In the beautiful Bay of Islands you can take a boat cruise, swim with dolphins, dive, fish or just relax in the sun. Be sure to visit Waitangi Treaty Grounds, one of New Zealand's most significant historic sites.Learn More
A binocular's view across the gulf from Auckland, the Coromandel is everything that a big city isn't. Cloaked in native rainforest with dazzling white sand beaches, it is rustic, unspoiled and relaxed.Learn More
Experience the real Middle-earth in Matamata with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Just 2 hours drive south of Auckland, Hobbiton Movie Set attracts thousands of Lord of the Rings fans each year. Hobbiton truly takes you to another world.Learn More
The region is the first stop on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail, and it's a popular place for bicycle wine tours. It is also New Zealand's Art Deco centre, rebuilt in the 1930s after a huge earthquake.Learn More
Created nearly two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption, Taupo is a great lake for water-skiing, sailing and kayaking. Visit the magnificent Huka Falls, where more than 220,000 litres of water thunder over the cliff face every second or explore nearby Tongariro National Park.Learn More
Rotorua is known for bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers and natural hot springs, as well as showcasing our fascinating Maori culture.Learn More
Marlborough is New Zealand's largest wine growing region and the home of world-renowned sauvignon blanc. Get active by swimming with dolphins, diving or fishing in the Marlborough Sounds.Learn More
The picturesque coastal town of Kaikoura is the perfect place to go whale-watching by boat or air at any time of the year. Or swim with beautiful dusky dolphins and experience seal swimming with the playful New Zealand fur sealsLearn More
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is home of the highest mountains and the longest glaciers. It is alpine in the purest sense - with skyscraping peaks, glaciers and permanent snow fields, all set under a star-studded sky.Learn More
Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges. World famous for its majestic scenery, friendly people, golf courses, wineries and smorgasbord of outdoor activities, you'll never be short of things to do.Learn More
Fiordland is one of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of New Zealand. Absorb the breathtaking treasures of this region by water, air or hiking.Learn More
No region in the North Island has more defined character than Taranaki. Wherever you are, the symmetrical cone of Mount Taranaki gazes down at you.Learn More
Unrivalled in natural beauty, New Zealand was the last habitable land mass on earth to be settled by humankind and is an oasis of diverse and well preserved scenery.
Composed of two large islands, the North Island and South Island, New Zealand’s landscape is defined by fertile alpine wilderness, lakes, fiords, volcanoes and mountain ranges, vast open tundra and over 15,000 kilometres of unrelentingly beautiful coastline.
Home to Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand’s two largest cities, the North Island is the best region in New Zealand to indulge in metropolitan spoils.
Both Auckland and Wellington offer world class dining, entertainment and leisure activities, whilst being only a short distance from many adventurous activities, breath-taking lakes, forests and volcanoes.Learn more about the North Island
The larger of New Zealand’s two islands, the South Island is home to some of the most dramatic geography and scenery in the world. The South Island ranges from snow-capped Alps, long coastlines, lakes, inlets and ancient fiords to volcanic and fertile agricultural lands.
South Island adventures aren’t complete without climbing a volcano, skiing, a trip to one the many geothermal baths or an overnight stay on board a vessel in Milford Sound.Explore all that the South Island has to offer
The free Essential New Zealand travel app from Tourism New Zealand is available from the App Store and Google play. Make the most of your stay without the need for an internet connection.