All of the adventure activities you've ever dreamed of - right on each others doorsteps.
It’s not the cold air at these two world-heritage listed glaciers that will take your breath away – it’s the experience. Do not leave New Zealand without walking on the Fox or Franz Josef Glaciers on the West Coast. Photo by @ruliak(opens in new window) on Instagram.
Hiking the stunning blue ice on Fox Glacier.
Get ready to take a leap of faith. Queenstown is the birthplace of the bungy. If you want to push yourself to edge and beyond this is the perfect place to do it; take a deep breath and experience what so many before you have. Photo by @emriga on Instagram.
Queenstown is commonly regarded as the adventure capital of the Southern Hemisphere. It was here that both jet boating and bungee jumping were invented – and both are at the top of most thrill-seeking visitors’ to-do lists. Photo by @iluvnewzealand(opens in new window) on Instagram.
A life changing moment can be had in Kaikōura, whose waters are teeming with whales and dolphins. All set against the stunning backdrop of the South Island’s spectacular Kaikoura Ranges. Photo by @kiwivraverra(opens in new window) on Instagram.
With its beautiful secluded beaches, tranquil waters and rich marine life, Nelson Tasman offers some of the most awesome sea kayaking in the world. All trips are fully guided and no experience is necessary. Photo by @serenalisney(opens in new window) on Instagram.
Wellington’s wētā Workshop(opens in new window) has produced some of the world’s biggest and best-loved films like The Hobbit, The Lord of The Rings, King Kong and others. While in Wellington, also make sure to check out Te Papa(opens in new window), New Zealand’s national museum and art gallery. Both are a must-do. Photo by @danniduric on Instagram.
No New Zealand holiday is complete without a trip on one of our rivers. Have the rafting experience of a lifetime on the Kaituna river - whether its grade 4 or 5, we’ll leave up to you. Of course, you could always do both. Photo by @h__olly on Instagram.
Rotorua is famous for its prolific geothermal activity, literally bursting with geysers (including the famous Pohutu Geyser at Te Puia(opens in new window)), bubbling mud pools and hot springs. Meet the locals and experience the best of Maori culture from performances to the traditional food.
With its crystal-clear waters and inquisitive, friendly marine life, The Poor Knights Islands and Marine Reserve on the Tutukaka Coast are rated as one of the top dive areas in the world. Photo by @chrissheath4(opens in new window) on Instagram.
Lawrence of Arabia meets Shaun White at Te Paki near Kaitaia and Cape Reinga – where you can surf down the giant Te Paki sand dunes. An absolute must-do. Sorry, no chairlifts. Photo by @alensinmypocket on Instagram.