The country that invented zorbing must naturally make this list. New Zealand is an eco-adventure dream, from its ethereal Lord of the Rings film sets to primeval volcanoes and geysers. Brave souls should try the heli-hiking at Fox Glacier or shark cage diving at Kaikoura. If that’s not your speed, there’s plenty of other adventure travel options available: Bungee jumping, skydiving and rainforest hiking, anyone?
This family-friendly Queenstown hotel is located on a lake, just steps from Williams Cottage and Church of St Peters. Queenstown Mall and Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market are also within 5 minutes.
Located in the heart of Rotorua, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Whakarewarewa Hot Springs, Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village, and Rotorua Golf Club. Racing Rotorua and Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Overlooking Waitemata Harbour, this landmark building is adjacent to Saint Patrick's Square and 2 blocks from Queen Street shopping district and Sky Tower, in the heart of downtown Auckland.
Located in Fenton Street, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rotorua Central Mall, Rotorua Arts Village, and Tamaki Maori Village. Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre and Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre are also within 15 minutes.
This family-friendly Napier motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of McLean Park, Onekawa Aquatic Centre, and Nelson Park. Napier Botanical Gardens and National Aquarium of New Zealand are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located near the slopes, this Windwhistle resort is in the mountains, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Rakaia Gorge and close to winter activities such as skiing lessons and snowshoeing. Washpen Falls is 5.6 mi (9 km) away.
Located in the center of Queenstown, this family-friendly lodge is within a 10-minute walk of CaddyShack City Mini Golf, Kiwi and Birdlife Park, and Queenstown Mall. Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market and Steamer Wharf are also within 10 minutes.
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