Attractions and Activities

New Zealand has an unlimited range of tourist attractions and activities, located throughout the country. Whether you are looking for adrenaline-pumping adventure, or a relaxing game of golf, there is an activity or attraction to suit everyone's tastes, age, culture and budget in New Zealand. more

Attractions and activities in New Zealand include bungy jumping, sky diving, glacial hiking, horse trekking, health and beauty relaxation treatments, scenic flights, fishing and so much more.

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NZ Adventure

New Zealand is the home of adventure tourism – take your pick from 4WD off-roading, bungy jumping, white water sports, caving, canyoning, diving, snorkelling, glacier hiking, gliding, paragliding, horse-riding, skiing, hunting, jet-boating, mountaineering, skydiving and more...(search NZ adventure directory)

NZ Art, Galleries and Artists

Enjoy a vibrant arts scene by visiting local artists, galleries and studios throughout the country. New Zealand enjoys a rich artistic culture, with a wide range work including painting, carving, ceramics, glass, jewellery, leather, metal, music, photography, printmaking, sculpture and more...(seach NZ arts and culture directory)

NZ Performing Arts and Culture

With diverse and creative talents celebrated in and inspired by New Zealand itself, it's not surprising that visitors can enjoy performing arts and culture throughout the country. You can relax in our welcoming cafe culture or take a creative workshop in jewellery making, bone carving, flax weaving, woodturning or so much more! New Zealand culture, richly influenced by Maori and Pacific cultures is just waiting for you to discover it...(seach NZ performing arts and culture directory)

NZ Attraction and Activity Passes

Find out how to maximise your budget whilst on holiday in New Zealand with a range of discount vouchers, passes, accommodation and activity packages offered by leading backpacker and discount holiday specialists. Advice on planning a itinerary for short or long holidays is also available...(search NZ attraction and activity passes directory)

NZ Boats, Sailing and Charters

You're spoilt for choice with ocean, lake and river cruises and charters available throughout New Zealand for all types of boats, budgets and sailors. Including top-end skippered luxury cruises to fishing charters in some of the world's best fishing spots, plus sailing schools to get you started....(search NZ boats, sailing and charters directory)

NZ Day Spas, Health and Beauty

Relax and rejuvenate at one of the many spas, springs and health resorts throughout New Zealand. Massages, scrubs, wraps, facials, beauty treatments and relaxation therapies are offered with or without accommodation in thermal reserves, natural springs or resorts far away from anyone and anywhere...(search NZ day spas, health and beauty directory)

NZ English Language Schools and Study

Study English language at one of the English language schools and colleges in New Zealand and enjoy a high-standard of teaching, small class sizes and friendly atmospheres. New Zealand is an ideal destination for combining your passion for learning with a love of adventure and the outdoors...(search NZ English language schools and study directory)

NZ Entertainment

Your guide on where to go (and when) for the best entertainment New Zealand has for adults and children. Find out about the country's top casinos, gaming and racing venues, movies and theatre, music events, children's activities, pools and a nightlife featuring pubs, clubs and restaurants...(search NZ entertainment directory)

NZ Events, Festivals and Shows

New Zealand has a lively events and festival scene, which is active throughout the year. Find out what's on during your visit –  you may find you can enjoy an air show, film or music festival, cabaret or theatre dates, seasonal carnivals, dance, wine, food, flowers or sports festivals...(search NZ events, festivals and shows directory)

NZ Family Fun and Activities

Looking for some great ways to entertain the kids? Find out more about going to a chocolate factory, animal park, zoo or butterfly house and where to go for family friendly quad biking, horse-trekking, paintball, railways, sailing charters, whitewater rafting, gold-panning, tenpin bowling...(search NZ family fun and activities directory)

NZ Fishing

With some of the best fishing in the world, New Zealand is a great place for anglers of all skill and experience levels. Choose from freshwater fishing, inshore saltwater fishing and big game fishing. Fly fishing, salmon and trout fishing are hugely popular with visitors from all over the world. Fishing guides and charters are available...(search NZ fishing directory)

NZ Gardens

If you are a keen botanist, keen amateur gardener or just someone who enjoys a beautiful place, then why not visit some of the public parks and private gardens open to visitors throughout New Zealand. Botanical gardens, arboretums, flower shows, flower farm visits and garden tours are available in every season...(search NZ gardens directory)

NZ Glaciers

New Zealand's most famous glaciers are the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers on the West Coast of the South Island. You can appreciate the beauty and power of these glaciers from land and air and find out more about them from local guides. Popular activities on or nearby the glaciers include walking, ice-hiking and climbing...(see NZ glaciers directory)

NZ Golf, Golf Courses and Golf Cross

New Zealand golfing legend, Sir Bob Charles fine-tuned his craft on the golf courses, links, driving ranges and putting greens of New Zealand, and even designed a golf course in Auckland. There are hundreds of golf courses in New Zealand varying in sizes and catering for golf masters to give-it-a-go beginner golfers...(see NZ golf, golf courses and golf cross directory)

NZ Heritage and History

Experience and learn more about New Zealand's settlement and colonial past, heritage and history by visiting the many heritage parks, museums, historic buildings, restored pioneer settlements and historical villages, factories and breweries, gold mining centres, missionary houses and New Zealand's only castle (Larnach Castle, Dunedin)...(see NZ heritage and history directory)

NZ Hot Pools and Health Spas

With over 100 natural hot springs in New Zealand, you are never far away from a relaxing soak in hot, mineral waters. Many hot springs and hot pools have visitor facilities and include health spas, which offer health and beauty treatments. You can also find secluded bathing spots in remote areas of the countryside...(see NZ hot pools and health spas directory)

NZ Maori Culture

In the Maori language, New Zealand is called Aotearoa meaning Land of the Long White Cloud. In this land, Maori culture, language and tradition is part of every day life and you can experience it (and participate in it) through concerts, hangi, arts and crafts and Marae visits (meeting places)...(see NZ Maori culture directory)

NZ Meditation Centres and Retreats

Reflect, rejuvenate and unwind in one of New Zealand's many health retreats, yoga retreats, health resorts and meditation centres. Often located in some of the country's most beautiful areas, you can escape from it all both physically and mentally with a short or long break. Treat your mind, body and soul...(see NZ meditation centres and retreats directory)

NZ Mountain Biking and Cycling

New Zealand has world-class cycleways, cycle trails and cycling tracks for mountain bikers, road and recreational cyclists throughout the country. Popular cycling trails include the 3-5 day Otago Rail trail on the South Island. Mountain bike enthusiasts will find challenges galore on hilly and mountainous trails...(see NZ mountain biking and cycling directory)

NZ Museums and Art Galleries

Galleries, private collections, artists' studios and museums throughout New Zealand all play host to a wide range of art and artefacts. Te Papa in Wellington is New Zealand's national museum with over 20 galleries. Other museums and galleries offer a more specialised look into the stories of specific regions...(see NZ museums and art galleries directory)

NZ Nature and Eco-Tourism

Nature and eco-tourism pursuits in New Zealand are hugely varied and extremely satisfying. Whether you want to hike into the hills or simply observe the stars, you have a great choice of attractions and activities including bird, penguin and whale watching, glowworm encounters, plus opportunities to swim with seals and dolphins...(see NZ nature and eco-tourism directory)

NZ Scenic Flights

A scenic flight by plane, helicopter or hot-air balloon may just be the flightseeing adventure of a lifetime. You can create magical and memorable holiday moments with a personalised flying tour over some of the country's top attractions such as the Southern Alps, Milford Sound, the Coromandel Peninsula, Fox and Franz Josef glaciers...(see NZ scenic flights directory)

NZ Sightseeing

When you realise just how much there is to see in New Zealand, you may want to extend your holiday to do it justice. No matter how long you have though, you can enjoy some great sightseeing tours and opportunities from air, land or sea using a variety of transport including coaches, planes, horses, quad bikes, mountain bikes, trams and gondolas...(see NZ sightseeing directory)

NZ Skiing and Snowboarding

New Zealand ski fields offer skiers and snowboards some of the best snow action in the world with a ski season that lasts from June to late October. Set in fabulous scenery, ski fields and ski terrains offer downhill, cross country, stunt and sports skiing and snowboarding activities for all ages, abilities and experience...(see NZ skiing and snowboarding directory)

NZ Surfing and Water Sports

With over 15,000km of coastline within easy reach, it's not surprising that New Zealanders love water sports such as surfing, sailing, rafting, kayaking and jetskiing. You too can find any excuse to get into and onto the water with surf schools, water sports centres and water-based activities offered to visitors throughout the country...(see NZ surfing and water sports directory)

NZ Theme and Leisure Parks

There is hours of entertainment for all the family in New Zealand's playgrounds. Theme and leisure parks throughout the country range from action-packed adventure parks to more relaxing retreats, catering for all ages and abilities. Check out options including an adrenalin forest, water park, gold mining adventure and Antarctica experience...(see NZ theme and leisure parks directory)

NZ Tourism and Travel Training

Study for tourism and travel qualifications in adventure education, hospitality management, adventure tourism management and aviation training in New Zealand's excellent (and stunningly beautiful) outdoor and indoor learning environments. Tourism is one of New Zealand's major industries, so tourism education is of the very highest standard...(see NZ tourism and travel training directory)

NZ Tourist Shopping and Souvenirs

Take home more than just a memory from your holiday in New Zealand. Tourist shops, shopping malls and boutique shops, as well as duty free outlets and online shopping sites, sell a wide array of beautifully made New Zealand products, arts and crafts inspired by Kiwi culture...(see NZ tourist shopping and souvenirs directory)

NZ Tramping, Hiking, Guided Walks

New Zealand offers hikers (or trampers) and walkers some of the best hiking terrain in the world including snow-capped mountains, hills, valleys, glaciers, lakes, rivers, remote back country, national park tracks, iconic Great Walks and much more. Catering for all abilities, hiking and walking in New Zealand is an unmissable activity on any New Zealand holiday...(see NZ tramping, hiking, guided walks directory)

NZ Wineries

Wine making in New Zealand has never before had such a high profile worldwide. Its distinctive, premium quality wines (Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Otago Pinot Noir for example) are justifiably famous. Whilst here in New Zealand, you can enjoy winery tours, great cuisine and stunning scenery whilst you sample the latest and finest vintages at the cellar door...(see NZ wineries directory)

NZ Zoos, Wildlife Parks, Aquariums

Always a hit with the kids, a trip to the local zoo, wildlife park, farm park or aquarium makes fantastic entertainment for all the family. New Zealand's zoos, wildlife parks, animal sanctuaries, farm parks and aquariums are home to a wide variety of native and foreign animals, birds and wildlife. See iconic kiwis, much-loved keas and vibrant pukekohe...(see NZ zoos, wildlife parks, aquariums directory)


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