Find out what to see and do when travelling around New Zealand.
New Zealand highlights
- Queenstown - adventure capital and home of the bungee jump and everything adventurous!
- Christchurch - Beautiful 'English' looking town with nearby cable car for panoramic views.
- Milford Sound - great walking tracks and boats trips through the Fjords.
- Kaikora - Whale watching.
- Franz Joseph Glacier
- Abel Tasman National Park is great place for camping and 'tramping'.
Franz Joseph Glacier, New Zealand
North Island of New Zealand
- Auckland - Generally travellers first port of call in NZ. Plenty of things to do - IF you know where to find them. Keep an ear to the traveller's grapevine and the city comes alive.
- Wellington At the south of the north island (?!) this is known to Kiwis as the Windy City. Most travellers use Wellington as the last stop before catching a plane or ferry to the South Island, but it has a great arty, cafe quarter worth checking out.
- Taupo - A small but lovable town on the lakeside. Sailing on the lake plus bungee jumping and sky diving.
- Bay of Islands - Paihia for yacht trips.
- 90 Mile Beach - buses & 4x4's charge up this stretch of beach. There are sand boarding opportunities at the northern end.
- Rotorua - relax in the (smelly) natural hot springs.
- The Coromandel Peninsula for impressive beaches and walks through the remote countryside
Bungee jumping in New Zealand with AJ Hackett
Main travellers routes
- Auckland to Christchurch (North to South Island)
- Most backpackers in NZ get about with a Kiwi Experience or Magic Bus Travel Pass
- It's quite easy to hitch hike in New Zealand
- Shuttle buses can be quite cheap in NZ (but not as fun!)
- Some hire a car or campervan in New Zealand.
- Wellington (Administrative)
- Auckland is the largest city
- New Zealand Dollar ($NZ)
- Currency converter
NZ Visas (always check with your embassy)
- No visa requirements for UK tourists to New Zealand for a stay of up to 3 months
- Working visa must be applied for if intending to work in New Zealand.