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?

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.

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.

Ravenscar House Museum

Art gallery | Christchurch

Ravenscar House Museum is the stylish new home for the cherished art collection of Susan and Jim Wakefield.

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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