New Zealand Tourist Destinations

Lake Tekapo

New Zealand offers a huge variety of tourist destinations for you to choose from. Whether you want to enjoy fun day shopping in Auckland, an action-packed weekend Bungy Jumping and skiing in Queenstown (or somewhere in between), you can find it here.

We have compiled a comprehensive listing of 32 places to visit in New Zealand - including the eco-tourism destination of Kaikoura, the Geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, the rugged beauty of Fiordland and many more visitor destinations.

North Island | South Island | Stewart Island

North Island

Auckland

Auckland

Dubbed the 'city of sails' and often referred to as the 'land of idyllic islands and rolling green hills', Auckland is a vibrant city that offers something for everyone.

Wellington

Wellington

Described as a village with skyscrapers, Wellington is New Zealand's capital offering an unforgettable city experience.

Rotorua

Rotorua

Famous for its geothermal activity, the earth's crust beneath Rotorua is so thin, steamy geysers have popped up in many places.

Bay of Plenty

Bay Of Plenty

Located south of the Coromandel, the Bay of Plenty offers a mild climate, stunning beaches, kiwi-fruit orchards, green coastal plains and forest-laden mountains.

Coromandel

Coromandel

Boasting some of New Zealand's most picturesque beaches, native Pohutukawa trees and rainforest, the Coromandel is a feast for the eyes.

Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay

The Eastland/Hawke's Bay region is best known for its high annual sunshine hours, long established vineyards, many orchards and an atmosphere of pure relaxation.

Northland

Northland

Northland is a region of beautiful beaches, mangroves and dense native forests. It was here that the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand's founding document, was signed.

Ruapehu

Ruapehu / Tongariro

The Tongariro National Park is host to a large area of past and present volcanic activity. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing track spans the length of Mount Tongariro.

Taranaki

Taranaki

Boasting magnificent gardens, great surfing beaches, the iconic snow-capped Mt Taranaki, superb bush/mountain walks and picturesque lakes, Taranaki offers something for everyone.

Taupo

Taupo

Offering clear blue lakes, geothermal activity, lush green farmland, beautiful walks and roaring water falls, this region has something for everyone.

Waikato

Waikato

Home to New Zealand's 4th largest city (Hamilton), Waikato boasts the country's longest river, the permanent location for the Hobbiton Movie Set and the famous Waitomo Caves.

South Island

Christchurch

Christchurch

Also known as the Garden City, Christchurch is a city full of gardens, plentiful park areas and trees. Christchurch's architecture has a very English flavour to it.

Queenstown

Queenstown

Originally set up to host miners during the gold-rush era, Queenstown has earned itself the reputation of being one of the most scenic areas in New Zealand.

Abel Tasman

Abel Tasman and Golden Bay

Boasting subtropical weather, turquoise waters, sheltered inlets and secluded beaches of golden sand, the Abel Tasman National Park is simply a slice of heaven.

Akaroa

Akaroa

A quaint little fishing town situated on the southern side of Bank Peninsula, Akaroa has a distinct French flavour to it - due to its French Whaling history.

Blenheim

Blenheim

Dubbed the sunshine capital of New Zealand, Blenheim's warm, dry climate has helped it become the country's largest grape growing and wine making region.

Central Otago

Central Otago

A harsh yet compelling land, Central Otago boasts stunning, big-sky landscapes of sun burnt hills, rocky outcrops, clear blue lakes and much more.

Dunedin

Dunedin

The port City of Dunedin is famous for being a University city of Scottish heritage, Dunedin offers a delightful combination of fine Architecture and cultural riches.

Fiordland

Fiordland

Fiordland National Park offers some of the world's most spectacular scenery and is home to the famous Milford Track walkway. This unspoilt land is a must see.

Kaikoura

Kaikoura

Framed by the spectacular Kaikoura mountain range and the expansive Pacific Ocean, Kaikoura is a haven for a vast collection of Bird and Aquatic life.

Franz Josef and Fox Glacier

Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers

Amazing wonders of nature, Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier descend steeply from the snow-covered Southern Alps to lush rainforest near sea level.

Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs

Located one and a half hours north of Christchurch, Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve offers a large outdoor complex were you can bath in natural geothermal pools.

Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo

The alpine village township of Tekapo is situated at the south end of the lake and offers Cafes, Restaurants and glorious views up the lake to the alps beyond.

Marlborough Sounds

Marlborough Sounds

Boasting an intricate series of bays, coves and waterways, the Marlborough Sounds offers beauty and tranquillity that brings visitors back year after year.

Aoraki Mt Cook

Mount Cook

Boasting 19 peaks over 3000 metres, including New Zealand's tallest mountain Aoraki Mt Cook, this region is a must visit for anyone who appreciates the great outdoors.

Nelson

Nelson

Known as the Sunshine City, Nelson is a vibrant place - well regarded for its beautiful beaches, diverse culture plus arts and crafts.

Oamaru

Oamaru and Waitaki Valley

Offering a refreshing blend of historic charm and hidden treasures, Oamaru boasts a vibrant Historic town centre plus a world famous Blue Penguin Colony.

Southland

Southland

A captivating land, Southland offers a feast of enthralling scenery including rugged coastline, lush green farmland, beautiful fiords and cloud piercing mountains.

Twizel

Twizel

Surrounded by stunning mountains and lakes, Twizel is a popular holiday destination and a must-visit for anyone who enjoys fishing, skiing and water-sports.

Wanaka

Wanaka

Nestled alongside stunning Lake Wanaka and framed by magnificent mountains, it's easy to understand why Wanaka is dubbed one of New Zealand's best kept secrets.

West Coast

West Coast

The South Island's West Coast is a region of contrasting features including snow-capped mountains, rainforests, grinding glaciers, dramatic coastlines, rivers and more.

Stewart Island

Stewart Island

Stewart Island

Also known as Rakiura, "Place of Glowing skies" by the Maoris, Stewart Island is New Zealand's third largest island and newest National Park.