We challenged 3 teams to take on loads of epic challenges amidst a stunning Kiwi backdrop… Check out their journey below and then start planning yours.

Northland & Bay of Islands
Tapeka Point, Northland & Bay of Islands

By Matt Crawford

Northland & Bay of Islands
Waitangi, Northland & Bay of Islands

By TNZ

Rotorua
Hells Gate, Rotorua

By Matt Crawford

Rotorua
Rotorua Canopy Tours, Rotorua

By Matt Crawford

Queenstown
Fergburger, Queenstown

By Matt Crawford

Queenstown
Canyon Swing, Queenstown

By Matt Crawford

Queenstown
Kiwi Experience, Queenstown

By Matt Crawford

Northland & Bay of Islands
Opononi sandboarding, Northland & Bay of Islands

By Matt Crawford

Northland & Bay of Islands

Northland & Bay of Islands

Highlights

  • Explore historic Russell
  • Easy climb to top of Tapeka Point
  • Panoramic views
Northland & Bay of Islands

Northland & Bay of Islands

Highlights

  • Discover the birth place of our nation
  • Witness epic cultural performances
  • Experience the treaty grounds
Rotorua

Rotorua

Highlights

  • Experience geothermal wonders
  • Bathe in Hells Gate mud
  • Discover traditional Maori culture
Rotorua

Rotorua

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Queenstown

Queenstown

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Queenstown

Queenstown

Highlights

  • Experience the Shotover Canyon Swing
  • Pure adrenaline
  • 109m above the Shotover River

Highlights

  • Flexible guided bus travel
  • Hop-on hop-off as you please
  • Explore epic New Zealand

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Northland & Bay of Islands

Northland & Bay of Islands

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