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Explore New Zealand

New Zealand seems to offer it all: stunning landscapes, delectable produce and seafood, world-renouned wines, incredible hiking and biking trails, and adventure sports that will make your heart tremble. It's all packed nicely within a country that is compact, easy to get around and welcoming to travellers. 

The points of interest, towns, and natural wonders we offer you throughout Planit NZ are really only the beginning. One of the biggest pieces of advice we can offer is to take your time and not try to cram too much in. If you are too ambitious and try to hit all the hotspots, too much time will be spent inside the car, affording only passing glances at valleys, turnoffs to blowholes, local breweries, bird sanctuaries and beaches that beg for more of your time.

You can rough it whilst on a multi-day hike in the backcountry, fall asleep to the sound of the surf in your campervan or treat yourself to beachside accommodation in the Bay of Islands. You can bungy jump off bridges in Queenstown, kayak between untouched beaches in Nelson, cruise through the majestic Milford Sound or surf the world's longest left hand break in Raglan. New Zealand is what you want to make it, and this Explore NZ section will give you an idea of what each region has to offer.

North Island

New Zealand’s North Island is a terrific example of the huge variety of lanscapes on offer in NZ in a very close proximity to each other. The North Island offers...


South Island

New Zealand’s South Island only accounts for about 25% of the entire country’s population; the result of this is no shortage of space, and that space affords you some...


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Great Walks

There is arguably no better way to see New Zealand than by your own two feet. Moving slower, you can smell the fresh air, feel the wind on your face...


National Parks

Throughout the North and South Islands, there are 14 national parks that feature 12,000 kilometers of walking tracks. You can experience everything from leisurely 1/4 day hikes to epic multi-day...


South Island Ski Fields

The South Island of New Zealand is separated by a mountainous spine – the Southern Alps. These snow-capped mountains are a joy to hike in during the summer months, and...


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MILFORD SOUND CRUISE

An absolute Must-Do in New Zealand.


Join this incredible day tour from Queenstown to Milford Sound in one of New Zealand's most awe-inspiring National Parks.


NATIONAL BUS PASS

Guided transportation to New Zealand's best destinations.


Join a small group of like minded travellers to explore the best of New Zealand on this guided hop on hop off bus pass.


15 DAY SOUTH ISLAND TOUR

Get up close and personal with the best of the South Island.


If mountains, deserted beaches and incredible views are what you're after, then spend a full two weeks on the South Island.


NZ IN ONE WEEK

Only a week to explore New Zealand? Fit it all in with this itinerary.


This itinerary has you taking planes, trains and automobiles to NZ highlights in only one week.