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Food & wine festivals

See & Do - Food & Drink

New Zealand’s cuisine deserves to be celebrated! Many festivals combine delicacies for the tastebuds with musical treats for the ears, and they ...

 

Kiwiana

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Kiwis are a creative, quirky lot in every respect, but their eccentricity culminates in Kiwiana cultural icons! Kiwiana describes all the unique ...

 

Walking & hiking in New Zealand

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Whether you're flying solo or you have a sizeable entourage, there are countless opportunities to get into the New Zealand countryside for a ...

 

Te Araroa – One of the World’s Longest Trails

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New Zealand boasts some stunning multi-day walks all over the country and if you’re into walking and hiking you’ll have heard of New Zealand’s ...

 

Heliski New Zealand

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This is the ultimate way to ski or board New Zealand. Imagine being airlifted deep into the backcountry with a small group of fellow ...

 

Black water rafting with Waitomo Adventures

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Sliding, swimming, clambering, crawling … pull on a padded wetsuit, steel-capped gumboots and a helmet with a headlight, and there’s nothing you ...

 

Rail journeys

Transport - See & Do

Train tracks traversing braided river valleys and volcanic fields, tunnels cutting through majestic mountains, and 19th Century viaducts ...

 

Rotorua – there’s a lot to do!

North Island - See & Do

This week I have been checking out Rotorua. This Kiwi city is well known for its mud pools and unique sulphurous aroma, but the place is much ...

 

Fishing & hunting in New Zealand

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From the one that got away to the one that didn't, you're guaranteed to find a new story to tell. Whether it's the thrill of a big game fish on ...

 

Experiencing New Zealand wildlife

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Since the arrival of humans in New Zealand, habitat disturbance, hunting and introduced predators have taken their toll, and many species are ...

 

Buses & coaches

Transport - See & Do

There are numerous bus, coach and shuttle options available throughout New Zealand, from scheduled services to coach packages, shuttles and ...

 

Experiencing the past

See & Do - Culture

Travel back in time and unearth ancient traditions and rich heritage on your journey through Aotearoa. Museums New Zealand’s museums exhibit an ...

 

Top 6 Māori cultural experiences

See & Do - Culture

Māori culture is unique to New Zealand and the cornerstone of the country's cultural make-up. It is far more than just a tourist atraction, and ...

 

The thrill and fear of the Shotover Canyon Swing

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I like to think I'm up for participating in most of New Zealand's crazy activities! I've jumped off a bridge with a bungy cord around my feet ...

 

Learn to speak basic Kiwi-ese, New Zealand Slang and Sayings

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Like all countries, New Zealand has its own slang. Familiarise yourself with basic Kiwi-ese words and sayings and you’ll be “away ...

 

Million-dollar Views from the Top of Mount Maunganui

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I’ve heard so much about the fantastic walk to the top of Mauao – the ‘Mount’ for which this place is named – that I’m really keen to try it, ...

 

Larger than Life

See & Do - Culture

If you like your art monumental, be sure to visit the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū and view Ron Mueck’s spectacular work chicken ...

 

Whitford and the Pohutukawa Coast: Auckland's rural treasures

North Island - See & Do

Next time you're visiting Auckland, don't limit yourself to the urban areas – New Zealand's largest city is surrounded by off-the-beaten-track ...

 

Weekend Escape to Akaroa

See & Do - South Island

Most people think dolphins, France and tourists when hearing Akaroa. And while Akaroa is a prime location for dolphin watching and French fare, ...

 

Billy Black’s Kiwi Culture Show

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Looking for an authentic experience of Kiwi country life? Tucked away in the rolling hills of Waikato’s King Country, a slice of life on the ...

 

Whale Watching

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New Zealand is renowned as one of the world’s best whale watching destinations, and this unique wildlife encounter should be on every visitor's ...

 

Urban Exploration

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One great aspect to New Zealand is that you often don’t have to travel into the backcountry to find a great walk. Exploring New Zealand on foot ...

 

Zorbing in Rotorua

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In the 1990s, two Kiwis were looking for a new adventure challenge and came up with the idea of jumping inside a large inflatable ball and ...

 

Wall Stories

Culture - See & Do

Like your art on a grand scale? Christchurch’s inner city has become one of the world’s best canvases for street art, the legacy of several ...

 

Ski & Snowboard Gear Guide

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Choosing the right gear is not just about deciding whether you’re a skier or snowboarder! Picking the right equipment starts with basic clothing ...

 

Action & adventure

See & Do - NZ Info

If you’re looking for action and adventure, then you’ve definitely come to the right place! New Zealand boasts a selection of white-knuckle ...

 

Family Trips

Transport - See & Do - NZ Info

New Zealand is a great place for a family adventure. Pack everyone up into the car, or fly to a new destination and pick up a ...

 

All Aboard the TranzAlpine

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Forget the Trans-Siberian train journey: book yourself a ticket to ride on New Zealand’s TranzAlpine! Regarded as one of the world's greatest ...

 

Experiencing Māori culture

See & Do - NZ Info

Māori cultural experiences rate highly on the highlights reel of travellers to New Zealand, and no matter where you are in the country, it's ...

 

Eco-friendly Travel

NZ Info - See & Do

Take only photos and leave only footprints – it’s an oldie but a goodie. New Zealand is famous for the beauty of its scenery, so make sure ...

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