15 Incredible Things To Do In New Zealand For Travelers

1. Bungy Jump In Queenstown

New Zealand may be the adventure capital of the world, but Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand. 

2. Thunder Of Huka Fall

The Huka Falls offers a spectacular display of the power of water with 220k liters of water rushing down an 11-meter waterfall per second! It’s worth stopping to have a look! 

3. Hike Mount Maunganui

The Main Beach has been crowned the ‘Best Beach in New Zealand” and hiking the mountain, Mauao is a gorgeous hike that takes about 45 minutes. 

4. Lord Of The Rings Tour Wellington

When heading over from the South Island, we hopped on a ferry to Wellington and had the chance to spend a few days there. 

5. Jump From The Sky Tower

Want a little adrenaline in the city of Auckland? Choose from the Skywalk or Sky Jump at Auckland’s Sky Tower.  

6. Go Zorbing In Rotorua

If you are looking for unique experiences in New Zealand, look no further than zorbing. 

7. Visit Hobbiton

New Zealand has always been an amazing destination but the world really took notice when the Lord of the Rings filmed here. 

8. Watch Wai-O-Tapu Bubble

Wai-O-Tapu is a Thermal Wonderland. It is certainly the best display of sulfur geothermal hot pools we have ever witnessed.  

9. Walk Up The World’s Steepest Street

It’s a quick short bucket list item to add to your itinerary. 

10. Walk Along The Pancake Rock

Located on the west coast of the South Island, the Pancake Rocks of Punakaiki are one of the most awesome places to visit in New Zealand.  

11. Go Whale Watching Kaikoura 

What makes whale watching so special in New Zealand is the sheer number of species you will see.  

12. Marvel At Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo is part of the Dark Sky Preserve and is an excellent place for camping. Spend the night and take in the stars. 

13. Look For Greenstone In Hokitika

Dave hasn’t taken his Green Stone (Kiwi for Jade) off since our first trip to New Zealand in 2011.  

14. Spy On Split Apple Rock

One of New Zealand’s lesser-known attractions is Split Apple Rock. It is a 120 million-year-old granite rock that has been split in half.  

15. Go Sailing In Abel Tasman

One cannot appreciate the beauty of a coastline until you see it from afar. Take a sailing trip for the best views of the rugged coast.  

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