25 Best Things to Do in New Zealand

New Zealand is called God zone for a reason.  Home to breathtaking beauty, the country is a dream destination. Whether you are a film buff, a thrill seeker or someone who wants to take a relaxing break, this top spot has something for everyone. This Pacific nation is made up of several isles, the main ones are the North and South Island.

Situated in the southern hemisphere, the country experiences the peak of its summer in the December- March period. Yes, there is no white Christmas in New Zealand. In fact, the end of year holidays are best spent on the beach – basking in the sun and enjoying barbecues.

You will be spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do in the land down under.

Lets have a look at the best things to do in New Zealand:

1. Take a Lord of the Rings tour

Hobbiton, New Zealand

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Hobbiton, New Zealand

New Zealand has always been a favorite with the tourists, but the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit series are what really put it on the map. Pay a visit to Hobbiton and experience Tolkien’s Middle Earth come to life. The quaint village set will have you mesmerized.

Book your tour well in advance to avoid disappointment.

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25 Best Things to Do in New Zealand:

Wellington, New Zealand

  • Lord Of The Rings: Blue Planet Studio / shutterstock
  • Bay Of Islands: Evelyn Dutra / shutterstock
  • Waiheke Island: Troy Wegman / shutterstock
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves: Shaun Jeffers / shutterstock
  • Waitangi: riekephotos / shutterstock
  • Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand: Sorang / shutterstock
  • Sky Jump, Auckland: matiascausa / shutterstock
  • Auckland Helicopter Flight: C Levers / shutterstock
  • One Tree Hill: Filip Fuxa / shutterstock
  • Auckland Harbour Bridge: travellight / shutterstock
  • Rotorua, New Zealand: Olga Yatsenko / shutterstock
  • Tamaki Maori Village: Fotos593 / shutterstock
  • Lake Taupo Carvings: weltreisendertj / shutterstock
  • Wellington: Milosz Maslanka / shutterstock
  • Beehive, Wellington: Robert CHG / shutterstock
  • Backbenchers Gastropub: backbencher
  • Christchurch Botanical Garden, New Zealand: Ho Su A Bi / shutterstock
  • World’s Steepest Street, Dunedin: gracethang2 / shutterstock
  • Punakaki Pancake Rocks In Paparoa National Park, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand: NaughtyNut / shutterstock
  • International Antarctic Centre: Kritsana Laroque / shutterstock
  • Fergburger: Hizor / shutterstock
  • Kawarau Bridge: Martian977 / shutterstock
  • Mitre Peak at Milford Sound: Natheepat Kiatpaphaphong / shutterstock
  • Puzzling World, Wanaka: Narongsak Nagadhana / shutterstock
  • Onsen Hot Pools: www.onsen.co.nz