Activities in New Zealand
New Zealand offers so many things to see and do, it can become mind boggling creating your perfect itinerary! Landscapes are on the top of the ‘must do’ list while cycling and walking trails are mapped throughout the Country.
If you are an adrenaline seeker you won’t be short of a thrill with Bungy Jumping, Skydiving, Jetboating and Zip Lining amongst our offering.
If you are looking to explore New Zealand’s History, relax and absorb our people and stories, visit the Hotpools, Art Galleries and Cultural Attractions.
Watched the Lord of the Rings? Are you a Middle Earth Fan? Locations thoughout New Zealand offer you the chance to see film locations for yourself. You can also take a tour around the Hobbiton Movie Set.
If you are after a taste of what is on offer, visit New Zealand’s award winning wineries, buy and taste locally grown produce from the farmers markets or immerse yourself at a wine & food festivals.
New Zealand provides exciting trails suited to everyone from beginners who want easy tracks, admiring the breathe taking scenery at a leisurely pace to the super mad-keen mountain bikers up want a tough challenging adventure.
Food and Wine
So much to taste, so much to drink. Indulge your way around New Zealand discovering homegrown food and wine that’s original, world class and waiting for you. With major food and wine events, top wine regions and experiences, unique areas of superb New Zealand cuisine you won’t be disappointed. View more.
New Zealand boosts 25 Ski Fields – 18 are commercially operated and the others are club fields. Only a few of the commercial ski areas offer onsite accommodation, which means, if you hire a camper, you don’t have to worry about sussing out and paying for your accommodation. Either freedom camp or find a local holiday park. The ski season is open from July until the end of September. Key commercial ski fields are: Mt Hutt, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone in the South Island and Whakapa in the North Island. For a list of Ski Fields visit the NZ Travel Guide.
Walking and Tramping
Whether you would like to do a short walk or a multi-day tramp, there are a great range of tracks suitable for everyone to enjoy New Zealand’s untouched environment.
There are 9 Great Walks which are premier tracks that pass through diverse and spectacular scenery. From native forests, lakes and rivers to rugged mountain peaks, deep gorges and vast valleys…there’s a Great Walk for everyone.
These walks are managed by the Department of Conservation. Walks include: Lake Waikaremona, Tongariro Northern Circuit, Whanaganui Journey, Abel Tasman Coast Track, Heaphy Track, Routeburn Track, Kepler Track, Milford Track, Rakiura Track. For more information about these walks go to: Department of Conservation Website.