West Coast glacier - Photo: Naumoid/Bigstock.com

West Coast

A natural wilderness filled with mountains, glaciers, lakes and rainforests, no South Island road trip would be complete without visiting 'The Coast'.

Huka Falls - Photo: naumoid/Bigstock.com

Lake Taupo

Surrounded by beautiful forests and volcanic mountains, this crater lake, covering just over 600 square kilometres, is a year round adventure playground.

Te Mata Peak - Photo: byvalet/Bigstock.com

Hawke’s Bay

This sunny coastal region is most famous as New Zealand’s oldest wine making region thanks to its well suited Mediterranean-like climate.

Raglan surfer - Photo: HamiltonWaikato.com

Hamilton & Waikato

With fertile rural pastures, Hamilton & Waikato is the farming heartland of the North Island, home to New Zealand's longest river, the Waikato.

Tolaga Bay - Photo: TravellingLight/Bigstock.com


The Eastland region or East Cape as it’s also known, feels remote and isolated which makes it the perfect place to escape the hustle & bustle of daily life.

Cathedral Cove - Photo: TravellingLight/Bigstock.com

The Coromandel

If you enjoy white sand beaches, lush rainforests and are intrigued by the thought of a unique hot water beach experience, The Coromandel region is for you.

White Island - Photo: Frontier Helicopters

Bay of Plenty

The Bay of Plenty lives up to its name with an abundance of fruit, wine, seafood, and plenty of sunshine, making it a popular summer holiday destination.

Auckland sea kayaks - Photo: Camilla Rutherford


Situated in the upper half of the North Island, with Auckland's coastlines, harbours and islands, you’re never far away from some water-based adventure.

Lake Taupo Maori rock carvings


Are you planning a New Zealand adventure holiday itinerary? Here's a list of regions and some of New Zealand’s top outdoor locations and scenic highlights.