Australians are lucky to have a neighbour who offers adrenaline inducing adventurous activities next door. Unmissable holiday experiences are click away and the best bit you get to sneak a few days at the beginning of the holidays just for yourself.
Travel deals with your name on them. You deserve a holiday that does not cost the earth. From guided tours where the daily rate is awesome giving you the chance to tick off the bucket list bungy jump in Taupo, New Zealand or camel ride in the Australian outback
A bit of pampering is the answer to the daily life grind. Swap the bus trip to the office for a short commute to New Zealand on a flight to Auckland and explore picture postcard national parks, walk to amazing beaches and pass white water rivers. Enjoy a holiday where you get to meet and greet conservation passionate guides fostering lifetime memories.
The best bit run wild, jump higher and grab the adventure now.
Top attractions, activities and places to visit
Swamped with awesome images of New Zealand and you’re from Australia or elsewhere? Not sure where to start looking for places to visit in NZ. We’ve got you covered with a checklist of the top things to do around New Zealand.
New Zealand holidays offer visitors diverse travel experiences. Plenty of holiday choice combined with four distinct seasons creates a wealth of attractions and things to do.
Wonder about which places to visit while on your New Zealand holiday for the first time or you can’t wait to see us again. We’ve taken the hard work out of planning your New Zealand holiday.
Let’s get started with an overview of top NZ holiday activities and throw in tips on how to plan your holiday to New Zealand.
New Zealand’s scenery is diverse. Contrasting landscapes are the calling card that makes NZ a popular destination. Travel from sweeping mountains to gold sandy beaches in a day In one day travel through mountain passes on the Great West Coast Highway and walk layered pancake Punakaiki rocks in the afternoon. (TIP West Coast, South Island)
Scenic New Zealand’s top attraction, the National Parks and smaller regional parks make up 30% of New Zealand’s land mass. The largest park is Fiordland National Park and a jewel in the crown is the smallest, Abel Tasman National Park located in sunny Nelson.
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Weather and rainfall travel facts for overseas visitors
For overseas visitors, as New Zealand is a premier outdoor destination, weather can play an important role when attractions are open. The time of the year could mean some attractions are closed and the weather impacts on your holiday plans. Let’s get the facts at your fingertips to make holiday planning easier.
- New Zealand is located in the southern hemisphere and our seasons are opposite to Europe, North America, Ireland (Eire) and the United Kingdom
- While we are basking in sunshine the northern hemisphere is chilly and the depths of winter
- New Zealand is geographically a series of relatively thin long narrow islands in the Pacific Ocean resulting in a climate heavily influenced by the surrounding ocean. This can cause temperature fluctuations even in a single day
New Zealand climate, weather and seasons adds a richness to your holiday
Four seasons, four opportunities to experience what New Zealand has to offer visitors. The climate, the daily weather forecast and the distinct seasons add to the rich palate of attractions from spring festivals to winter ski resort activities.
Summer holidays in New Zealand – peak season
Summer holidays in New Zealand are the best. The outdoors is not going to fry the senses. Cool temperate climate means an average temperature between 25 c – low 30’s. Beaches with shady trees, wide sandy beaches, holiday parks and holiday homes create the classic summer getaway experience for family and friends.
It’s never too early to learn the road rules, check out Napier Parade with its miniature road network for kids. Perfect entertainment while you enjoy the sights and sounds of art deco Napier, a recommended hot spot for families with kids on holiday.
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