Top Things To Do In New Zealand

So, before you pack your bags and head to our magnificent country, here are a few things we recommend you try.

New Zealand Activities

New Zealand is filled with amazing tourist attractions and activities, that will delight visitors of all ages and interest. From heart­pounding adventures and serene scenic tours, to wild winter sports, nature experiences and a rich history and culture to explore. Throughout the two islands, North Island and South Island, you’ll find a wide range of unique New Zealand attractions and activities.

Here are a few favourite activities in New Zealand:

Adventure Activities

If you’re looking for adventure, you’ve come to the right place. New Zealand has a well earned reputation for delivering some of the most thrilling adventure activities in the world. So suit up, strap in and get ready for the ride of your life.

NTT SnowShoe Hero KS 1655 RGBSnowshoeing

Snowshoeing is the most immersive ways to explore the snow covered landscape high above Queenstown. Heli Snowshoeing experiences and Private Guided Tour options are available. BOOK NOW >



DRJSDart River Kayak & Jet Boat

Travel along the majestic Dart River, deep into the heart of the world-­famous Mt Aspiring National Park. Go at your own pace on an inflatable kayak, or get the blood pumping in a thrilling wilderness jet boat ride. BOOK NOW >


SOJShotover Jet

Hold on tight for New Zealand’s most thrilling jet boating experience. At speeds of over 85kph, Shotover Jet is the fastest way to experience the narrow Shotover River canyons. BOOK NOW >


Family Activities in New Zealand

Mum, dad and kids of all ages will love what's on offer in New Zealand. We’ve got kid friendly adventure activities, fun and informative animal experiences and creative and interactive ways to explore New Zealand's amazing landscape.

Keeper and Kea webRainbow Springs

Mad about wildlife? Then you’ll love Rainbow Springs. Mums, Dads and kids of all ages will be amazed by the extraordinary animals on display at New Zealand’s best wildlife park. BOOK NOW >


agrodome dog trial webAgrodome

An authentic New Zealand farm experience awaits you at Agrodome Farm Rotorua. Explore a real working farm with an interactive tour and farm show featuring some amazing animals. BOOK NOW >


Relaxing Activities

So, you’ve bungy jumped, jet boated and white water rafted across the country, and you need a break from your wild New Zealand adventure. Why not slow things down a little with a more relaxing activity?

GHP Family Hot pools webGlacier Hot Pools

Escape the outside world in this luxurious rainforest retreat. An unmissable New Zealand tourist attraction, the pools offer the perfect way to relax and unwind. BOOK NOW >



fiordlandFiordland Cruises

Stay and dine on board a luxury Fiordland Cruise. Explore the majestic waters of the Doubtful Sound, and the incredible scenery laid out before you. Fishing and kayaking opportunities are available when conditions allow. BOOK NOW >

Exploring Middle Earth ­With A Lord Of The Rings Tour

New Zealand is a land that has inspired hundreds of writers and filmmakers from all over the world, none more so than NZ’s own, Peter Jackson. The beautiful and dramatic scenery set the backdrop of the Jacksons epic trilogies Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit movies.

Today, there are a number of Lord Of The Rings tours dedicated to helping you explore the land that depicted Tolkien's Middle Earth.

New Zealand Hikes and walks

Hiking around Queenstown

New Zealand’s incredible landscape is best explored on foot. From immersive 3 day hike and camping adventures along the Hollyford Track, to full day winding mountain walks and glacier adventures, there’s something for everyone.

There are plenty of hiking tracks, tours and walking activities in New Zealand that will amaze and entertain visitors of all abilities and ages. Local guides and friendly tour operators can help you make the most of your time in NZ.

Here are a few guided tours we recommend:

GWNZ Lakeshore 2Lakeshore Forest Half Day Walk

Slip into the natural surroundings and immerse yourself in this half day walk. At a gentle pace, you will enjoy scenic views and get up close and personal with the plant and bird life that call this place home.



HFT Pyke River Swingbridge Fiordlands Longest SwingbridHollyford Track 3 day

Journey to a land of unrivalled beauty and experience the wonder of the Fiordland National Park, and marvel at its impressive mountain ranges, glacial valleys, tranquil lakes and untouched rainforest.


Valley Walk 1Franz Josef Glacier Valley walk

There’s nowhere on earth quite like the Franz Josef Glacier, and a guided valley walk will introduce you to this dramatic glacier. This hike won’t take you on to the ice, instead will lead you through the rainforest and along valley floor to the terminal  ace.

Getting around New Zealand

With so many things to see and do in New Zealand, choosing the right travel option is essential. Train, bus, drive or fly, there are plenty of New Zealand transport options to choose from. Here are a few that we recommend.


  1. Scenic Trains offer three long distant scenic passenger train services and two regional services.



  1. InterCity is New Zealand's largest bus network offering tours, day passes and city to city travel.


Car Rental

  1. Apex Car Rental
  2. New Zealand Car Rental
  3. Go Rentals


Airport transfer

  1. Super Shuttle North Island
  2. Connectabus South Island
More Things To Do In New Zealand

Here are a few handy articles to help you on your next trip to New Zealand.

  1. 2 Weeks In New Zealand
  2. Winter In New Zealand
  3. Things To Do And See In South Island, New Zealand
  4. Hiking Adventures in the South Island
  5. Queenstown Family Activities


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