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New Zealand Bucket List Travel Ideas


  • Mitre Peak at Milford Sound

Why is New Zealand considered a top bucket list destination?

New Zealand is a top bucket list trip for many people.  A beautiful country, that includes breathtaking mountains, glaciers and fjords, raging rivers; sweeping countrysides, active volcanoes natural wonders; plenty of sheep, world class fishing, vineyards  and is rich with  Maori culture. Adventure seekers, hikers, foodies,sailors, wine lovers and those wanting to see  diverse wildlife, including Kiwi birds and the mighty Albatross all seek out New Zealand. 

New Zealand is a place you can enjoy a locally grown and produced glass of wine, while eating seafood fresh from the ocean; after a bungy jump or getting stuck in a sheep traffic jam. New Zealand offers some iconic rail experiences and a stunningly beautiful ferry ride between the North and South islands. The cities are urban and offer world class dining and museums.  New Zealand is a place everyone can visit and has something really special to offer everyone. 

What are the top bucket list activities on a New Zealand vacation?

Both of New Zealand's islands offer amazing experiences for the bucket list traveler.  From Dunedin, see the southern lights “Aurora Australis” where the lights dance in the sky and water making for fantastic viewing. Stop by  the Kawarau Suspension bridge and try bungee jumping, this thrill is certainly one for the bucket list!  If you are not up for a jump, it is certainly fun to watch and the gorge below the jump is beautiful. No trip to New Zealand would  be complete without a cruise acoss the Mildford Sound . Visit a vineyard for some local wine or explore modern Auckland. 

 

Bucket List Travel Ideas

  • Australia and New Zealand Combo

    Explore the two most popular cities of Australia and New Zealand on this air-land combo tour. Start in Sydney, where you'll tour the Sydney Opera House, cruise across the famous harbour, and see koalas and kangaroos at Taronga Zoo. Then head on to Auckland where you'll explore the twin harbours, learn about Maori traditions, and enjoy unbeatable views of the landscape.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,979
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Australia, New Zealand and Fiji Combo Vacation

    Escape to three of the South Pacific’s most iconic destinations on this 14-day Australia vacation package. Begin in Australia’s iconic Sydney before travelling across the Tasman Sea to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. Finish your tour with three relaxing nights at a resort in Fiji.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,469
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Ultimate Downunder

    Travel in style experiencing all that Auckland, Queenstown, Sydney and Hamilton Island Qualia Resort have to offer while enjoying world-renowned properties that are truly the best of the best.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,365
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Luxury and Beyond, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Stays of Distinction
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  • Waltzing Matilda: Holiday of a Lifetime

    Embark on an unforgettable journey across Australia and New Zealand with the Waltzing Matilda Holiday of a Lifetime. As one of Goway’s premier tours, Waltzing Matilda showcases the icons of two remarkable nations, taking you from the twin harbours of Auckland to the Outback and Uluru/Ayers Rock to the Great Barrier Reef and finally to cosmopolitan Sydney.
    Duration:
    20 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 9,199
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Escorted Coach Touring, Holidays of a Lifetime, Multi Country Vacation Ideas
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  • Best of New Zealand: Holiday of a Lifetime

    Take in the wonders of New Zealand on this Holiday of a Lifetime. Passing north to south, you’ll explore the cities of Auckland, Queenstown, and Christchurch, marvel at natural wonders in Rotorua and Milford Sound, and enjoy the incomparable hospitality and beauty of this South Pacific nation.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,049
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Escorted Coach Touring, Holidays of a Lifetime, Single Friendly
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  • Classic South Pacific & South America

    Discover four unique destinations with the spectacular scenery of Santiago, Chile, the bustling tropical city of Papeete, Tahiti, the beautiful lagoons of Bora Bora and Auckland, the city of sails.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,450
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • New Zealand Wonderland: Premier Escorted Luxury Vacation

    By travelling around the North and South Islands of New Zealand onboard a comfortable coach, you’ll get to know the truly unique and stunning landscapes of this natural wonderland.
    Duration:
    17 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,057
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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