NZ farewell Spit baby seal Wharariki Beach

Remote Golden Bay has a frontier vibe and very few inhabitants.

With the Abel Tasman National Park to the east and the Kahurangi National Park to the south-west, there are many hiking options, including the 4/5-day Heaphy Track.

The long, skinny sweep of Farewell Spit is an important bird sanctuary; the sacred, dazzling-blue Waikoropupu Springs are the largest cold-water springs in the country; and dramatic Wharariki Beach is a place for windswept walks, horse treks, and seal spotting.

Active New Zealand

Outdoor and active adventures on New Zealand's North & South Islands

New Zealand must be in contention for title of adventure travel capital of the world. The list of white-knuckle thrills you can seek out here knows no bounds. New Zealand has some of the world's best sky diving, bungee jumping, mountain biking and whitewater rafting, plus plenty of softer activities; hiking, kayaking and road more

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South Island Road Trip

Explore the National Parks of New Zealand's South Island
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