Things to do for Outdoor Enthusiasts in New Zealand 

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    Bay of Islands

    2 reviews

    A very cool part of the NZ coastline, dotted with little towns offering accommodation and delicious food. Take hikes around the surrounding forest, catch a boat around the islands, or stay in the bars enjoying the views.

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    Mount Eden

    30 reviews

    Mt. Eden is the highest natural point and volcano in Auckland. It has panoramic 360-degree views of the city. Don't forget to bring your camera.

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    Botanic Gardens

    9 reviews

    What I loved most about the gardens would have to be their location! The gardens themselves were beautiful but what really made them memorable was the cable car ride up to them! And at the top you can look out over the entire city! Wonderful experience!

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    Mt. Ngauruhoe ("Mount Doom")

    2 reviews

    beautiful area, nice hotel to stay or lunch or coffee on your tour. it is great to see on the way how the mountain follows stays in sight a long time

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    Waterfront Walkway

    11 reviews

    Squarely on the beaten path, the Waterfront Walkway is nevertheless a must on a summer's day in Wellington. Strolling along the water and gazing at the ocean is best capped off by a visit to the wharf where you can witness the huge catches of the day.

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    Interislander Ferry Terminal

    4 reviews

    we had fine weather and it felt like a mini cruise..we took our car with us, much less trouble. expensive we thought. very nice views , great thing to do

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    Kawarau Bridge Bungy - AJ Hackett Bungy

    10 reviews
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  • 8

    Lake Matheson

    4 reviews

    For the perfect reflection picture come here very early before the ducks wake up and start swimming around You should also come during the afternoon for some good sunset photo opportunities...

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    Shotover Jet (Queenstown)

    26 reviews

    The Shotover Jet in Queenstown is an awesome experience. Ripping up the river as the canyon walls brush past only inches from the boat. Hold on tight - it's a great ride!

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    The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co

    5 reviews

    It was a great experience seeing the glow worm cave floating on water. Although this does require some physical strength, to be able to hike in wet suit and in the cave. you are request to jump off a mini water water ( very short one) with a tube on your but backwards to the water. however, if you are ...

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  • 11

    Piha Beach

    6 reviews

    One of the most amazing beaches in the world. Lion Rock is a natural formation that resembles Lion's Mane is truly spectacular. A must-do day trip see if your find yourself in Auckland, NZ.

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  • 12

    Lyall Bay

    2 reviews

    Famous for one thing: the surfing. Waves are big, so Lyall Bay is not for the faint of heart.

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    Government Gardens

    5 reviews

    Gorgeous, beautifully manicured gardens that stretch out in front of the Rotorua Museum. Flowers, funky trees, and a steaming geothermal pool all add to the garden's charm.

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    ZEALANDIA: The Karori Sanctuary Experience

    4 reviews

    This wildlife sanctuary aims to restore the flora and fauna that once existed in New Zealand.

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  • 15

    Fox Glacier Guiding - Glacier Tours & Adventures

    2 reviews

    you'll have to take a tour and learn about the area. it is also great to learn the history of such places as overwhelming as this.

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    3 reviews

    This place was amazing!!!!! I finally got to Bungy and freefall extreme. It was lots of fun and was a nice, lush area. I want to go back and do all the adventures including the Shweeb!

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  • 17

    Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm Tours

    7 reviews

    A must go for LOTR fans! The setting is beautiful - bagshot row and all the brightly colored hobbit holes; the lake, party tree, water mill and lush gardens all over. The ales provided at the Green Dragon is a great way to end the tour.

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    AJ Hackett Bungy Queenstown

    10 reviews

    Bungy jumping has become synonymous with New Zealand. The idea of leaping off a bridge with a rubber band attached to your ankles may be terrifying to some but for those up for it, it's a great ride! These guys invented bungy and they have a perfect safety record - if you're going to take the leap, this is the ...

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    Huka Falls

    4 reviews

    Huka Falls is a bottleneck of the Waikato River that creates a fast flowing waterfall. There are short hiking paths and several lookouts on either side of the river. There's a small parking lot with a small gift shop and visitor's center.

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    Te Puia

    8 reviews

    The mission of Te Puia is to keep Maori culture alive while educating visitors on the traditions of New Zealand's native people. There's a kiwi sanctuary housing a pair of New Zealand's national bird, an intensive and highly competitive multi-year woodcarving apprenticeship program, and nightly cultural performances intended to educate visitors about Maori customs, dances, and music. Most of the ...

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