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

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

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

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

Her 2003 Block 36 Reserve Pinot Noir has received gold medals in two U.S. wine competitions; the intensely aromatic 2005 Vineyard Select Sauvignon Blanc... 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

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

Make a beeline for the town of Kerikeri and buy the kids a kaleidoscope crafted from 40,000-year-old kauri wood. 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

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