See & Do

Get out and explore beautiful Aotearoa. While you're out there, be sure to support the local businesses in your area – and tell them you read about them on What's Hot New Zealand.

Albatross Encounter

Kaikōura | Wildlife encounter

Kaikōura is famous for whales and dolphins, but did you know it is also known as the albatross capital of the world?



Ngāi Tahu duo Cate Grace and Lou McLeod’s venture AMIKI (from the universal Esperanto language meaning “to make friends”) was inspired by their lead guide, Riwai, who after the Canterbury earthquakes discovered people wanted to create memories and experie ...

Caroline’s Kombi Tours


The VW Kombi has become a Kiwi icon representing freedom and touring beautiful landscapes, so what better way to see New Zealand?

Crater Rim Walks


Nicole Elwood’s parents are the inspiration behind her venture, Crater Rim Walks. For years they organised guided Sunday walks and have passed that knowledge on to their daughter, who now offers daily walks sharing panoramic views, picturesque bays and qu ...

Dolphin Encounter

Kaikōura | Wildlife encounter

If you do need a reason to visit Kaikōura, joining a tour to see the acrobatic and energised Dusky dolphins could be the just the persuasion required.

Explore Waipara Wine Tours


Explore Waipara’s mission is “sharing our passion of the wines, the people and the region of Waipara” and they do this with a focus on bespoke, wine-focused tours.

Quake City


Quake City tells stories of heroism, hope and loss from the Canterbury earthquakes – the devastating series of seismic events that rocked the region in 2010 and 2011.

Riverside Kitchen


This light and bright space in central-city gem Riverside Market is the place to come together and learn about the best of Canterbury’s seasonal produce.

Taupo Tandem Skydiving

Taupō | Skydiving

Skydive with NZ’s original skydiving company, with amazing views from 15,000ft and 60 seconds in freefall, reaching over 200kph!

Whale Watch Kaikoura

Kaikōura | Attraction

Whale Watch is New Zealand’s only marine-based whale watching company operating year round.

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Christchurch | Attraction

Founded by the Willis family more than four decades ago, Willowbank is still owned and operated by members of the founding family. With more than 120,000 annual visitors, and growing, Willowbank is popular with local, national and international visitors.

Ziptrek Ecotours

Queenstown | Zipline tours

Ziptrek Ecotours is NZ’s #1 original zipline tour and is a spectacular and fun eco-adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown, situated on Skyline Gondola hill.

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