Things To See & Do
Our Favourite New Zealand Adventures
Here are just some of the fantastic adventures you can enjoy on your New Zealand campervan rental holiday.
- Bathing in hot pools
Have you ever experienced how relaxing soaking in a mineral hot pool can be? No? Well, find out at the Polynesian Spa in Rotorua. Although there are a lot more New Zealand adventures to experience in Rotorua than just bathing in hot pools: walking between boiling mud pools and balancing on the edge of a crater, or experiencing a Maori hangi dinner and concert, for example!
- Walking on a glacier
Ever walked on a real glacier? This is your chance! The Franz Josef Glacier is a wonderful glacier, that’s actually sliding forward instead of retreating like most other glaciers! There are glacier excursions for every fitness level, from half day and full day trips to helihikes.
If you love golfing, do visit some of New Zealand’s exceptional golf courses. Like the one in Arrowtown for example. Or book a golf round on the championship course in Auckland.
- Horse trekking
Horse trekking is a fantastic way to explore the New Zealand countryside. There are ample opportunities for half day, one day and multi day treks, both in the North and the South Island.
Even if you’ve never kayaked before, you will love this fantastic experience – and a wonderful place to kayak is the Marlborough Sounds. A variety of kayaking experiences are available, from beginners lessons to adventures lasting several days.
If you like cycling, consider hiring a bicycle together with your camper van. Some New Zealand camper van rental companies do offer this service, or you can hire bikes at your destination. Note that bike helmets are compulsory in New Zealand.
Would you like to admire New Zealand from a totally different point of view? Then try tandem paragliding! It’s a sublime and peaceful way to see New Zealand from above.
If you like fishing, make sure you check out the website of Fishing in New Zealand (to do so, click on the link ‘Fishing’ above).
- Touring the Milford Sound by boat
Ever imagined that one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand is also one of the wettest? Well, it is. Even if it’s raining cats and dogs, we think you shouldn’t skip a boat tour in the Milford Sound.
Though ‘walking’ doesn’t sound very much like an adventure, in New Zealand it really can be! There are stunning walking trails throughout New Zealand.
- Wine tasting
Don’t leave New Zealand without having tasted some of the excellent wines of Hawkes Bay, Martinborough, or Marlborough (or all three)! Check out our New Zealand winery campervan itinerary
Want to meet the locals, or experience what it’s like to be one during your NZ campervan holiday? Here are some suggestions of things the locals like to do.