Few countries combine the adventure and inspiration that New Zealand gifts visitors. This beautiful country is rich with culture and attractions, making it an ideal destination for those longing for an exciting holiday with unforgettable sights. With sights from Auckland to the tip of the South Island there is much to discover – discover see our top seven!
This list contains seven of our favourite places in New Zealand that you can visit on one of our holidays. Remember to pack your camera to capture and share the visual wonders of New Zealand with your family and friends.
No New Zealand holiday should be without a visit to the buzzing metropolis of Auckland. Also known as the ‘City of Sails’, New Zealand’s largest and most famous city is a favourite stop on many of our New Zealand tours, including The Land of the Long White Cloud. It brings the country’s culture and history to life. Take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the Victorian-style shops along the famous ‘Golden Mile’ of Lower Queen Street, before tasting delectable dishes in one of Auckland’s fabulous restaurants.
Mount Cook (Māori name Aoraki – ‘cloud piercer’) consists of three majestic snow-laden peaks situated in the Southern Alps. Towering 3,754 metres above sea level, it is the highest mountain in New Zealand. Surrounded by the Hookier Glacier to the west and the immense Tasman Glacier to the east, it is the perfect place to relish a breathtaking alpine vista.
The capital city of New Zealand, Wellington, has a stunning harbour that stirs the heart as you gaze out over the sea from one of the quiet cafes. You can also take an engaging tour through New Zealand’s history at the Te Papa national museum on the waterfront.
The kiwi is the national icon of New Zealand, but where is the best place to see these cute flightless birds and many more endemic species? Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park in Rotorua will introduce you to the diverse wildlife of New Zealand and the fantastic conservation work undertaken to ensure it continues to thrive.
A thunderous spectacle, the Lady Knox Geyser erupts to heights of up to 20 metres. Visitors to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland in Rotorua can buy tickets for a 10.15am amphitheatre talk by an expert on the mechanics of this natural wonder as it rockets its spray skywards.
Take a scenic cruise around the Milford Sound and experience the unparralled beauty of this mountainous paradise, made famous as the dramatic landscape of Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Waterfalls cascade, rainforest hangs from rock faces and the mighty Mitre Peak looms gifting photograph opportunities you will treasure forever. We visit the Milford Sound on several tours, including The Best of New Zealand.
One of the most popular holiday destinations in New Zealand, the Bay of Islands can be seen by taking a sweeping scenic flight, before landing to sail on the azure waters and spot dolphins under one of the bluest skies in the world.
These are some of our favourite sights, but there are many, many more magical sights awaiting you on a Titan tour of New Zealand.