Hobbiton Movie tour
Matamata, North Island
Dig yourself a hot tub at Hot Water Beach
Coromandel Peninsula, North Island
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Tongariro National Park
Dive Poor Knights
Dive or snorkel in one of the worlds most renowned areas. The Poor Knights Islands is considered “the best sub-tropical diving in the world” Over 125 species of marine life makes the Poor Knights a spectacular experience.
The Poor Knights aren't all the Tutukaka Coast has to offer. The secluded white sand beaches and world-class flora and fauna make this area breathtaking and diverse. The steep cliffs soaring hundreds of metres above the sea level are a sight to be seen. This is a geological wonderland.
The coolest waterslide you will ever undertake
One does not go to New Zealand and NOT roll around down a hill in a giant ball filled with water. Have you never wondered what it fills like to be in a washing machine? Well, its fun! The zorbing is originally kiwi owned and operated. Now-a-days you can find zorbs in other countries but if you're in New Zealand, why not do the original!
Visit the wonderful and FREE Te Papa museum
The Te Papa museum is one of the top things to do in New Zealand. It's a great way to understand the New Zealand history and culture. recognised as one of the best and most visitor-focused museums. Learn about New Zealand's unique environment, Maori culture, its animals and plants, geology and more.
Kayak to the Māori Rock Carvings in Taupo
Kayak to get up close and personal with the Mine Bay Māori rock carving of Ngātoroirangi on Lake Taupō. This giant artwork towers 14-metres above the water of Lake Taupō. Lake Taupō itself is stunning and well worth a trip
Brave the SkyWalk or SkyJump
Standing 328m high. This insane challenge will have you walking on top of the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere. With no handrails to separate you from the 192m drop, you’ll be doing some adrenaline-fuelled challenges designed to get your heart racing while you take in those epic 360-degree views of the City of Sails.
Meet Manukura, the White Kiwi Bird
Mount Bruce, New Zealand
Meet Manukura, the White Kiwi Bird and other national wildlife at Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre, a sanctuary for native wildlife.
Watch Majestic Whales All Year Round
Whale season is all year round and Kaikoura is one of the best spots to see the majestic mammals. Whales are not the only animals you'll see in Kaikoura. Popular for seals, and dolphins in the deep waters offshore, as well as albatross.
Throw yourself off the first commercially available bungee jump in the world
The Kawarau Bridge Bungy Is The Home Of Bungy Jumping. If there is one bungee you are going to do, it should be this one! It isn't the highest, but it is the original. Queenstown is the adrenaline rush capital. Start off your Queenstown bravery by throwing yourself off the original bridge. 43 meters of pure, heart-wrenching joy.
Prices start from $205 (NZD). Other bungee Jumps in New Zealand include the Ledge Bungy, the Nevis bungee (which is the highest at 134 meters) and the Auckland Bridge Bungy. Choose your jump, but don't leave New Zealand without at least one of these
Eat "The Burger" in Queenstown
I'm sure that bungee made you lose your appetite but you cannot go to Queenstown without trying the world-famous Fergburger. Not just a burger, but an institute. I mean, have you ever been to Queenstown if you haven't waited in that queue and ordered the Fergburger. Expect long queues all into the hours of the night and day. Be prepared to return, not just once but 6 times during your stay in Queenstown. Enjoy yourself "the best burger in the world"
Hike to Moke Lake
After those 6 Fergburgers, you're going to want to walk them off! Moke Lake is beautiful. It makes for a steady hike but one fantastic view. Moke lake is a local lake, it isn't on the tourist maps. Unsigned trails lead you up the fantastic viewpoints. And if it is secret local tips you are after, have a read of this secret hike to the best views of Moke Lake.
Cycle the Otago Rail Trail
Otago Rail Trail
The Otago Central Rail Trail was once a train track. The government have transformed this into a 150-kilometre walking, cycling track. This makes for a peaceful cycling journey filled with outdoor nature goodness and a great way to explore the less explored. Find out more about this track on the official website. There are no steep hills. Most people allow themselves 3-4 days to cover the whole track. You can rent a bicycle and there is plenty of accommodation options along the way.
Pan for gold Arrowtown
Arrowtown is charming and quirky – a delightful gold rush village nestled below the beautiful peaks that surround the sparkling Arrow River. A trip to New Zealand wouldn't be complete without putting Arrowtown on the bucket list. The Arrow River is 2 minutes from town. Hire a gold pan and away you go!
See the rare Hector dolphins in the wild
The Hector dolphin are rare but they love hanging out in Akaroa. They are known to swim around the eastern shore of the Akaroa harbour. Black Cat Cruises allows you to swim with these magnificent and rare dolphins or just see them out in the wild. This might be one of the top experiences you'll have in New Zealand.
Climb the world’s steepest street
Baldwin Street, Dunedin
I'm sure you didn't travel all the way to New Zealand just to walk the worlds steepest street. But whilst you're here, Dunedin is cool and that just happens to be where the worlds steepest street is
Go Punting on the Avon River
Christchurch's Avon river is beautiful, peaceful, calm and scenic. The best way to experience this is by punting down the river. See the changing face of the city and understand why it's called "the garden city"
Walk the Kepler Track
60 km circular track, walking through the beautiful landscape of the South Island of New Zealand and is situated near the town of Te Anau.
This is no easy walk. Averaging 4 days, 60km with a climb of over 2000 metres
Designed to show you all the best features of Fiordland - mountains, native forest, waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys.