Punakaiki blow hole
Punakaiki blow hole

Kiwi Experience polled the 'best of' in New Zealand for hot spots and hidden gems. This is what they discovered - do you agree?

Where in New Zealand is the best place to:

Buy a pie?
Steak & cheese from The Stove Oven Bakery in Devonport
Chicken curry pie from Better Quality Pies in Rotorua

Have a beer?
Lake Wanaka waterfront in the afternoon sunshine

Bungy jump?
Nevis canyon in Queenstown

Go skinny dipping
Lake Mahinapua (where? The west coast, 10 kms south of Hokitika)

Try your luck at fishing?
Catch some snapper in the Bay of Islands

See some buskers?
World Buskers Festival in Christchurch

Make a new friend?
On the bus!

Spend some hard earned cash?
Queenstown nightlife

Wellington Waterfront

Meet some locals?

Have a dance?
World Bar in Queenstown

Climb a mountain?
Mt Tongariro in the Central Plateau

Get up close to New Zealand wildlife?
Baby seals at Ohau stream north of Kaikoura

Sample the local cuisine?
Hangi at Tamaki Maori Village in Rotorua

Experience a taste of Maori culture?
Tamaki Maori Village in Rotorua

Have a picnic in the park?
Abel Tasman National Park

Cathedral Cove in the Coromandel

Watch some live music?
Monsoon Bar in Franz Josef

Witness a New Zealand sunset?
Lake Taupo

Eat fish and chips?

Go for a surf?
Punakaiki- just you and a pod of dolphins

- www.kiwiexperience.com

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