New Zealand Tourist Attractions

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New Zealand offers a huge variety of things to do / tourist attractions to experience. Whether you want to enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on beautiful Lake Wakatipu near Queenstown or climb New Zealand's tallest mountain Mt Cook (or something in between), you can find it here.

We have compiled a comprehensive listing of memorable New Zealand attractions - including Whale watching in Kaikoura, Sailing in the Marlborough Sounds, Kayaking the Abel Tasman, Scenic day tours of Auckland, Hiking on the Franz Josef / Fox Glaciers - plus much, much more.

North Island | South Island | Stewart Island

North Island (NZ) Tourist Attractions


Auckland Attractions

The city of sails offers many things to do including the Sky Tower, Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World, Auckland Zoo plus Rangitoto, Great Barrier and Waiheke Islands.


Wellington Attractions

Wellington offers many memorable tourist attractions including Te Papa Museum, the Cable Car Museum, the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, Wellington Zoo and more.


Rotorua Attractions

Renowned as the heartland of Maori culture and famous for its extensive Geothermal activity, Rotorua is also a popular water sport destination.

Bay of Plenty

Bay Of Plenty Attractions

The Bay of Plenty offers many things to do including walking along the pristine beaches at Mount Maunganui and White Island, one of the world’s few accessible live volcanoes.


Coromandel Attractions

The Coromandel offers lots of great attractions including picturesque Cathedral Cove, the amazing Hot Water Beach plus many scenic coastal walks.

Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay Attractions

There are plenty of great tourist attractions in Hawke's Bay including famous wineries, cultural tours plus the world's largest most accessible mainland Gannet Colony.


Northland Attractions

Northland boasts many tourist attractions including the scenic Bay of Islands, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, forest walks, boat cruises and more.


Ruapehu Attractions

The Tongariro National Park is host to a large area of past and present volcanic activity. Mount Ruapehu is the tallest and most imposing volcano - still active today.


Taranaki Attractions

There are many great visitor attractions in Taranaki including experiencing the 2518m Mt Taranaki, which is one of the most symmetrical volcanic cones in the world.


Taupo Attractions

Taupo offers many attractions including many water-based activities on Lake Taupo such as, fishing, boat cruises, Kayaking tours and Huka Falls Jetboat rides.


Waikato Attractions

Waikato has plenty of great actvities and tourist attractions on offer including Hobbiton Tours, the world famous glowworm caves at Waitomo and more.

South Island Tourist Attractions


Christchurch Attractions

The South Island's largest city, Christchurch (known as 'The Garden City') boasts beautiful Botanical Gardens, Punting on the Avon river and much more.


Queenstown Attractions

Aside from its scenic beauty, Queenstown is also a great place to visit if you are an adventure seeker - offering bungy jumping, jetboat rides, skydiving, boat cruises and more.


Dunedin Attractions

Visitor attractions include the Public Art Gallery, Otago Museum while Otago Peninsula boasts the world's only mainland Royal Albatross Colony and Yellow-Eyed Penguins.

Abel Tasman

Abel Tasman Attractions

The Abel Tasman National Park and Golden Bay offers many things to do. Sea Kayaking and/or walking the famous Abel Tasman Walkway, Farewell Spit Nature tours and more.


Akaroa Attractions

Akaroa offers many exciting tourist attractions including Akaroa harbour boat cruises, swimming with Hector's Dolphins, scenic walks including the Banks Peninsula Track.


Blenheim Attractions

Blenheim offers plenty of things to do such as world-class vineyards, Wine Tours, Highfield Estate Winery plus Eco-tours which offers tours of the Wairau Lagoon.

Central Otago

Central Otago Attractions

Central Otago offers a stunning landscape and attractions such as the Otago Central Rail Trail and destinations such as Naseby, St Bathans, Cromwell and Alexandra.


Fiordland Attractions

Milford Sound is Fiordland's most popular destination offering attractions such as boat cruises and kayaking trips that explore the outer reaches of the National Park.

Franz Josef and Fox Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier Attractions

Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers offer many memorable attractions including fully guided hiking/walking trips plus scenic plane and helicopter flights.

Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs Attractions

The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools offers hot pools, ideal for soothing aches and pains. Hanmer is a wonderful place for outdoor activities such as scenic bush walks.


Kaikoura Attractions

Viewing the Sperm Whales with Whalewatch Kaikoura should be top of your to-do list. Other attractions include sea Kayaking, Maori cultural tours and Wilderness Walks.

Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo Attractions

The Lake Tekapo area boasts great tourist attractions including sightseeing scenic flights with Air Safaris, star-gazing through NZ's largest telescope, thermal pools and skiing.

Marlborough Sounds

Marlborough Sounds Attractions

Marlborough Sounds offers many tourist attractions including the beautiful Queen Charlotte Track, Sailing Boat cruises, Dolphin Watch Eco tours and more.

Aoraki Mt Cook

Mount Cook Attractions

Aoraki Mt Cook boasts many memorable visitor attractions including the Tasman Glacier, walks that explore the Hooker valley, scenic flights and Ski Plane snow landings.


Nelson Attractions

Nelson offers something for everyone including stunning beaches, sailing boat trips while Nelson Lakes National Park boasts bush-clad mountains and pristine lakes.


Oamaru Attractions

Oamaru's Tourist attractions include the Blue Penguin Colony, the Moeraki Boulders (highly spherical boulders), the Waitaki Valley and the Benmore Dam.


Southland Attractions

Southland offers many activities including Invercargill's Queens Park and Southland Museum. The region offers great trout fishing, the rugged Catlins and Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track.


Twizel Attractions

Twizel is a popular holiday spot surrounded by stunning mountains and lakes. Attractions include scenic flights, mountain biking, walks, glider flights, watersports and more.


Wanaka Attractions

Wanaka offers many walks that boast stunning lake and mountain views. Other attractions include river kayaking, water skiing, snow skiing, skydiving and scenic flights.

West Coast

West Coast Attractions

The West Coast offers many memorable tourist attractions including the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki, Underworld Adventures, white-water Rafting, Heritage Tours and more.

Stewart Island

Stewart Island

Stewart Island Attractions

Stewart Island boasts fantastic walks including The Rakiura track. Other attractions include Ulva Island bird sanctuary, nature tours and the chance to see the Kiwi.