Exploring NZ

North Island

Experience vibrant cities, serene beaches, geothermal hotspots and our awe-inspiring Maori culture in New Zealand’s North Island.

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

Auckland
One of the world’s most liveable cities, Auckland is a hive of cultural sights, colourful streets, world-class dining and exciting nightlife set amongst bush-clad hills and sparkling harbours.

For more information visit www.newzealand.com/int/auckland

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

For more information visit www.newzealand.com/int/hamilton-waikato

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

For more information visit www.newzealand.com/int/bay-of-plenty

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

For more information visit www.newzealand.com/int/rotorua

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

For more information visit www.newzealand.com/int/lake-taupo

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

For more information visit www.newzealand.com/int/hawkes-bay

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

For more information visit www.newzealand.com/int/wellington

 

South Island

Venture to the South Island and you will be met by lofty mountains, stunning lakes, fiords and glaciers – the landscapes here are famous the world over.

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

For more information visit www.newzealand.com/int/nelson

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

For more information visit www.newzealand.com/int/marlborough

West Coast
The West Coast is a wild place of rivers and rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures. The Great Coast Road stretching from Westport to Greymouth, is one of the world’s  top  coastal drives.

For more information visit www.newzealand.com/int/west-coast

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

For more information visit www.newzealand.com/int/christchurch-canterbury

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

For more information visit www.newzealand.com/int/lake-wanaka

Queenstown
Picturesque Queenstown is the home of adrenaline and adventure. Enjoy skiing in the winter and activities including bungy jumping, canyon swinging, jet boating, and river rafting all year round.

For more information visit www.newzealand.com/int/queenstown

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

For more information visit www.newzealand.com/int/dunedin-coastal-otago

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

For more information visit www.newzealand.com/int/fiordland

Southland
Southland is a land of rugged coast and rolling plains, world-renowned Bluff oysters and the launching place for a visit to Stewart Island.

For more information visit www.newzealand.com/int/southland

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

For more information visit www.newzealand.com/int/stewart-island-rakiura

 

 

 

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