There are a few destinations that come up on many people’s bucket lists time and time again, and for many, especially the adrenaline junkies out there, New Zealand is right near the top. It’s no surprise really, the scenery is something to blow your mind, and for any fans of Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, then a visit to this stunningly wild part of the world is a must.

Getting there however can be a costly business, but if you’re dedicated in your search you may find some bargains out there. Flight Centre UK are a great go-to for low-cost flights to New Zealand from the UK, compared to the larger airline agencies out there. Dedicate your search to reasonable prices and you may be surprised what you can find, making your dream a reality.

Deciding where to go in New Zealand can be a tough decision, and whether to base yourself somewhere or travel around is the next decision to make. New Zealand is a very popular backpacking destination for good reason, and if you choose to go for this option then you’ll find countless others doing the same thing, as well as facilities to make your trip easier and run smoother as a result.

There are far too many must-visit destinations to list here, but there are a few that you should certainly put on your tick-list during your visit to either the North Island, South Island or indeed, both.


We have to talk about the cities as much as the natural wonders, and most people will fly into Auckland first, meaning an exploration is something you should certainly do. This is New Zealand’s most populated city, and you’ll find a picturesque harbour to walk around, as well as sailing opportunities to get out and see it from a different viewpoint. This is also a volcanic part of the country, with dramatic scenery mingling in with a cosmopolitan city.


If you love action and adventure then a visit to Queenstown is a total must. This is the adventure capital of New Zealand, and perhaps even the world. You will find more adrenaline sports here than anywhere else, so if you fancy bungee jumping or screaming your head off in another sport, this is your destination. You can even ski here at certain times of the year, so if you’re into your winter sports, look into that.


The capital city is a pretty city with plenty of outdoorsy life to keep it interesting. The zoo here will give you your wildlife hit, as well as plenty of walking trails to get out into nature, helping you forget you’re in the middle of a huge city!

Milford Sound

For sheer jaw-dropping beauty, a visit to Milford Sound is a must. Situated on the South Island, part of the Fiordland National Park, this is a protected area of total amazement. The fiord itself is iconic in images of New Zealand, and with lush green hills, mirror-like blue water, and huge mountains, you’ll see why.

These are just four destinations you should be visiting when you take up your adventure to New Zealand. The list is actually endless, so major research should be done before embarking on your bucket list dream.

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