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  • Maori Warrior, Te Puia, Rotorua Image: Destination Rotorua
  • Amazing views from the Kepler Track, Fiordland Image: Destination Fiordland. Pho
  • Climbing up an internal waterfall at Waitomo Caves. Image: Discover Waitomo
  • Walking on Franz Josef Glacier, West Coast. Image: Tourism West Coast
  • The Mite-y Toe-path, Mitre Peak, Milford Sound. Image: Destination Fiordland. Ph
  • The Viaduct waterfront dining precinct in central Auckland. Image: Tourism Auck

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Autumn in New Zealand

Summer is officially over, but autumn weather in New Zealand is often pleasant enough that outdoor activities don't have to stop just yet. You might also notice Kiwis talking, attending and even living and breathing rugby now that the season has started! And even if it’s cold out, you can grab a glass of good New Zealand red wine, curl up somewhere warm inside, and admire the autumn foliage.

 

NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER

Kia ora! New Zealand is a fantastic part of the world. I’d encourage you to come and visit us if you haven’t already.

John Key - Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism

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WELCOME TO NZ

Travel to New Zealand and discover wilderness and cosmopolitan cities, breathtaking landscapes and fascinating Maori culture. From the North Island to the South Island, destination-nz.com has New Zealand travel information covered. Browse outdoor adventures, shopping and restaurants, book your New Zealand accommodation and transport and get ready for the holiday of a lifetime!

 

Sustainable New Zealand
NZ has 14 national parks and a massive one-third of its land area is protected. Its wildlife sanctuaries are at the forefront of species management and numerous companies have already achieved carboNZero certification.

 

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  • Maori Guide at Excavated Whare, Buried Village, Rotorua
  • MAORI CULTURE

  • New Zealand’s rich Maori culture is both unique and remarkable.

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  • Relaxing at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa. Image: Hurunui Tourism
  • REST & RELAX

  • Spas, luxury retreats and natural thermal hot pools – NZ spells sheer relaxation.

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  • Camping in the Kaimai Ranges, Bay of Plenty. Image: Tourism Bay of Plenty
  • BACKPACKING

  • Plenty of cheap options for hostels, campervans, buses and activities.

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  • Image: Destination Queenstown
  • SKI & SNOWBOARD

  • New Zealand's mountains and ski areas make for a snowboard and ski heaven.

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  • Image: Skyline Skyrides, Destination Rotorua
  • FOOD & SHOPPING

  • Indulge in gourmet NZ food and wine, and discover world-class shopping.

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  • Essential Information

  • Essential Info

    Important travel info and fast facts for anyone visiting New Zealand.

  • Seasons

  • Seasons

    Find out about the New Zealand weather and climate.

  • Qualmark
  • Qualmark

  • Qualmark

    Learn about NZ tourism's official mark of quality.

  • Learn Kiwi-ese

  • Learn Kiwi-ese

    Learn basic slang and sayings with our Kiwi-English dictionary.

  • Contributors

  • Contributors

    Find out about the intrepid NZ travellers who write for this site.

  • Maps

  • Maps

    Printable New Zealand maps and regional maps.

  • Distance charts

  • Distance Charts

    Driving distances to help you plan your New Zealand travel.

 

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