50 things to do in New Zealand Part 1
New Zealand doesn’t get almost 2.5 million international visitors (from Statistics New Zealand) to its shores each year for nothing! If you’re planning a holiday to Aotearoa, make sure to pop a few of these ideas on your to-do list.
90 Mile Beach, Northland
A beach so long it’s classed as a highway! Great sand dunes and ocean swimming.
A charming French settlement with a scrumptious cafe culture.
Arthurs Pass, Canterbury
For forest and mountain scenery, with plenty of mischievous kea, visit Arthurs Pass.
Baldwin Street, Dunedin
The steepest street in the world.
Blue Lake, Nelson Lakes National Park
The clearest lake in the world.
Bluff oysters, Southland
Famously delicious oysters, enjoyed around New Zealand between March and August
Cape Palliser, Wairarapa
WARNING: Contains historic lighthouse (built 1897), adorable seals and stunning ocean views.
Cape Reinga, Northland
Cape Reinga is where two oceans meet at NZ’s northernmost point.
Cape Foulwind Seal Colony, West Coast
Unfortunate name, but amazing seal colony.
Cathedral Cove, Coromandel
A famous ‘must-visit’ of NZ.
Doubtful Sound, Fiordland
Don’t doubt, Doubtful Sound features nature at its best. Book a cruise to enjoy its ‘sound of silence’.
Fossicking for gold
NZ history is filled with gold. To try your hand at finding some, visit Arrowtown or Shantytown.
Fox and Franz Joseph Glaciers, West Coast
Grab a scenic flight, lace up your hiking boots or drive on up to one of these glaciers, almost adjacent to each other.
Goat Island Marine Reserve, just north of Auckland
Established in 1975 – our first marine reserve. Excellent swimming, snorkelling and diving.
Hamurana Springs, Rotorua
The deepest freshwater spring in the North Island, surrounded by a pristine nature sanctuary.
Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata
Need we say more?
NZ has numerous natural and commercial hot springs. Try Rotorua, Hot Water Beach and Hanmer Springs.