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Exploring New Zealand

Clouds descend on the road to Arthur's Pass

Welcome to Exploring New Zealand, an ever-evolving guide to the beautiful country of New Zealand, covering attractions, accommodation, places to eat and drink, tours, cultural experiences and a whole lot more...

On the North Island, the areas with the most coverage include Northland and the Bay of Islands, Taupo, and Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty.

On the South Island, there's significant coverage of Wanaka, and towns along the West Coast.

Elsewhere, you'll find general articles about many major areas, written by an experienced NZ travel writer, along with stunning photographs.

New Zealand is a paradise for walkers, with eight of its finest and most popular hikes earning the status of Great Walks. We have full coverage of all the walks, plus advice and tips for walkers. The giant Te Paki sand dunes, Northland

You can also read about the Lord of the Rings themed tour that inspired this site.

Please come back frequently, as we're always adding new material! In fact, a team from criss-crossed both islands during an intense two-week period in February, and we had a ton of great experiences we'd love to share!

North Island (1397)
South Island (361)

There are 1756 links for you to choose from!