Things to do for visitors and locals available in New
Zealand are as diverse as anyone could wish for. Activities
from four-wheeling through the remote wilderness to scuba
diving in colorful marine reserves can be had virtually
everywhere in the country.
You can go rafting through white
water today and go on a safari hiking tomorrow. Whether by
land or sea, adventure is guaranteed.
For adrenaline junkies, bungee jumping and parasailing are
some of the activities New Zealand has to offer. For those
who are into more sedate and safe activities, the City of
Sails offers plenty of activities from trekking to
Byron Hotel’s The Spencer on Byron Hotel is a Mecca for all
sorts of activities in Auckland. At Kelly Tarlton’s
Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World, you can acquaint
yourself with a wide variety of fish species such as
stingrays, sharks, and even penguins. If you’re not afraid
of heights, joining the Auckland Bridge Climb is considered
a kind of right of passage for visitors who are into more
The Waiheke Island ferry ride takes only half an hour and
the bonus here is you can partake of wine tasting at one of
several vineyards in the area and enjoy a quiet, leisurely
lunch. You can also visit the Auckland Zoo which boasts a
spectacular display of both native and rare birds and
For sports enthusiasts, there is no better place to indulge
this fancy in than in New Zealand.
Auckland, for one, boasts
of 23 golfing ranges to play in, not to mention the ASB
Tennis Center found in the downtown district of the city.
For those who are into water sports, Auckland
beaches are ideal for windsurfers, surfers, and
The waters in New Zealand are so clean and clear, it looks
as though you’re standing or floating on glass
The Rainbow’s End theme park is a great place to bring the
kids. A very popular ride here is the double-loop roller
coaster, a winner among teenagers. Snowplanet, an indoor
snow resort is world-class caliber and a great place to
An entire day is enough to enjoy a trip to Waipu and explore
its quaint little Scottish town, magnificent caves, and
white sandy beaches.
Maungaturoto, an authentic New Zealand
town in Matakohe is a great place to experience what a real
New Zealand city is like. Kauri Coast’s Kaipara district
also has quaint little settlements to visit.
You can also climb Toka Toka Peak for spectacular views. For
a relaxing beach experience, go to Whangarei which is just a
few miles from Auckland.
In New Zealand, with careful planning, you can fill
your stay with visits to wildlife gardens,
waterfalls, stables, heritage sites, museums, art
studios, and wineries.
Natural resources abound in this country, namely: volcanoes
and other wonders of geothermal nature, fishing in fresh
water, nature watching (bird, seal, dolphin, or whale),
they’re all here.
In the Bay of Islands, specifically Paihia down to the
Northland, water sports are the most popular activities.
There are literally countless things to see and do in New
Zealand that you can get overwhelmed just thinking about it.