Things to See & Do

You’re never short of things to do in New Zealand. Exploring the natural environment – scenic vistas glaciers, native bush, majestic mountains, geothermal wonders – is really an absolute must, but you’ll also find all manner of parties, festivals, and entertainment happening all year. Wine, music, arts and crafts, sports, horse racing, dance, comedy, fashion, flowers, architecture, buskers, scallops and even huhu grubs take their turn – if people like it, it probably has its own festival! In between big dates and scenic and natural highlights there’s any number of activities to get stuck into, from the nation’s wide range of famous adrenaline-surging adventure activities to getting out on the water, relaxing at a spa, skiing on a volcano, hitting the golf course or visiting unique cultural or heritage attractions – it’s all here, and much, much more besides.