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New Zealand Travel Guide

Head next door to the home of adrenaline-pumping sports, epic scenery and big adventures. Explore the best of the two islands and make new friends along the way with a Kiwi Experience bus pass, or hire a campervan and head off on an unforgettable roadtrip. Hit Queenstown or Christchurch for snowy ski slopes, or hike the incredible Tongariro Alpine Crossing. With postcard views at every stop, New Zealand offers one huge action-packed adventure.
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English, although natives will speak Māori.
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Top places to visit in New Zealand

New Zealand has a new adventure waiting every day, and both the North and South Islands offer hair-raising adventure activities, and incredible scenery - you won't know where to start. To help you decide, we've listed a few of our favourite places to explore in New Zealand below...
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Auckland & the Northland

Auckland is nicknamed the 'City of Sails' and boasts a gorgeous marina, sandy beaches and a 328m high Sky Tower for you to jump off, if you dare. The surrounds are perfect for outdoor activities like zip-lining on Waiheke Island or hiking the Waitakere ranges. Head further north and sandboard at Ninety Mile Beach, see two oceans collide at Cape Reinga or keep an eye out for dolphins on a Bay of Islands cruise.
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Wellington & Malrborough

Get your culture on in the famous Te Papa museum, take a ride uphill in the historic Wellington Cable Car overlooking the bay, taste wine in the Marlborough region and take in the views on a ferry ride through Marlborough Sounds - the best way to get from the North to the South island and vice versa.
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Hobbiton & Rotorua

A visit to Middle Earth wouldn't be complete without a stop at The Shire - boost your Instagram with selfies at the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movie set before heading to Rotorua, where you can soak in mud pools and hot springs and wonder at spouting geysers. 
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Queenstown & Milford Sound

Bungee jumping, skydiving, canyon-swinging, mountainbiking, rafting, skiing, you name it - Queenstown is THE advetnure capital of the world and a definite must-go place in New Zealand. The vistas in and around Queenstown are simply unforgettable, and the fjords of Milford Sound are an ideal spot for day cruises or kayaking adventures.

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Tours and Mini Adventures

Have an epic adventure in New Zealand, filled with jaw-dropping scenery and the world's most insane adrenaline highs. Bungy or ski in Queenstown, cruise through the Bay of Islands, heli-hike the glaciers of Franz Josef and learn the Haka, the traditional Maori war-cry and dance in Rotorua.
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New Zealand Ski Packages

Explore our range of full ski packages in New Zealand including Queenstown and Wanaka and get ready to shred the powder for a great winter experience.

Travelling around New Zealand

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Campervan Hire in New Zealand

New Zealand is a dream to travel around by campervan. Not only is it the cheapest and most flexible way to travel the islands, but it gets you closer to nature so you're living and breathing adventure.
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Hop-On Hop-Off Passes

Famed for its fun and flexibility, the Kiwi Experience bus pass is the way forward for your New Zealand adventures. Taking you from top to bottom and to all that's in-between, this legendary hop-on-hop-off network will get you to some of the most breath-taking locations on the planet!

FAQ - Travel in New Zealand

When is the best time to travel to New Zealand?

New Zealand is well worth visiting any time of year! However, if you’re a lover of skiing or snowboarding you’ll want to head over to New Zealand between June and September to benefit from the country’s fantastic slopes and if you want to enjoy the Kiwi beach life, head over between October and May. 

Do I need a visa to visit New Zealand?

You do not need a visa for a holiday in New Zealand if you are an Australian passport holder or resident. As a UK citizen or passport holder, you can enter New Zealand and stay for up to six months. Citizens of visa waiver countries can stay in New Zealand for up to three months without a visa. Our Travel Experts can help you find out whether you need a visa - contact us here.

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