Planning a trip to New Zealand with no idea what to do? Here are Aabode.com’s top 10 picks of once-in-a-lifetime activities for you to do, fit for all travellers – from the most extreme adventurers, to families looking for a relaxing time!
Boat through Fiordland National Park
When people think of New Zealand, the country’s beautiful natural scenery is sure to come to mind. From incredible views of some of the world’s most majestic lakes, to long hiking trails through the lush mountain forests, exploring Fiordland National Park and is the most memorable way to see Mother Nature at its best!
Hike through the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
If you’re looking to see New Zealand’s most majestic natural landscapes with your own eyes and exercise while you’re at it, Tongariro Alpine Crossing is a must-visit. The world heritage site is famous for its dramatic, awe-inspiring scenery, complete with snow-capped mountains, open lush fields and even active volcanoes!
Watch the Sunrise at The Pinnacles in The Coromandel
Reaching the top of The Pinnacles is certainly a difficult journey but it’s all worth it in the end when you’re able to marvel at the magnific sunrise. Engrave the memory of the stunning sunrise into your mind while surrounded by mountain greenery and enjoyed at an extraordinary height!
Pose with the Lion Rock in Auckland
Lion Rock is arguably New Zealand’s representative landmark both due its shape and its cultural significance. Decorated with plaques at its base, memorialising the men who fought for New Zealand in WWII, the landmark has become an important icon for New Zealand history. If you look hard enough, they say you can see Queen Victoria’s profile engraved on it!
Try the World’s First Human Catapult
Having just opened in August 2018, New Zealand is now home to the world’s first human catapult! Lasting three to four minutes, the catapult will shoot you into the air where you will drop 150m down and out. Scream your heart out and engrave the stunningly blue New Zealand sky into your mind forever!
Visit the Tamaki Maori Village in Rotorua
There is no experience as culturally enriching as spending a night immersed in the Maori people’s ceremonial rituals, powerful performances and hani feasting. Participate in a night full of fun, laughter and great food while witnessing the historical customs of the welcoming Maori people!
Watch Glow Worms in Waitomo
With tours departing every 15 minutes almost every day, exploring the starry wonderland that is the Glowworm Grotto is not only a majestic experience but convenient as well! Weave your way underground through the caves and marvel at the rocky ceilings covered with tiny living lights. It’s a galactical view on Earth!
Tour around The Hobbit’s authentic movie set
Anyone a fan of The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings franchise? If so, be sure to head over and see the beautiful movie set with your own eyes and not through a screen. Step into the lush pastures of the famed Shire and take photos of the cute cottages surrounded by gorgeous greenery. Visiting and taking photos at the movie set will surely be a surreal experience, even if you are not a big fan of the movie series!
Swing the Nevis Swing
Challenge yourself with a ride on the world’s most famous 300m-arc swing! Grab a partner and swing at unbelievable speed through the monstrous canyon. There’s a new feeling of weightlessness unmatched by even the most thrilling bungee jumping experiences. The experience will surely be unforgettable for even the most adventurous daredevils!
Dolphin Watching in Akaroa
Treat yourself to a magical cruise with guaranteed dolphin sightings and stunning views of New Zealand’s famed mountains! What makes this dolphin-watching experience so special is the boat’s team of dolphin-spotting dogs and puppies! What better way to spend two hours than hanging out on a luxury boat with man’s best friends – both from the land and the sea!
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