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nature and wildlife

You can find a huge selection of attractions and activities based on the nature and wildlife of New Zealand. Whether you like bird-watching or horse riding, there’s plenty of options around the country. Again, the hardest part will be choosing which activity to leave out…


WHALE WATCHING

Experience a unique whale watching experience, and even get to swim with them. If whale watching is your thing, then Kaikoura in the South Island is the place to be. There, you can easily see a number of sperm whales better than anywhere else in the country. These 15 metre predators can be seen in the area throughout the year and they are an absolute wonder to watch.

HORSE RIDING

This activity is great fun for the whole family, even the little ones. Horse riding is one the best ways to explore New Zealand. Feel the wind blowing across your face while you trot along the beach or native forests. There are many horse trekking experiences to choose from all over the country, including Ruapehu and Glenorchy, and the activity promises reliable, safe and trek-friendly horses.

VOLCANIC & GEOTHERMAL

You cannot find anything like this anywhere else in the world. Explore active volcanoes located throughout the country and also experience some amazing geothermal activity. The best place to catch mud boiling in pools and steam coming from beneath the Earth is Rotorua- one of the world’s most intensive geothermal regions. You cannot miss the scent of sulphur through the air, or the…

BIRD WATCHING

Why not enjoy a quite day out with the family by watching some of our native birds in their natural habitat? Witness New Zealand’s national bird, the flightless Kiwi, the tui and the piwakawaka (fantail). Watch seabirds along our shores or visit a breeding colony – the Royal Albatross Centre at Taiaroa Head. Or experience the gannet colony at Muriwai, Kiwi at Tawharanui and Kokako in the Hunua Ranges.

FARMS

With New Zealand having endless open roads and numerous vineyards, its no surprise of the amount of farms that are scattered around the country. While sheep, pigs and cows are hugely common, you will also see horses, goats, deer and llamas. Would you like to take a couple of photographs cuddling baby animals? Then let us take you to Sheep World in Auckland or Agrodome in Rotorua where you can do so and also witness a…

WORLD HERITAGE SITES

World Heritage sites have huge cultural and natural values for everyone, and you can see the three that are valued most in New Zealand – Tongariro National Park, the Subantarctic Islands and Te Wahipounamu.

Tongariro National Park, which is still volcanically active, is formed by three mountains: Tongariro,Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe and was…