Get off the highway and onto the grass with good old-fashioned 4wheelin' fun. 4WD tours, quad bikes, off-road, self-drive - 101 ways to satisfy the motorhead within.
Bungy Jump 101:
Find a beautiful place. Check.
Build a very tall structure with an elastic cord attached to the top. Check.
Fix cord to body, and leap.
Canyoning is a mix of land and water travel, descending picturesque canyons on foot (or rear end), ropes and swimming. Born by adrenalin-seekers, the growth in popularity of Canyoning in New Zealand means gentler trips are increasingly available.
Don overalls and gumboots for a day underground, up and down ropes navigating the maze of tunnels - or go glowworm spotting and enjoy the serenity.
Put pedal to the metal cycling the length and breadth of New Zealand, or blow your hair back (with a helmet on) navigating NZ's many purpose built Mountain Biking trails.
Galloping down an isolated beach on a trusty steed, sand flying, the salt air whipping in your hair... (admit it, that's how you picture yourself on a horse)
Horse trekking is offered all over New Zealand, guided trips catering to both experienced riders and those with less time in the saddle.
Fun, crazy and unusual - these activities refuse to be put in a box. If you're looking for something a bit different, you'll find it here.
New Zealand Glacier and Skiing tours - Good times all round.
Walking and trekking the tracks throughout New Zealand is top of the to-do list for many travellers to New Zealand. From gentle, scenic short walks to multi-day adventures, experience Aotearoa on foot and immerse yourself in the bush, beach and wilderness you came to see.
With over 15,000km of coastline to enjoy, New Zealand is naturally quite fond of boats… Boat cruises are a great way to explore NZ's rivers, lakes, beaches and fjords, offering a different perspective on both our landscape and wildlife.
Get deep - explore life beneath the surface with diving, scuba or snorkelling. From the sub-tropical waters of the North Island to the clear, cool waters of the deep South, divers of all abilities can get up close and personal with New Zealand's wrecks, colourful seascape and fish.
Epic river journeys, gentle lake paddles and inland excursions, exploring New Zealand's interior by waterway gives you a fresh perspective on the landscape.
The need for speed is alive and well! Get up close and personal - at pace - with New Zealand rivers and lakes from the confines of a speedy little boat. Thrills, spins and scenery, jet boating is an adrenaline rush appropriate for young, old and everyone in between.
i-SITE is New Zealand’s official visitor information network with over 80 i-SITEs nationwide
Every person who works at an i-SITE is a local travel expert for their home town. They will help you to find quality activities, attractions, accommodation, transport and more. This ensures you will experience the latest and greatest the town has to offer whatever you are after!
Local visitor centres often work on a casual basis. Opening hours vary, and you can't always rely on them being open, but if they are you'll have access to very localised information.
All the camping conveniences can be found here. Expect powered sites, hot showers, serviced facilities and often much more.
Camping with just the bare essentials - expect a non flush toilet that's intermittently serviced. Anything more is a bonus.
Expect no facilities. Generally for self contained vehicles only. Check our notes for details.
Travelling New Zealand by rental Campervan and Motorhome gives you freedom. Stay by nature, by the beach or use the full facilities provided by hundreds of Holiday Parks and campgrounds. This ranking table doesn't show all campervan companies in NZ, but does show over 90% of them.
New Zealand travel is at its best with your own set of wheels. Rental cars give you flexibility to travel at your own pace and deviate off the beaten path.
A shuttle bus offers short haul bus services that run multiple times a day, often to an activity or attraction.
The wairua (spirit) is strong in this one. Two seas clash on the outer rim while giant forest guardians look over within.
There is no other city in NZ with such an array of close natural wonders. Sometimes hidden behind poor urban design, a small effort yields great rewards.
Go underground to find the gold, when you get out there, let it hang out there, use your tea towel as a loin cloth and drink herbal tea. Can you handle th' Mandel?
The name says it all.
The land of milk and honey. A mecca of dairy coupled with the sweetness of serenity.
Gets up before anyone else. A birthplace of the new. Off the track, hongi a local, share a brew. Kia Kaha!
Smell it before you see it. Rotorua is so hot right now!
Big eruption = Big hole = Big lake
Slip on your shoes, it's walk-o-rama. Vivid colour like a Psychedelic cruise.
Like a masquerade ball; full of pomp, ceremony, fine wine and food. The gannets are cool too.
The Naki is quite the surprise package. Talk with the colloquial locals and unlock a Jack-in-the-Box of the unexpected.
Raw and real. The Whanganui river is a major artery that has fed culture and change, shaping Aotearoa.
Get off the main drag and the story of the ugly duckling will be realised.
Seriously cool that rules with political tools. There's no better place in Aotearoa to get your city fix.
After slinking through the sounds and sipping on some Savs, keep the sounds down 'cos the spy base is in town.
This region is like a hippy with flash shoes. Drunk on sunshine. Replenish, reflect, restock & relax. Then relive the 70's and head down the one way street called Golden Bay, it won't let you down.
A diamond in the rough. Get on the offensive, cover yourself in sandfly repellent and tackle the weather & best scenery in NZ head on.
Squeezed between two giants, a dramatic point where the Southern Alps and Pacific Ocean meet.
Lots on offer here, straight roads make for easy driving but a zig zag approach is rewarded. Good place to get lost in. Watch out for local one eyed rugby fanatics.
Surreal space, if the Dalai Lama wanted to hang out in a southern NZ Tibet, then this is the spot. Get out your incense and get remote.
Like a great road trip movie, wind down the windows, put on your favourite tunes and prepare yourself for a sensory intake of freedom.
The outdoor fitness capital of NZ. You get the feeling every local is capable of giving you 10 one-handed push ups, while holding a coffee in the other. All roads from here lead to goodness.
A beautiful place where the locals have devised any conceivable way to scare you silly.
An oddity that works. The Scots did their best to tame the beast but wildlife still prevails. Get a hip flask of whisky, a kilt and stride the coast with purpose.
Meditative Milford - Get yourself in a zen state as this place is intense. Once the tour buses depart by 4pm, the locals are in their element (including sandflies). Find yourself in a quiet space and do what you need to do to take it all in.
A true blue, quirky mix of heartland and bogan, add a dash of the gay in Gore and gregarious local penguins on lonely beaches.
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100% Success rate for Seal Viewing! Voted "Top Choice" Lonely Planet, Kaikoura's Original Kayak Operator Est:1998. Paddle with playful Fur Seals...
Save money and have fun paddling around the pristine waters of Kaikoura, home to more wildlife than you can shake a stick at!
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What are the accommodation rules for overnight stays at this campsite?
Camping and any vehicle
You are permitted to stay overnight and camp (with a tent) or in any vehicle.
What is the approximate per-person cost to camp or park your vehicle overnight?
Medium Cost Camping (NZ$11 to NZ$20)
Standard facilities of powered sites and hot showers can be expected. Price is per person per night, based on a powered site for two people.
$11-$12 PP, per night.
The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.
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Is there a cost for this experience or is it free?
The experience costs no money to access or take part in.
Save money and have fun with a unique insight into more than 800 years of family tradition and history. An experience you'll never forget.
Swim with and watch wild dolphins in Kaikoura
Save money and have fun where there are more dolphins that you can poke a stick at. Six-time Top Ranked Awards winner! They are a slick unit.
A memorable Kiwi camping experience on the beach or amongst the native trees
What type of organisation operates this campsite?
Owner Operated Campsite
This campground is independently operated by the owner.
Campervans, caravans, tents or sleep in your vehicle
Price is per adult per night from $18.00 - $65.00
Save money and have fun pitching your tent (or, of course, parking your camper) next to the mighty Pacific Ocean. The sea sings the sweetest of lullabies...
Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.
Time: 3 hours return | Distance: 11.7 km return
How crowded is this place usually?
This place usually draws a average amount of people. You won’t have difficulties to move along, but you won’t have this place to yourself, either.
Does this location provide disabled access?
What age groups is this experience suitable for?
People lucky enough to be of a greater age.
Children older than around five.
People older than nineteen.
Toddlers and children younger than around five.
Young people aged from thirteen to nineteen.
Considering the track's terrain, safety, facilities - how hard is this walk to complete?
This campsite is managed by the Department of Conservation. DOC is a New Zealand government organisation.
How long does it take to walk this track on average?
1 to 2 hours
Shorter walks are on offer. From a 5 min climb to viewpoint to a short stroll around the coast.
Can large vehicles such as motorhomes, housebuses and caravans gain access?
Save money and have fun getting a rare bird's eye view of the majestic whales surfacing off the coast of Kaikoura.
Swim with wild New Zealand fur seals in the shallow bays of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula. This is an experience you do not want to miss! No...
Stone fruit a plenty in the summer – cherries, apricots, peaches – YUM! Cromwell is where its at!
Stone fruit a plenty in the summer – cherries, apricots, peaches – YUM! Cromwell is where its at!
Get up close and personal to the largest wingspan in the world!
Save money and have fun viewing 14 kinds of albatross, while floating on the deep blue of the Pacific. These are regal birds. Respect.
Only in a vehicle
Overnight stays are only permitted within a vehicle. Camping in a tent or out in the open is not allowed.
Low Cost Camping (NZ$1 to NZ$10)
You can expect very basic facilities only and often a beautiful location. A nominal fee is charged.