Top 5 Must-See Places in New Zealand

Aug 01, 2019
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Looking for something to do this university break? We've compiled a list of the top thing (or things) to do in each region - a road trip to hit them all maybe?


It's hard to narrow down the entire Auckland region to one destination or activity, which is why we’ve gone with an island 18 km off the coast. This is where you’ll find the idyllic little sanctuary that is Waiheke Island. This haven of nature is quickly becoming a popular getaway spot for locals and visitors alike. Waiheke Island is known for its tropical sub-climate, world-class vineyards and pristine beaches, among other things. The range of fantastic things to do on Waiheke is enough to make sure that everyone can enjoy their day.

Waiheke Island boasts a vast variety of activities to accommodate even the most discerning palate. From water sports like stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) and jet skis, to fine dining, helicopter rides, vineyard tours and more. If you asked a local, they'd say to make a day of it, visit the vineyards, have a meal in town, spend some time on a beach, and finish the day with some stargazing. Waiheke is one you just can't miss.