New Zealand

“I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.”
– Andy Warhol

South Island, New Zealand
Mt. Cook – South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand is a small island country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean – comprising of the North Island and the South Island. The North Island is home to spectacular natural landscapes – stunning coastlines, active volcanoes, national parks, and tranquil beaches. The larger South Island is one of the world’s most beautiful destinations, featuring spectacular coastlines, majestic mountains, waterfalls, lakes and glaciers. The area is also renowned for its adventure water sports and fun outdoor activities.

Fun New Zealand Attractions, City Sightseeing Tours & Day Trips

North Island Attractions

  • The Bay of Islands
    Take a boat trip and keep an eye out for dolphins and whales.
  • Rotorua’s Tamaki Maori Village
    Journey back in time and experience Maori culture and traditions.
  • Wellington’s Te Papa Museum
    Learn about the history and culture of New Zealand at this world-class museum, located in Wellington.
  • Waitomo Gloworm Caves
    See New Zealand’s unique and world-famous Gloworms.
  • Lake Taupo
    Visit New Zealand’s largest lake.
  • Huka Falls
    Walk along the scenic banks of the Waikato River and marvel at one of the country’s most visited natural attractions.
  • Cathedral Cove on the Coromandel Peninsula
    This “must-see” site is famous for its dramatic cliffs and cave rock formation.
  • The Kapiti Coast
    Admire a gorgeous New Zealand sunset.
  • Ninety Mile Beach and the sacred Spirits Bay
    Visit one of New Zealand’s longest stretches of beach and Spirits Bay, a sacred place in Maori culture.
  • Kakadu National Park
    Popular nature reserve and a World-Heritage archaeological site.
  • New Plymouth
    See spectacular views of the Tasman Sea and Mt. Taranaki.
  • White Island
    See New Zealand’s most active volcano.
  • Hot Water Beach
    Famous for its natural underwater spring.
  • Sky Tower
    The popular landmark’s three Observation Decks provides visitors a stunning 360-degree view of Auckland.
  • Waimangu Volcanic Rift Valley
    Visit its thermal pools to enjoy the world’s largest hot spring.
  • Hobbiton Movie Set
    Take a Guided Tour of the site of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” film trilogies.

South Island Attractions

  • Milford Sound
    Famous for its towering waterfalls, beautiful fjords and lakes.
  • Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier
    Take a Helicopter Tour and get an up-close view of these stunning glaciers.
  • Abel Tasman National Park
    New Zealand’s smallest and most popular national park.
  • Golden Bay
  • The Catlins
    Famous for its three waterfalls – the McLean Falls, Purakaunui Falls and the Matai Falls.
  • Otago Peninsula
  • Queenstown
  • Pancake Rocks at Dolomite Point near Punakaiki
    Spectacular “must-see” limestone rocks and blowholes are the most visited attraction on the West Coast.
  • Aoraki / Mt. Cook
    Marvel at New Zealand’s highest peak.
  • Lake Pukaki
    On a clear day, you can see magnificent views of Mt. Cook.
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Kaikoura Coast
    A great place for whale-watching.
  • Waiheke Island
    Famous for its beautiful beaches and fine wines.

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North Island, New Zealand
White Island Volcano – North Island, New Zealand

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The Best Time To Visit New Zealand

Bear in mind that the seasons are the opposite of the seasons on the Northern Hemisphere.

The best time to visit New Zealand is February to April. Peak season is Summer (December-February) so expect crowds, especially at the beaches. Springtime (September-November) is also a good time to visit.

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