50 things to do in New Zealand Part 2

50 things not be missed in New Zealand


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.

Huka Falls, Taupo

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Imagine 220,000 litres of water per second roaring past. Now imagine seeing it from a jet boat. Yeah, you need to visit Huka Falls.

Kaikoura, Canterbury

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New Zealand’s premier whale-watching destination.

Karangahake Gorge, Bay of Plenty

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A historic wilderness area with numerous walks. Come to see antique railway lines, tunnels and other pieces of mining history.

Kawarau Bridge Bungy, Queenstown

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The world’s first commercial bungy operation, opened in 1988 and still going strong.

Kiwi spotting

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Wondering where to see kiwi birds in NZ? Try Trounson National Park, Te Puia, Orana Wildlife Park and any of our awesome zoos.

Lake Taupo

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Once a volcano that exploded so ferociously thousands of years ago, the ancient Romans saw it over in Europe!

Lake Wanaka, Otago

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A sparkling aquatic playground, perfect for sightseers, swimmers and, well, anyone, really.

Larnach Castle, Dunedin

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Our only castle, built back in 1871.

Manuka honey

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Famous around the world for its healthy properties. Available around the country, but a must-try before you leave.

Milford Sound, Fiordland

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Home to one of our greatest walking tracks – the Milford Track – as well as world-renowned cruises.

Moeraki Boulders, North Otago

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These are surreal, spherical boulders that have become an iconic attraction.

Mount Cook, Mackenzie Region

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Aoraki (Mount Cook) is our tallest mountain, at 3,724 metres.

Mount Hikurangi, Eastland

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The first place in the country to see the sunrise, and a sacred Maori place to boot.

New Chums Beach, Coromandel

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An untouched jewel in the crown that is the Coromandel Peninsula. Another absolute must-visit.

New Zealand salmon

If you love fresh salmon, you’ll love New Zealand. Visit Twizel or Golden Bay.

Otago vineyards

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Tantalise your tastebuds with a wine tour through Otago. Pop by Wanaka, Cromwell and Gibbston Valley.