In a country with as many mountain ranges and volcanoes as ours, huge views are part of the package.
Wherever you travel in New Zealand, there’s always an opportunity to put yourself in front of a fabulous view.
Fantastic urban panoramas can be found at the top of Mount Eden and One Tree Hill in Auckland, Mount Victoria in Wellington, the top of the Port Hills in Christchurch and Flagstaff Hill in Dunedin.
Other vistas around the country can be more difficult to access, but are definitely worth the effort. These include the views from the summits of Mount Iron in Wanaka and Mount Hikurangi on East Cape.
And there are many views that don’t require any climbing at all, such as the weird boulders at Moeraki on the Otago Coast and the outrageous Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki.
Art adds another dimension to the sights you’ll encounter in New Zealand. Paddle a kayak to the rock carvings at Mine Bay in Taupo or walk the streets of Katikati, where intricate murals record the town’s history.