New Zealand Bucket List

Everything bucket list worthy to do in New Zealand!

New Zealand, New Zealand Bucket List


  • Heli-hike Fox Glacier.
  • See the glow worms at Waitomo
  • Bungee jump at AJ Hackett. 
  • Explore Auckland on a Lime scooter. 
  • Go on a boating trip at the Bay of Islands. 
  • Kayak Bay of Islands.
  • Hike Tongariro Pass
  • Explore Hobbiton
  • Bask in the sights of Milford Sound
  • Watch a Haka dance
  • Go jet boating in Lake Taupo. 
  • See the bioluminescent plankton at Bay of Islands. 
  • Zipline in Rotorua.
  • Go canyoning in any major mountain city.
  • Roll down the hill in a Zorb
  • Go rafting in Rotorua.
  • Go skydiving
  • Take a mud bath and give yourself a mud facial at Hell’s Gate Geothermal Reserve and Mud Spa
New Zealand, New Zealand Bucket List


  • Eat edible cookie dough in Queensland.
  • Try seafood from a caravan in Kaikōura .
  • Try some New Zealand lamb
  • Eat traditional Māori food cooked under the ground (hāngī).
  • Drink a Lemon & Paeroa in Paeroa. 
  • Travel to a New Zealand vineyard
  • Drink Hobbiton wine
  • Go on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. 
  • Go to a local farmer’s market
  • Try some local beers at a brewery in most major cities. 
  • Try, sample, and buy Mānuka honey from The Huka Honey Shack.
New Zealand, New Zealand Bucket List


  • Have a luxurious glamping trip in The Yurt Wai Rua
  • Stay in a repurposed Silo at SiloStay.
  • Sleep in the Hobbit House, a war plane, a navy boat, or a steam train at the Woodlyn Park Accomodation.
  • Immerse yourself in the stars by sleeping in a glass pod under the stars at PurePods
  • Sleep in the Island Bay Lighthouse
  • Stay behind bars at the jail themed hostel Jailhouse Hostel.
  • Pamper yourself in a treehouse at Hapuku in Kaikoura. 
  • Go glamping at the Magic Cottages at Takou River

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