60 must-dos in the Land of the Long White Cloud

A collection of 60 things we think you should do while you are here. These include walks, adrenaline activities, sights to see and foods to try!

The JUCY Crew have put together a list of 60 things we think you should to do while you are New Zealand, the Land Long White Cloud. They are not in any particular order but they are things that we have done, experienced and can personally recommend!

1. Walk the Tongariro Crossing – so rewarding

2. Enjoy fish & chips on a beach (must still be wrapped in the paper)

3. Hug Tane Mahuta – the MASSIVE native Kauri tree in Northland.

4. Go for a high speed jetboat ride

5. Tramp & Kayak the Abel Tasman

6. Take a Lord of the Rings tour & visit one of the sites

7. Visit Cape Reinga and stand at the tippy top of New Zealand and take in the view

8. Take a photo with you and a sheep (or many sheep – they are everywhere!)

9. Visit the Matakana Farmers Markets on a Saturday morning

10. Carve up the slopes on your snowboard (or skis) at Treble Cone in Wanaka

11. Go for a Surf at the Mount (Mount Maunganui)

12. Enjoy a Hokey Pokey ice cream in a cone from a dairy

13. Do a bungy jump – go on, don’t be chicken!

14. See the glow worms at Waitomo Caves

15. Be adventurous, go black water rafting

16. Give the “Hole in one” Challenge in Taupo a go. Good Luck!

17. Get a “Jump Shot” in every city you visit for your album

18. Go up the Sky Tower in Auckland. And if you are game enough jump off it. Or even walk around it!

19. Enjoy real Bluff Oysters from Bluff, NZ

20. Visit the cuuuute Yellow Eyed Penguins on the Otago Peninsula

21. Go Zorbing

22. Drink L&P – world famous in NZ

23. Enjoy a sunrise in Gisborne, the first place in the world to see the sun each day

24. Visit one of Auckland’s West Coast black sand beaches

25. Have a good old kiwi steak and cheese pie drowning in Watties tomato sauce!

26. Spot a whale in Kaikoura

27. Try NZ’s tasty and delicious fresh food and produce – so yummy

28. Crayfish from Kaikoura in white bread on the beach

29. Do some “mean as” bombs (jump) off a jetty!

30. Attend a 7s Weekend (or game) in Wellington

31. Visit Orakei Korako thermal island & then take a jet boat down stream

32. Outdoor ice skating at Lake Tekapo

33. Visit Tiritiri Matangi

34. Drive over the Crown Range in Southland

35. Kayak on the Whanganui River

36. Visit Stewart Island

37. Eat a lamington, oh yeah – you won't look back!

38. Visit NZ vineyards as you travel the country & do some wine tasting (and purchase the products!)

39. Picnics. Everyone loves a good old picnic

40. Spend a day hiking on a glacier in the South Island – anyone can do it! Breathtaking!

41. Puzzle World in Wanaka – crazy stuff

42. Walk the Milford Track – one of the world's most famous walks

43. Catching waves anywhere at dawn in New Zealand!

44. Eat Pineapple Lumps. A LOT of pineapple lumps

45. Jump out of a plane – Skydiving is a thrill

46. Go white water rafting

47. Swim with dolphins and seals

48. Have a beer in a small town pub and chit-chat with the locals

49. Visit the Te Papa museum in Wellington

50. See bubbling mud in Rotorua, experience the culture (and the smell)

51. Visit Russell – New Zealand's first capital city

52. Pamper yourself at Hamner Springs Thermal Pools – you deserve it!

53. Attend a Maori Culture show

54. Take a day trip to Waiheke Island by ferry

55. Experience a “Burger Fuel” Burger

56. Go “off the beaten track” and experience some rural NZ

57. Visit Hot Water Beach in the Coromandel and dig your own bath in the sand

58. Hike to Cathedral Cove in the Coromandel

59. See a “Kiwi” bird

60. Attend an All Blacks Rugby match (or any other rugby match for that matter!)

We love NZ! 

Lucy & the JUCY Crew xx

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