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9 out of this world New Zealand experiences

Despite New Zealand’s petite size, this seemingly limitless land of ice capped mountains and open blue waters is packed to the brim with adventure! Are you up for the thrill?

Auckland

Go diving or snorkelling in Goat Island Marine Reserve, hike to the summit of Rangitoto, the black volcanic island or climb the Sky Tower’s 328 floors for a Sky Walk or Jump… Who’s feeling brave?!

London -> Auckland: 28 hours including stopovers

A mind blowing amount of king fish at Goat Island today… insane!

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Waiheke Island

The second largest island in the Hauraki Gulf, this slice of paradise is just what you need after a city break. Embrace the beach bum life, zipline through the forest and then get loose on a wine tasting tour!

Centre of Auckland -> Waiheke Island: 1/2-hour drive and 40 min ferry

Is it still considered wine tasting if I'm on my fourth glass….? 🤔🍇🍷🇳🇿 #vineyard #winetour #stoneyridge #waihekeisland #auckland #newzealand #nz

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Rotorua

Rafting in Rotorua is not only pleasingly alliterative, it’s also a hella lot of fun! If you’d rather immerse yourself in indigenous Maori culture head to the Mitai Maori village and once all that’s done, soak in a thermal mud spa as you look over Lake Rotorua.

Centre of Auckland -> Rotorua: 3-hour drive

Amazing cultural evening at Mitai Maori Village #newzealand #northisland #travels #wanderlust #rotoura #mitaimaorivillage #maori #haka #newzealandculture

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Hamilton – Waikato

Go caving with the glow worms in Waitomo, walk in the miniature footsteps of a hobbit in Matamata or grab a board and practice your surf game in Raglan. Hamilton; you’re spoiling us!

Centre of Auckland -> Hamilton: 2-hour drive

Bucket list adventure abseiling into the glow worm abyss! Photos taken by our tour guide highly recommend this. #abseiling #zipline #cavediving #gloworms

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Queenstown

An adrenaline junkie’s haven! If you can throw yourself off it, raft through it, swing over it or dive out of it, Queenstown’s got it. While you’re in town you HAVE to get your lips around the legendary Fergburger, the ultimate yum and a total must if you find yourself a spare minute between jumps.

when in Queenstown.. must try the best burger in NZ ! 😋#fergburger #queenstown #newzealand #nzyenta4 #ttroubleinnz

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Franz Josef Glaciers

Aside from having names any indie band would consider; the West Coast’s Fox and Franz Joseph glaciers are the perfect spots to release that inner explorer. Take a helicopter to the top, hike through ice tunnels, enjoy incredible views and generally pretend to be a woolly mammoth.

Queenstown -> Franz Josef Glacier: 4-hour 40-minute drive

Gotta get one last cheeky picture in before descending down into the glacier. . . . #travel #Travelgram #traveling #traveladdict #travellife #travelphoto #newzealand #newzealandguide #nz #purenewzealand #nzmustdo #island #isalndlife #hike #hiking #camp #camping #explore #adventure #optoutdoors #mountains #mountain #backpacker #backpacking #glacier #franzjosef #franzjosefglacierguides #franzjosefglacier #ice #winter

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Milford Sound

Part of the Fiordland National Park we’re pretty sure you’ll have seen snaps of Milford Sound (and dreamt about it, it’s that freakin’ beaut). Get ready for jaw-dropping views at every turn and make like David Attenborough as you spot seal colonies, penguins and dolphins!

Queenstown -> Milford Sound: 3-hour 30-minute drive

Milford Sound in a brief moment of blue sky. Fiordland National Park, South Island, New Zealand. • • Shot with Sony a7rII + 16-35 2.8 GM • • #clickalps #main_vision #roam #roamtheplanet #wondermore #in2nature #moodygrams #travelstoke #outdooradventurephotos #modernoutdoors

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Wanaka

If you’re on the hunt for ski slopes, the South Island has a few options to tempt you. Wanaka is your best bet for good snowfall, uncrowded slopes and the natural beauty of the Southern Alps. Wrap up warm and cosy and carve tracks on those snowy peaks. Mmmmm yeah.

Queenstown -> Wanaka: 1 hour drive

That feeling you get when your days are Treble Cone look like this 🙌🙌 📸: Little Difference . . . . . . #nz #newzealand #treblecone #skiing #skier #amazingviews #southernalps #breathtaking #bluebird #snow #pow #southislandski #stunning #ski #wanaka #skiwanaka #skiresort #freeski #wintersports #hiker #snowcapped #skiexpress

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Have we wet your New Zealand appetite? Whether you’ve got a spare week, month or year – you’re going to find endless possibilities in New Zealand! Head to our New Zealand Travel Guide for even more advice and inspo.