Zealand. It is located on a small hill, known as Cathedral Hill ...

Tarawera Falls

Tarawera Falls
Tarawera Falls is a 35 m high waterfall on the Tarawera River in the Bay of Plenty region in New Zealand's North Island.The Tarawera River flows out of Lake Tarawera and ...

Lake Matheson

Lake Matheson
Capture the perfect photograph of snow-capped Mount Cook reflected in the dark waters

Nelson

Nelson
Nelson is a lifestyle, that’s the best way to describe it and it's the sunniest region in New Zealand

Dunedin Town Hall

Dunedin Town Hall
The Dunedin Town Hall is a municipal building in the city of Dunedin in New Zealand. It is located in the heart of the city extending from The Octagon, the ...

Port Hills

Port Hills
The Port Hills are a range of hills in Canterbury, New Zealand, so named because they lie between the city of Christchurch and its port at Lyttelton. They are an ...

Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo
Distinguished from the fictional Wellington Zoo near the Forest of Dean in England in the Primeval . Wellington Zoo is nestled in the green belt of Wellington, New Zealand. Now ...

Boulder Bank

Boulder Bank
The Boulder Bank is a very unusual naturally formed landform in Nelson, New Zealand. It is a 13 kilometre long stretch of rocky substrate which begins at the Mackay Bluff ...

Hollyford Track

Hollyford Track
The Hollyford Track is a tramping track in New Zealand. Located at the northern edge of Fiordland, in the southwestern South Island, it is unusual among Fiordland's major tracks in ...

Wharenui

Wharenui
A wharenui is a communal house of the Māori people of New Zealand, generally situated as the focal point of a marae. Wharenui are usually called meeting houses in New ...

Waimakariri River

Waimakariri River
The Waimakariri River, formerly briefly known as the Courtenay River, is one of the largest of the North Canterbury rivers, in the South Island of New Zealand. It flows for ...

Hamilton

Hamilton
Nestled on the banks of the mighty Waikato River and is known for its walks, gardens, cafes and nightlife

Knox Church, Dunedin

Knox Church, Dunedin
Knox Church is a notable building in Dunedin, New Zealand. It houses the city's second Presbyterian congregation and is the city's largest church of any denomination. Situated close to the ...

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum
The Auckland War Memorial Museum is one of New Zealand's most important museums and war memorials. Its collections concentrate on New Zealand history , natural history, as well as military ...

City Gallery Wellington

City Gallery Wellington
The City Gallery Wellington is an art gallery in Wellington, New Zealand. The gallery was first opened in 1980 in a different building.FeaturesLocated in Civic Square, the ...

Arrow River

Arrow River
Arrow River may refer to:Arrow River , a short riverArrow River, Manitoba, unincorporated settlement ...

Rotorua Caldera

Rotorua Caldera
The Rotorua Caldera is one of several large volcanoes located in the Taupo Volcanic Zone on the North Island of New Zealand. Its last major eruption was about 240,000 years ...

Trafalgar Park, Nelson

Trafalgar Park, Nelson
Trafalgar Park is a large sports ground located within the vicinity of the CBD of Nelson, in New Zealand's South Island. The stadium has a capacity of 18,000, following upgrades ...

Tauranga

Tauranga
Go sailing, fishing or dolphin watching to appreciate the coastal environment

Rainbow's End

Rainbow's End
Rainbow's End may refer to:Rainbow's End , a 1979 album by Resurrection BandRainbow's End , an amusement park in Auckland, New ZealandRainbow's End , a 1935 American Western filmRainbow's End ...

Water of Leith

Water of Leith
The Water of Leith is the main river flowing through Edinburgh, Scotland, to the port of Leith where it flows into the sea via the Firth of Forth.It is 35 km ...

Yaldhurst Museum

Yaldhurst Museum
The Yaldhurst Museum is located in the suburb of Yaldhurst, Christchurch, New Zealand, close to Christchurch International Airport, Riccarton Race Course and Ruapuna Speedway. The museum has a large collection ...

Nettlebed Cave

Nettlebed Cave
Nettlebed Cave is a limestone cave located in the Mount Arthur region of the northwest South Island of New Zealand. The presence of ongaonga , an endemic tree nettle, near ...

Rimutaka Range

Rimutaka Range
The Rimutaka Range is one of several mountain ranges in the North Island of New Zealand that form a ridge running parallel with the east coast between East Cape and ...

Skycity Queenstown

Skycity Queenstown
Skycity Queenstown is the fourth casino to open in New Zealand. ...

Wanaka

Wanaka
In Wanaka you can saddle up a horse and embrace the great outdoors

SkyCity Auckland

SkyCity Auckland
SkyCity Auckland is a casino and event centre in the Central Business District of Auckland, New Zealand. Located at the base of the Sky Tower, it was the second casino ...

Boulder Beach

Boulder Beach
Boulder Beach is a rocky beach which is located on the Pacific side of the Otago Peninsula, New Zealand. Boulder Beach can be accessed by a number of walking tracks. ...

Mount Cavendish

Mount Cavendish
Mount Cavendish is located in the Port Hills. It affords spectacular views of Christchurch, New Zealand and Lyttelton. It is part of the crater wall of the extinct volcano that ...

Mount Kaukau

Mount Kaukau
Mount Kaukau, also known as Tarikaka, is in Wellington, New Zealand on the western side of Wellington harbour near Johnsonville and Khandallah. The summit is 445 metres above sea level ...

Te Anau

Te Anau
Nestled on the edge of a lake, it's the perfect base from which to explore spectacular Fiordland National Park

University of Otago Clocktower complex

University of Otago Clocktower complex
The University of Otago Clocktower complex is a group of architecturally and historically significant buildings in the centre of the University of Otago campus. Founded in Dunedin, New Zealand, in ...

Auckland Botanic Gardens

Auckland Botanic Gardens
This beautiful garden offers 64 hectares of cleverly themed displays

Addington Raceway

Addington Raceway
Addington Raceway or The Met is the home of the Metropolitan Trotting Club in Addington, Christchurch in New Zealand. The venue consists of a trotting track, a greyhound track conference ...

Michael Fowler Centre

Michael Fowler Centre
The Michael Fowler Centre is a concert hall and convention centre in Wellington, New Zealand. It was constructed on reclaimed land next to Civic Square, and is the pre-eminent concert ...

Britomart Transport Centre

Britomart Transport Centre
Britomart Transport Centre is the public transport hub in the central business district of Auckland, New Zealand, and the northern terminus of the North Island Main Trunk line. It combines ...

Christchurch Casino

Christchurch Casino
Christchurch Casino is a casino located in Christchurch, New Zealand offering casino games. The 43,998 sq ft casino was New Zealand's first when it opened in 1994. The casino operates five hundred ...

Picton

Picton
The pretty port town of Picton is your starting point for explorations of the Marlborough Sounds

Wellington Town Hall

Wellington Town Hall
The Wellington Town Hall is a concert hall and part of the municipal complex in Wellington, New Zealand, which opened in December 1904. It is currently closed in anticipation of ...

Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo
Auckland Zoo is a 16.35-hectare zoological garden in Auckland, New Zealand, situated next to Western Springs park not far from Auckland's central business district. It is run by the Auckland ...

Centre of Contemporary Art

Centre of Contemporary Art
The Centre of Contemporary Art is an art gallery in the central city of Christchurch, New Zealand.The gallery specialises in the exhibition, sale, valuation, and hire of New Zealand art, ...

The Colonial Cottage Museum

The Colonial Cottage Museum
The Colonial Cottage Museum is Wellington's oldest original cottage. It is the home to the story of the Wallis family who lived there for three generations. Tours are available to ...

Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo is the second-largest of three roughly parallel lakes running north–south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand . It covers ...

Auckland Domain

Auckland Domain
Fly a kite, feed ducks, walk through native forest or follow a trail of outdoor sculptures in this magnificent city park

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Christchurch

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Christchurch
The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, located in the city centre of Christchurch, New Zealand, also known as the Christchurch Basilica, is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese ...

National War Memorial and Carillon

National War Memorial and Carillon
In a beautiful art deco setting, learn about defining times in New Zealand's history

Auckland Civic Theatre

Auckland Civic Theatre
The Auckland Civic Theatre is a large heritage theatre seating 2,378 people in central Auckland, New Zealand. First opened on 20 December 1929, it was reopened in 2000 after a ...

Lyttelton Timeball Station

Lyttelton Timeball Station
The Lyttelton Timeball Station was a heritage-registered time ball station and prominent local landmark in Lyttelton, New Zealand. The station was significantly damaged by a series of earthquakes and aftershocks ...

Paihia

Paihia
If you want to discover the coves and beaches of the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a good place to start

Princess Bay

Princess Bay
Princess Bay is one of the southern beaches of Wellington, New Zealand.LocationIt is situated between Houghton Bay and Te Raekaihau Point, on the rocky shores of ...

Motuihe Island

Motuihe Island
Take a day trip to Motuihe Island where there’s a choice of excellent beaches and several interesting walks

Victoria Clock Tower

Victoria Clock Tower
The Victoria Clock Tower, also known as the Diamond Jubilee Clock Tower, is a heritage-registered clock tower located in Christchurch, New Zealand. Designed by Benjamin Mountfort, it is registered as ...

Wellington City Libraries

Wellington City Libraries
Wellington City Libraries is the public library service for in Wellington, New Zealand. The 12 branches house over 600,000 books. The largest is the Wellington Central Library branch.

Blenheim

Blenheim
Bike around the vineyards or catch a tour to explore the local wine and food culture

Akaroa

Akaroa
The most French town in New Zealand - with historic buildings, magnificent harbour and passion for fine food

Karangahape Road

Karangahape Road
Karangahape Road is one of the main streets in the central business district of Auckland, New Zealand. The massive expansion of motorways through the nearby inner city area - and ...

Ferrymead Heritage Park

Ferrymead Heritage Park
Ferrymead Heritage Park is a museum in Christchurch, New Zealand, housing groups with historical themes, mainly transport related. Formerly known as Ferrymead Historic Park, it was founded in the mid-1960s ...

Adam Art Gallery

Adam Art Gallery
The Adam Art Gallery is the purpose-built gallery of Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Located in Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, it is where the Victoria University Art Collection ...

Stardome Observatory

Stardome Observatory
Stardome Observatory is a public astronomical observatory situated in Cornwall Park in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland.Founded in 1967, the observatory is administered by the Auckland Observatory and Planetarium Trust ...

Church of St Michael and All Angels, Christchurch

Church of St Michael and All Angels, Christchurch
The Church of St Michael and All Angels is an Anglican church in Christchurch, New Zealand. The church building at 84 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch, is registered as Category I by ...

Gisborne

Gisborne
If you have a strong interest in Maori culture and you love food, wine and surf beaches, this city is the place to be

St Mary of the Angels, Wellington

St Mary of the Angels, Wellington
St Mary of the Angels is a Catholic church on the corner of Boulcott Street and O'Reily Avenue in Wellington, New Zealand. It is the parish church for Wellington Central.The ...

Greymouth

Greymouth
Greymouth is a town with a history of jade hunting, gold mining and dramatic river floods

Eden Park

Eden Park
Eden Park is New Zealand's largest stadium. Located in central Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, it is three kilometres southwest of the CBD, on the boundary between the suburbs of ...

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington
The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and of Saint Mary His Mother, better known as Sacred Heart Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral on Hill Street, Wellington, New Zealand. ...

Rotoroa Island

Rotoroa Island
A unique arts, heritage and conservation island opens in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf.

Cape Reinga

Cape Reinga
See two oceans collide and discover ‘the place of leaping’, where Maori spirits begin their final journey

Wrights Hill Fortress and Recreation Reserve

Wrights Hill Fortress and Recreation Reserve
Wrights Hill offers 360 degree views of Wellington and the surrounding area, as well as walking tracks and picnic areas.

Karekare, New Zealand

Karekare, New Zealand
Karekare is a small coastal settlement in northern New Zealand, where the Waitakere Ranges descend into a large black sand surf beach.LocationIt is located 35 kilometres west ...

Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs
Hanmer Springs is purpose-built for rest and rejuvenation

Invercargill

Invercargill
New Zealand’s southernmost city has plenty of character and a warm, friendly heart

Albert Park, Auckland

Albert Park, Auckland
Albert Park is a public park in central Auckland, bounded by Wellesley Street East, Princes Street, Bowen Avenue and Kitchener Street. From the entrance at the corner of Bowen Ave ...

New Plymouth

New Plymouth
In the rhododendron season, New Plymouth’s parks and gardens are beautiful to behold

Motutapu Island

Motutapu Island
Motutapu Island is a 1,509 ha island in the Hauraki Gulf to the northeast of the city of Auckland, New Zealand. The island is part of the Hauraki Gulf Maritime Park.Its ...

Mangere Mountain

Mangere Mountain
Mangere Mountain in Mangere Domain is one of the largest volcanic cones in the Auckland volcanic field, with a peak 106 metres above sea level. It was the site of ...

Palmerston North

Palmerston North
Palmerston North is a sizeable city kept lively by a large population of university students

Aotea Square

Aotea Square
Aotea Square is a large paved public area in the CBD, of Auckland, New Zealand. Officially opened in 1979 by Sir Dove-Myer Robinson next to Queen Street, it is used ...

Whangarei

Whangarei
The city of Whangarei is an excellent place to slide into the laid back Northland lifestyle

Mount Wellington, New Zealand

Mount Wellington, New Zealand
Mount Wellington is a suburb in East Auckland, New Zealand.The suburbThe suburb surrounding the peak is also called Mount Wellington, and is located 10 kilometres southeast of ...

Grey Lynn

Grey Lynn
Grey Lynn is an inner residential suburb of Auckland City, New Zealand, located three kilometres to the west of the city centre. Originally a separate borough, Grey Lynn amalgamated with ...

Hastings

Hastings
Bring your appetite to Hastings and relish the local food and wine opportunities

Whanganui

Whanganui
Whanganui was one of the first cities to be founded in New Zealand

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland
Holy Trinity Cathedral is situated in Parnell, a residential suburb of Auckland, New Zealand.HistoryThe first Anglican place of worship in Auckland was Old St Paul's, at the ...

Kitekite Falls

Kitekite Falls
Kitekite Falls is a scenic 3-tiered waterfall near Auckland, New Zealand. The falls drop a total of 40 metres . From the lookout on Kitekite track the falls appear even ...

Thames

Thames
Explore local history in a colonial mining town on the doorstep of the scenic Coromandel Peninsula

Browns Island, Auckland

Browns Island, Auckland
Browns Island or Motukorea is a small New Zealand island, in the Hauraki Gulf north of Musick Point, one of the best preserved volcanoes in the Auckland Volcanic Field. The ...

Timaru

Timaru
You’ll find a maze, mini golf, gardens, an aviary and wonderful walks here.

Ellerslie Racecourse

Ellerslie Racecourse
Ellerslie Racecourse is the main racecourse in Ellerslie, Auckland, New Zealand for thoroughbred racehorses. It is an undulating, grass circuit of approximately 1,900 m.HistoryThe first race meeting ...

Russell

Russell
Historic buildings and a seaside setting full of cafes, restaurants and art galleries give it a truly romantic quality

Oamaru

Oamaru
Penguins are a reason to stay a while in Oamaru and at sunset, little blue and yellow-eyed penguins waddle ashore

Victoria Park, Auckland

Victoria Park, Auckland
Victoria Park is a park and sports ground in Auckland City, New Zealand, it was opened in 1905 and named after the late Queen who had died four years earlier. ...

Hokitika

Hokitika
A place to appreciate the fascinating history of the west coast - ship wrecks, gold miners and pounamu hunters

Vodafone Events Centre

Vodafone Events Centre
Vodafone Events Centre is a multi-purpose event centre located in Manukau City, New Zealand, with an indoor arena, theatre and meeting halls hosting community, cultural and sports events, concerts and ...

Martinborough

Martinborough
Explore the wine village of Martinborough, at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail.

Auckland Town Hall

Auckland Town Hall
The Auckland Town Hall is a historic building on Queen Street in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, known both for its original and ongoing use for administrative functions , as well ...

Ashburton

Ashburton
Try your hand at fly fishing - the local obsession

Stony Batter

Stony Batter
Stony Batter is a historic defence installation at the northeastern end of Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand. It is sited within a 50 acre scenic reserve of the same name, ...

Cromwell

Cromwell
Explore nearby ghost towns and soak up the tranquil lakeside scenery

Tepid Baths

Tepid Baths
The Tepid Baths are historical indoor public pools in Auckland, New Zealand. Built in 1914 on the previous site of a small drydock, it quickly met great public approval, with ...

Westport

Westport
From here you can arrange to go underground rafting, caving or jet boating

The Catlins

The Catlins
The Catlins comprises an area in the southeastern corner of the South Island of New Zealand. The area lies between Balclutha and Invercargill, straddling the boundary between the Otago and ...

Lake Pupuke

Lake Pupuke
Lake Pupuke is a heart-shaped freshwater lake occupying a volcanic explosion crater between the suburbs of Takapuna and Milford on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand. The heart shape ...

Coromandel Peninsula

Coromandel Peninsula
The Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island of New Zealand extends 85 kilometres north from the western end of the Bay of Plenty, forming a natural barrier to protect the Hauraki ...

Puketutu Island

Puketutu Island
Puketutu Island is a volcanic island in the Manukau Harbour, New Zealand, and is part of the Auckland volcanic field. European settlers called it Weekes' Island, but this was eventually ...

Haast

Haast
Haast is situated in the heart of Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage Area

Rakino Island

Rakino Island
Rakino Island is one of the many islands in the Hauraki Gulf, an arm of the Pacific Ocean to the northeast of Auckland, New Zealand.Rakino is a small island north-east ...

Arrowtown

Arrowtown
Wander the tree-lined streets of restored cottages and explore gold mining sites

City Impact Church New Zealand

City Impact Church New Zealand
City Impact Church is a nondenominational church of faith with pentecostal beliefs based in East Coast Bays, New Zealand.Formerly known as Bays Christian Fellowship, it was founded in 1982 by ...

Warkworth

Warkworth
Warkworth acts as a gateway to the beach and wine areas to the east

Duder Regional Park

Duder Regional Park
Duder Regional Park is a 162 ha regional park situated on the coast to the east of Auckland city, New Zealand.HistoryThe park was created in 1995 after the ...

Whitianga

Whitianga
This town is home to a fishing fleet - expect great seafood!

Golden Bay

Golden Bay
Golden Bay is a shallow, paraboloid shaped bay at the northwest end of New Zealand's South Island. An arm of the Tasman Sea, the bay lies northwest of Tasman Bay ...

Mount Richmond

Mount Richmond
Ōtāhuhu / Mount Richmond is one of the volcanoes of the Auckland Volcanic Field. A group of scoria mounds up to 50 m high, it has two 50 m wide craters. It ...

Musick Point

Musick Point
Musick Point is the headland of the peninsula that forms the eastern shore of the Tamaki River in Bucklands Beach, a suburb of Auckland New Zealand. In 1942 Musick Point ...

Punakaiki

Punakaiki
Gaze in wonder at the Punakaiki pancake rocks and blowholes that resemble giant stacks of hotcakes

Fo Guang Shan Temple, Auckland

Fo Guang Shan Temple, Auckland
The Fo Guang Shan temple is a large temple and community centre of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist movement in the East Tamaki/Flatbush suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. It is ...

Kerikeri

Kerikeri
In Kerikeri you can dip into New Zealand history, browse art galleries and enjoy fresh local produce

Gus Fisher Gallery

Gus Fisher Gallery
The Gus Fisher Gallery is part of The University of Auckland’s National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries , and is located in The Kenneth Myers Centre, an historic building ...

Twizel

Twizel
Twizel is a handy base for explorations of Mount Cook National Park and the Mackenzie Basin

Myers Park, Auckland

Myers Park, Auckland
Myers Park is a narrow park in central Auckland, New Zealand, running parallel to the upper part of Queen Street. It is characterised by steep, grassed slopes and canopied with ...

Auckland's West Coast Beaches

Auckland's West Coast Beaches
Renowned for its rugged beauty and this is where the Tasman Sea's mighty surf crashes onto vast black-sand beaches

Bay of Islands & Northland

Bay of Islands & Northland
The subtropical Northland region of New Zealand stretches upwards from Auckland to the very top of New Zealand

Christchurch - Canterbury

Christchurch - Canterbury
Stretching from ocean to the Alps, this land of plains and peaks is a place of variety and innumerable attractions

Dunedin - Coastal Otago

Dunedin - Coastal Otago
The eco-capital of New Zealand - a region of natural beauty overlaid with a fascinating cultural history

Eastland

Eastland
Eastland is the place where things begin in NZ history

Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay
There are two words that best describe Hawke’s Bay and they are Wine Country

Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo
The beautiful Lake Taupo is about the size of Singapore – more of an inland sea really.

Manawatu

Manawatu
A landscape that sweeps from the sea to the Tararua Ranges, it offers an exciting range of adventure activities

Marlborough

Marlborough
Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine growing region and the home of world-renowned sauvignon blanc

Muriwai Gannet Colony

Muriwai Gannet Colony
From August to March each year you can watch the comings and goings of a busy gannet colony. It's hugely entertaining.

Parnell Historic Walk

Parnell Historic Walk
Explore the historic houses and buildings of Parnell, New Zealand's first suburb

Shakespear Regional Park

Shakespear Regional Park
Flop on the beach with a good book or walk across farmland and through native bush to panoramic views

The Coromandel

The Coromandel
Pristine beaches, native forests and laid-back vibe make for one of New Zealand’s best-loved holiday destinations

Moeraki Boulders

Moeraki Boulders
You simply can't drive along the North Otago coast without stopping to stare at the Moeraki Boulders - they're amazing!

Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park
The Tongariro National Park encircles the volcanoes of Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu

Aratiatia Rapids

Aratiatia Rapids
Witness an unusual display of raw river power at the Aratiatia rapids, just off State Highway 1 north of Taupo.

Bluff

Bluff
Enjoy the scent of the sea and the rugged character of an oystering port at one of the oldest European settlements in NZ

Cape Palliser

Cape Palliser
At Cape Palliser you can climb a lighthouse, watch a seal colony and enjoy the non-stop views

Craters of the Moon

Craters of the Moon
Feel the heat of the earth at the edge of the track and peer from viewing platforms into cauldrons of boiling mud

Glenorchy

Glenorchy
The only thing better than the drive to Glenorchy is the road to Paradise. How much scenery can your camera cope with?

Great Walks - Kepler Track

Great Walks - Kepler Track
This awe-inspiring track was designed to show you all the best features of Fiordland

Kaiate Falls

Kaiate Falls
Walk through the forest to Kaiate Falls, where water tumbles down a ravine in a series of cascades.

Kaikoura

Kaikoura
This coastal town is the perfect place for marine life encounters, coastal walks, and tucking into a plate of crayfish

Kaitoke Regional Park

Kaitoke Regional Park
Experience the magical elvish tranquility of this Lord of the Rings filming location

Kawiti Caves (Waiomio Caves)

Kawiti Caves (Waiomio Caves)
Just before you reach Kawakawa, detour to Kawiti Caves and discover stalactites, glow worms and Maori history

Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo
The snow-topped mountains, turquoise blue lake and beautiful little church will surely captivate you

Matamata

Matamata
Matamata is a must see if you’re a Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fan

Mine Bay Rock Carvings

Mine Bay Rock Carvings
Take a kayak or boat tour around the scenic Western Bays of Lake Taupo to see the huge Maori rock carving at Mine Bay.

Moonlight Track

Moonlight Track
It's not a walk in the park, but this challenging day hike promises to lift your spirits as high as the Southern Alps.

Mount Aspiring National Park

Mount Aspiring National Park
Stretch your legs and feed your soul in this beautiful wilderness of native forests

Mount Hikurangi

Mount Hikurangi
The sunrise of a lifetime is waiting at the summit of Mount Hikurangi

Mount Tarawera & Hot Water Beach

Mount Tarawera & Hot Water Beach
Gaze in awe at Mount Tarawera from the shores of the beautiful lake that lies in front of it.

Mount Victoria

Mount Victoria
Breathtaking views and great walking tracks reward those who venture to the top of Mount Victoria.

Ninety Mile Beach

Ninety Mile Beach
Renowned for spectacular sunsets and boasting one of the best left hand surf breaks in the world

Ohope Beach and Ohiwa Harbour

Ohope Beach and Ohiwa Harbour
Luxuriate in the sea and sand on beautiful Ohope Beach or paddle a kayak around the bird nesting sites of Ohiwa Harbour

Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre

Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre
Cheeky kaka, friendly takahe and giant eels will have you reaching for your camera

Putangirua Pinnacles Scenic Reserve

Putangirua Pinnacles Scenic Reserve
The Putangirua Pinnacles are just an hour's drive from Martinborough

Queens Park

Queens Park
Queens Park is Invercargill's pride and joy - a paradise of cool climate gardens and walkways.

Raglan

Raglan
This lively surf town has an interesting creative culture and a wonderful choice of cafés

Rakiura Track, Stewart Island (Great Walks)

Rakiura Track, Stewart Island (Great Walks)
A world where nature is very much in charge. Discover peace and scenery that has barely changed in thousands of years.

The longest place name in New Zealand

The longest place name in New Zealand
At 126 characters, this placename is one of the longest in the world.

Three Sisters and The Elephant

Three Sisters and The Elephant
Bring your imagination to the North Taranaki coast and find the large elephant on the beach

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Lava flows, active crater, steam vents, emerald-coloured lakes and magnificent views make this an unforgettable journey

Tongariro Northern Circuit (Great Walks)

Tongariro Northern Circuit (Great Walks)
This amazing walk encircles Mount Ngauruhoe, an active volcano in Tongariro National Park

Whakatane

Whakatane
For around 55 days a year, Whakatane records the highest temperature in New Zealand

North Island

North Island
Active volcanoes, island sanctuaries and history

South Island

South Island
A palette of dramatic scenes, New Zealand’s South Island hosts the purest natural landscapes you’ll ever experience

Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the highland of Iceland. It is at the edge of Laugahraun lava field that was formed in an eruption around ...

Þórsmörk

Þórsmörk
Thórsmörk is a mountain ridge in Iceland that was named after the Norse god Thor . It is situated in the south of Iceland between the glaciers Tindfjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull. ...

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park
Home of the highest mountains and the longest glaciers

Auckland Central

Auckland Central
The heart of Auckland, with a relaxed Pacific vibe by day and a night-time energy

Auckland's North Shore beaches

Auckland's North Shore beaches
Dip your toes into the North Shore's beachy lifestyle. A series of sandy bays stretches from Cheltenham to Torbay.

Auckland's coast to coast walk

Auckland's coast to coast walk
This 16 kilometre walkway explores parks, volcanic cones and historic suburbs across the Auckland isthmus

Auckland's volcanic cones

Auckland's volcanic cones
Auckland’s 48 volcanic cones provide not only a unique landscape, but also some truly spectacular views

Awhitu Peninsula

Awhitu Peninsula
Enjoy walks and tranquil beaches in a regional park, or step out along the wild ocean coast

Cape Rodney - Okakari Point Marine Reserve (Goat Island Marine Reserve)

Cape Rodney - Okakari Point Marine Reserve (Goat Island Marine Reserve)
So much more than a picnic at the beach, a day at Goat Island Marine Reserve is unforgettable.

Central Otago

Central Otago
A powerful landscape, sunny, dry and brown with weathered ancient mountains, alpine herb fields and fast flowing rivers

Devonport & North Head

Devonport & North Head
Discover colonial cottages, stately waterfront homes and World War II defences that run deep into a volcanic cone.

Fiordland

Fiordland
Absorb the breathtaking treasures of this region by water, air or hiking

Great Barrier Island

Great Barrier Island
A large island with a small population which provides all kinds of wilderness adventures

Helensville

Helensville
A friendly place for a hot swim and a refreshment stop

Hunua Ranges

Hunua Ranges
Enjoy nature walks, mountain biking, fishing and camping in the largest mainland forest within the Auckland region.

Kawau Island

Kawau Island
Take a look through Governor Grey’s mansion house, forest walks to old copper mines and a swim at the beach

Lake Wanaka

Lake Wanaka
The crystal clear waters of Lake Wanaka are perfect for jetboaters, sailors and kayakers to explore

Long Bay - Okura Marine Reserve, North Auckland

Long Bay - Okura Marine Reserve, North Auckland
Less than half an hour from Auckland's CBD, this marine reserve runs along the edge of a beautiful sandy beach.

Long Bay Regional Park

Long Bay Regional Park
Pack a picnic and head for a waterfront park and relax on the long sandy beach or hike along the headland

Motu Manawa (Pollen Island) Marine Reserve, Waitemata Harbour

Motu Manawa (Pollen Island) Marine Reserve, Waitemata Harbour
A haven for wading and sea birds, you can see this marine reserve from Auckland's northwestern motorway.

Nelson Lakes National Park

Nelson Lakes National Park
The Nelson Lakes National Park is an enchanting alpine landscape of rugged peaks, forests and stunning glacial lakes.

Orewa

Orewa
Orewa's wide Pacific Ocean beach is a place for swimming, surfing and long, relaxing walks

Piha

Piha
A scenic black-sand surf beach on the rugged coast west of Auckland

Rakiura National Park

Rakiura National Park
The "Land of Glowing Skies" and magical birds

Ruapehu

Ruapehu
Have three volcanoes that stand sentinel over a landscape of tussocked desert, rivers, lakes and thermal springs

Southland

Southland
A land of rugged coast and rolling plains and world-renowned Bluff oysters

Tamaki Drive and beaches

Tamaki Drive and beaches
Enjoy on-street cafes, park-like picnic areas and safe sandy beaches

Taranaki

Taranaki
Wherever you are, the symmetrical cone of Mount Taranaki gazes down at you

Tawharanui Regional Park

Tawharanui Regional Park
This regional park is one of north Auckland's best-kept secrets

Te Matuku Marine Reserve

Te Matuku Marine Reserve
Paddle a sea kayak around Te Matuku Marine Reserve on Waiheke Island. Watch birds and enjoy the tranquility.

Wairarapa

Wairarapa
Visit the vineyards of Martinborough or Cape Palliser, the southernmost point of the North Island

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park
This stunning region includes more than 16,000 hectares of native rainforest and coastline

Waitaki

Waitaki
Journey along the Waitaki Valley and the landscape changes from green pasture to the dryness of Central Otago

Wenderholm Regional Park

Wenderholm Regional Park
Swim at the beach, kayak up a river, explore a native forest headland or camp overnight in a seaside regional park

West Coast

West Coast
The West Coast is a wild place of rivers and rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures

Ahipara

Ahipara
If you want to see a dramatic sunset, enjoy an evening walk along the beach at Ahipara

Alexandra

Alexandra
From Alexandra, the walking trails and Pinot Noir vineyards of Central Otago beckon

Aoraki / Mount Cook

Aoraki / Mount Cook
Aoraki Mount Cook is New Zealand's highest mountain, with a height of 3,754 metres.

Arai Te Uru Reserve and Signal Hill

Arai Te Uru Reserve and Signal Hill
According to local legend, the north and south heads of the Hokianga Harbour were once giant taniwha (sea monsters).

Archives New Zealand

Archives New Zealand
You can view fascinating displays based on historic documents, maps, paintings, photos and films

Arthur's Pass

Arthur's Pass
Arthur’s Pass is the highest and most spectacular pass across the Southern Alps

Balclutha

Balclutha
See the arched concrete bridge, under which flows the mighty Clutha River

Bannockburn

Bannockburn
Around Bannockburn you can walk or bike to see old gold workings and crumbling stone houses

Bason Botanic Gardens and Bushy Park Forest Reserve

Bason Botanic Gardens and Bushy Park Forest Reserve
Find a host of golden daffodils, a sea of pink camellias or the oldest rata tree in New Zealand

Battle Hill Farm Forest Park

Battle Hill Farm Forest Park
Enjoy sweeping views from hiking and riding trails in this historic forest park

Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands
A subtropical micro-region known for its stunning beauty & history

Belmont Regional Park

Belmont Regional Park
This large hill country park provides a wide range of outstanding hiking, mountain biking and camping opportunities.

Bendigo goldfields

Bendigo goldfields
Explore the deserted ghost towns of the Bendigo goldfields and soak up the ruggedly beautiful scenery of Central Otago.

Big River Track, Reefton

Big River Track, Reefton
Hike, bike or four-wheel drive your way through native beech forests to the historic Big River gold mine.

Blenheim vineyards

Blenheim vineyards
Visit Marlborough river plain that's home to friendly wineries, cafés, restaurants and gourmet food producers

Boundary Stream Mainland Island

Boundary Stream Mainland Island
At Boundary Stream Scenic Reserve, a 'mainland island', you can get a glimpse of pre-human New Zealand.

Bulls

Bulls
Check out the cafes, pubs, antique shops & humorous bull signs (look for ‘Relieve-a-bull’ if you’re after the toilet)

Cambridge

Cambridge
The town of trees and champions' is known for its leafy streets, heritage buildings, and thoroughbred horse studs

Cape Brett Walkway

Cape Brett Walkway
It will be a challenging walk since this magnificent hiking track runs the length of Cape Brett

Cape Egmont Lighthouse

Cape Egmont Lighthouse
Cape Egmont Lighthouse has been shining its light since 1881

Cape Foulwind Seal Colony

Cape Foulwind Seal Colony
Enjoy a close encounter with New Zealand fur seals in their natural habitat on the wild west coast of the South Island.

Cape Kidnappers

Cape Kidnappers
Getting to Cape Kidnappers is half the fun. You can walk, ride on a tractor trailer or paddle a kayak.

Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley
The road along Cardrona Valley can take you to all kinds of active adventures or a great meal at the historic hotel.

Carterton

Carterton
A hot bed of sculptors, textile artists and painters creating unique works, just an hour from Wellington

Castlepoint Scenic Reserve

Castlepoint Scenic Reserve
Here you can hunt for one of the world's rarest daisies, climb Castle Rock or watch the waves for dolphins and fur seals

Cathedral Caves and McLean Falls

Cathedral Caves and McLean Falls
On opposite sides of the main highway through Southern Otago - be sure to visit them both

Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve

Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve
This magnificent marine reserve is located on the North Island's Coromandel Peninsula.

Catlins Coastal Heritage Trail

Catlins Coastal Heritage Trail
Takes you to isolated beaches, a fossilised forest, Hector's dolphins and many historic sites

Catlins River Wisp Loop Walk, Purakaunui Falls and Jack's Blowhole

Catlins River Wisp Loop Walk, Purakaunui Falls and Jack's Blowhole
Combine the Catlins River Wisp Loop Walk with visits to Purakaunui Falls and Jack's Blow Hole - it'll be an amazing day.

Cavalli Islands

Cavalli Islands
The Cavilli Islands are one of the top dive sights in Northland.

Cave Stream Scenic Reserve

Cave Stream Scenic Reserve
A limestone cave nearly 600 metres long provides a unique, and rather wet, adventure at Cave Stream Scenic Reserve.

Central Otago vineyards

Central Otago vineyards
If wine is your passion, you'll quickly appreciate why Central Otago pinot noir is so richly praised.

Charming Creek walkway, Seddonville

Charming Creek walkway, Seddonville
Hike along a disused railway line and enjoy native forest, waterfalls and sweeping views

Cheviot

Cheviot
A taste of Cheviot hospitality might be just what you need on the road between Christchurch and Kaikoura

Clutha River walk

Clutha River walk
It handles the outflow from Lake Wanaka. Walk the riverbank to Albert Town and enjoy the peaceful scenery

Collingwood

Collingwood
The northern gateway to Kahurangi National Park and the bird sanctuary of Farewell Spit

Colville and beyond

Colville and beyond
Explore Coromandel Peninsula and discover beautiful isolated beaches and remote forest trails

Cook's Cove Walkway

Cook's Cove Walkway
This is where Captain Cook restocked and repaired his ship

Coromandel Coastal Walkway

Coromandel Coastal Walkway
Taking in views of Great Barrier Island, this ranks as one of the most beautiful coastal walks in the country

Coromandel Town

Coromandel Town
A place to enjoy Victorian architecture, arts and crafts, beaches and forest walks

Craigieburn Conservation Area

Craigieburn Conservation Area
Enjoy the sheltered forest valleys and rocky tussock slopes of this alpine park

Crater Lakes

Crater Lakes
Eleven beautiful lakes surround the geothermal town of Rotorua

Curio Bay and Slope Point

Curio Bay and Slope Point
There are many things to capture your imagination at Curio Bay, including dolphins, penguins and fossilised trees.

Dannevirke

Dannevirke
A pleasant country town with a strong Scandinavian heritage

Dargaville

Dargaville
This Northland river town with an interesting history is a great base for explorations along the Kauri Coast

Doubtless Bay

Doubtless Bay
Beaches of luxurious caramel and white sands invite you to swim, snorkel, fish and sail

Dunedin's inner city heritage walks

Dunedin's inner city heritage walks
Two inner city heritage walks make it easy to explore the outstanding collection of Victorian and Edwardian buildings

Dusky Track

Dusky Track
If you want to immerse yourself in the mountains, valleys and absolute remoteness of Fiordland, try Dusky Track

Egmont National Park

Egmont National Park
Encompasses the huge volcano Taranaki (Mount Egmont) and offers lush waterfalls, rainforests and mossy swamps

Eltham

Eltham
You’ll enjoy Eltham for its pretty Victorian buildings, and the great cheese

Fairlie

Fairlie
The ‘Gateway to the Mackenzie Country’ is an attractive rural service town that doubles as a ski town in winter

Featherston

Featherston
Seriously good museums for railway and military enthusiasts

Feilding

Feilding
Visit Feilding to see the sheep and cattle saleyards in action and stroll around the restored Edwardian town centre

Fiordland's Marine Reserves

Fiordland's Marine Reserves
In parts of the park, natural environments are protected from the peaks of mountains to the depths of the fiords

Foxton

Foxton
A town of many museums – learn about the flax industry, trolley buses, movies and sound, Dutch windmills, etc

Geraldine

Geraldine
A pretty country town with an artistic streak. Shop for arts and crafts and take a stroll around the historic trail.

Gibbston Valley vineyards

Gibbston Valley vineyards
Raising grapes far south is hard work but one sip of the local pinot noir will tell you the effort is totally worthwhile

Glenfalloch Woodland Garden

Glenfalloch Woodland Garden
This beautiful garden has been named a "Garden of Regional Significance" by the New Zealand Garden Trust

Goblin Forest and Wilkies Pools

Goblin Forest and Wilkies Pools
Follow the path into this forest and let your imagination run wild. Goblins, elves, hobbits - they'd all be at home here

Gore

Gore
The official home of country music in New Zealand and also known for great fly fishing

Greytown

Greytown
Historic Greytown is known for its carefully restored Victorian buildings and top-notch shops

Haiku Pathway

Haiku Pathway
In Katikati you can stroll the Haiku Pathway - the only walk of its kind in the world.

Halfmoon Bay (oban)

Halfmoon Bay (oban)
From Halfmoon Bay you can launch yourself onto the tracks of Rakiura National Park which is a fishing town

Hamurana Springs

Hamurana Springs
The deepest natural spring in the North Island with waters shot with hues of turquoise, greens and blues

Hanmer Forest

Hanmer Forest
Explore the trails in Hanmer Forest, a botanic paradise where exotic and native trees live in harmony

Harbour & Tyne Historic Precinct

Harbour & Tyne Historic Precinct
Steam train rides and a lively market make Sundays fun in Oamaru's Harbour & Tyne Historic Precinct.

Havelock

Havelock
Here you can enjoy green-lipped mussels, browse art galleries and organise a boat trip for fishing or sightseeing

Havelock North

Havelock North
A pretty country town known for art, honey and friendly restaurants and nearby Te Mata Peak delivers spectacular views

Hawera

Hawera
If you love milk and cheese, take a stop in Hawera, home of the southern hemisphere’s largest single site dairy factory

Heaphy Track (Great Walks)

Heaphy Track (Great Walks)
This ancient trail crosses over tussock downs to lush forests and onward to the roaring seas of the West Coast

Holdsworth

Holdsworth
This section of the Tararua Forest Park has something for everyone

Hollyford Track

Hollyford Track
Step into the dramatic Hollyford Valley and enter a world that looks the same today as it did thousands of years ago.

Horoirangi Marine Reserve

Horoirangi Marine Reserve
One of New Zealand's newest sanctuaries, Horoirangi Marine Reserve is a wonderful low tide adventure.

Huntly

Huntly
The coal town of Huntly makes an interesting stop between Auckland and Hamilton

Inglewood

Inglewood
Stop off at Inglewood before you venture into the Egmont National Park and ask about hiking and climbing safety

Jackson Bay fishing village

Jackson Bay fishing village
Explore a part of New Zealand that's splendidly isolated - there are more resident seals and penguins than people.

Kahurangi National Park

Kahurangi National Park
Diverse and wild, Kahurangi is an enticing world of marble mountains and peaceful, palm-fringed beaches.

Kai Iwi Sand Lakes

Kai Iwi Sand Lakes
Camping, swimming, fishing, hiking and relaxing are all great reasons to visit Kai Iwi Lakes in Northland.

Kaiapoi

Kaiapoi
Kaiapoi was once the site of a major Ngai Tahu trading settlement

Kaikohe

Kaikohe
A small town with a limited range of shops and cafes

Kaikoura - walking tracks and wildlife spotting

Kaikoura - walking tracks and wildlife spotting
The Shoreline Walk from Point Kean leads you to colonies of fur seals and sea birds. Pack a picnic and a camera.

Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park

Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park
The Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park is a living museum of botanical history with 300 kilometres of tracks to explore.

Kaimanawa Forest Park

Kaimanawa Forest Park
Short walks pass through a variety of native trees and experienced hikers will enjoy the challenging overnight tracks

Kaitaia

Kaitaia
This town has an interesting mix of Maori and Dalmatian ancestry

Kaiteriteri

Kaiteriteri
Loved for its beauitful golden sand beach and is a launching place for trips into the Abel Tasman National Park

Kapiti Island

Kapiti Island
A nature reserve hosting some of New Zealand’s most endangered birds

Kapiti Marine Reserve

Kapiti Marine Reserve
The underwater scenery within Kapiti Marine Reserve is some of the finest in the greater Wellington region.

Karamea

Karamea
All kinds of adventure activities can be organised here, including caving and kayaking

Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway & Hauraki Rail Trail

Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway & Hauraki Rail Trail
Renowned as one of the “14 wonders of New Zealand”, it showcases some of New Zealand’s best scenery

Karapiro

Karapiro
New Zealands premier rowing venue, Lake Karapiro is a man-made lake on the Waikato River

Karitane

Karitane
Walk, swim, surf, fish or simply relax in this picturesque village on the coast north of Dunedin.

Katikati

Katikati
In Katikati, visitors and residents see local history every day, just by walking the main street.

Katikati Murals and Minden Lookout

Katikati Murals and Minden Lookout
In Katikati, visitors and residents see local history every day, just by walking the main street.

Kauaeranga Valley

Kauaeranga Valley
Explore a large valley furnished with rivers, waterfalls and native forest

Kaweka Conservation Park

Kaweka Conservation Park
You don't have to be into hunting and fishing to enjoy this park. Hikers and wilderness campers love it here too.

Kawerau

Kawerau
The timber town promises a rare experience where you can tour the giant pulp and paper mill

Kawhia

Kawhia
If low tide is late afternoon, Kawhia’s hot water beach offers the rare experience of soaking in a sandy spa pool

Kidds Bush

Kidds Bush
A splendid place for a picnic or a couple of days camping, it lets you enjoy the incredible beauty of Lake Hawea

Kohukohu

Kohukohu
It has several significant heritage buildings left over from the kauri milling days

Kuirau Park

Kuirau Park
Take a walk and discover the steaming, hissing and bubbling geothermal activity in this informal public park

Kurow

Kurow
Jet boating and trout fishing are two ways to enjoy the spectacular environment around Kurow

Lake Ferry (Lake Onoke)

Lake Ferry (Lake Onoke)
This popular Wairarapa holiday destination has a long history of settlement, both Maori and European.

Lake Grassmere Saltworks

Lake Grassmere Saltworks
Discover a seaside lake that sparkle white against summer's light-brown, hillside pastures

Lake Monowai and Borland Nature Walk

Lake Monowai and Borland Nature Walk
Lake Monowai is a very peaceful paradise at the edge of Fiordland National Park.

Lake Rotoaira and Lake Otamangakau

Lake Rotoaira and Lake Otamangakau
Pause at these lakes to cast for trout, kayak for fun or capture images of distant volcanic mountains.

Lake Sumner Hikes

Lake Sumner Hikes
Dust off your hiking boots and discover remote high country lakes, beech-clad mountains, wide rivers and hot springs.

Lake Te Anau

Lake Te Anau
An early explorer described Fiordland as "utterly useless except for mountaineers" and that's why it's still so pristine

Lake Tutira

Lake Tutira
An idyllic place to have a picnic or pitch a tent. Hike the walkway or see how many bird species you can count

Lake Waikaremoana (Great Walks)

Lake Waikaremoana (Great Walks)
Journey into the enchanted green world and venture through rainforest, wetlands and a magical ‘goblin forest'

Lakeside Trail

Lakeside Trail
Walk, run or ride along a scenic lakeside trail on the front porch of downtown Rotorua

Levin

Levin
At Waitarere Beach you can walk to a shipwreck; around town there are factory outlet shops to browse

Lindis Pass

Lindis Pass
This alpine area of tall, tussock-covered mountains is beautiful in every season

Long Island-Kokomohua Marine Reserve

Long Island-Kokomohua Marine Reserve
A boat trip to the marine reserve is an inspired way to enjoy the extraordinary scenery of the Marlborough Sounds

Lower Hutt

Lower Hutt
Enjoy excellent museums and art galleries or drive the bays to Eastbourne

Lyttelton

Lyttelton
Harbour cruises and great cafés attract visitors to the historic port town of Lyttelton

Mahia Peninsula

Mahia Peninsula
You'll find every kind of beach around Mahia Peninsula - sandy coves, rocky bays and long expanses of surf coast

Makara Track

Makara Track
Makara Walking Track combines spectacular long-range views with a walk along a wild, west coast beach.

Manapouri

Manapouri
Explore the lake environment or organise an expedition to Doubtful Sound

Manawatu gardens

Manawatu gardens
While in Manawatu, make time to stop and smell the roses

Mangakino

Mangakino
If you really want to get away from it all, take your fishing rod or mountain bike to Mangakino

Mangawhai

Mangawhai
Frolic in the waves on the surf side of town or enjoy a peaceful swim in the sheltered harbour

Mangonui

Mangonui
A historic fishing village with friendly cafés and a wide range of water-based activities

Marahau

Marahau
Marahau has a lovely beach and a choice of places to stay. Catch a water taxi or hire a kayak

Marton

Marton
If you’re driving past Marton over summer, you’ll want to get lost in the amazing maize maze

Masterton

Masterton
In Masterton every March, sheep shearing is hailed as an art form

Matakana Island

Matakana Island
Matakana Island is a blend of different landscapes - white sand surf beach, pine forest, farmland and tranquil harbour.

Matauri Bay

Matauri Bay
A picturesque beach settlement north of the Bay of Islands and is popular with surfers, divers and golfers alike

Matemateaonga Track

Matemateaonga Track
Follow an old Maori trail that links the Forgotten World Highway with the Whanganui River, a wilderness at its wildest.

Maungatautari Ecological Reserve

Maungatautari Ecological Reserve
Allows visitors to get up close to New Zealand’s native flora and fauna in natural, self-sustaining forest surroundings

Methven

Methven
In winter, it is a snow sport town. In every other season, it’s a place for all kinds of outdoor adventure activities

Middlemarch

Middlemarch
Experience wilderness by making the charming town of Middlemarch your local base for hiking, biking and river fishing

Milton

Milton
As you drive through the rural town of Milton, look for the historic Old Sod Cottage which is more than 140 years old

Miranda foreshore

Miranda foreshore
Bring your binoculars to Miranda and see how many bird species you can spot

Moana - Lake Brunner

Moana - Lake Brunner
They say that ‘trout die of old age’ at Lake Brunner and Moana is the lake’s only settlement

Morrinsville

Morrinsville
The town has made a special feature of its history with the Morrin Museum, where you can inspect a 1870s pioneer cottage

Mosgiel

Mosgiel
This large suburb doubles as a country town for the local farmers

Motueka

Motueka
Sunny Motueka grows fruit, hops and green tea for the rest of New Zealand

Mount Cargill

Mount Cargill
Walk to the top of Mount Cargill and enjoy spectacular views of Dunedin, the coast and the surrounding countryside.

Mount Iron and Mount Roy

Mount Iron and Mount Roy
Two hiking challenges that will reward you with astounding views of Lake Wanaka and the surrounding mountain ranges

Mount Maungatautari and Arapuni

Mount Maungatautari and Arapuni
Explore Mount Maungatautari and Arapuni Power Station which offer contrasting experiences

Mount Richmond Forest Park

Mount Richmond Forest Park
Enjoy short walks through native forest beside mountain streams or climb high above the tree line

Mount Somers Conservation Area

Mount Somers Conservation Area
Around Mount Somers, the usual greywacke rock is upstaged by lava formations

Murchison

Murchison
Come to Murchison for whitewater thrills – rafting, kayaking, canoeing and jet boating

Murupara

Murupara
If hunting and fishing are on your agenda, you’ll find plenty of action here.

Naseby

Naseby
Historic Naseby is known for great ice skating, heritage hotels and hiking around the old goldfields

National Park

National Park
National Park looks after travellers who want to explore the amazing landscapes of the Tongariro World Heritage Park

National Parks - Paparoa

National Parks - Paparoa
Discover amazing pancake rocks, lush native forests, delicate cave formations and limestone canyons

Nelson Central

Nelson Central
Nelson buzzes with creative energy. YOu enjoy the local art and discover culinary talent at the restaurants

Nevis Valley

Nevis Valley
Enter a remote back-country valley and follow the river through dramatic landscapes scattered with gold mining relics

New Plymouth Coastal Walkway

New Plymouth Coastal Walkway
Stretch your legs along the New Plymouth Coastal Walkway, a ten kilometre parade of beaches and city attractions.

Ngaruawahia

Ngaruawahia
It is the home of the Maori King and magnificent Turangawaewae Marae

Nydia Track

Nydia Track
Hike or bike through farmland and lush native forest and enjoy panoramic views of the Marlborough Sounds

Oamaru Public Gardens

Oamaru Public Gardens
A botanical wonderland from Victorian days, the Oamaru Public Gardens are a beautiful place to stroll and dream.

Ohakune

Ohakune
A base for adventures in the Tongariro National Park and it's also the ‘carrot capital’ of New Zealand

Ohinemutu

Ohinemutu
Ohinemutu is a living Māori village set on the picturesque shores of Lake Rotorua.

Okaihau

Okaihau
Okaihau is a friendly country town with a classic Northland pub and an interesting fire service museum

Okarito

Okarito
Take a kayak or a guided tour to explore New Zealand's largest unmodified estuarine lagoon

Okere Falls Scenic Reserve

Okere Falls Scenic Reserve
Explore forest walks that lead to a series of beautiful waterfalls, the Tutea Caves and Hinemoa's Steps.

Old Government Buildings

Old Government Buildings
Feel the grace and elegance of the 1800s at Government Buildings, the largest wooden building in the southern hemisphere

Omapere/Opononi

Omapere/Opononi
Easy-going Opononi and nearby Omapere are places to live the beach life

Omarama

Omarama
Nestled in a broad basin between mountain ranges, Omarama is well known to glider pilots

On and around beautiful Lyttelton Harbour

On and around beautiful Lyttelton Harbour
Scenic Lyttelton Harbour has spectacular scenery and fascinating Maori and European history

Onemana Beach

Onemana Beach
Onemana Beach is a little gem of coastal paradise - it's likely you will love it so much you won't want to leave.

Opotiki

Opotiki
There are beaches to wander, forests to explore and rivers to ride

Opunake

Opunake
Stay a while in Opunake to enjoy the beach and the historic walkway, which ends at Te Namu Pa

Oreti Beach and Sandy Point

Oreti Beach and Sandy Point
Oreti Beach was Burt Munro's race track - a 26 kilometre stretch of perfectly smooth sand.

Otago Goldfields Heritage Trail

Otago Goldfields Heritage Trail
A series of historic reserves and walkways will help you to unearth the stories of Central Otago's gold rush glory days

Otaki

Otaki
Plan expeditions into the Tararua Forest Park where there are great hiking and hunting opportunities

Otorohanga

Otorohanga
New Zealand’s self-made ‘kiwiana’ town

Owaka

Owaka
For travellers exploring the Catlins, Owaka is a great place to take a break

Paeroa

Paeroa
This town is the official birthplace of Lemon & Paeroa, New Zealand’s home-grown soft drink

Pahiatua

Pahiatua
Pahiatua is a base for brown trout fishing

Papaitonga Beaches and Dune Lakes

Papaitonga Beaches and Dune Lakes
Breathe fresh Tasman Sea air while you explore the moody surf beaches and tranquil dune lake wetlands near Levin

Papamoa Hills Cultural Heritage Regional Park

Papamoa Hills Cultural Heritage Regional Park
With more than seven pa sites and spectacular views, a picnic in this park is both scenic and educational

Paraparaumu

Paraparaumu
Golf, gourmet foods and scenic flights are three reasons to spend some time in Paraparaumu

Parihaka

Parihaka
A small settlement of unassuming buildings and homes, Parihaka is one of New Zealand's most important historic sites.

Parininihi Marine Reserve

Parininihi Marine Reserve
This high energy coastline environment is home to a special collection of rare and exotic sponges.

Patea

Patea
If you’re passing through Patea, stop and ask a local to sing Poi-E, one of New Zealand’s favourite songs

Peel Forest Park

Peel Forest Park
Enjoy ancient native forest, delicate ferns and alpine tussock in this scenic forest park

Pelorus River

Pelorus River
Swim or kayak in the crystal-clear water and enjoy the Middle-earth magic of this quaint riverside location.

Pineapple Track

Pineapple Track
Hike along the Pineapple Track high above Dunedin and enjoy magnificent views of the city and Taieri Plains.

Pirongia Forest Park

Pirongia Forest Park
Walks in the Pirongia Forest Park lead to mountain summits, caves and dramatic river gorges

Pohangina Anticline

Pohangina Anticline
The Pohangina Anticline is a fold of rock that is gradually pushing upwards

Pohatu Marine Reserve

Pohatu Marine Reserve
Flea Bay is certainly off the beaten track. In fact, you'll need a 4WD vehicle to get here.

Poor Knights Islands

Poor Knights Islands
The Poor Knights Islands in Northland are one of the world’s top dive locations.

Porirua

Porirua
It’s the home of Pataka, one of New Zealand’s most important museums

Port Chalmers

Port Chalmers
Explore an interesting mix of heritage attractions, cafés, galleries and shops in this historic deep water port.

Pouakai Circuit

Pouakai Circuit
It is a fold of rock that is gradually pushing upwards and in about half a million years it will be the Pohangina Range

Pouto Peninsula and Ripiro Beach

Pouto Peninsula and Ripiro Beach
A remote wilderness of sand, sea and sky, the Pouto Peninsula and Ripiro Beach make an excellent day trip

Pukeiti Rainforest

Pukeiti Rainforest
Wander the pathways of Pukeiti in any season - there's always so much to see in this spectacular rainforest garden.

Puketi and Omahuta Forests

Puketi and Omahuta Forests
There are many excellent hiking tracks in the Puketi and Omahuta Forests

Pureora Forest Park

Pureora Forest Park
Explore a magical world of tall trees, clear rivers and melodious birdlife in this magnificent forest reserve

Putaruru

Putaruru
Much of New Zealand’s bottled water comes from the Blue Springs in Putaruru

Queen Charlotte Drive

Queen Charlotte Drive
Navigate the spectacular winding road that links Havelock to Picton

Queen Charlotte Track

Queen Charlotte Track
Walk or bike for days through native forests with views across the Marlborough Sounds

Queenstown Central

Queenstown Central
In winter, Queenstown is a base for skiers and snowboarders. For other season, it's a place for adventure and indulgence

Queenstown to Milford Sound via Te Anau route planner

Queenstown to Milford Sound via Te Anau route planner
The road to Milford Sound is as much a scenic experience as the fiord itself.

Raetihi

Raetihi
The rural town of Raetihi was once one of the most remote settlements in New Zealand

Rainbow Mountain tracks

Rainbow Mountain tracks
Explore an active geothermal mountain with coloured rocks and native plants that are unique to geothermal environments

Ranfurly

Ranfurly
The Art Deco town of Ranfurly looks after visitors with friendly accommodation and tasty meals

Rangiora

Rangiora
The thriving country town of Rangiora serves the local agricultural and horticultural community

Rangitoto ki te Tonga (D'Urville Island)

Rangitoto ki te Tonga (D'Urville Island)
A place to get away from it all - hike, bike, fish and dive in this outdoorsy paradise

Rawene

Rawene
A town full of historic charm.; walk around the heritage buildings and then relax in a café

Red Rocks Reserve

Red Rocks Reserve
Put half a day aside for this easy coastal walk to Red Rocks and a fur seal colony on the south side of Wellington

Reefton

Reefton
Find out about gold mining and walk the heritage trail around the town

Rees and Dart Track

Rees and Dart Track
Hike along two magnificent river valleys enclosed by towering mountains. A glacier side trip adds to the adventure.

Renwick

Renwick
Hire a bike and pedal from vineyard to vineyard; let the wineries tempt you with tastings

Richmond

Richmond
From here you can discover wineries, beaches, national parks and much more

Rimutaka Forest Park

Rimutaka Forest Park
A great place for camping and outdoor experiences, from easy walks to challenging wilderness hikes

Riversdale Beach

Riversdale Beach
It's where the people of Wairarapa come to play and a great place for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, golf and fishing

Rob Roy Glacier Track

Rob Roy Glacier Track
This half day on-foot adventure brings you face to face with active glaciers

Rotorua Central

Rotorua Central
Rotorua will captivate you with its shooting geysers, intriguing Maori villages and thrilling adventure activities

Round the Mountain Track

Round the Mountain Track
Walk around a volcanic mountain and immerse yourself for days in the strong, silent beauty of this World Heritage area.

Ruahine Forest Park

Ruahine Forest Park
Long, narrow and sharp, the Ruahine Range is a great place to hike

Ruapekapeka Pa

Ruapekapeka Pa
The struggle between British troops and Maori in Northland led to the creation of this ingenious pa (fort).

Shaky Bridge, Manuherikia River

Shaky Bridge, Manuherikia River
Do you dare to walk over Shaky Bridge? This historical suspension bridge was built for the early gold rush.

Shannon

Shannon
In Shannon you can actually see some native owls calling “morepork” at night

South Hill and Skyline Walks

South Hill and Skyline Walks
Choose the challenging Skyline Walk or the relatively easy South Hill Walkway

Spying on the Little Blue Penguins

Spying on the Little Blue Penguins
The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony offers a unique opportunity to observe the world's smallest penguin.

St Arnaud

St Arnaud
If you’re planning to explore the Nelson Lakes National Park, you’ll find comfortable accommodation at St Arnaud

St Bathans

St Bathans
Lose track of time in a quaint historic town that's barely changed since the gold rush days

St Clair Beach

St Clair Beach
Only minutes from the city centre, this sweeping surf beach is a place to walk, swim, surf or dine out.

Stirling Point

Stirling Point
There are some wonderful photo opportunities in Bluff, where you'll find Stirling Point and Bluff Hill.

Stratford

Stratford
The town of Stratford looks after hikers, bikers and climbers who plan to venture into the Egmont National Park

Sugar Loaf Islands and Paritutu Rock

Sugar Loaf Islands and Paritutu Rock
Paritutu and the Sugar Loaf Islands are remnants of a large volcano that was active nearly two million years ago.

Taihape

Taihape
Every year Taihape celebrates the humble gumboot with a festival that includes a gumboot throwing event

Tairua

Tairua
Climb a volcanic peak, kayak around the harbour, surf at the beach and explore the surrounding forest

Takaka

Takaka
Venture over legendary Takaka Hill to find the township of Takaka, the main centre for Golden Bay

Taranaki Lakes

Taranaki Lakes
An ideal location for taking pictures of Mount Taranaki

Taumarunui

Taumarunui
Taumarunui is a perfect base for adventure with Whanganui National Park and Tongariro World Heritage on each side

Taupo Lakeside walks

Taupo Lakeside walks
Explore the scenic beauty of Lake Taupo by stretching your legs along one of many lakeside walking trails.

Te Angiangi Marine Reserve

Te Angiangi Marine Reserve
Peering into the rock pools at Te Angiangi Marine Reserve is an inspired way to spend a sunny day.

Te Araroa and East Cape

Te Araroa and East Cape
Stop in Te Araroa to admire our oldest pohutukawa tree, then climb up to the lighthouse on the most eastern point

Te Aroha

Te Aroha
Launch yourself on a hiking trail up the mountain then recover with a long soak in a hot mineral pool

Te Awamutu

Te Awamutu
Between November and April, it’s time to stop and smell the roses in Te Awamutu

Te Awanga

Te Awanga
It's handy to Cape Kidnappers, a popular spot for both golf lovers and bird watchers.

Te Kuiti

Te Kuiti
Te Kuiti hosts the New Zealand Shearing Championships, an annual event is held the weekend after Easter

Te Puke

Te Puke
The people of Te Puke get plenty of vitamin C, because this town is the hub of the kiwifruit growing industry

Te Puna Quarry Park

Te Puna Quarry Park
A dedicated band of volunteers have created a botanical beauty spot on the site of an old quarry.

Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve

Te Tapuwae o Rongokako Marine Reserve
Stretch your legs along the four kilometre sandy beach and explore the rocky intertidal platforms

Te Urewera National Park

Te Urewera National Park
The largest national park in the North Island and is home to a vast world of stunning lakes, forest and mountains

Te Waihou Walkway

Te Waihou Walkway
Near Putaruru you can walk to the famous Blue Spring, which supplies around 60% of New Zealand's bottled water.

Temuka

Temuka
This South Canterbury country town is a centre of angling and pottery

Teviot Woolshed

Teviot Woolshed
Be surprised by the size of sheep farming operations in the Teviot Valley 130 years ago

The 42 Traverse

The 42 Traverse
If you're reasonably fit and enjoy mountain biking, you'll love this all-day ride through mountain wilderness.

The Crown Range

The Crown Range
There are two ways to drive between Queenstown and Wanaka - it's the highest main road in New Zealand

The Elms Mission House

The Elms Mission House
If you're in Tauranga on a Sunday or public holiday, you can walk through the historic Elms Mission House.

The Milford Road

The Milford Road
The road journey from Te Anau to Milford Sound is one of the most scenic experiences you can have on four wheels.

The Mt Crichton Loop Track

The Mt Crichton Loop Track
Exercise your mind as well as your legs on this three hour loop track

The Old Bridge Piers, Clutha River

The Old Bridge Piers, Clutha River
The Old Bridge Piers are the remains of the original Alexandra Bridge, which was completed in 1882.

The Pinnacles Walk

The Pinnacles Walk
The Pinnacles Walk climbs through ruggedly beautiful mountain ranges in the Coromandel Peninsula

Tikitiki

Tikitiki
The building of Saint Mary's at Tikitiki coincided with a drive to preserve Maori art traditions

Tirau

Tirau
You can’t miss Tirau – just look for the large corrugated iron buildings constructed to look like a sheep and a dog

Tokatoka Peak

Tokatoka Peak
An extraordinary mountain near the edge of the Wairoa River in Northland, it only takes 20 minutes to walk to the summit

Tokoroa

Tokoroa
No pretensions here just honest kiwi hospitality and lumberjack-sized meals

Tolaga Bay Wharf

Tolaga Bay Wharf
Extending far into the deep water of Tolaga Bay, this wharf is a legendary place to dangle a fishing line.

Tonga Island Marine Reserve

Tonga Island Marine Reserve
If you decide to kayak around Tonga Island Marine Reserve, you might have dolphins, seals and penguins for company.

Totara Estate

Totara Estate
Explore four carefully restored stone farm buildings and find out about farming life in the 1800s.

Treasured Pathway

Treasured Pathway
Follow the coast from Picton to Collingwood and discover some of Nelson's most picture-perfect scenery.

Trounson Kauri Park

Trounson Kauri Park
A night walk through Trounson Kauri Park is an unforgettable experience

Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track

Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track
Find nature and history on the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track, New Zealand's newest epic walking adventure.

Tuhua (Mayor) Island

Tuhua (Mayor) Island
Mayor Island (Tuhua) is a dormant volcano off the Bay of Plenty coast and a sanctuary for wildlife

Tuhua Marine Reserve

Tuhua Marine Reserve
Mayor Island (Tuhua) is a dormant volcano off the Bay of Plenty coast. It is a sanctuary above and below the water.

Tunnel Beach Walkway

Tunnel Beach Walkway
Explore the sea-carved sandstone cliffs, rock arches and caves at Tunnel Beach

Tunnel Gully

Tunnel Gully
Discover great tracks through native forest, with the added bonus of an old railway tunnel and a waterfall.

Tupare Garden

Tupare Garden
Just a short drive from New Plymouth, Tupare is one of New Zealand's most beautiful and distinctive gardens.

Turangi

Turangi
This town sits on the banks of the Tongariro River, which is famous near and far for its rainbow trout

Tutukaka

Tutukaka
The gateway to the Poor Knights Marine Reserve and the white-sand beaches of the Tutukaka Coast

Ulva Island / Te Wharawhara Marine Reserve

Ulva Island / Te Wharawhara Marine Reserve
Prehistoric filter feeding shellfish called brachiopods thrive in Paterson Inlet

University of Otago

University of Otago
Of all New Zealand's cities, Dunedin has the largest concentration of grand Victorian and Edwardian buildings

Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt
Hike or bike in the hills, fish in the river and stroll some of the 50 parks and reserves.

Waihi

Waihi
Since 1878, Waihi has been on a treasure hunt so come and see the richest gold mine in New Zealand

Waikanae

Waikanae
Take a break in Waikanae to discover the nature reserve

Waikato walks

Waikato walks
Bring your favourite walking shoes to the Waikato region for a gentle stroll along the riverbank

Waikato water features

Waikato water features
Green and serene, the Waikato region relies on water for its verdant beauty

Waimate

Waimate
Look for the huge white horse high on the hills behind Waimate, created from slabs of concrete

Waiohine Gorge

Waiohine Gorge
Waiohine Gorge, Lake Wairarapa, Tararua Forest Park - enjoy walks and bird watching.

Waiouru

Waiouru
Waiouru is home to the New Zealand Army’s largest military base

Waipahihi Botanical Reserve

Waipahihi Botanical Reserve
Waipahihi Botanical Reserve is a vast garden of rare alpine plants, rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias

Waipara

Waipara
The area is known for superb Pinot Noir and Riesling

Waipu

Waipu
Waipu is a friendly town with an intriguing history, strong Scottish heritage and spectacular natural surroundings.

Waipukurau

Waipukurau
check out the local airport, this is where gliders and hot air balloons come out to play

Wairoa

Wairoa
A friendly place to buy supplies before you venture into the wilds of Te Urewera National Park

Waitara

Waitara
Bridge swinging is a Waitara specialty, or you could arrange to tour magnificent Manukorihi Pa

Waituna Lagoon and wetland

Waituna Lagoon and wetland
Internationally recognised for its importance, Waituna wetland is a place for bird watching and trout fishing.

Wanganui

Wanganui
Discover heritage buildings, a paddle steamer and much more in the city of Wanganui

Weedons

Weedons
Wellington was recently named "the coolest little capital in the world" by Lonely Planet

Wellington Central

Wellington Central
Whether you want to dabble in history or indulge at divine restaurants, Wellington is a city with a great deal of style

Wellington Walkways

Wellington Walkways
Views, forests, parks and gardens keep things interesting along these signposted Wellington walkways.

Wentworth Valley walks

Wentworth Valley walks
Camp beside a river in a quiet rural valley and walk through native forest to a picturesque waterfall

Westhaven (Te Ai Tapu) Inlet Marine Reserve and Wildlife Management Reserve

Westhaven (Te Ai Tapu) Inlet Marine Reserve and Wildlife Management Reserve
Westhaven, also known as Whanganui Inlet, is both a marine reserve and a wildlife sanctuary.

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Westland Tai Poutini National Park
Release your inner explorer in a pristine national park that offers a wide selection of tempting and impressive terrain.

Whakapapa Village

Whakapapa Village
For summer hiking and winter skiing, Whakapapa Village is a grand place to stay

Whakarewarewa Forest

Whakarewarewa Forest
Mountain bike, run or hike on purpose-built trails in a spectacular forest only five minutes' south of downtown Rotorua.

Whangamata

Whangamata
The relaxed surf town of Whangamata is a place to catch a wave, a fish or a delicious café meal

Whanganui City Heritage Walks

Whanganui City Heritage Walks
Stroll around the streets of Whanganui and discover a wealth of impressive heritage buildings

Whanganui Journey (Great Walks)

Whanganui Journey (Great Walks)
This memorable kayak or canoe adventure flows through a wildly beautiful national park

White Island (Whakaari)

White Island (Whakaari)
You can arrange to visit the active volcano White Island from any city in the Bay of Plenty

Whitecliffs Walkway

Whitecliffs Walkway
This farmland walk delivers more than five hours of spectacular coastal and Tasman Sea views

Winton

Winton
Winton is a typical Southland town, with rivers for trout fishing and farmstays for a taste of rural living

Woodville

Woodville
If you like to fossick around antique shops, spend a few hours in Woodville

Wreck of the Gairloch

Wreck of the Gairloch
Discover the rusted skeleton of the Gairloch, a coastal steamer that ran aground on a moonless night in 1903.

Zealandia - The Karori Sanctuary Experience

Zealandia - The Karori Sanctuary Experience
This significant conservation attraction is located in a secluded suburban valley

Whinray Reserve

Whinray Reserve
Walk into the Whinray Reserve and you'll find yourself surrounded by forest giants, some over 40 metres tall