The city is one of New Zealand’s long-standing tourist destinations. The Maori culture thrives in a unique geothermal landscape at this colourful North Island. The surrounding region offers natural and cultural experiences. Rotorua’s spectacular thermal water has rejuvenating benefits, and its famed adventure activity, the Zorb, which involves rolling down a hill in a large inflatable ball, is a popular fun activity.
Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, and surrounded by mountains, Queenstown is the ‘Adventure Capital’ of New Zealand. The alpine resort town in the South Island is a year-round tourist destination, with the best luxury accommodations. The city’s scenic beauty and variety in activities are unparalleled. Its breathtaking landscape was used as a backdrop for the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy.
This capital city of New Zealand lies on the edge of a deep harbour and steep surrounding hills, and is also the nation’s arts and culture capital. Wellington is famed for its lively down-town cafés, shops, nightlife, entertainment venues, a dramatic harbour setting, galleries, boutiques, and museums.
Perched on a narrow isthmus between Waitemata and Manukau harbours, this ‘City of Sails’ offers diverse activities and adventures. Visitors can relax on an island in the Hauraki Gulf, trek through native rainforests, sample wines at local vineyards, stroll along a black sand surf beach, or bungee jump from Auckland Harbour Bridge.
The Maori culture is an integral part of the country. The Maoris first came to the islands a thousand years ago. On the geothermal region of Rotorua, visitors can enjoy Maori food – cooked on hot stones underground – a welcome ceremony, traditional songs and dances, arts, crafts, tools and body art. The Maori cultural villages provide insights into the country’s cultural heritage.
A hell tour in New Zealand is unlike any other chopper ride in the world, that facilitates discovery of ancient glaciers before an alpine snow landing. High vantage points provide a spectacular view of steep mountains and cascading waterfalls, making it one of the most unforgettable experiences in the country. The hell tour is a fantastic experience for travellers.
New Zealand is a well-known destination for this extremely popular adventure sport, offering varied options for bungee jumping. Queenstown, Rotura, Auckland etc. have a lot of jumpsites. Kawaru Bridge in Queenstown is the first commercial bungee jump site, while the steepest jump is a 134-mtr plunge over the Nevis River, Queenstown. It is a once in lifetime experience.
Zorbing is one of the unique adventure activities enjoyed by all in New Zealand, wherein one rolls down a hill in a large inflatable ball. This unique and fun adventure sport can be enjoyed in Rotorua.
Nestled below towering mountains, Wanaka is the most tranquil lake in South Island. Its beaches are home to sun seekers and boating enthusiasts through summers. Lakeside camping grounds are also apt for beach holidays. Lake cruises, windsurfing, wakeboarding, parapenting, water skiing, horse trekking, tandem skydiving, 4WD motorcycling and eco-rafting are favourite activities.
Gisborne is located at the North-end of Poverty Bay. Sunrise and sunsets are first seen here in the country. According to oral historical records, this was the first place the Maoris came to on their canoes from neighbouring islands. Old traditions are still strong here and can be enjoyed along with activities such as surfing, fishing and visiting the wineries.
The Coromandel Peninsula is one of New Zealand’s most popular holiday destinations. The Coromandel town is surrounded by rainforests and sandy beaches. Visitors can skydive in Whitianga in Mercury Bay, go on a guided kayak tour, take a walk in the pristine bushes, relax in a warm bubbling pool at Hot Water Beach, or explore a secret lagoon in Donut Island.
Thousands of people travel to Napier – one of the world’s most unique Art Deco cities – for the annual Art Deco weekend in February. The town has other offerings throughout the year that make it a family holiday destination. The 1930s architectural style is the USP of the region, which is located in Hawkes Bay.