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 ...
Aotearoa/New Zealand is home to a bewildering array of things to see, do and experience – here’s the highlight reel.
New Zealand’s spectacular landscapes range from rugged mountain ranges and forest-cloaked valleys to exquisite turquoise lakes and golden beaches.
Do it Absorb the extraordinary sight of Milford Sound.
New Zealand will give you the chance to interact with wildlife that exists nowhere else on earth – from snow-dwelling parrots to the strange kiwi bird.
Do it Watch kiwi forage at a special nocturnal house.
Revel in the superb range of adventure activities on offer in incredible landscapes – from hiking and blackwater rafting to the extreme thrills of globe riding or skydiving.
Do it Summon all your courage and bungy jump!
Geothermal activity means an abundance of hot mineral pools around the country – many of them developed into enticing landscaped complexes and day spas.
Do it Indulge in a hot mineral pool followed by a Māori massage.
Experience life among New Zealand’s melting pot of cultures and discover a modern, sophisticated society that’s open-minded and innovative.
Do it Explore the colourful capital of the Pacific, Auckland City.
In buzzing cities and in small country towns, enjoy a genuine Kiwi welcome from people known around the world as being honest, open and friendly.
Do it Do as the locals do and bond over a cold beer in a country pub.
Learn the myths and traditions of the indigenous Māori people and experience a slice of New Zealand culture as it has been for hundreds of years.
Do it Join a guided marae visit and taste a traditional hāngi cooked underground.