Here’s a few useful links to help with planning your trip to Aotearoa New Zealand.
December – February
March – May
June – August
September – November
Popular places to visit
Popular things to do
Share sunrises and explore ever-changing landscapes in New Zealand.
Share sunrises and explore ever-changing landscapes.
Self-drive is a popular way to explore New Zealand. Before renting a car or campervan, make sure you're familiar with driving in New Zealand.
New Zealand is fantastic to visit year-round. Find about our weather and seasons.
You don't need a visa to travel to New Zealand if you hold a valid Australian passport.
Expect plenty of warm welcomes in accommodation suitable for all travellers and budgets.
Various short walks under 4 hours
5 hours from Queenstown
4 hours 20 minutes from Christchurch
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is home of the highest mountains and the longest glaciers.
3 hours from Christchurch
1 hour 50 minutes from Hanmer Springs
2 hours from Picton Ferry Terminal
The picturesque coastal town of Kaikōura is the perfect place for marine life encounters, coastal walks, and tucking into a plate of crayfish.
2 hours 30 minutes to Auckland
1 hour to Rotorua
There are a number of Middle‑earth™ Experiences to discover not just in Hobbiton™
30 minutes from Queenstown
1 hour from Wanaka
15 minutes from Arrowtown
Central Otago is home to more than 80 wineries and well-known for its fresh produce and gourmet food
1 hour to Auckland
3 hours to Picton
3 hours 40 minutes to Tongariro National Park
There is so much to do in Wellington, from craft beer tasting to visiting Te Papa Museum
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