Destinations

 

Wānaka: a scenic fashion hub

Destinations - Shopping - See & Do

Fashionistas will want to jot this one down in your travel plans: New Zealand has an epic shopping destination all our own, and it’s nestled ...

 

Timaru

Destinations - South Island

Promoted historically as “the Riviera of the South”, Timaru is a popular summer destination for a seaside holiday, especially when the ...

 

Hanmer Springs & Hurunui

Destinations - South Island - See & Do

The alpine spa resort of Hanmer Springs is the jewel in the crown of the Hurunui District’s tourist attractions. Coming a close second, though, ...

 

46° below: Explore the Subantarctic Islands this summer

Destinations - See & Do

Expand the 'travel local' mantra slightly and scratch your travel itch in the Subantarctic Islands. Your passport might be gathering dust, but ...

 

Taranaki catches the eye of Lonely Planet

Destinations - North Island

The tranquil, beautiful Taranaki region has joined such locations as The Azores in Portugal, Choquequirao in Peru and The Tuamotus, French ...

 

Tūroa Ski Area

North Island - See & Do

Tūroa Ski Area offers varied terrain and features both Australasia’s longest vertical descent and New Zealand’s highest lift, the six-seater ...

 

North Island Itinerary

Destinations - North Island - Travel Guides

The South Pacific’s largest city, Auckland, is the arrival point for many to the North Island, a place of endless natural beauty and fascinating ...

 

South Island Itinerary

South Island - See & Do

Explore the spectacular scenery and discover the amazing wildlife of the rugged South Island – but take time to enjoy the fascinating cities and ...

 

Porters Alpine Resort

Destinations - South Island - See & Do

Laid back and accessible, Porters Alpine Resort is a fantastic and welcoming field just 89km from Christchurch - and the drive swings past the ...

 

Rainbow Ski Area

Destinations - South Island - See & Do

Less than two hours’ drive from Nelson or Blenheim, Rainbow overlooks Lake Rotoiti in Nelson Lakes National Park. The views from the top are ...

 

Special interest itineraries

Destinations - See & Do - Travel Guides

Whatever you’re into, New Zealand has something especially for you! Align your New Zealand trip with your own particular interests by planning ...

 

Tukino Ski Field

See & Do

Nestled on the eastern slopes of Mount Ruapehu, Tukino offers the combination of adventure and lack of crowds, coupled with the friendliness and ...

 

Temple Basin

Destinations

Temple Basin is an amazing ski and snowboarding area in the middle of the Southern Alps, surrounded by the beauty of the alpine Arthur’s Pass ...

 

Exploring Whanganui

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Whanganui is a pleasant town on the banks of the Whanganui River. A busy main street lined with rustling green trees and colourful flower ...

 

Exploring Wellington

North Island - Food & Drink - Shopping - Stay - See & Do

Wellington is not only the nation’s political centre but in many ways the cultural centre. It contains numerous museums, galleries and theatres, ...

 

Exploring Waitaki

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

The Waitaki region has an eclectic range of attractions. Oamaru’s Blue Penguin colony is sure to delight wildlife lovers, the region’s geology ...

 

Exploring Waikato & Waitomo

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

At the heart of the Waikato is Hamilton, a riverside city that’s close enough to Auckland for some commuters. The Waikato River bisects the ...

 

Exploring the West Coast

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

A number of attractions on the West Coast explore its pioneering and mining history, while the nation’s most famous, accessible and spectacular ...

 

Exploring the Wairarapa

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

The Wairarapa is increasingly known as a gourmand's little paradise. Modern Wairarapa has embraced wine in a big way, and enthusiasts will find ...

 

Exploring The Coromandel

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

A rustic and unspoilt landscape, The Coromandel boasts rich heritage, rainforest and a spectacular coastline. Built on gold, it's now a famous ...

 

Exploring the Bay of Plenty

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Separated by a glistening harbour, Tauranga and Mount Maunganui offer an idyllic lifestyle in a region bathed in sunshine. Tauranga Harbour is a ...

 

Exploring Taupō

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

The main centre of the Central North Island is Taupō, a lakeside resort offering an excellent range of accommodation, dining and activities. ...

 

Exploring Taranaki

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Presided over by the majestic, conical Mount Taranaki, the region combines the gentle charms of rural New Zealand with the surprisingly ...

 

Exploring Southland & Stewart Island

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Known for the ‘southern hospitality’ of its down-to-earth locals, Invercargill is a medium-sized town that makes a great base for exploring the ...

 

Exploring Ruapehu

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Thrust up by the Earth’s powerful forces, the active volcanic triumvirate of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngāuruhoe watch over the central North ...

 

Exploring Rotorua

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

You’ll smell Rotorua before you see it – a distinctive sulphur smell identifies this as an active geothermal area. The geothermal activity ...

 

Exploring Queenstown

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Queenstown has a well-deserved reputation as the adventure capital of New Zealand. Bungy jumping and the Shotover Jet have become iconic ...

 

Exploring Northland & Bay of Islands

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Northland offers a spectacular coastal and marine environment with excellent beaches, truly world-class diving and hundreds of islands to ...

 

Exploring Nelson & Abel Tasman

South Island - Food & Drink - Shopping - Stay - See & Do

There’s so much on offer in Nelson and the Abel Tasman that it can be hard to know where to start! There are plenty of ways to explore the ...

 

Exploring Mount Cook & Mackenzie

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

The Mackenzie offers some of the best stargazing in the world. Besides the big sky, there’s blue lakes, sweeping vistas and, of course, the ...

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