Experience the real New Zealand; a place where soaring mountains, golden sand beaches and ancient forests are all within a few hours' drive. 

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West Coast
Fox Glacier, West Coast

By Alistair Guthrie

Lake Taupo
Mine Bay, Lake Taupo

By Alistair Guthrie

Northland & Bay of Islands
Performer in front of Meeting House, Northland & Bay of Islands

By Waitangi National Trust

Queenstown
Shotover Jet, Queenstown

By Tourism New Zealand

Nelson
Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson

By Gareth Eyres

Christchurch - Canterbury
Spring time lupins, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Miles Holden

Auckland
Rangitoto, Auckland

By Julian Apse

Central Otago
Nugget Point, Central Otago

By Miles Holden

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Highlights

  • Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers
  • West Coast Tree Top Walk
  • Punakaiki Pancake Rocks
West Coast

West Coast

Take a walk or heli-hike to Fox and Franz Josef glaciers

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Highlights

  • Take a boat cruise to Mine Bay carvings
  • Fly over Tongariro National Park
  • Visit Orakei Korako Geothermal Park
Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo

Visit impressive landscapes and cultural gems in Lake Taupo.

Recommended trip

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Highlights

  • Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Explore the forest home of Tane Mahuta
  • Paddle a waka with local Maori
Northland & Bay of Islands

Northland & Bay of Islands

Experience the rich history and Māori culture of Waitangi.

Recommended trip

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Highlights

  • Take an exhilarating jet boat ride
  • Get your thrills with a bungy jump
  • Take in the views from a gondola
Queenstown

Queenstown

Take a jet boat ride through stunning scenery.

Recommended trip

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Highlights

  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Cycle the Tasman’s Great Taste Trail
  • Nelson’s thriving artisan community
Nelson

Nelson

Pristine golden beaches to untouched native forest.

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Highlights

  • Explore the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail
  • See the world's largest Dark Sky Reserve
  • Witness NZ's highest peak up close
Christchurch - Canterbury

Tekapo

Soak up epic scenery on the cycle trail.

Recommended trip

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Highlights

  • Sunset kayak to Rangitoto Island
  • Get up close to whales and dolphins
  • Shuck your own oysters at Mahurangi
Auckland

Auckland

Get outdoors with kayaking, zip-lining, canyoning and more.

Recommended trip

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Highlights

  • Explore the coastline of Nugget Point
  • Savour the freshest local produce
  • Visit Stewart Island's amazing wildlife
Dunedin

Dunedin

Landscapes filled with natural wonders.

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