Our insiders show you the best of both islands. From dramatic fjords in the south to the tip of sacred Cape Reinga in the north.
What more could you expect from the place that invented bungy jumping?
First thing's first. How much time do you have up your sleeve? If you've only got 10 days, explore the North Island. Longer than two weeks? Self-drive the South Island. If time isn't an issue, slow-travel your way around the whole country.
Rule number one: don't rush. This destination moves at a slower place to where ever you've come from.
Geothermal activity in Rotorua and Taupo, wine in the Wairarapa, things to do in Wellington and Auckland.
Explore Fiordland beyond Milford Sound, check out the less-visited east coast, find fun things to do in Christchurch.
Don't forget New Zealand's third island, just a one hour ferry ride from Bluff, this isolated place is a bird watchers paradise.
Our insiders reveal the top day walks, multi-day tramps, and challenging rock scrambles across the country.
What better way to explore the landscapes than to hire a campervan and see it all, staying at campsites along the way?
From skydiving to scuba diving, and everything in between on land. Opportunities are endless across both islands.
If you’re heading out overnight on foot, you’re not hiking: you’re tramping. New Zealand has an amazing network of tramping huts, all maintained by the loveable Department of Conservation (DOC).
Follow Kate McDonald's road less traveled on NZ's South Island for an adventure-filled road-trip. From the East Coast to the wild West Coast, learn about past and present in small coastal towns
From the Tongariro Alpine Crossing to walking among the Putangirua Pinnacles, we round up seven of the best trails to go tramping on the North Island.