If you're thinking of popping the question, you’ll no doubt want to make it special – it's one of the biggest moments of your life! You’ll want to come up with proposal ideas in New Zealand that are unique and perfect for you and your significant other. Doing an activity together as part of your proposal will help make it that much more unforgettable.
We all love a good selfie and our beautiful country offers some extremely photogenic New Zealand selfie spots. Aotearoa is full of stunning scenery perfect for filling your Instagram feed. Here’s a few incredible locations and hidden gems to take your selfie to the next level.
Best New Zealand selfie spots
Cliff walk at Rotorua Canopy Tours
Lake Tarawera Wharf
Te Mata Peak
Three sisters and elephant rock
Have your Fiji or Bali family holidays plans been cancelled this year? We may not be able to travel overseas at the moment, but we are lucky enough in to have some amazing holiday destinations right here in our own backyard.
Create some unforgettable memories with your loved ones right here in New Zealand - we even have some special discount deals just for you!
Top picks for North Island family activities
Rotorua Canopy Tours
Tongariro River Rafting
Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
Barefoot Sailing Paihia
Blue Duck Station Horse trekking
Awastone Riverside Haven
Blazing Paddles Whanganui river canoeing
National Aquarium of New Zealand
Now is a great opportunity to get out and explore our own backyard. We are lucky enough in New Zealand to have a lot of great things to do, places to see and places to stay. We’ve put together our list of some of the best New Zealand activities, so go and check out some of the places all our international visitors rave about.
Top 10 North Island bucket list experiences you must do
1. Hike the Tongariro Crossing
2. Climb the Paekakariki Escarpment Track
3. Fly through untouched native forest
4. Sandboard down the Te Paki Sand Dunes
5. Go zorbing in a giant inflatable ball
6. Discover underground caves black water rafting
7. Explore geothermal landscapes
8. Get a bit of culture at Te Papa
9. Camp at Hot Water Beach
10. Unplug with a bit of glamping
Cheynne and Spencer, two of our awesome guides here at Rotorua Canopy Tours, have put together a list of their top New Zealand must dos.
We’re very lucky in New Zealand to have so many incredible things to do in the great outdoors - it's one big natural playground! From epic coastlines to beautiful forests – make the most of the warmer months by getting outside and experiencing some of the New Zealand must dos.
Here are Cheynne and Spencer's top picks:
Explore our native forest and coastlines
1. Abel Tasman Coast Track
2. Orokawa Bay to Homunga Bay
Hit the water
3. Lake Taupo
4. Bay of Islands
Go camping or stay in a hut
5. Luxmore Hut
6. Te Puia Hut (Lodge)
Do some bird watching
7. Ganet Colony at Muriwai
8. Native birds in the Dansey Road Scenic Reserve
Photo: Cheynne and Spencer - two of our awesome kiwi guides.
There are so many awesome things to do in New Zealand that you are really spoiled for choice. Juggling up what are the best activities for you can be tough but we know that one main reason people come to New Zealand is to experience the adventures! Well we do have plenty of that which include ziplines, bungys, white water rafting, skiing, jet boating, skydiving, luging. You name it New Zealand has it!
Photo: Adrenaline filled adventure rafting with River Rats on Okere Falls
Central North Island is full of awesome adventure activities. You really can be spoiled for choice which makes it hard to choose what to do especially if you are short of time. Check out our ultimate 5 day adventure in the central North Island that you should definitely include in your New Zealand Itinerary.
- Day 1: Hamilton
- Day 2: Rotorua
- Day 3: Okere Falls
- Day 4: Taupo
- Day 5: Tongariro / Ruapehu
Described as ‘mountain bike heaven’, Rotorua has this year been awarded Gold status by the International Mountain Biking Association, one of only six in the world. Mountain biking in Rotorua is, undoubtedly, world-class and some of the must do activities in Rotorua. Here are a few of our favourite local mountain biking trails in Rotorua.
The Redwoods Forest
Skyline Gravity Park
Western Okataina Walkway