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Whether you’re seeking your next adrenaline-fix, the best place to taste traditional Maori cuisine, or the perfect geothermal pool to unwind in, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that New Zealand has to offer.
An explosion of dramatic scenery, this far-flung Pacific island has it all: mammoth mountains, icy-blue glacial lakes, pristine coastlines, idyllic vineyards and cool, cultural cities. From the subtropical kauri forests of the North Island to the remote fjords of the South Island, New Zealand offers countless opportunities for adventure.
Our annually updated guide brings this beautiful country to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed information on all the must-see sights, inspiring photography, and our trademark illustrations.
– our pick of New Zealand’s must-sees, top experiences, and hidden gems
– the best spots to eat, drink, shop, and stay
– detailed maps and walks which make navigating the country easy
– easy-to-follow itineraries
– expert advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe
– color-coded chapters to every part of New Zealand, from Northland to Southland, the Auckland to Canterbury
-our new lightweight format, so you can take it with you wherever you go.
Travelling around Oceania? Look out for our DK Eyewitness Australia
From the Publisher
Welcome to New Zealand
Explore New Zealand’s epic scenery, rugged beaches, glowing green hills, cultural cities, breathtaking hikes and so much more with the help of your DK Eyewitness guide. Whether you’re here for a quick visit or a grand tour, we’ll help you to navigate the very best the region has to offer.
In-depth area-by-area guides
Our in-depth area guides make traveling across New Zealand easy, whether you want to explore the country’s Māori Heritage, try Kiwi coffee in Wellington, surf the wild beaches in the north, relax in thermal pools in Rotorua, ski in The Remarkables, scour Auckland’s shops, or explore Middle Earth’s rolling hills—we’ve got you covered. And our selection of itineraries suggest several realistic ways to make the most of your time—whether you’re staying for two weeks or just a few days.
Look inside the biggest sights
Explore New Zealand’s favorite landmarks with our famous cross-section illustrations, including 3D guides to Auckland’s Sky Tower and Dunedin’s Railway Station, as well as illustrated short walks through the country’s major cities.
With so much to see, we’ve created expert-led special features that show you how to travel across New Zealand your way. Across detailed page spreads, we take a look at how to explore the area’s natural beauty, experience adrenaline-filled adventures, catch the perfect photograph, enjoy vibrant art galleries, glimpse the island’s varied wildlife, indulge in award-winning wine and craft beer, hike past sleepy volcanoes and discover the vastness of New Zealand’s jaw-dropping fiords.