Special interest itineraries

Destination Rotorua

Penguin Place

Tourism New Zealand

Special interest itineraries

Whatever you’re into, New Zealand has something especially for you! Align your New Zealand trip with your own particular interests by planning to take in special interest features and highlights ahead of your visit.

Culture & Art

Rotorua is a well-known destination for those seeking to sample from a range of exciting cultural activities. Waitangi, in the Bay of Islands, is another must-visit region – the site where European settlers forged their earliest relationships with the indigenous population.


For lovers of fine wine, the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail is a great starting point for planning. This signposted 380km touring route links the major wine-growing areas of Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa in the North Island before crossing to Marlborough.

Action & Adventure

The South Island is widely known for its adventure activities; visit Queenstown for a choice of adrenaline-pumping adventures like bungy jumping or jet boating; go for memorable alpine experiences in Wānaka, Mount Cook and Methven; give ice climbing a go at the West Coast's glaciers.


Incredible wildlife experiences are part of what makes the South Island unique. Here are some highlights: go on a whale- or dolphin-watching cruise in Kaikōura; see Little Blue Penguins return to shore at dusk in Oamaru; see albatrosses at Kaikoura or on the Otago Peninsula.


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