Here’s a few useful links to help with planning your trip to Aotearoa New Zealand.
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By Julian Apse
Whether for a week or a month, New Zealand is always worth a visit. Check out some of our best routes and get started right away.
Not much time? No problem, come for a flying visit. If you like it, come back for a second, third or fourth visit.
Beaches, culture, nature and adventure
With only a week you can still experience a lot in New Zealand's North.
Travel to the Coromandel Peninsula for great beaches, surfing, sea kayaking and playful dolphins. Rotorua, is the geothermal hotspot of the North Island and known for Maori culture.
Continue through Lake Taupo to Tongariro Crossing - one of the most spectacular day hikes in the world. On the way home, stop for some Blackwater Rafting in Waitomo.
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By Alistair Guthrie
Wildlife, mountains and nerve tingling adventure
For a great South Island experience in a short space of time, this is the place to start.
From Christchurch make your way to Kaikoura for whale watching. Head to Nelson to discover the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park.
Follow the rugged West Coast and climb to ancient glaciers. Finally take sightseeing tour of the adventure capital, Queenstown with it's stunning alpine landscape.
By Tourism New Zealand
If you want to explore both islands, but don't have endless time, this route will give you taste of New Zealand's best highlights.
A little of everything!
Explore Auckland New Zealand's largest city. Travel to Rotorua for culture, activities and geothermal action.
Hike the Tongariro Crossing - one of the world's most spectacular day hikes. Enjoy city life in Wellington, then head south to Nelson and discover the Abel Tasman National Park,
Follow the West Coast down to Queenstown, the adventure capital before ending your journey in the innovative city of Christchurch.
By Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
If you have the time, this itinerary will allow you to discover everything that makes New Zealand so special.
Pretty much everything!
This itinerary has everything from dune surfing in the far north to nightly kiwi observation tours on Stewart Island at the very bottom of the South.
This route is your chance to experience New Zealand in all its variations. Take a lot of photographs, because this trip is truly EPIC and unforgettable!
By Fraser Clements
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