Cities & regions
There’s much to explore in New Zealand’s 28 regions and 13 cities. From buzzing city life with its killer shopping and dining through to sleepy ...
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New Zealand is blessed with an abundance of experiences, whether you’re a backpacker on a budget, enjoying a great family holiday or seeking a luxury escape. Discover is your passport to finding out everything you need to know, from what kind of weather to expect to understanding and experiencing Māori culture and getting up close and personal with New Zealand’s unique wildlife, including the rare kiwi bird. Thrillseekers looking to sample the best of white-knuckle New Zealand can choose from a raft of adventure activities, including bungy jumping and jet boating, while premium ski and snowboard areas and spectacular walking tracks offer less extreme great outdoors options. Want to sip some the world’s best wines and sample gourmet fare? You’ve come to the right place! Enjoy Marlborough’s Sauvignon Blanc in the vineyard with the winemaker and then dine on New Zealand’s lauded beef, lamb or ocean-fresh seafood. Those looking to scratch a shopping itch will find fantastic boutiques and galleries awaiting discovery and stocking everything from high-end fashion to Kiwiana kitsch. And you can’t leave without catching one of New Zealand’s iconic events – from Christchurch’s World Buskers Festival to the Queenstown Winter Festival, Wellington’s World of WearableArt and the Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, there’s much to inspire.