Recommended Trips

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Whether you're visiting New Zealand for a few days or a few months, you'll find ideas here to help you plan your itinerary.

Take a look at these itineraries for the North Island, South Island, Middle‑Earth and all of New Zealand. Choose trips to suit your interests and how much time you have.

Remember, although New Zealand is relatively small and compact, there's certainly a lot to see. The longer you stay, the more you'll be able to enjoy.

Middle‑Earth Itineraries 

Choose from a Halfling's Ramble, Elven Magic or the Ultimate Middle‑earth itinerary. 

North Island trips

Your North Island itinerary can take in volcanoes, bubbling mud pools and shooting geysers, lazing on idyllic islands and exploring exciting metropolises.

South Island trips

Home to 10 of New Zealand's 14 national parks, the South Island is known for its jaw-dropping alpine scenery, icy glaciers and fun wildlife experiences.

 

Travel times and distances calculator

Get walking, cycling and driving times between two points in New Zealand with our easy-to-use travel times and distances calculator.

 

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