From the bubbling springs of Rotorua to the majestic fiords of Milford Sound, New Zealand presents a treasure trove of natural wonders.

Broadcast to the world by native film director Peter Jackson in the epic Lord of the Rings series, this spectacular scenery combines with action-packed activities, fascinating culture and a friendly, laid-back vibe, to make New Zealand one of the most incredible destinations on the planet.

Since the country is as far away from the UK as you can get, with flight durations starting around the 24-hour mark, it is undoubtedly essential to make the most out of your trip. The following list offers a brief glimpse into some of the nation’s most intriguing attractions.


New Zealand’s vibrant capital is as good a place as any to begin your journey. The city blends a myriad of cool cafes, bars and restaurants, with stunning beaches and fascinating museums.


An adrenaline junkie’s paradise, this beautiful little town perched on the shores of Lake Wakatipu’s crystal waters offers adventure all year round.

Bungee jumping, white water rafting, skydiving, mountain biking; the options are endless for a memorable outdoor experience.

Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers

These two famous ice age remnants provide ample opportunity for unforgettable hikes, ice walks and cave exploration.


Middle-earth fans can fill their boots at the Hobbiton Movie Set, which explores familiar landscapes through guided tours.

Milford Sound

Often celebrated as the country’s most beautiful spot, a visit to the breathtaking Fiordland National Park is an absolute must. Explore the dramatic mountains from the tranquillity of a kayak, or venture to the skies for jaw-dropping views.

White Island

Discover New Zealand’s most active marine volcano for a unique excursion from the Bay of Plenty.


The vast cave networks of Waitomo offer thrill seekers the unique underground adventure of black water rafting, amongst the glowworms, in the dark depths of the earth.

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