Outdoor Activities

New Zealand is all about the great outdoors. Here are all the activities you can experience in the beautiful New Zealand landscape, from adventure to water to hiking and so much more!

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The Best Times and Locations to See the Southern Lights in New Zealand

6 Different ways to see Glow worms in New Zealand. New Zealand […]

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5 Places to See The Southern Lights in New Zealand

6 Different ways to see Glow worms in New Zealand. New Zealand […]

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7 Free Natural Hot Springs in New Zealand

6 Different ways to see Glow worms in New Zealand. New Zealand […]

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8 Best Places to See Penguins in New Zealand

6 Different ways to see Glow worms in New Zealand. New Zealand […]

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22 Stunning Beaches in New Zealand

6 Different ways to see Glow worms in New Zealand. New Zealand […]

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10 Free Natural Attractions in Rotorua

6 Different ways to see Glow worms in New Zealand. New Zealand […]

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Where to See Glow Worms in New Zealand

6 Different ways to see Glow worms in New Zealand. New Zealand […]

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10 Damn Relaxing Hot Pools in New Zealand

What are the best hot pools in New Zealand? New Zealand has […]

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10 Best Kayak Tours in New Zealand

New Zealand’s best kayaking trips! With more than 15,000km of coastline, 180,000km […]

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10 Best Scenic Flights in New Zealand

New Zealand scenic flights you can’t miss! If there’s one reason you’ve […]

Julian Apse on Tourism NZ

10 Mind-Blowing Kayaking Lakes in New Zealand

Which lakes to kayak in New Zealand. There’s no lack of lakes […]

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10 Amazing River Kayaking Tours in New Zealand

The best river kayaking locations in New Zealand. New Zealand’s landscape is […]

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10 Stunning Spots for Sea Kayaking in New Zealand

Where to go sea kayaking in New Zealand. There’s a pretty common […]

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10 Best Places to SUP in New Zealand

Where to Stand-up Paddle Board (SUP) in New Zealand. It’s true, the […]

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10 Best Places to Zipline in New Zealand

New Zealand’s best flying fox locations! Who doesn’t like a good zipline? […]

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7 Wonderful Walks on Waiheke Island

Hikes and walks on Waiheke! Tie up your hiking boots (Ok, so […]

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9 Tips For Seriously Good Southern Lights Viewings

See the Southern Lights in New Zealand! Many of you will have […]

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5 Top Wildlife Activities in Kaikoura

Things to do in Kaikoura with wildife. Kaikoura is the marine mammal […]

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Where to Find Penguins in New Zealand

The best places to see penguins in NEw Zealand. Yes, New Zealand […]

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Where to Find Black Sand Beaches in Auckland

See Auckland’s black sand beaches! One of New Zealand’s many beautiful landscapes […]

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10 Unique Beaches in New Zealand

What are the most unique beaches in New Zealand? New Zealand has […]

Tourism NZ

Mountain Biking in New Zealand: A Complete Guide

Everything you need to know about mountain biking in New Zealand. Seeing […]

Tourism NZ

The Complete Guide to the Paparoa Track

Everything you need to know about the Paparoa Track! New Zealand’s newest […]

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A Practical Guide to the Milford Track

Everything you need to know about the Milford Track! A 3-day 53.5km […]

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12 Awesome Alternatives to the New Zealand Great Walks

What multi-day hikes are there other than the New Zealand Great walks? […]

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12 Free Multi-Day Hikes in New Zealand

Which multi-day hikes in New Zealand have free accommodation? So you’ve heard […]

Multi-Day Backpacking Trips in New Zealand: A Complete Guide

What to expect from a multi-day backpacking trip in New Zealand. You […]

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8 Walks in Northern Hawke’s Bay You Can’t Miss

Top walks in Wairoa, Lake Waikaremoana, Morere and Mahia. There’s nothing quite […]

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17 Stunning Lake Waikaremoana Walks

Walks at Lake Waikaremoana you can’t miss! You’ve made it to the […]

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Top 10 Natural Attractions in Hawke’s Bay

Natural attractions in Hawke’s Bay you Can’t miss! With a mix of […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

Where to Find Lupins in New Zealand

Where to photograph those luscious lupins in new Zealand! During the Southern […]

Paul Rowe

19 Epic Natural Attractions in Golden Bay

Natural attractions in Golden Bay that will blow your mind! Over the […]

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Top 10 Natural Attractions in Marlborough

Experience Marlborough’s natural attractions. Secluded bays, 1,500km of coastline, rugged islands, mountainous […]

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Mountain Biking in Marlborough

Ride the Mountain bike trails in Marlborough! If you are “wheelie” into […]

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15 Opotiki Walks You Can’t Miss!

Walks near Opotiki and the Waioeka Gorge. When exploring the Bay of […]

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9 Pacific Coast Highway Walks You Can’t Miss

Walks along the Pacific Coast Highway. The Pacific Coast Highway, State Highway […]

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10 Gisborne Walks You Can’t Miss

Awesome Walking tracks in Gisborne. If you can come out to Eastland […]

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10 Milford Sound Walks You Can’t Miss

The top walks in Milford Sound! Yep, there’s more to Milford Sound […]

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7 Water Activities in the Bay of Islands

Get out on the water in the Bay of Islands! Since the […]

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Ski Season in New Zealand: North Island or South Island?

Should you spend the New Zealand ski season in the North Island […]

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26 Awesome Hikes Around Palmerston North

Walks in and around Palmerston North. If you like using your own […]

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10 Free Glowworm Caves in New Zealand

Where to see glowworms for free! New Zealand’s most interesting maggots are […]

Craig Madsen

Mountain Biking in Reefton

‘Wheelie’ awesome rides in Reefton! Reefton: first of all, you might think: […]

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15 Stops You Can’t Miss on the Road to Milford Sound

Essential pit stops on the Milford Sound Road The Road to Milford […]

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10 Hikes Around Lake Brunner

Lake Brunner walks Hidden behind the allure of the rugged West Coast […]

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Guide to the Whanganui Journey

Everything you need to know about the Whanganui Great Walk! Paddle your […]

Tourism NZ

The Best Mountain Biking Regions in New Zealand

Mountain biking in New Zealand. If you are ‘wheelie’ serious about mountain biking […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

12 Awesome Hikes in Picton

Explore Picton on foot! With sensational views over the Marlborough Sounds, native […]

Cecilia Lindqvist

The Best Surf Regions in New Zealand

Where to surf in New Zealand. More that 15,000km of coastline sits […]

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How to Get to the Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake in Winter

Ski down from the volcanic crater lake! A serene volcanic lake on […]

AJ Hackett

8 Adrenaline Activities in Auckland

Get your Auckland adrenaline fix! In the world’s most adrenaline-filled country it […]

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16 Awesome Hikes in The Coromandel

Coromandel hikes you can’t miss! Want to explore New Zealand’s most epic […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

Walking on Private Property: Walking Rights and Responsibilities

Where you can and cannot walk in New Zealand. New Zealand is […]

Chris McLennan on Auckland NZ

Mountain Biking in Auckland

The ‘wheelie’ best rides in Auckland. What? A city has something to […]

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Where to Buy Cheap Ski and Snowboard Gear in New Zealand

How to find free or cheap ski or snowboard gear. The Southern […]

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City Cycling Rules in New Zealand

Don’t be a psychopath, use the cycle path! Ahh, the quiet New […]

8 Insane Geothermal Parks in New Zealand You Won’t Believe Exist

Must-visit geothermal parks in New Zealand. New Zealand is literally a hotbed […]

7 Whale and Dolphin Species to See in Auckland

Whales and dolphins in Auckland to look out for. Some of the […]

Tourism NZ

Mountain Biking in the Catlins and Clutha District

Step it up a “gear” in the CLutha and Catlins district! Glide […]

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10 Hikes in the Catlins and Clutha District

Trek your way through the catlins and clutha! Lakes, waterfalls, gold trails, […]

Phillip Capper

9 Beautiful Beaches in Hawke’s Bay

Sandy scenery in the Hawke’s Bay region. Every good bay has to […]

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10 Wonderful Walks in Hawke’s Bay

Hikes and walks in Hawke’s Bay. From the Art Deco streets of Napier […]

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What You Need to Know About Hunting in New Zealand

Have you got game? Hunting in New Zealand is a way of […]

12 Super Scenic Cycle Trails in Otago

Which bike trails to try in Otago. Snow-capped mountains, lakes, river gorges, […]

Tourism NZ

10 Must-Do Hikes Around Mt Cook

Aoraki Mt Cook and surrounds’ best hikes! As the highest mountain in […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

What You Need to Know About Fishing in New Zealand

Guide to fishing in New Zealand. The world is your oyster when […]

Cecilia Lindqvist

11 Stunning Sights Seen From a Milford Sound Cruise

Milford Sound’s natural attractions! Drift through one of the stupidly scenic locations, […]

Tourism NZ

Mountain Biking in Southland

Don’t be a “cycle”path, take a cycle path in Southland! Just you, […]

Cecilia Lindqvist

Guide to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Simply walk into Mordor… The forces of the earth can be seen […]

Tourism NZ

Mountain Biking in Hawke’s Bay

“tyred” of the same old bike trails? All bad puns aside, Hawke’s […]

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5 Best Beaches for Snorkelling in Auckland

Auckland’s five marine reserves. Think of New Zealand’s marine reserves as national […]

10 Free Natural Attractions in Eastland

Natural (and free) things to do in Eastland. Nature has packed a […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

10 Islands in New Zealand Every Backpacker Has to Explore

Explore the islands in New Zealand! New Zealand is known for its […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

Voluntourism in New Zealand

Travel like you care! You’ve made the step to travel all the […]

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Guide to the Aotea Track on Great Barrier Island

An island adventure! Did you know there’s a multi-day walk in the […]

Tourism NZ

Mountain Biking in Dunedin

Have a “wheelie” great ride! Yes, Dunedin is yet another great location […]

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5 Incredible Multi-day Hikes in the Fiordland National Park

A hike into the heart of Fiordland. Arguably the wildest part of […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

12 Must-Do Hikes on Great Barrier Island

Backpack through one of Auckland’s most stunning islands! Warm up in a […]

Backpackerguide.nZ

10 Things You Can Only Do in New Zealand

It doesn’t get as unique as New Zealand! In this little corner of […]

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10 Islands to Kayak to From Auckland

Islands for kayaking in Auckland. Little pieces of what looks like the […]

Rounhill Ski Area

The 24 Ski Fields in New Zealand

Where to ski, snowboard, telemark and cross country ski in New Zealand. […]

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Outdoor Safety When Hiking in New Zealand

Walking in the wilderness! The “great outdoors” was practically invented in New […]

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Mountain Biking in Whakatane

Some ‘whaking’ great rides! Who knew this coastal town on the North […]

Tourism NZ

Mountain Biking in Nelson Tasman

Where to peddle in the Nelson Tasman region. Friendly locals, beautiful beaches, many sunshine […]

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10 Largest Lakes in New Zealand

Spoiler alert: most of them are on the South Island. In New […]

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The 3 Motu Trails: Bike Trails in Eastland & Bay of Plenty

Bike your way from sandy shores to deep in the wilderness. Pick […]

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13 Walks Around National Park Village & Whakapapa Village

Short hikes near Whakapapa, Mt Ruapehu. When there is nothing around but […]

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Top 10 Natural Attractions in Auckland

Islands, beaches, waterfalls and wildlife sanctuaries. Auckland: a backpacker’s first stop for […]

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5 Walks You Have to Do in Stratford, Taranaki

Strolls in, around and all over Stratford. Stratford is known for its […]

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6 Ways to Take On the Waitomo Caves

An unforgettable journey into the Underworld. Explore the underground of New Zealand […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

Mountain Biking in Ruapehu

Bike the volcano country. A volcanic plateau, lush dense native forests, sub-alpine […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

5 Walks You Can’t Miss in South Taranaki

The paths less travelled in Taranaki. The walks in South Taranaki are […]

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How to Look After Your Snow Sports Gear

Maintain your ski and snowboard gear. You’re all kitted out with some […]

Tourism NZ

10 Great Bike Trails on the South Island

Trails for the peddling Enthusiast! So much scenery, so little time. The South […]

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23 Unforgettable Walks in Hokitika

Wonder in the West Coast. Hokitika is a backpacker’s dream: 23 free […]

10 Great Bike Trails on the North Island

As much fun as you can have on two wheels! Well, we […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

6 Hikes You Have to Do in Egmont National Park!

Delve into the forests of Mt Taranaki! Egmont National Park, in the […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

8 Wonderful Walks in New Plymouth, Taranaki

Go for a stroll in Taranaki! We all know the feeling of […]

10 Wonderful Walks Around Lake Taupo

Top hikes in the Taupo region. Putting one foot in front of […]

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10 Awesome Bike Trails Around Lake Taupo

Bike the great lake! Nothing gets the thighs burning like the cycling […]

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20 Crazy Rock Formations in New Zealand

You thought rocks were boring? Think Again! If you hadn’t noticed, landscapes […]

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10 Scary Places in New Zealand for Backpackers

The moments in New Zealand that will make your heart pound. New […]

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9 Tips to Prepare for a Multi-Day Hike in New Zealand

Prepare for the New Zealand wilderness. True wilderness is only discovered by […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

Wildlife Encounter in New Zealand: A Quick Guide to New Zealand Wildlife

New Zealand’s animals, birds and marine life. Being an isolated country for […]

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9 Newest and Weirdest Extreme Activities in New Zealand

Unique adrenaline activities Down Under. It’s no secret that New Zealand is […]

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11 Awesome Horse Treks in New Zealand

Have a Horsesome time in New Zealand! If Gandalf can use a […]

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11 Epic Activities to do in New Zealand

Experience New Zealand like a boss. With magnificent landscapes and rare wildlife, […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

7 Impressive Canyoning Locations in New Zealand

Where to go canyoning in New Zealand. A fun activity mixing an […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

12 Stunning Backpacker Cruises in New Zealand

Backpacker cruises in NEw Zealand you can’t miss! Just try and keep […]

Tourism NZ

5 Stunning Places to go Sailing in New Zealand

Where to go sailing in New Zealand. “A sailor is an artist […]

THL

7 Places to See the Famous Glowworms in New Zealand

Bright shiny maggots! If you fancy a starry night even on a […]

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How to Prepare for a Great Walk in New Zealand

Plan your New Zealand Great Walk. The New Zealand Great Walks are […]

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7 Ways to Take on New Zealand’s Glaciers

Awesome ways to see the glaciers in NEw Zealand That’s right, there’s […]

Tourism NZ

Natural Wonders of New Zealand

Natural (but kind of freaky) wonders of New Zealand! Natural wonders are the […]

12 Most Wonderful Waterfalls in New Zealand

Who doesn’t like a good waterfall? We don’t know why, but rapids […]

BackpackerGuide.NZ

9 Incredible Wildlife Activities in New Zealand

What wildlife activities can you do in New Zealand? For rare and […]

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11 Places to Scuba Dive in New Zealand

What’s that? New Zealand is awesome underwater too? Qualified divers are spoiled […]

Tourism NZ

5 Stargazing Sites in New Zealand

Where to go stargazing in nEw Zealand. Have you ever seen the […]

Tourism NZ

Where to See Kiwi Birds in New Zealand

See a real life kiwi! Considering kiwis are New Zealand’s national icon, […]

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5 Best Places to Swim with Dolphins in New Zealand

Where can you swim with dolphins in NEw Zealand? Not many experiences […]

7 Places to go White Water Rafting in New Zealand

Where to go white water rafting in New Zealand. Due to its […]

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Top 10 Water Sports Activities to do in New Zealand

There is a lot of water in New Zealand – a lot. If […]

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21 Mind Blowing Lakes in New Zealand

What’s that sound? It’s the sound of your mind blowing as you […]

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14 Best Places to See Seals in New Zealand

Where to see seals in New Zealand. Why is New Zealand an […]

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10 Best Places to Ski and Snowboard in New Zealand

Where to ski and snowboard in New Zealand? New Zealand is a […]

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17 Places to Jet Boat in New Zealand

Calmly cruising down a river is just not the Kiwi way. In […]

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7 Epic Places to Bungy Jump in New Zealand

Take the leap! New Zealand is the birthplace of the bungy jump, […]

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9 Places to Surf on the North Island

Where to surf on the North Island. With New Zealand being two […]

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5 Places to Spot Whales in New Zealand

Spot the giants of the sea! There’s nothing like the rush of […]

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7 Places to Surf in the South Island

Where to Surf in the SOuth Island. Ride the South Island’s waves! […]

Tourism NZ

Adrenaline Activities in New Zealand

What kind of adrenaline activities are there in New Zealand? New Zealand […]

Miles-Holden Tourism NZ

Guide to the 10 Great Walks of New Zealand

Multi-day adventures through New Zealand’s best scenery. If you are going to […]

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Ski Season in New Zealand

That’s right, New Zealand has a ski season! New Zealand is a […]

The 10 Great Walks of New Zealand

Don’t settle for a good walk. Take a great walk! It’s difficult […]

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10 Activities You Can Do With a Disability in New Zealand

Awesome activities for people with a disability. The great thing about the […]

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12 Places to Tandem Skydive in New Zealand

Classic New Zealand adrenaline rush! How can you overload your senses in […]

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