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Attractions, activities and scene video on the North Island
Volcanos and volcanic activity, island shrines, Maori cultures and local histories are all at the top of New Zealand's lists when you visit the North Island. Auckland and Wellington are both capitals with a wealth of art, cultural attractions, dining, cafes and music. Make a videotour by click on the chart to schedule what you want to see and do on the North Island of New Zealand.
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There is a wide range of activities and attractions in New Zealand. If you want to relax on a boating trip on Lake Wakatipu near Queenstown or on New Zealand's highest peak Mt Cook (or something in between), you can find it here. We' ve put together a list of unforgettable New Zealand attractions - such as whale viewing in Kaikoura, sailing in the Marlborough Sounds, riding the Abel Tasman in a kayak, sightseeing in Auckland, hiking on the Franz Josef / Fox glaciers - and much more.
This town of sailing provides many opportunities such as Sky Tower, Kelly Tarlton's Underwater Worlds, Auckland Zoo plus Rangitoto, Great Barrier and Waiheke Islands. Many unforgettable attractions are on offer such as the Te Papa Museum, the Cable Car Museum, the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary, the Wellington Zoo and much more. Plenty of opportunities at the Bay of Plenty, include a stroll along the unspoilt shores of Mount Maunganui and White Island, one of the few open access living mountain ranges in the canyon.
Coromandel has many great attractions to offer, such as the quaint Cathedral Cove, the stunning Hot Water Beach and many quaint seaside hikes. Hawke's Bay has many great attractions for tourists, among them renowned vineyards, culture trips and the world's biggest, best reachable booby colony. There are many attractions in Northland such as the Bay of Islands, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, woodland hikes, boating and much more.
Taranaki has many great attractions for visitors, among them the 2518 metre high Mt Taranaki, one of the most symmetric volcano icy areas in the canyon. There are many attractions in Taupo, among them many water-based attractions on Lake Taupo such as angling, boating, kayaking and Huka Falls jet boating. There are many great attractions in Waikato among them Hobbiton Towers, the Waitomo glow-worm burrows and much more.
Christchurch (known as "The Garden City"), the biggest town on the South Island, offers wonderful botanical gardens, hunting on the Avon and more. Apart from its natural beauties, Queenstown is also a great place to go if you're an adventurous one - with bungee jump, jet boating, parachuting, boating and more.
Attractions are the Public Art Gallery, the Otago Museum and the Otago Peninsula with the world's only continental Royal Albatross Colony and Yellow-Eyed Penguins. Abel Tasman National Park and Golden Bay offer many opportunities. Kayaking and/or hiking on the Abel Tasman Walk, Farewell Spit Nature Tour and more.
Acaroa boasts many thrilling attractions such as boating in the port of Acaroa, swim with Hector dolphins, picturesque walking with the Banks Peninsula Track. There are many opportunities in Blenheim such as top vineyard trips, wine trips, Highfield Estate Winery and eco-tours that offer Wairau Lagoon outings. The Central Otago region boasts breathtaking scenery and attractions such as the Otago Central Rail Trail and attractions such as Naseby, St Bathans, Cromwell and Alexandra.
One of Fiordland's most favourite destinations, Milford Sound features attractions such as boating and sea canoeing, exploring the outskirts of the National Park. Hanmer Springs thermal baths offer warm basins, perfect for relieving pain. The Hanmer is a great place for exploring the outdoors such as picturesque bushwalks.
Further attractions abound in ocean kayaking, Maori culture trips and wilderness hikes. Lake Tekapo area offers great touristic attractions such as air safari round trips, stargazing through New Zealand's biggest telecope, spa and ski. The Aoraki Mt Cook offers many unforgettable attractions for visitors, such as the Tasman Glacier, hikes exploring the Hooker River Basin, round trips and ski plane landing.
There is something for everyone in Nelson, with breathtaking sandy shores, sailboat tours and the Nelson Lake National Park with its bushy hills and untouched lake. Oamaru's tourist attractions are the blue penguin colony, Moeraki rocks (high sphere boulders), Waitaki valley and Benmore dam. The Southland region provides many attractions among which Invercargill's Queens Park and the Southland Museum.
Excellent fishing for brown trout, jagged catlins and the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track. The attractions are sightseeing tours, mountaineering, hiking, gliding, nautical sports and more. There are many hikes in Wanaka with breathtaking view of the sea and mountains. Further attractions are canoeing, ski touring, ski touring, parachuting and sightseeing tours.
Many unforgettable touristic attractions can be found on the West Coast, such as the Pancake Rocks in Punakaiki, Underworld Adventures, Whitewater River Racing, Heritage and more. On Stewart Island there are great hikes, among them the Rakiura Trail. Further attractions are the Ulva Island Birds Reserve, wildlife drives and the opportunity to see the kiwi.