5 Amazing Things to Do in New Zealand

By Louise Inwoods

If you're planning a holiday in our beautiful country, it's a good idea to research New Zealand things to do and get a rough of itinerary together to form the basis of your trip. There are plenty of locations that you'll want to stop off at during your holiday around the country. Each region can be quite unique and offer its own fantastic activity that you just can't miss.

Activities in Popular Regions of New Zealand

New Zealand has everything on offer, from vast untouched lands to towering cities full of unique and diverse culture. From town to town there is plenty to do and something to suit everybody's tastes and this is one of the main reasons we attract tourists from all over the globe. Here are just a few ideas that you might want to pencil into your itinerary.

Watching the Whales in Kaikoura

Ask any New Zealander about what there is to do in Kaikoura and the chances are that you'll be told about the wonders of whale watching. Kaikoura NZ is one of the most popular tourist attractions on the South Island, largely due to the popularity of the unique whale watching tours that take place there. Whale watching is a truly magical experience that creates memories that last forever. For many years, whales have frequented the waters around Kaikoura and today Whale Watch has created an opportunity for you to experience these beautiful creatures up close. A photo of a mighty whale's tail is a fantastic addition to your travel journal and something that you can really show-off to friends back home.

Queenstown - Winter Sports

Visiting Queenstown is at the top of any travellers list of places to see, with the stunning scenery and the well-deserved reputation for being the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown is a one stop shop for fun and entertainment. Visiting in winter hosts an even bigger range of things to do when all winter sports open attracting everyone with a fondness for anything snow related! Thousands visit the area every year in search of the best ski slopes, snowboarding adventures and fun winter escapes. A great place to take the whole family, spend some time exploring Queenstown and everything it has to offer.

Rotorua - Hot Pools

Rotorua is an active volcano zone with an abundance of geothermal activity under the ground. While sounding dangerous, these characteristics actually make for a unique tourist attraction that will add a special touch to your travel itinerary. The geothermal activity at Rotorua provides the perfect mix for hot pools that are naturally heated. Here you can relax and unwind in the warmth of the pools, so long as you don't mind the sulfurous smell!

Wellington - Te Papa Museum

Wellington, located at the bottom of the North is New Zealand's capital city. There is a never ending supply of exhibits, unique architecture and interesting displays around Wellington and most within walking distance. Standing proudly on Wellington's waterfront is Te Papa Museum. Open every day of the year and free of charge, Te Papa is a great way to learn about the history and culture of New Zealand and view the never ending show of fantastic art. Head down to Cuba St to see unique street performers, interesting shops and fabulous up and coming designers, the diversity of Wellington will guarantee a great holiday adventure.

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