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Truly Experiential Holidays In New Zealand

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New Zealand often feels like mother nature did her best to condense the very best of the natural world into two relatively small islands teetering on the utmost edge of the known world. In New Zealand, you can experience everything from Otago Peninsula beaches which are the day and evening resting place of lumbering sea lion colonies, to UK summertime skiing over some of the world’s most active volcanoes, but what makes a truly experiential holiday in New Zealand?

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Credit Tourism New Zealand

Whale Watching In Kaikoura

credit Helen Wibley

credit Helen Wibley

Just a short drive outside of Christchurch, Kaikoura is the place in New Zealand for year round giant sperm whale sightings. Of course, sightings aren’t ever guaranteed, however, Kaikoura itself is a magical town based on a lush green peninsula where New Zealand’s western mountains literally come to meet the sea. This being the case, the area is perfect for individual travelers and family groups who are eager to get up close and personal with New Zealand at it’s most scenic and naturally exciting.


Ready to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush? Queenstown in New Zealand might only be the size of a small UK or European market town but is often classed as the world’s foremost destination for adventure travel. From jet boating down miles of dramatic rivers to bungee jumping, skiing and skydiving, Queenstown is literally host to almost every adventure activity that there is. The only question is, are you daring enough to experience all of them?

Piha Beach

A local surfing paradise, Piha is a small coastal settlement near Auckland with just 600 full-time year round residents. Unarguably, though, Piha is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in New Zealand and is a must point of call for both water sports enthusiasts and natural beauty lovers.


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