Things to Do in New Zealand

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The golden, iron ore–laced sands of Awaroa Bay are a two-minute trail walk through the bush. The 32-mile Abel Tasman Coastal Track makes for a... Read More

Allan Scott's cellar door, or wine-tasting area, looks like an old-world French tavern. The standouts here are a citrusy 2004 Riesling and a subtle... Read More

When an extension to this 1887 building was completed in 2011, Aucklanders finally had an artistic heart to call their very own. The addition to the... Read More

The Auckland War Memorial Museum is a stunning example of colonial architecture, with Greco-Roman grandeur and expansive views across Waitemata Harbour... Read More

Starting in Wellington and ending in Queenstown, this nine-day tour covers much of the natural landscape of New Zealand’s South Island. The... Read More

Now owned by Moët Hennessy, Cloudy Bay is increasingly known for its Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, sparkling wine, and an extraordinary cellar... Read More

This self-contained, late-Victorian neighborhood has plenty of historic sites, including North Head, a British fort dating back to 1887; and two of... Read More

The bar holds the oldest pub license in New Zealand. Read More

You'll find 1950's French industrial Jieldé lamps and vintage tapestry pillows. Read More

A string of exquisite little beaches line the shores of Herne Bay, one of Auckland’s most desirable and expensive suburbs. Despite the real estate—the... Read More

Established in 1989, Highfield is more than a winery—it's also a restaurant and a one-room B&B. Sit on the terrace and try a glass of the 2004... Read More

Karangahape (pronounced Ka-rung-uh-hup-eh) is a long road with a long name, which is why it is affectionately known as K Road. With dogged grit and... Read More

For hats and hair accessories with a retro spin, stop by Natalie Chan; even Lady Gaga has one of the designer's one-off creations. Her pearl-and-feather... Read More

Spend two weeks in a rugged, diverse landscape. Led by a seasoned naturalist, search for the elusive Brown Kiwi on Stewart Island and trek to Westland... Read More

The vintner, Clive Jones, occasionally makes small batches of Sauvignon Blanc that are not sold anywhere else. Read More

You never have to look far to be reminded that Auckland resides on a volcanic field. The most obvious and beautiful reminder is Rangitoto Island, with... Read More

Plan a lake cruise on the Earnslaw, a 98-year-old steamer, or a half day of white-water rafting on the Shotover River. Read More

Housed in a restored cinema, Royal Jewellery Studio sells the work of such local artisans as Benjamin Flynn, who uses Maori koru patterns in his... Read More

There are advantages to being a young country. With the constraints of traditions lessened, there’s room to breathe and innovate. At an artistic level,... Read More

The America’s Cup Challenge is dubbed a rich man’s race, which is fair, given the yachts cost millions to build and hundreds of dollars simply to... Read More

Vintners Jason and Anna Flowerday unveil their latest vintages as if they're introducing their children. Gewürztraminer is the specialty here, but... Read More

Twenty kilometers to the east of the city (take a 30-minute ferry trip or speedy helicopter ride), Waiheke is a destination within a destination.... Read More

A World Heritage Area covered by vast icefields. Read More

The tip of the Otago Peninsula is home to the Westpac Royal Albatross Centre, the world's only mainland breeding colony for the formidable birds, which... Read More

Bike the 23 miles through New Zealands wine country. Read More

New Zealand is home to some of the world’s best mountain biking. While the finest is found three hours south in Rotorua, there's a similar forestry... Read More

The avant-garde shop is famous for its origami-inspired dresses; the less daring will find blazers and women's 1940's-style blouses. Read More

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