There's too much to miss in New Zealand

Whether your young (or young at heart) a trip to New Zealand lets you truly feel free again. Yes the scenery is beautiful, but it’s all the amazing experiences packed into one cool little country that really makes New Zealand the ultimate traveller’s playground.

Like you, we think that New Zealand is a pretty cool place. Yes, the scenery is amazing - the whole place is packed with beautiful beaches, native forests, glaciers, volcanoes, fiords and mountains. There’s a whole lot of awesome outdoor activities around, so you can actually get in amongst nature, and not just take photos. Plus the people are really friendly and fun - as well as Kiwis you’ll meet a whole lot of different travellers from all over the place. There’s also a lot of really cool other stuff like Maori culture, outdoor music festivals, local events and vibrant urban spaces that you may not know about, but which are equally as awesome. Pack all of that in to a country that isn’t that big and you’ve definitely got a recipe for some good times. There's really too much to do in New Zealand so we've put together a few ideas of to get your started.

1. Splash, swim, surf - New Zealand is a water paradise with thousands of kilometres of coastline and countless rivers and lakes to get out on

2. Get your hands on a campervan and take your own tiki tour (a sight-seeing journey with no particular destination in mind) of the country

3. Alternatively let someone else do the driving by travelling around New Zealand on a hop-on, hop-off bus. You can make new friends or jump ship if you don't like who's sitting next to you.

4. Meet the locals. Swim with dolphins, seals, whales (no actually best to watch whales from a boat!), check out native kiwi birds and penguins in wild or in the conservation grounds of the Karori Wildlife Sanctury

5. Throw yourself off a bridge, out of a plane, down a hill, into a cave or along a river for some pants-wetting fun 

6. Get to Queenstown, adventure capital of the world that parties all year round and has the best burgers in the country 

7. Learn somthing such as how to do the Haka like New Zealand's national rugby team the All Blacks or cook a meal in a traditional Maori earth oven

8. Find an incredible view by climbing the volcano in central North Island that doubles as Mordor, walking up a West Coast glacier or walking around the top of Auckland's Sky Tower

9. Take advantage of the country's geothermal activity and dig your own hot water spa pool at Hot Water Beach or see boiling mud pools in Rotorua

10. Stand in front of a round green door on the set of the Hobbit and tour other Middle-earth filming locations 

11. Get amongst New Zealand largest student population in Dunedin 

12. Be among the first in the world to bring in the New Year at the Rhythm & Vines music festival on the East Cape or for some mid-year fun head to the Queenstown Winter Festival for 10 days of carnage known as the ‘Southern Hemisphere’s Ultimate Winter Party’ 


Now that’s all very nice, but how do you actually go about sorting a trip here? Well we’re glad you asked. On this page you’ll find pretty much everything you need to know (or at least a link to it)

After all of that if you’re still not convinced that New Zealand is incredibly awesome then we’ve included a whole page with links to your fellow travelers reassuring you that it is – don’t say we didn’t tell you so.

So what do you think?  You’re only young once, and New Zealand is the perfect place to make the most of it.  Have a look around, start sorting your New Zealand trip and get yourself down here. There really is too much to miss.


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