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Relaxing Activities in New Zealand

If you're wanting to relax in New Zealand but don't want to sit around all the time, there is a whole range of activities that you can do. Play a round of golf in some of our top golf courses in New Zealand or spend a day at a winery tasting some of our wines from New Zealand.

Accommodation for Art Lovers in New ZealandAccommodation for Art Lovers in New Zealand

New Zealand has an increasingly lively and multicultural arts scene, which is why accommodation for art lovers in New Zealand is so unique. Most travellers are attracted to...(more)

Copyright: Bruce Foster. Art and Culture in New ZealandArt and Culture in New Zealand

Today, New Zealanders are largely sophisticated and highly educated urban dwellers. Members of a unique and vibrant multicultural society, New Zealanders have a background of quiet but rugged individualism...(more)

Copyright: Te Papa Museum. Artists in New ZealandArtists in New Zealand

Many galleries around the country hold exhibitions that feature the works of nationally acclaimed artists in New Zealand, as well as sculptors, jewellers and fresh new talent...(more)

Cafe Culture in New ZealandCafe Culture in New Zealand

When it comes to cafés in New Zealand you are spoilt for choice. Not only in the major cities, but you are also likely to find an excellent selection in the quieter rural towns too...(more)

Cuisine and Dining in New ZealandCuisine and Dining in New Zealand

New Zealand's cuisine has been described as Pacific Rim, drawing inspiration from Europe, Asia and Polynesia, this blend of influences has created a mouth-watering range of flavours and food...(more)

Cycling in New ZealandCycling in New Zealand

All New Zealand cities have facilities for cycling commuters. A lot of people, especially families, go cycling as well. There are a lot of bike-friendly parks and many places to visit around town...(more)

Dancing in New ZealandDancing in New Zealand

Many New Zealand dance classes are conducted throughout the country on a casual, drop-in basis, offering visitors a low-cost evening of entertainment. Join other like-minded souls for fun, invigorating and friendly dance classes...(more)

Copyright: Kieran Scott. Day Spas and Health Spas in New ZealandDay Spas and Health Spas in New Zealand

More and more tourists are taking holidays to recharge their batteries and de-stress. The self-care market in New Zealand is growing rapidly in response to stress-related complaints that result from the modern condition...(more)

Copyright: Kieran Scott. Entertainment in New ZealandEntertainment in New Zealand

New Zealand provides a broad range of entertainment options to keep busy during your stay. No matter what your personal interests are, you're sure to have plenty of New Zealand entertainment...(more)

Copyright: Hiroshi Nameda. Gardens in New ZealandGardens in New Zealand

New Zealanders love their gardens. From the landscaped front lawns of their detached suburban houses to public parks and gardens in New Zealand, there are a wealth of botanic delights waiting to be discovered...(more)

Golf in New ZealandGolf in New Zealand

Golf in New Zealand is set in magnificently designed courses, frequently set against breathtaking panoramas of snow-capped mountains, lakes, forests and seascapes...(more)

Copyright: Sonya Cullimore. Heritage and History in New ZealandHeritage and History in New Zealand

The people and places you'll encounter in New Zealand all have stories to tell of the history in New Zealand. Some of these tales about New Zealand history date back centuries...(more)

Copyright: Army Museum Waiouru. History Museums in New ZealandHistory Museums in New Zealand

New Zealand history museums draw on a rich cultural heritage reflecting both our Maori and European Heritage. While we are a relatively young country, we have a fascinating history...(more)

Copyright: Mike Henry. Horse Riding in New ZealandHorse Riding in New Zealand

Horse riding in New Zealand is one of the best ways to get closer to nature and appreciate the pace and feel of the New Zealand countryside...(more)

Hot Air Ballooning in New ZealandHot Air Ballooning in New Zealand

For a touch of romantic adventure, try hot air ballooning in New Zealand. From the first preparations of inflating the balloon to touchdown, the pleasure of this ancient sport will delight your senses...(more)

Copyright: Rob Suisted. Hot Pools and Health Spas in New ZealandHot Pools and Health Spas in New Zealand

Because New Zealand is located on the edge of two massive tectonic plates of the Earth's crust, it has a large amount of geothermal activity. This means there are many hot pools in New Zealand to enjoy...(more)

Copyright: Tourism New Zealand. Maori and Pacific Culture in New ZealandMaori and Pacific Culture in New Zealand

Maori are the tangata whenua (indigenous people of the land) of New Zealand and their Maori culture and art in New Zealand is an integral part of New Zealand life. About 15% of the country's population...(more)

Copyright: Pujjis. Meditation Retreats in New ZealandMeditation Retreats in New Zealand

New Zealand meditation retreats have become popular of late as people are becoming more aware of themselves, and their need to give the body and mind a break from time to time...(more)

Copyright: Army Museum Waiouru. Military Museums in New ZealandMilitary Museums in New Zealand

New Zealand's military museums draw on a rich cultural heritage reflecting both European and Maori strands of society. There are major military museums in New Zealand...(more)

Museums and Art Galleries in New ZealandMuseums and Art Galleries in New Zealand

New Zealand's museums draw on a rich cultural heritage reflecting both European and Maori strands of society. Prominence is given to collections of Maori artefacts, carved buildings and canoes...(more)

Image Source: Canterbury Marketing, www.christchurchnz.co.nz. Tourist Shopping and Souvenirs in New ZealandTourist Shopping and Souvenirs in New Zealand

Shopping in New Zealand offers a huge variety of New Zealand souvenirs from arts and craft markets, galleries and museum shops to exclusive designer stores. For traditional New Zealand souvenirs look for...(more)

Copyright: Kieran Scott. Transport Museums in New ZealandTransport Museums in New Zealand

Although New Zealand doesn't hold a long history, we have seen many technological and transportation changes during our time! Follow our transportation history by visiting...(more)

Weddings in New ZealandWeddings in New Zealand

New Zealand offers the opportunity to celebrate your special day in many different ways. Choose a traditional church setting or a scenic location such as a mountain top, beach or garden for your New Zealand wedding...(more)

Wineries in New ZealandWineries in New Zealand

New Zealand has long been famed for its stunning, unspoiled landscape. Equal to the international acclaim for its beauty is for its fine wines. Climate, geography and human skill have combined to produce...(more)

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Relaxing Journeys

Relaxing Journeys

Choose from over 500 New Zealand tours

New Zealand Coach Tours

New Zealand Coach Tours

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Specialist NZ Tours

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Featured

 
Relaxing Journeys

Relaxing Journeys

Choose from over 500 New Zealand tours

New Zealand Coach Tours

New Zealand Coach Tours

The largest range of escorted & small group tours

Boutique touring itineraries designed for you

Specialist NZ Tours

Boutique touring itineraries - designed for you

New Zealand self-drive tours

NZ Self-Drive Tours

Explore NZ on a custom self-drive package holiday

Bluebridge Ferry

Bluebridge Ferry

Cross Cook Strait and enjoy Kiwi hospitality.

World Nomads Travel Insurance

Get Travel Insurance

Travel insurance for independent travellers.