55 Places to Visit in New Zealand, Tourist Places & Attractions

New Zealand Tourist Places

Auckland, Queenstown, Christchurch, Rotorua, Wellington, Hamilton, Dunedin, Tauranga, Nelson, Napier, Wanaka, Bay of islands, Lake Tekapo, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Tongariro National Park and many more.

Loaded with natural and man made marvels, the places to visit in New Zealand are magnificent and dramatic setting the country apart from the world. Blessed with the surreal beauty, New Zealand is a one-stop destination offering stunning beaches, lush valleys, waterfalls, majestic mountains, glaciers, adventures, along with a range of geothermal wonders.

Fox And Franz Josef Glaciers, Fiordland National Park, and Milford Sound are a few places to see in New Zealand that house staggering natural wonders and deserve to be explored. While Rotorua is known as one of the world's most fascinating geothermal regions, Waitomo Glowworm Caves entice the visitors with thousands of glow worms and black water rafting.

A haven to feel a gush of adrenaline it boasts of numerous thrilling and adventure New Zealand tourist places. These places offer a pure environment and superb setting for enjoying a range of water and land adventures. Perfect for a family or friends retreat, New Zealand is truly an extraordinary destination to explore, indulge, and rejuvenate.

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One thing which you will definitely get at tourist places in Queenstown is lots of fun and amazing experience. This amazing town has a lot to offer to its visitors. Located on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, this metropolis, which is also surrounded by the gorgeous Southern Alps, is having lots of tourist attractions and enjoyable activities in its store.If you are an adventure seeker, then this conurbation is the perfect place for you. Here you can throw yourself In activities like bungee-jumping, skiing & snowboarding, fishing, cycling, cruising, mountain biking, air adventures and lots more. The list is endless and the country of New Zealand is known for some adventure fun amidst some real beauty of nature.Another thing which may entice you to this part of the world is its eateries. Every sort of cuisines, whether local or ethnic, is catered to the guests as per their need. Splendid Wines, Striking views, and remarkable service are all that you will experience in this wonderful city. What else could one expect as a traveler?

 

Accommodation is not at all an issue in this wonderful metropolis. Here you will find staying places in all categories like luxury, mid-range or budget ones. Shopping is again an aspect which could make this trip an unforgettable one for you. Nightlife is another key thing which every tourist destination should have it. The same is very much enjoyable in this region. Although, nightlife here is mostly about drinking you can also find two numbers of the small casino here.Regardless of what your interests are, you are ensured to make the most of your expedition at this beautiful and peaceful destination will be engraved at the forefront of your thoughts until the end of time. With regards to a get-away, all you need is fun, peace, unwinding and fervor and Queenstown surely offers you this.

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New Zealand’s harbor side city is Auckland. It is the one true cosmopolitan and the vivacious economic heart of the country. Popularly known as the "City of Sails," Auckland sprawls out in helter-skelter fashion amidst the Waitemata Harbour on the east and the Manukau Harbour on the west and a compact central city district which lies right besides the waterway.

For almost every visitor who comes to New Zealand on a holiday, Auckland is the point of arrival. More so spending a few days soaking up the outdoor and the cultural tourist attractions of the city should be on the to do list of every visitor.    

The museums, monuments and the art galleries of the Auckland are believed to be the finest in the country. Fascinating suburban coastline of the city is dotted with the islands of the Hauraki Gulf and the fine beaches which offer a taste of the spectacular national park scenery of the New Zealand right from the doorstep of the city.   

The nature delights on offer in Auckland, go beyond the beautiful waters. Thermal springs, volcanic cones, rainforests and the sprawling parks are just the start. To explore deeper and within, you really must come here flying. 

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Christchurch is a vivacious city in traditions that is striving hard to cope up creatively with the aftermath of the New Zealand’s second worst natural disaster. Regarded as the most English of all the New Zealand’s city, the heritage heart of Christchurch was just hollowed out post the earthquakes that occurred in 2010 and 2011 leaving some 186 people dead. Today the scenario has changed.

At present, Christchurch boats of more repurposed shipping containers and road cones than you’ll find anywhere else in the world. You will find heavy traffic jam, noise and of course the dust but you just don’t have to be deterred. The city’s City Centre is embellished with the beautiful Hagley Park and an equally beautiful Botanic Gardens along with several notable art institutions for you to marvel at. The inner city streets veil pocket gardens and art projects, fringed around a thinned out cityscape which features both remnant stone buildings and the glistening architecture of the new.     

Curious travels coming here will revel in the colourful, crazy and chaotic mix packed with surprises that will inspire you in ways you can’t even imagine. And yes, despite all the heartache and hard work, the locals here will only be delighted to see you.



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Rotorua

Rotorua, a township located in the North Island of New Zealand. This place is very much famous for its geothermal activities and Maori culture. You will come across a number of bubbling mud pools and 30 meter tall Pohutu Geyser which erupts every single day.

The city is home to some of the beautiful living Maori villages. You will also get to marvel at some of the Arts and Crafts Institute along with many traditional wood carving and weaving schools.

While Waimangu Volcanic Valley is known for its seething mud and steaming silica terraces, the Rotorua Museum is famous for its age-old charming relics. The tranquilising Government Gardens, Te Wairoa offers you a view of the detailed geological exhibit of the pink and white terraces which is a true delight for eyes.

Rotorua offers you a chance to swim at Wai-O-Tapu and ride a mountain bike through the Moerangi Track to enjoy the views of the beautiful forest scenery all around. It also lets you go shopping till your drop at the Rotorua night market.

Rotorua has got a mild temperate climate as it is situated inland from the coast and is sheltered by a high country to the south and east. The city also receives significant rainfall all through the year.

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Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand which is situated or near the southernmost point on Cook Strait of North Island. It happens to be a compact city that is adorned with some of the beautiful sandy beaches, colorful timber houses, waterfront promenade, and much more.

Wellington is  home to some of the wonderful attractions that will give you a chance to have some great time with your loved ones. Tour of the Beehive which is popular for offering a unique insight into the New Zealand political system and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa which is home to some of the important relics of the past era are some of  the top rated tourist attractions. Visiting the Weta Workshop which is home to the creations of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are some of the popular attractions to enjoy during your visit.

While heading out on a tour to the city of Wellington, you can think of visiting the Te Papa Museum to learn more about the past era and checking Out the Weta Cave to uncover the age-old antiquity. Tourists who love to indulge in adventure can head out  to walk to the famous Mt Victoria. Shopping on Cuba Street, taking a Parliament Buildings Tour, and heading out on a Cable Car ride are some of the most sought after activities that you can indulge in during your leisure hours.

The climate of Wellington is temperate marine and it is considered to be as per the Koppen Greiger classification. The temperature of the city remains moderate all through the summers and mild during the winners. The highest temperature recorded in the city is about 31 degree celsius and the lowest temperature is recorded at -1.9 degree celsius.

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Wanaka

A picturesque and lively town Wanaka is known for its outdoor adventures, carefree spirit, and lip-smacking food. It is an authentic alpine town located on the shores of Lake Wanaka in the South Island, New Zealand.

Verdant landforms, towering mountains, and azure lakes make the natural landscape of W?naka inviting and an extraordinary experience. Its pollution-free and clear night sky offers the perfect ambience to enjoy stargazing or magical Southern Lights or Aurora Australis. The staggering beauty is spread all across the town and offers plenty of opportunities to click selfies with stunning backdrops.

Mt Aspiring National Park is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts visitors for its remarkable panoramas, flora and fauna. Wanaka is a paradise for adventure seekers and offers skydiving, canyoning, hiking, climbing, biking, mountaineering, etc.

Its crystal-clear lakes and rivers match the requirements of water sports lovers and offer kayaking, fishing, cruises, jet-boating, and much more. The scenic flights are for bird's eye views or to land on a glacier. Wanaka is also known for its traditional food, wine and local produce.

Wanaka experiences four wonderful seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn. Each season has its own magic and some different activities and attractions on the offer. With so much to see and do in Wanaka, it deserves a visit or a sojourn for a few nights.

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Hamilton is a city located in the Waikato region of North Island, New Zealand. The city nestles on the banks of Waikato River and is the most populous city of the Waikato Region.

Hamilton is home to some of the popular gardens and public parks that are adorned with themed gardens that range from Italian Renaissance to Japanese and Traditional Maori Styles. Visiting this place, you will get to witness a wide range of art and artefacts of the bygone era. The bustling city is home to a zillions of multi cuisine restaurants and bars where you can chill out.

Hamilton Garden which is considered to be a perfect blend of horticultural skill and imagination and Hamilton Zoo abode to 500 plus species. While Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato is a perfect escape into the art and culture of Hamilton, the Waikato region are some of the popular attractions where you can create some everlasting memories.

Visiting more than 120 waterfalls cascading across the city, hiking along the scenic routes passing through waterfront paths, lush forest valleys and the Bruce Trail will give you a chance to stay close to nature. While marveling at the Royal Botanical Gardens, admiring the twinkling glow worms at Waitomo,  and leaning  to surf at Raglan will give you a hint of the feel of New Zealand.

The climate of Hamilton is oceanic as per the Koppen Geiger Classification. The winners are cool and the morning temperatures can fall down to -3 degree celsius and the nighttime temperatures are cooler. However, the summers are warmer with temperature rising more than 28 degree celsius.

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Dunedin

Dunedin is a city that is located at the heart of Otago Harbour on the Southeastern coast of South Island. This place is very much famous for its Maroi and Scottish Heritage along with the amazing Edwardian Architectural design. The city is also visited by zillions of adventure enthusiasts to indulge in activities like hiking and cycling. Apart from all these, it is home to sea lions and rare yellow eyed penguins.

Aramoana which gets a Tranquil settlement and wildlife hotspot, Bethune’s Gully which is a Charming recreational area, Blackhead Beach, a quarried headland will let you unwind yourself. The Bull Creek, a sheltered holiday resort, and Chrystalls Beach, a secluded beach with luscious golden sand are some of the popular attractions where you can relax with your loved ones.

Larnach Castle which has a combination of American, Venetian, and Gothic styles of decor and architecture. You can enjoy a locally-brewed beer, visit Port Chalmers, Dunedin Street Art Trail, explore Dunedin’s stunning beaches during your stay in Dunedin. Travelling through time at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, enjoying cycling and mountain biking, and discovering a city of Literature are some of the popular activities to try out during your visit.

The climate of Dunedin happens to be maritime and this city is known to have a large number of microclimates and weather conditions that vary from one place to another. As per the Koppen Greiger classification, Dunedin has got an oceanic climate.

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Nelson

Renowned for extraordinary lifestyle, verdant landscapes, and stunning shores, Nelson is a vibrant city on the South Island, New Zealand. Overlooking Tasman Bay, the town is amongst the most popular places to visit in New Zealand and offers a perfect base to relax, party, or indulge.

For the history lovers, the city has Founders Heritage Park, a museum including a vintage railway. The Heaphy Track is loved by hikers and walkers while art studios and markets for relishing local delicacies or shop for a regional souvenir. Golden Bay and Takaka offer magical views of seascapes or freshwater springs. Abel Tasman Park is to immerse in the lush beauty or enjoy thrilling kayaking or hiking.

Nelson is a hub of thrilling adventures and offers a myriad of options to pick from. Choose from 3 or 5 days walks, or take a kayak tour to spot a seal or little blue penguin. Hire a bicycle to enjoy a hair-raising experience in Tasman's mountain bike parks. Or, just relax and spend some time at the beach soaking in the natural elegance.

Weather in Nelson remains pleasant all through the year as it experiences a mild Mediterranean climate. With good daily sunshine hours and fewer chances of rain, it is a great destination to enjoy outdoor excursions and activities at any time of the year.

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Napier

Known as the 'Art Deco Capital of New Zealand', Napier reflects its rich heritage in the Spanish Mission, Stripped Classical, and Art Deco styles structures. Napier is a coastal city located on the North Island of New Zealand and lies amidst Hawke' Bay, the most popular wine-producing region in the country.

The city was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and boasts of several art deco landmarks like the Daily Telegraph Building, Deco Soundshell, Marine Parade, Tom Parker Fountain, Norfolk Pines, Pania of the Reef, and many more. Napier is also home to several wineries, multi-cuisine restaurants, chic bars and cafes. Its boutique shops, sea walls, and galleries are also worth a visit.

Napier is not only about historical architectural marvels and also amuses locals and visitors with its unmatched sceneries of mountains, falls, greens, and seascape.

The town offers a range of thrilling adventures to keep you engaged and excited. Either hike up Te Mata Peak, or enjoy rafting down the Mohaka River, or relax at Waimarama Beach, the outdoor opportunities are unlimited and suit the needs of all sorts of travellers.

Napier experiences warm and relatively dry climate and is an all-year-round destination. However, it is flocked by a multitude of tourists in February for its Art Deco weekend to experience the heritage and culture of Napier.

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A sparkling harbourside city, Tauranga is a place to chill and relax and also has plenty of attractions and activities to keep you busy. It lies in the Bay of Plenty region on North Island, New Zealand and is surrounded by a captivating coastline.

Tauranga boasts of its unique heritage and culture which is reflected through its historical sites like The Elms | Te Pap? Tauranga, Mission Cemetery, Durham Redoubt, Monmouth Redoubt, p? sites, etc. Its suburb is a hub of famous shopping and entertainment precincts, walking tracks, golf courses and fine dining.

The strand waterfront remains bustling with locals and tourists for its captivating beauty, restaurants, cafes, and nightspots. McLaren Falls, the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park, Mount Maunganui are other highlights that proudly display dreamy sceneries.

Fishing, sailing, diving, dolphin tours, etc., are some of the thrilling adventures offered by the waterfront while trekking, hiking, walking, mountain climbing, shopping, dining are to test your adrenaline on the land.

Being a coastal city, the weather in Tauranga remains pleasant throughout the year, making it an all-year-round destination. However, December to February is the summer season in Tauranga and is preferred by local to international tourists for comfortable temperatures and a perfect climate for beach and other outdoor activities.

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With a superb collection of 144 majestic islands, the Bay of Islands is one of the most spectacular places to visit in New Zealand. The region is known as the birthplace of New Zealand and is a great place to learn about ethnic Maori culture and history.

The Bay of Islands features calm waters and a perfect setting to witness a wide variety of fascinating marine life. Here, you can spot dolphins, whales, penguins, marlins, gannets, seals and many more exotic fishes in their natural habitat.

Opt for a cruise, kayak, or charter to explore the gems of the Bay of Islands and feel amazed and thrilled. Not only water attractions, but the region also offers options like hiking along island trails or undisturbed forests.

Location: North-eastern coast of North Island, New Zealand

Highlights: Hole in the Rock (dolphin spotting), Paihia Wharf (cruises), Waitangi Treaty Grounds (history), Russell (heritage), Kauri forest (hiking), Haruru Falls (picnicking), Poor Knights Islands (diving), etc.
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Nestled in the heart of South Island, the Lake Tekapo is amongst the most beautiful places to see in New Zealand. The township is full of natural elegance and offers stunning views of a turquoise blue lake and the charismatic Southern Alps. It is also known as the famous spot for stargazing and a designated UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve.

Tekapo Springs offers a perfect setting for a range of water sports and incredible views to feel rejuvenated. It houses hot pools, spas, steam rooms, saunas, water slides, and much more suitable for tiny tots to old aged people.

Its Church of the Good Shepherd is a popular place of worship and photo shoots. However, Mount John Observatory is to witness the symphony of colours in the night sky. The region is indeed a great location to have some memorable moments in tranquil, crowd-free, and pollution-free environments.

Location:  South Island, New Zealand

Highlights: Church of the Good Shepherd, Mount John Observatory (Stargazing and Southern lights), Mackenzie Basin walking tracks, Tekapo Springs, etc.
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Renowned for its mystical appeal, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves is one of the most bizarre natural marvels and must-visit New Zealand tourist places. These are a fascination for both locals and overseas visitors and feature awesome land and seascapes and unique historical and geological significance.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves are part of a stream way system and comprise Ruakuri Cave, Waitomo Glowworm Cave, and Aranui Cave. The caves are home to a huge population of a glow worm species exclusively found in New Zealand.

Book a boat tour to witness the magical aura, spectacle, and surroundings of the glowworm grotto and be amazed. Choose from one, two, or all three caves for a guided tour or be part of an adrenaline-raising black water rafting experience under the illuminated sky of glow worms.

Location: 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo 3977, New Zealand

Highlights: Ruakuri Cave, Waitomo Glowworm Cave, Aranui Cave, Black Water Rafting,  selfies with glowing worms in the backdrop, etc.
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The oldest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Tongariro National Park is amongst the most cherished New Zealand attractions. Home to three active volcanoes, including Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro, the park attracts visitors from across the world for its marvellous landscapes, natural wonders, and a range of thrilling activities.

The area features immaculate forests, verdant meadows, dry plateaus, natural hot springs, turquoise blue lakes and much more. Each one of these is unique and presents distinct sceneries to behold.

The region is also known for Tongariro Alpine Crossing that is a challenging walk covering a stream, the edges of old lava flows, and luxurious vistas of Lake Taupō and Mt Taranaki. Other than these, there are a number of waterfalls, like Taranaki Falls, Waitonga Falls, and Tawhai Falls that add more beauty to this dramatic scenery.

Location: Manawatu-Wanganui 4691, New Zealand

Highlights:  Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Taranaki Falls, Nature Trails, Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro Volcanoes, Old Craters, Hiking, Skiing, etc.
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A breath-taking haven, the Coromandel Peninsula is a paradise for peace lovers, tranquillity seekers and adventure buffs. It is one of the most preferred summer places to visit in New Zealand and offers a plethora of attractions and activities.

Complete with natural charm, rustic ambience, lush valleys, misty rainforests, and a long golden coastline, The Coromandel is a perfect place to soothe your mind, body, and soul. Discover gold mining heritage, hike the Pinnacles, bike through the Hauraki Rail Trail, dig your own spa at Hot Water Beach, or explore Cathedral Cove, the area has several treasures to explore and embrace.

It also offers handicrafts studios for souvenir shopping, Whitianga for skydiving and plenty of opportunities for enjoying sea kayak tours. All in all, the place is an amazing destination for having a nature retreat.

Location: North Island, New Zealand

Highlights: Hiking, Cycling, Trekking, SkyDiving, Kayaking, Handicrafts, Mining Heritage, Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, Golden Beaches, etc.
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The largest national park in the country, the Fiordland National Park is amongst the most beautiful places to see in New Zealand. Packed with astonishing surroundings and unmatched landscapes, the area is full of excitement and thrills and entertains all sorts of travellers.

Featuring fabulous fjords, magnificent waterfalls, untouched rainforest, shimmering lakes, and snow-capped peaks, the park is awe-inspiring and a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well. Cruise or take a flight to the magnificent Milford Sound, spot bottlenose dolphins, fur seals or penguins at the Doubt Sound, or feel the elegance and aura of grand mountain peaks, alpine lakes and lush valleys with a walking tour.

The park offers a range of choices that visitors can choose as per their likings and preference but each option promises an unforgettable experience.

Location: South Island, New Zealand

Highlights: Kayaking, Cruise, Hiking Trails, Milford Sound, Doubt Sound, Te Anau, Manapouri, Dolphin and Penguin spotting, etc.
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Amongst the most accessible glaciers in the world, Fox And Franz Josef Glaciers are the best New Zealand tourist places to have a memorable retreat amidst icy landscapes. These massive glaciers are 12 miles apart and lie in Westland Tai Poutini National Park.

The Fox and Franz Josef glaciers plummet from the Southern Alps and slide down to the river valley close to the sea level. These are a few of the fastest moving glaciers and create panoramic ice cliffs and fine crevasses.

Walk over to explore the terminal face or witness a bird's eye view of the glaciers with a helicopter ride, visit West Coast Wildlife Center, relax in a hot pool, or indulge in various ice adventures available there. Do spend some cherishable moments at these strikingly astonishing natural wonders to mark your trip to New Zealand with cherishable reminiscences.

Location: South Island, New Zealand

Highlights: Hiking, Quad Biking, Helicopter Ride, Skydiving, Kayaking, Lake Mapourika, Okarito Lagoon, Kiwi Sanctuaries, Hot Pools, etc.
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New Zealand's smallest national park, the Abel Tasman is a paradise for hikers and trekkers. Offering a pristine coastline, turquoise bays, exotic birds, colourful marine life, small waterfalls, charishma of the park is eternal and leaves the visitors with everlasting memories.

Walk along with the small villages, or enjoy natural scenery on board a kayak, or fly high over the Awaroa Bay for 360-degree views, or opt for a cruise to have a memorable experience. Refuel yourself at the Awaroa Lodge, sunbathe, swim, snorkel, or just enjoy a stunning sunset by the golden beach. Do whatever you like and feel refreshed.

Enjoy a relaxing stay at any of the luxurious lodges or opt for a stay under the stars to experience the ultimate harmony of the Abel Tasman. Whether you have just a few hours or some days, spend your time visiting stunning places or indulging in activities at this one of the extraordinary New Zealand tourist attractions.

Location: South Island, New Zealand

Highlights: Birdwatching, Snorkelling, Hiking, Trekking, Camping, Split Apple Rock, Golden Beaches, etc.
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Home to iconic Mount Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain, the Aoraki National Park is a true alpine with towering peaks, largest glaciers and sprawling snowfields. Amongst the most scenic places to visit in New Zealand, it promises an offbeat adventure and thrilling experience making the visit enthralling and significant. 

It is a preferred destination for walkers and hikers that are spoilt for choice with trails extending from easy, moderate to challenging expeditions. New Zealand’s largest glacier, the Tasman Glacier is its star attraction and offers a perfect setting for skiing, heli-skiing and other adventures.

Enriched with a bright and clear sky, the stargazing experience here is magnificent and out of the world. Do add this stunning destination to the bucket list of places to see in New Zealand and collect several cherishable moments.

Location: Mackenzie region, New Zealand

Highlights: Skiing, Heli-skiing, Hiking, Stargazing, Hunting, Mountain Climbing, Helicopter Ride, Camping, Lodging, Boating, etc.
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A picture-postcard coastal town, Kaikoura lies in the most northern region in Canterbury and boasts of both land and sea natural wonders. The town is the perfect place to indulge in marine life encounters, enjoy coastal walks, or have the best seafood, including crayfish.

Featuring a spectacular environment of rugged Seaward Kaikōura Range to the scintillating seascape of Pacific Ocean, Kaikoura is a destination for all seasons and all people. It offers plenty of places to see and a range of activities to do on land, in the air, and by the sea.

Its mammal encounters are to see whales, dolphins, sea-birds, seals, etc., in their natural habitat. Whereas, fishing, scuba diving, kayaking are some other fascinations that its calm sea waters offer. And land activities range from biking, quad biking, hiking, or exploring some natural as well as man-made marvels. Only two hours drive from Christchurch, Kaikōura is amongst the most vibrant places to visit in New Zealand for a refreshing day trip or a small sojourn.

Location: South Island, New Zealand

Highlights: Tropical Wildlife, Whale Watching, Marine Encounters, Seafood, Coastal Hikes, Fyffe House, etc.
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Defined as the 'Eighth wonder of the world', the Milford Sound offers a unique package of towering cliffs, cascading waterfalls and inky dark waters. It lies in the UNESCO World Heritage national park reflecting New Zealand's wild side and is a treasured gem in Fiordland.

Milford Sound is a steep and narrow glacially-carved valley and a treasure-trove to Piopiotahi Marine Reserve, dolphins, penguins and seals. Its underwater observatory lets you explore the marine world just metres below the surface and is perfect to enjoy diving.

Along with this, its cliffs rising from the dark waters present a unique spectacle while waterfalls cascading from a huge height with a roaring sound intensify the magic of overall scenery. Boat cruises, kayaking, helicopter rides, hiking, and overnight lodging help unravel the real charm of Milford Sound and leave the visitor mesmerized.

Location: Fiordland, New Zealand‎

Highlights: Boat Cruise, kayaking, scenic flights, diving, underwater observatory, hiking, etc.
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One of the most thrilling places to see in New Zealand, White Island is the centre of attraction for adventure enthusiasts, volcanologists, and experiential travellers. You need to be a real brave heart to plan a trip to this wonderland as it is one of the most active volcanoes in the country.

The latest eruption was in December 2019, which killed and injured visitors and guides on the island, diminished the crater lake and generated new vents and landscapes.

Take a helicopter ride to soak in the beauty of this adventure island or a boat cruise to reach there and explore its magic on foot. For fearless ones, scuba diving around White Island also gives the opportunity to get close to the underwater vents of the volcanoes and discover the underwater world and mystery.

Location:  Bay of Plenty, (off) North Island, New Zealand

Highlights: Magical scenery, Scuba Diving, Helicopter Ride, Boat Cruise, Walks, etc.
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Renowned for its stunning beaches, remarkable wineries, and emerald landscapes, Waiheke Island is one of the most beautiful places to see in New Zealand. It is only a few minutes boat ride or seaplane ride away from downtown Auckland and a place to relax, refresh, or entertain.

Its white sandy beaches are ideal for swimming, kayaking, or picnicking. Whereas, coastal walks covering little coves, vast vistas, exotic birdlife, and the ancient mansions please most tastes.

This island is also known for its wine refineries and stunning vineyards. Opt for a wine or food plus wine tasting tour and savour unique flavours that island has on the offer. Sculpture on the Bay is an art exhibition that makes you buy something for yourself or your friends out there. Add this island to your itinerary and relish different wines and scenery.

Location: Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand.

Highlights: Food and Wine-Tasting, Flying-Fox, Zipline, Beaches, Walking trails, Sculpture on the Bay, etc.
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Featuring a simpler and slower lifestyle, Stewart Island boasts of a perfect combination of greens and sea. Also known as ‘the land of glowing skies’ it is the place with outstanding sky quality and is a Dark Sky Sanctuary. The sky gets illuminated with Aurora Australis and presents a majestic sight making the island one of the must places to visit in New Zealand to enjoy the natural phenomenon of Southern Lights.

Over 85% of the island area comes in reserved National Park and offers plenty of opportunities for hiking or spotting a wide range of wildlife or birds.

Its sprawling seascape is equally breathtaking and offers a great setting to indulge in boating, kayaking, fishing, swimming, or diving. Plan a getaway to Stewart Island holiday to have a unique experience of fun, thrills, scenic beauty, and indulgence.

Location: 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of the South Island, New Zealand

Highlights: Walking tracks, Southern Lights, National Park, Birdwatching, Wildlife, Kayaking, Diving, Fishing, Boating, etc.
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It was really a nice, beautiful and unforgettable trip!! New Zealand is such a beautiful place with lots of amazing attractions and different experience, I booked this tour with my friends and we really enjoyed a lot on this tour. We have a guide with us who was very knowledgable, friendly and helpful took us to all the main attractions with proper details of each... It was really a full fun trip... I never forget the tours at Agordome the show there is about different kinds of sheep which was very lovely and cute it was very entertaining and the audience was full really it was the hightlight of the place and our tour. We had many different activities on this trip, the transfer on the SIC basis was very comfortable and enjoyable with the other traveler. Accommodations were really good with good service and breakfast the entire stay, Full support we get from the team the entire trip, The tour went so perfect as we expected... I highly recommend this tour to everyone who is looking for the best tour in New Zealand this is the best package... I love this tour would like to return again one day...
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The longest international trip I took this time with Thrillophilia that is for 12 days in New Zealand. Yes, I've been getting a good experience with this company in which I have no doubt to booked any tour from this portal... The trip I had was very well-planned and very-executed especially the itinerary was very fulfilling right from the beginning till the end of the trip, the service we get from Thrillophilia and the entire team who was looking towards us the entire trip was truly amazing, we found no issues at all the whole time on real-time they took action and solved all the problems...The hotels and the transport they provided as per what we choose on the time of booking which was outstanding, luxurious and at a prime location, the guide they assigned to us was very informative, knowledgable and friendly too shared all the interesting fact of the place like culture, religion, and history... We really had a great sightseeing tour, amazing activities, and explored the place like a local... I am so happy that I got all exactly on the itinerary... This is really amazing... I would definitely recommend this to all who loved to travel.
I booked this tour from India with my little ones. The place is full of greenery and mountains also the coastlines are must visit. As I traveled with kids, we were given handled with care, being it the driver or the hospitality with friendly staff and the food was also good. Would recommend it ahead.
I would start from how wonderful the place the environment and the surroundings were. We loved the way the tour was executed including mostly every type of the activities possible. We were mermerised in all the way possible. Just it!!
We had a fantastic trip to New Zealand thanks to Thrillophilia for this amazingly organized trip. Management and arrangements were super brilliant. The activities we had on this trip were outstanding, the entire trip we were been guided by the professional and helpful staff, both on-ground and online service were fantastic, the itinerary was very satisfying which we get everything listed on it. The experiences we had there were truly huge. The places are worth seeing and visiting. Highly recommended
The trip was planned in such a way that the travelers would definitely happy with it after experienced it...The team suggested us with this trip to New Zealand for 9-days my partner and I were happy with this trip...The place is truly a paradise...The activities we had were fun and exciting which we enjoyed the one that came with the package as well we do enjoy the self-itineraries too which we took part in many adventure activities, went shopping souvinirs, as so on.. Our guide was welcoming and informative, Hotels, transfers, meals, and 24/7 services were all super Excellent.
I was always attracted and wanted to travel to New Zealand for a long time... I am so happy that I am getting this chance to make it happened this year and I am so glad also that I choose the right website for my trip. Very professionally they plan my trip as per my needs. I 100% very satisfied...with the itinerary, the service, arrangement of accommodations, transport, guide, and everything... Altogether made my trip memorable... Really appreciate everything...Worthy Experience.

People Also Ask About New Zealand

  1. Which are the best places to visit in New Zealand?

    1. Bay of Islands: One of the best places to see in New Zealand, it is a perfect destination to enjoy fishing, sailing, kayaking, cruising, and other watersports. It comprises 144 islands between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula.

    2. Milford Sound: Renowned for its high cliffs rising from fjords, it is crowned by mountains, waterfalls, tracks, and wildlife. It can be explored either by a boat, helicopter, or on foot.

    3. Waiheke Island: Amongst the most fascinating places to visit in New Zealand, it is a paradise for nature, food and wine lovers. Opt for a wine tasting tour and savour different flavours and taste.

    4. Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley: Experience traditional Maori culture, enjoy authentic Maori meal, discover steaming mud pools, natural geysers, and many other natural marvels.

    5. Waitomo Glowworm Caves: Featuring a naturally illuminated environment by thousands of glowworms, the place can be explored by a boat or black water rafting.
  2. Which are the best places to see on the North Island?

    1. Wellington: The capital of New Zealand, it is amongst the most amazing places to visit in New Zealand. It comprises a waterfront promenade, golden beaches, misty hills, Wellington Botanic Gardens, museums, and beautiful scenery.

    2. Rotorua: One of the perfect places to see in New Zealand, Rotorua is home to several geothermal wonders and is a great location to learn about Maori culture, and soak in the natural elegance.

    3. Red Wood Forest: With a variety of redwood trees it offers enchanting landscapes that can be enjoyed through paved walkways. Evening lantern illumination is indeed a sight to behold.

    4. Coromandel Hot Water Beach: Enjoy your own spa at the hot water beach and soothe your mind, body, and soul.

    5. Cape Reinga: Witness the majestic scene of merging water from two major bodies, notice the colour difference and visit the adorable little lighthouse to behold a stunning seascape.
  3. Which are the best monuments in New Zealand?

    1. Moeraki Boulders: A collection of unique rocks reflect a unique phenomenon and a specific characteristic of geological structure and is an interesting sight to explore and learn.

    2. Katikara Memorial: This old monument is located at the gravesite of more than 20 Māori warriors who died in the New Zealand Wars of the 1800s.

    3. Savage Memorial: Dedicated to New Zealand’s first Labour Prime Minister, this memorial park is spread over 49 hectares of greens and settled near Mission Bay.

    4. Craters of the Moon: With huge craters, bubbling gouts of fumes, geothermal activities, and a pervasive sulphurous smell, the place makes you feel like you are at someplace out of the world.

    5. Sky Tower: The tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, it is Auckland’s most distinguished man-made landmark and one of the most famous New Zealand tourist places for entertainment and fine dining.
  4. What is the best time to visit New Zealand?

    The best time to visit New Zealand is during its summer months (December to March), which offer the best climatic conditions and pleasant temperatures of 16°C to 24°C. Summers are ideal for beaches or indulging in water sports, hiking, trekking, or other land activities.

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