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