New Zealand is known for its magnificent landscapes and outdoor pursuits and although its cities offer plenty to see and do, its soul belongs to the wilderness. A cruise around Milford and Doubtful Sounds allows you to enjoy peaceful Fjordland from the water, while in Kaikoura we suggest one of the award-winning whale watching tours. Discover New Zealand’s geothermal activity in Rotorua, which is also a great place to immerse yourself in Maori culture at the Mitai Maori Night.
If you're seeking more action, try an exhilarating jet boat trip along the Dart River in Queenstown, the self-proclaimed ‘adventure capital of the world’, where numerous adrenaline-fuelled experiences are on offer.
Ideas for experiencing New Zealand
Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know New Zealand, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.