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The Old Ghost Road
Hiking Trails, Biking Trails, Scenic Walking Areas
Te Puia
Hot Springs & Geysers, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Hot Springs & Geysers, Volcanoes, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Geologic Formations
Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park
Nature & Wildlife Areas, Hot Springs & Geysers
Doubtful Sound
Bodies of Water, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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The Old Ghost Road Westport
All of this makes the ride itself challenging and awe-inspiring in the vistas and nature of the backcountry around you, but all riders should come mentally and physically prepared and have enough food, clothing, a...
Don’t forget your insect repellent, the sand flies are epic, from the minute you get out of your vehicle at Lyall car park you will be greeted by a friendly family of these hungry buggers, and once you get to Moki...
Marlborough Sounds Picton
Sailing, walks, cycling, nature and opportunities to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life
There is a government park/campsite there, and a small marina where you can hire fishing boats or t to take water taxis to ake you tout to surrounding island resorts.
13 Ways to experience it
Hollyford Track Fiordland National Park
... Davey Gunn – what shone through was Justin’s passion for the knowledge he was sharing with us, and I’ve come away with a renewed respect for the intricate ecosystem community that lives within this National Park.
its a place of quite and serene beauty its a must for people who love nature and want to get fit its a pretty good track mostly level the color of the rivers you cross are sensational we had a lot of rain 200mm in...
1 Way to experience it
Lake Pukaki Canterbury Region
The Tasman River flows into Lake Pukaki at its northern end, fed by meltwater from the mighty and breathtaking Tasman Glacier - another marvel of Nature!
If you are heading to Aoraki/Mount Cook national park (highly recommend you d0) you will drive along the shores of Lake Pukaki.
17 Ways to experience it
Routeburn Track South Island
The Nature Walk track, via a suspension bridge, through the magnificent native southern beech forests is awe inspiring, well maintained and a moderately fit person will find it easy.
Spectacular scenes throughout a magnificent walk in one of NZs best parks.
6 Ways to experience it
Tiritiri Matangi Island Auckland Central
Tiritiri Matangi is a predator-free island in the Hauraki Gulf run as a nature reserve specifically to preserve and breed endangered species of NZ birds and certain other species eg weta, skinks etc. Visits are by...
We live on the doorstep of a forest park in the Waikato but even with all the bird life we are exposed to Tiritiri Matangi was just superb!
1 Way to experience it
Pukekura Park New Plymouth
Always a joy to visit, especially around Christmas time with the wonderful lighting display, all the great entertainment and the wonderful park, great to visit with or without the lighting display.
Amazing light collections throughout the park and plenty of opportunities for great photographs; overall, a great opportunity to explore the area.
1 Way to experience it
Gem Alpaca Stud Fairlie
You can tell that Bron loves nature & animals and she has her own alpacas and llamas at her house.
1 Way to experience it
Otago Central Rail Trail Central Otago
... where you get completely away from the stresses of everyday life, and just see the blue, blue sky, hear the soft breezes, smell pure air, and live in the moment, enjoying quiet nature carrying on around you.
Clear communications with Sandra who did a great job booking us in at some quirky but fantastic accommodations (Crows Nest in Oturehua and Ranfurly Cvan Park).
Hooker Valley Track Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
Despite having a lot of company on the walk we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and recommend it as a great way to see the wonderful National Park scenery.
You can do it without a guide but our guide was a wealth of information about the park and the plants that we saw along the trail.
Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) Te Anau
Driving through this national park must be one of the best drives in New Zealand, stunning scenery, plenty of places to stop safely and take a photo, lots of public toilets if needed, beautiful clean rivers and at...
Absolute beauty in this natural waterfall filled park long or short walks gives you stunning views and beautiful sounds fill the air of birds and nature at tits' best The Chasm is worth a look with it's thundering...
49 Ways to experience it
Mount Maunganui Summit Track Mount Maunganui
Well worth the climb to the top for the amazing views otherwise the base track is a beautiful 40 minute walk through amazing nature and wildlife.
Loved our walk to the summit of Maunganui - which is a Maori nature reserve.
1 Way to experience it
Bream Head Coast Walks Whangarei
But bring your water bottle and a hat to this walk, this is nature pure.
Ulva Island Stewart Island
This was a highlight of our recent NZ adventure Lots of birds to see up close.Bush and trees were identified by markers Beautiful sandy beaches to wander There is a sense of awe reflecting the primeval nature of t...
If you are walking around the island on your own without a guide then you can follow one of three self-guided walks - the History Story Walk (30 mins), the Conservation Walk (50 mins) and the Nature Walk (50 mins).
1 Way to experience it
Hamilton Gardens Hamilton
This is one of the best Gardens in New Zealand, its up there with New Plymouths pukekura Park, very scenic and alot of new zealands native plants on display, its such a devine walk, especially for couples, I recom...
I'm a nature lover and prefer the wild forests, but Hamilton Gardens is so stunning with its different types of Gardens from different cultures and countries, as well as kitchen- and backyard gardens.
1 Way to experience it
Browns Ski Shop Queenstown
Margaret Mahy Family Playground Christchurch
‎Congratulations to Catherine Hamilton - Principal Landscape Architect at Opus International Consultants and your team for the best ever family park New Zealand has ever seen.
Great park super interactive for children super hot on the kids feet must take jandles definitely recommend massive trout and eels at dock
Milford Sound Te Anau
The Nature cruise was spectacular it was everything you could hope for, Glorious views, wildlife Dolphins, Seals, Birds, water falls as well as some challenging swells in the bay (a little heart pounding).
The drive through the national park to get to Milford Sound is an adventure in its own right with beautiful glaciers, a one lane tunnel, high altitude flowers and majestic mountains.
63 Ways to experience it
Lake Wanaka Wanaka
We have the most spectacular scenery, a big blue lake, mountains all around, skiing in winter, hiking for all levels of fitness, national parks, great peaks to climb, amazing rock-climbing, lovely bike trails, par...
... lake, a quiet peaceful town, a stunning backdrop, easy access to the outdoors and almost on the border of the Southern Alps and a National Park... people who visit by accident are blown away by the beauty.
13 Ways to experience it
Tawharanui Regional Park Warkworth
Thank goodness we live in an area with gems like Tawharanui Regional Park on our doorstep it's the perfect place to relax as a family and get some exercise if that's what takes your fancy.
The winding road leads to this fabulous beach with good access, plenty of car parks and a magnificent beach to relax on.
1 Way to experience it
Roys Peak Track Wanaka
This was a brilliant day out and a really great walk for variety in stunning scenery and mountain terrain that takes you to the heart of Mt Aspiring National Park.
Even the drive INTO the national park was great - saw about 7 para gliders coming off a huge cliff face - and beautiful waterfalls and the river along the way.
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Lake Wakatipu Queenstown
the lake and teh mountains combine to a stunning nature experience, go for the gondola and view from above ore walk around the gardens on the peninsula, very relaxing
The town is very picturesque, with a lot of huge green trees and flowers, nice parks, very active shopping streets and a lot of places to eat or just to sit and relax.
51 Ways to experience it
Matapouri Bay Tutukaka
We parked in the car park above matapouri township and enjoyed a reasonably easy walk to whale Bay.
This is truly a magical park of our amazing country.
Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve Whangarei
If doing a day trip we often stay in Tutukaka holiday park which has excellent gear cleaning and secure drying areas.
1 Way to experience it
Te Mata Peak Hastings
From amazing cliffs and views to cool green bushed valleys and forests.. short walks to long hikes.. the Park has it all.
The most stunning view in Hawkes Bay a must visit and also a beautiful walk in the redwoods at the base of the peak a must see too if you like nature walks:-)
4 Ways to experience it
Tongariro Alpine Crossing Tongariro National Park
by far one of the most amazing crossing, amazing views, stunning nature, superb fresh air, suitable for all levels fitness
The downhill section from the North Crater to Ketetahi Car Park is full of switchbacks that have wooden steps descending more than 1000 meters, but with uphill sections, too, as the track zigzags across wooded val...
7 Ways to experience it
Milford Track Fiordland National Park
One ranger even took us on a nature tour, sharing his incredible knowledge of the flora and fauna.
Lunch and Dinner each night were delightful as we met like minded people from all around the world who just love nature.
4 Ways to experience it
Tane Mahuta Walk Opononi
Blew our minds, what a beautiful forest - big native trees, the sound of silent nature... truly a must see/experience...
Thanks to Teresa we headed to the DOC camping in Trounson Kauri Park, where we were also very happy.
1 Way to experience it
Mount Maunganui Base Track Mount Maunganui
... it’s very wide / well maintained with great scenery!! It’s got a good combination of mostly flat with a few small hills - making it perfect for runners who enjoy flat running but also like the bush / nature!
Walking clockwise dumps you out on the western beaches as well as access to the little islands offshore and a couple more parks.
White Island Volcano Bay of Plenty Region
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