Travel Hacks

15 Reasons Why We’re Infatuated With New Zealand

By Wild Kiwi Team
on  July 17, 2017

Honestly, we could think of a million reasons why your Wild Kiwi adventure will be one of the best experiences of your life, but we’ll start with fifteen…

Unbelievable views in New Zealand - Scope out soaring mountainsides
1. New Zealand’s Landscapes

Snow-topped mountains? Yep! Otherworldly geothermal activity? Absolutely! Marine volcanoes? Got them! Rugged coastlines? Of course! White sandy beaches? Obviously! Do we need to continue…?!

2. It’s Lord Of The Rings Land

Peter Jackson famously said there wouldn’t be any need to look outside New Zealand for filming locations because it’s the perfect setting for Middle-Earth. Never a truer statement was made and as a result you can see everything from Mordor to the place where Sam schooled Gollum on the delights of PO-TAY-TOES!

3. The Kakapo

Have you seen THAT viral video? The one where a kakapo tries to mate with Mark Cawardine? Kakapo’s are wonderful and seeing one of these rare birds in real life is a truly humbling experience!

4. You’re Never Far From Water

The ocean, lakes, even geysers – all ridiculously beautiful!

5. Māori Culture

Understanding the history and influence of Māori culture is key to appreciating New Zealand.

6. The Incredible Capital City

Wellington is full of art, culture, stunning wildlife, unbelievable restaurants, beaches, a beautiful harbour. You’ll love it!

7. See Whales On Your Wild Kiwi Adventure

So majestic. You might cry. We totally cried!

8. Take Helicopter Flights Over Glaciers

For real.

9. The Food…

Never say no to food, that’s all we’re saying.

10. …And The Wine

Wine lovers, you’re in for a treat!

11. Stargazing

Astronaut Chris Hadfield proved in his series of incredible photographs that New Zealand looks stunning from space, and space looks equally as incredible from New Zealand.

12. The Best Slang Terms Ever

Chilly bin. Jandals. Wop-Wops. Totally unbeatable.

13. They Invented Pineapple Lumps


14. You’ll Never Get Bored

White water rafting, surfing, bungee jumping, scuba diving, sailing, sky swinging. We really could go on forever…

15. New Zealander’s Are Brilliant

Friendly, helpful, always up for a few drinks. What more could you ask for?

Visit New Zealand on a Wild Kiwi adventure - Meet fun loving local people for drinks

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