PLAY NZ is the world’s first gameplay walkthrough of the real world, where you can experience the best of New Zealand in the style of a video game.
You may not be able to visit us at the moment, but you can access exciting open world adventure through immersive 180° and 360° experiences below.
Consider it a vacation for your eyes.
Find yourself in a realm unlike any other, a realm where you are welcomed as whānau (that means family). You don’t need mystical powers or skills, everyone is welcome to unlock New Zealand.
This place is home to more characters than every open world game combined. You’ll meet characters so real, you can literally feel their welcome. Be sure to strike up a conversation along your journey, it’s the best way to get the lie of the land and some insider tips.
Arthur and Morgan are just a couple of the spirited inhabitants of this land. And although they may share a transtasman-like sibling rivalry, they’re only ever warm and friendly with visitors. In fact you’re always welcome to join these self-proclaimed ‘Culinary Experts’ for some delicious local produce; just be ready for the heated ‘debate’ over whose turn it is to cook.
Tāne is a Kaitiaki of the forest. The Kaitiaki are the guardians of these lands, here to protect them and ensure that all those who visit care for our sacred place. Not all the Kaitiaki are as at one with the forest as Tāne, but that speaks to just how proud he is of the place he calls home. The Kaitiaki invite everyone who visits to take the Tiaki promise, as a symbol of their commitment to care for New Zealand.
This land is full of wild and wonderful experiences, but where to start? Lucky for visitors, wherever you wander you’re likely to bump into a helpful character who would love to guide you on your adventure and show off the local sights and sounds. Perhaps that’s a local just like Teresa Green, a botanical and ornithological expert, with a love for the flightless Kiwi and a keen eye for the best lunch spots.
Tim is the local, mythical Minotaur. But he’s not the only legend to roam these majestic lands. This place has a deep-rooted mythology that spans the beginning of time to present day. When Tim’s not dancing, he can be found hiking the blockbuster scenery, or shooting home movies at his workshop in the heart of Middle‑earth™. If you bump into one of the mythological beings, remember these beasts can be a little selfie-shy.
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