Dive turquoise water, walk on active volcanoes, drink wine or simply relax in the wilderness.
You can get to Stewart Island, New Zealand's third largest island, by sea or air. Stay in Halfmoon Bay (also known as Oban), or walk along one of Rakiura National Park's 280km of walking tracks. Marvel at the widlife including blue penguins or brown kiwi - who outnumber the 600 humans who live there.
Kapiti Island is home to some of New Zealand's most endangered birds with the protected waters teeming with marine life. For an alternative accomodation style, try glamping and fully immerse yourself in nature.
With a population of about 600, the Chatham Islands are so remote, they even have their own time zone (45 minutes ahead of New Zealand). With regular flights from Auckland and Wellington, you can fly straight into the wilderness where you'll taste great seafood and witness fascinately nature and wildlife.
Be inspired by visitors' photos of New Zealand nature and wildlife