Take your pick from high-octane pursuits in unspoilt wilderness to cruising tranquil lakes and glassy sounds. Explore country roads and buzzing urban scenes or immerse yourself in Māori culture. Then soak in the beauty of the natural landscape from the quintessentially Kiwi comfort of one of the country’s famed luxury lodges. New Zealand/Aotearoa really does have it all. So what are you waiting for? Here are 101 Reasons To Stop Dreaming About New Zealand And Go!
Top 101 New Zealand Experiences
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Royal New Zealand – A tale of two islands
From south to north, the spectacular natural wonders never cease. Save $250pp* on this handcrafted New Zealand journey in 2022/2023 with Scenic – limited availability, secure your departure today.
HobbitonTM Movie Set Family Pass
Looking for a family adventure? Now is the perfect time to take the family there and back again! In the heart of the Waikato, step into the lush pastures of the Shire with a guided tour of Hobbiton.
Discover Waitomo Most Popular Combo
Save $45 with this truly unforgettable experience. Glide silently by boat through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and get up-close and personal with glowworm selfies in Ruakuri Cave.
Sunrise Sip and Soak at Beachside Hot Pools
Sunrise soak at New Brighton’s famous seaside hot pools for $59pp, with complimentary drink and a comfy robe to wear.
- Sunrise soak at a beach
- Complimentary drink
- Guided meditation
Tongariro Alpine Crossing Guided Hike for Two
Take on the world’s best day hike mid-week & save! Package includes trekking guide, 2- night stay & celebratory bubbles.
- Explore the Tongariro National Park with a hiking guide
- Save 50% on the second night’s accommodation
- Unwind with a bottle of NZ Bubbles
Stay at Eco-Friendly Manor in Central Christchurch
Pampering for two at an eco-friendly central Christchurch heritage hotel, complete with five-course dinner and breakfast.
- 1 night in King room
- Free arrival bubbles
- Local wine pairing
Boutique hotel package in stunning Hawke’s Bay
Indulge yourself at Porters Boutique Hotel in Havelock North village with a 3-night stay including all the trimmings.
- Bottle of premium wine
- Experiential wine tasting
- Chef’s choice meal
2-day cycling Hawke’s Baycation
Enjoy the best bits of Hawke’s Bay with a 2-day, 2-night Takaro Trails cycling package on the scenic Hawke’s Bay Trails.
- Easy-riding cycle trails
- Seaside accommodation
- Shuttle transport
Luxury Lodge Stay in Rotorua
Begin and end your day in total tranquillity immersed in pristine New Zealand wilderness at your doorstep, your stay at Treetops promises to replenish and restore.
- Pre-dinner drink and canapes each evening
- Famed Estate to Plate degustation five course dining each evening
- Full breakfast daily
New Zealand Panorama – Experience Mother Nature’s Magic
Take in New Zealand’s natural wonders as you explore the North & South Islands. Save $250pp* on this handcrafted New Zealand journey in 2022/2023 with Scenic – limited availability, secure your departure today.
New Zealand Itineraries
The itineraries that follow are filled with unforgettable places and experiences to have all over New Zealand, whether you are arriving to ski the slopes, drink the wine, tramp the soaring mountains and glaciers or consume the vibrant, culture-rich cities. There are wildlife encounters with whales, handy accommodation tips, adventures to get your adrenaline pumping and even a dedicated itinerary for Tolkien fans. Start planning your escape to New Zealand now.
The perfect 5-day wine trail through New Zealand
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The adventure seeker’s 12-day guide to New Zealand
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Best of the North Island: a 14-day New Zealand itinerary
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Welcome to Middle Earth: your 9-day Tolkien itinerary
Discover New Zealand’s spectacular North Island scenery that has become a portal to Middle Earth for film lovers and Tolkien fan...
7 days in Queenstown: a New Zealand skiing itinerary
Reward yourself with the ultimate snowy getaway to the Mecca of New Zealand skiing: Queenstown. With epic ski trails, fantastic ...
A 7-day skiing itinerary for Canterbury, New Zealand
Discover New Zealand’s lesser-known ski slopes on this epic Canterbury itinerary. Ski family-owned resorts, spend your evenings...
Ultimate 10-day road trip in New Zealand’s South Island
Wind through windswept fishing towns, deep into Fiordland and all the way down to Aotearoa’s southernmost island on this epic 10...
Cities to stargazing: a 6-day itinerary for New Zealand
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Wonders of the NZ East Coast: Auckland to Wellington
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More reasons to go to New Zealand
There are plenty more than just 101 reasons to holiday in New Zealand/Aotearoa! From the vibrant urban hub of Christchurch to a South Island winter holiday, a holiday spent discovering the many treasures of Rotorua as a family and finding New Zealand’s coolest city. And then there is the chance to see it all via a motorhome! Find all this and so much more to explore below.
Ruapehu: Let your rewilding begin
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New Zealand’s ultimate luxury experiences
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12 reasons Dunedin is New Zealand’s coolest city
It’s New Zealand’s coolest city. And it’s well worth exploring. Don’t underestimate Dunedin. This city almost at the ba...
The ultimate New Zealand south island winter holiday
While ski resorts in New Zealand have long captured the imagination of winter sports fan across Australia, the lesser-known resort...
Christchurch: the surprising urban hub of the South Island
Christchurch is a beautiful thing: a city rebuilt; a city reborn. Here is a place that has always had a strong culture of creativi...
Discovering The Great Journeys of New Zealand
Everyone knows New Zealand is a spectacular country to visit, with its rugged snow-capped mountains, dramatic coastline, and rolli...
12 reasons that prove Rotorua is the best family holiday
You know Rotorua, even if you’ve never been there. This friendly North Island town is quintessential New Zealand, with incredibl...
Nine Kiwi experiences not to be missed
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The best way to see New Zealand? Motorhome of course
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A guide to the best of Hawke’s Bay
The Hawke’s Bay region on the east coast of North Island has a lot going for it. The weather is amazing, the Art Deco architec...