What's Hot travel guides

Whether you're exploring your own back yard, taking a trip to a new corner of Aotearoa, or having the ultimate Kiwi experience, we've got guides and itineraries to help you along the way. Find the best of New Zealand destinations – as well as how to get there, what to do while you're there, and the hidden gems to explore along the way.


Skiing and snowboarding in New Zealand

28 June 2021

Looking for the inside scoop/latest slope action on New Zealand ski fields? What’s Hot New Zealand has your ultimate guide to snowsports in New Zealand. The variety of skiing and snowboarding...


National itinerary

07 June 2020

Want to see the whole country? You’ll need at least two weeks to get the best picture of both North and South Islands, and four is even better! A popular option is to arrive in Auckland, travel...


New Zealand must-dos for a quick trip

07 June 2020

Even if you’ve only got a short time to do a bit of backyard tourism, there’s always time to enjoy some of the best of what the country has to offer. Whether you’ve got a long weekend or a...


New Zealand wine regions

05 June 2020

New Zealand has 10 significant wine-growing regions. The largest are Marlborough, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne in Eastland, but Central Otago is rapidly growing as a producer of Pinot Noir, and...


New Zealand ski fields – where to start

04 June 2020

New Zealand offers some of the world’s best skiing, with a huge number of fields ranging from the clubbies to the fully equipped commercial fields, all of them set against stunning scenic...


Public transport

04 June 2020

If you would prefer not to drive, there are plenty of other options to choose from. Buses, trains and ferries offer convenient and economical travel around New Zealand, while domestic air travel will...

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