10 Best Things to Do in New Zealand in 2020 (173 Reviews)

Tucked away into a corner of the southwestern Pacific, New Zealand is a country full of adventures. The landscape in itself is thrilling- volcanoes and glaciers dot the two main islands that make up New Zealand, and the chilly Antarctic winds blow in rejuvenating weather year-round. There is always a relaxed air about the country- the cities are sophisticated and elegant, full of wide open roads and beautiful architecture, and the towns and villages quaint and well-maintained overall making it a perfect honeymoon destination. The wild, rugged terrain contrasts sharply with the leisurely ambience of the country, and this paradox is one of New Zealand’s most attractive features. Whether you wish to relax or whether you wish to plunge deep into adventure, New Zealand has it all. The wonderful and scenic cities are home to amazing landmarks, high-end restaurants and hotels while the countryside brims with adventure activities and the best things to do in New Zealand. If you are in Auckland, New Zealand’s port city, a visit to the Sky Tower, with its sweeping views of the sea and the city, is a must, and if you are in Wellington, there is no better way to enjoy the windy capital than by riding on its iconic red cable car. Desirous of combining leisure with activity? Queenstown, built on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and set against the majestic Southern Alps, is a town you will love. Rotorua, also a lakeside town, is another awe-inspiring adventure destination full of exotic natural landmarks.

New Zealand’s countryside is just as fantastic as its cities. The untamed landscape has given birth to fairytale sights like Milford Sound with its fjords, mountain peaks, waterfalls, and penguins; Taupo with its hot springs; the glowing Waitomo Caves, the and Fox Glacier among others. Hikers will love the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in the Tongariro National Park as well. All these locations are rich in adventure activities like paragliding, sky-diving, zip-lining, parachuting, ORB rolling, kayaking, river rafting among dozens of others. Try out the best things to do in New Zealand and explore this breathtakingly amazing country.

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New Zealand Honeymoon Tour: a Symphony of Enduring Romance Featured
New Zealand Honeymoon Tour: a Symphony of Enduring Romance

10D/9N

About the Activity:New Zealand is beckoning the romantic couples who have tied their knots and looking for a flawless honeymoon package abroad.This 10 day tour of New Zealand will definitely take you two begin your journey of love so specially since the scenery coupled with green forest hills, lakes and mountain ranges.It is packed with sightseeing, adventure activities, romantic cruise and candle light dinner and much more which will give you the feel of not taking rest at all.The package provides you with food, accommodation in hotels and transportation during the entire trip.
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26 Ratings

3.0

26 Ratings

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INR 135,000

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Mechanical Shark Ride in Queenstown Featured
Mechanical Shark Ride in Queenstown

Queenstown

About the Activity:Indulge in this amazing mechanical shark ride in Queenstown, one of the most unique offering of New Zeland.Operating from central Queenstown you will be taken on an adrenaline-packed tour of stunning Lake Wakatipu. Sit back in the state-of-the-art cockpit of our semi-submersible shark and get ready to feel the g-forces as one of our expert pilots gives you an experience you’ll never forget.Looking through the F-16 fighter-grade glass you will see the sky disappear as your pilot descends into a dive underwater for 5-15 seconds and then launches the entire 18ft of the shark into the air.Roll on a 90′ angle, do tight doughnut turns and so much more. With top speeds of 80 kph on water and 40 kph underwater this ride is guaranteed to get your heart pumping. Trips are one-on-one so you can push your own limits flying above or below the crystal clear waters.The total duration of the activity is around 35 minutes and take place throughout the day, which you can avail as per your convenience. 
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25 Ratings

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25 Ratings

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INR 7,144

Half Day Cycle Tour in Queenstown Featured
Half Day Cycle Tour in Queenstown

4H

Queenstown

About the Activity:Indulge in this amazing half day cycling tour in Queenstown and explore some of the most beautiful locations of the same.Get picked up from your hotel in Queenstown at around 9 AM for the morning slot and at around 1 PM for the afternoon slot and transferred to the Arrow river trail from where your ride will start.Start your ride along the beautiful Arrow River gorge till it meets the confluence of the Kawarau River. You'll ride across 2 spectacular suspension bridges and then join the original miners trail that crosses the famous Kawarau suspension bridge, home of the original Kawarau Bungy. At the end of your bike ride you will be transferred to a Gibbston winery for a relaxing wine tasting and cheesery visit before being delivered back to Queenstown.Thorough directions, a map and trail tips are given at the start of your adventure, along with driver and vehicle support at designated points throughout your ride on this 15 km off-road trail.
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23 Ratings

3.0

23 Ratings

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INR 6,664

Sup-eco Tour in Auckland Featured
Sup-eco Tour in Auckland

2H

Auckland

About the Activity:Experience one of Auckland’s gorgeous beaches with a fun 1 hour SUP session with a qualified instructor.Reach the starting point, which is in front of Maritime Museum and meet your guide and fellow visitors and proceed to the activity location. SUP is a safe and easy to learn water-sport and the boards are wide and stable.Be rewarded with a presentation on the marine environment in New Zealand, a yummy wrap & a cold juice for lunch. Indulge in marine volunteering in New Zealand, have a fun and rewarding day out on the water with sea and shore cleaning around the Waitemata Harbour & Harauki Gulf.Conclude your two hours tour by heading back to the starting point
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36 Ratings

4.0

36 Ratings

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INR 1,918

Hot Air Ballooning in New Zealand Featured
Hot Air Ballooning in New Zealand

4H

Queenstown

About the Activity: Enjoy this hot air balloon ride and get a chance to witness the picturesque beauty of the same from very high altitude.Get picked up from your hotel in Queenstown, Fernhill or Frankton road at around 4.30 AM in mid summer and 8 AM in winter and proceed towards the take off sight, which is just 15 minutes away.After reaching gear up and listen to all the safety procedures informed by your guide and get ready for the flight.As you rise to altitudes as high as 6000ft and drift with the breeze, you will witness quite possibly the best panoramic views of Queenstown and its surroundings.During your flight, you will have views of Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski areas, Mount Aspiring in the Southern Alps and Mount Tutoko in Fiordland National Park. You'll also see Lake Wakatipu, Lake Hayes, the Shotover and Kawarau rivers. Some locations used in The Lord Of The Rings can also be seen, for example, The Ford Of Bruinen; Dimrill Dale; The Gates of Argonath; The Pillars Of The Kings. Also visible is Mount Earnslaw, one of the great mountains seen in Isengard.After the flight for one hour, land and enjoy some delicious refreshments with champagne. Conclude your amazing flight by getting dropped off to your respective hotels. 
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39 Ratings

4.0

39 Ratings

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INR 23,731

Jet Boating Experience in Queenstown, New Zealand
Jet Boating Experience in Queenstown, New Zealand

1H

Queenstown

About the Activity:- Adrenaline has a new address with this amazing jet boating experience near Queenstown of New Zealand. Ride on this high powered jet boat that can take you up to as high as 95 kmph on the water.- On this experience, you will enjoy a 60-minute wild ride on the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers near Queenstown. Get fully immersed in the experience of taking 360-degree spins onboard the jet boat. - Enjoy 360-degree views of the hills and greens as the vessel rides on the rivers. The experience will start from the Main Town Pier on the Marine Parade, right in the heart of Queenstown.- The boat used in this adventure is a twin-engine jet that will travel with you on board for about 43 km.Timings: Summer- 9 AM to 6 PM | Winter- 10 AM to 4 PMCapacity: Min 1 | Max 140
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24 Ratings

4.0

24 Ratings

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INR 4,000

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