Aotearoa, New Zealand: The land of the Long White Cloud. We love calling this country home, and spend our weekends and holidays exploring it. From our travels, we’ve put together some of our favourite top New Zealand attractions. Enjoy, and be inspired!

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moatrek

At the very tip of New Zealand’s South Island, Abel Tasman National Park is known for its picturesque coastal beauty. The spaces between trees and tide line are filled with calm, golden beaches; marble headlands jut out into the ocean and clear streams tumble lazily towards the beaches. It’s a coastal paradise where visitors can paddle, hike, swim, snorkel – or simply relax and admire the view.

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moatrek

Linking Mount Aspiring National Park with Fiordland National Park, this famous hike – one of New Zealand’s nine Great Walks – offers an epic adventure in the Great Outdoors. At 32km long (19.8mi), hiking the Routeburn Track takes around 3 days. Popular among visitors and locals alike, the track is famous for its crystal-clear rivers, Middle-earth like Beech forests, awesome mountain vistas and impressive waterfalls.

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moatrek

Crystal-clear, pristine lakes form a big part of the quintessential holiday – kiwi style. Whether it’s swimming, kayaking, jet boating or walking on the shores, New Zealand’s lakes are unique and much-loved. At MoaTrek, we’ve grown up with Christmas holidays lake-side – and, as a result, we have a few firm favourites. From the lakes of Rotorua, steeped in Maori legends, to the Middle-earth like lakes of Central Otago and Franz Josef, a New Zealand vacation wouldn’t be the same without the opportunity to enjoy these beautiful landscapes.

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moatrek

Stepping out of your comfort zone and adding a little light adventure to your holiday in New Zealand promises to make your kiwi vacation even more unforgettable. While Aotearoa is famous for its extreme activities, there are a range of thrilling experiences on offer that don’t require extreme bravery, fitness or heights. From swimming with dolphins to sand boarding and kayaking, here are our suggestions for light adventure experiences that you’ll remember for years to come.

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moatrek