Hidden Gems

Really discover New Zealand by hitting all these off-the-beaten-track places! This section is complete with guides to even the tiniest towns in New Zealand.

20 Places Off the Beaten Track in the North Island

Try these Whakatane Activities! On the coast of the Bay of Plenty […]

18 Amazing Attractions You Can’t Miss in The Catlins

Try these Whakatane Activities! On the coast of the Bay of Plenty […]

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The Republic of Whangamomona

Try these Whakatane Activities! On the coast of the Bay of Plenty […]

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15 Places You Can’t Miss on the Forgotten World Highway

Try these Whakatane Activities! On the coast of the Bay of Plenty […]

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20 Places Off the Beaten Track in the South Island

Try these Whakatane Activities! On the coast of the Bay of Plenty […]

Avenue on Wikipedia

Guide to Rangitoto Island and Motutapu Island

Try these Whakatane Activities! On the coast of the Bay of Plenty […]

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11 Amazing Things to Do in Whakatane

Try these Whakatane Activities! On the coast of the Bay of Plenty […]

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10 Unmissable Things to Do in Wairoa

What to do in Wairoa. It’s Hawke’s Bay’s coolest little town! Wairoa […]

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8 Awesome Things to Do in Hastings

Hastings activities you can’t miss! In the heart of the wine region […]

Noel O'Riley on Wikipedia

15 Super Fun Things to Do in Napier

Napier Activities you have to try! Some amazing experiences await in Napier! […]

Ildefonse at en.wikipedia

5 Fun Things to Do in Bluff

Activities and things to do in BLuff! At the edge of the […]

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11 Things to Do in Matamata (That Doesn’t Involve Hobbits)

What to do in Matamata New Zealand Let’s be honest. You’re here […]

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10 Damn Good Things to Do in Cromwell

What to do in Cromwell? Only 50 minutes from Queenstown, the little […]

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9 Glorious Things to Do on Waiheke Island

What to do on Waiheke Island? One of the top day trips […]

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5 Fun Things to Do at Goat Island Marine Reserve

Make the most out of Goat Island! New Zealand’s first and most […]

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9 Unmissable Things to Do in Lake Tekapo

What to do in Lake Tekapo. Lake Tekapo is on almost everybody’s […]

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10 Incredible Things to Do on Stewart Island

What to do in Stewart Island. You haven’t fully explored New Zealand […]

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10 Amazing Things to Do in the Abel Tasman National Park

Awesome Activities in Abel Tasman! Golden sand beaches, lush native forest, marine […]

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10 Alternative Things To Do in Auckland

Done it all before? What about these? Auckland is the biggest hub […]

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20 Awesome Places to Visit in Rotorua

Where to visit in Rotorua. Never underestimate Rotorua. There’s so much to […]

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Te Urewera Rainforest Route: 9 Epic Stops!

Sights you can’t miss on the Te Urewera Rainforest Route. Travel from […]

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Opotiki to Gisborne via The Waioeka Gorge: 8 Epic Stops!

Stops you can’t miss in the Waioeka Gorge! Eastland is not just […]

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15 Things to Do in Nelson City

What to do in Nelson City. In a city that is wedged […]

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10 Awesome Activities in the Marlborough Sounds

Things to do in the Marlborough Sounds. Covering one-fifth of New Zealand’s […]

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10 Awesome Things to do in Kerikeri

Kerikeri activities you can’t miss! There’s no such thing as being stuck […]

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10 Reasons Why Haast has World Heritage Status

Why visit the World Heritage Area of Haast? As the last (or […]

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15 Awesome Things to Do in Reefton

Activities you have to try in Reefton! Reefton is an intriguing town. This […]

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6 Towns You Can’t Miss in South Taranaki

The towns to visit on your South Taranaki Road trip! A road […]

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5 Auckland Road Trips You Can’t Miss

Take an Auckland road trip! Sailing, surfing and city life: that’s generally […]

Cecilia Lindqvist

Guide to Milford Sound and the Milford Road

What you need to know about Milford Sound and the Road to […]

Philthy54 on wikipedia

10 Things to Do In and Around Gore

What to do in the brown Trout capital. We bet you never […]

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10 Things We Love About Akaroa

Things to do in Akaroa! Dolphins, seals, penguins, big hikes, small hikes […]

Krzysztof Golik on Wikipedia

6 Essential Pitstops for Your South Canterbury Road Trip

Quirky South Canterbury towns worth stopping by! Away from the hustle and […]

Todd Eyre on Auckland Tourism

10 Ways to Enjoy Summer in Auckland

The summer city! When is the best time to be in Auckland? […]

Tourism NZ

8 Ways to Make the Most of Summer in Hawke’s Bay

Awesome things to do in Hawke’s Bay in Summer! Life in Hawke’s […]

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6 Reasons Why Hokitika is Such a Cool Little Town

Plenty of reasons to love the beach town of Hokitika. Located almost […]

Pseudopanax at English Wikipedia

5 Fun Things to Do Katikati

What does New Zealand’s mural town have to offer? Katikati is best […]

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7 Bizarre Sights in the Waitaki Valley

Features of the Vanished World Trail. Shark-toothed dolphins, whales, penguins and many […]

Joshua Eckert on Flickr

10 Features That Make The Coromandel Unique

Peninsula paradise! There is no better word to describe the Coromandel region […]

Karora on Wikipedia

10 Damn Good Things to Do in Wairarapa

The great escape! Too often do backpackers drive right through Wairarapa without […]

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10 Underrated Places to Visit in Canterbury

The Hidden Gems of the Canterbury region. Stretched between snowcapped mountains and […]

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10 Reasons to Stop in Hokianga

Don’t miss some awesome things to do in Hokianga! Sea, sand and […]

18 Places to Stop at on Taranaki’s Surf Highway 45

THE BEST STOPS ON THE SURF HIGHWAY. Any road called “Surf Highway”, is […]

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9 Places You Can’t Miss on the Matakana Coast

Road trip on the coast of Auckland. One of the great things […]

Phillip Capper on Flickr

10 Fun Things to do in Porirua

A quick city escape! Tucked alongside two harbours, parks and scenic reserves, Porirua […]

Tourism NZ

7 Tips to Have a Great Time in Christchurch

Tips for backpackers in Christchuch! The city of Christchurch has found a […]

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The 10 Golden Picture Frames in Auckland

Picture perfect views in the Auckland region. Just in case you didn’t […]

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10 Token Tourist Photos You Have to Take in the North Island

The photos on the North Island that everyone takes. Well, there’s no […]

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10 Token Tourist Photos You Have to Take in the South Island

Photos of the SOuth Island that you have to take! Do you […]

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