Top 5 things to do in New Zealand

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The ultimate honeymoon destination for explorers and Lord of the Rings lovers worldwide. The sheer beauty of the exquisite landscape would be enough to make all your friends green with envy, and to make it even better, we’ve found the top 5 things to do during your visit. Take a look.


Bungy jumping


Extreme sports lover rejoice! Bungy jumping could not happen in a better place. There are lots of places around New Zealand to choose from, whether you’re looking for the classic bridge jump or the crazy gorge jump - the Nevis Bungy has a 134 metre drop for the most incredible adrenaline rush you’ll ever experience.


Hells Gate Geothermal Park


For a day of relaxing in a therapeutic mud bath and sulphur spa whilst looking over the amazing geothermal scenery, or perhaps indulging in a Twilight spa under the stars, Hells Gate is the spot for you. The mud bath is traditionally renowned for easing muscle pain, and the park features the biggest mud volcano in New Zealand. There’s also a chance to experience the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere - not to be missed.




Home of the Shire and the famous Lord of the Rings movie set, Matamata is a small town in the heart of the Waikato region. For a magical escape into the movies, Hobbiton is the perfect place to visit for film buffs.


Hokitika Gorge


On New Zealand’s South Island is this incredible gorge, home to a natural array of glacier water and plankton which makes the river the most vibrant blue. There are plenty of walking trails around the area perfect for a morning of exploring, and if you get too hot you could go for a dip in the freezing waters.


Waiheke Island


Remote beaches and beautiful vineyards await just a short ferry ride from Auckland at Waiheke Island. This is the perfect couples retreat and ideal for a relaxing day with a few drinks in the sunshine.


This blog was written by our media partner Guides for Brides.

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