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Top Ten New Zealand attractions

New Zealand Attractions / February 12, 2020

With so many things to see and do in New Zealand, it would be easy to miss some of the country's best attractions. We have created itineraries for Auckland, Canterbury and the East and West Coasts which provide suggestions to help with planning your trip around our beautiful country.


The northernmost region of New Zealand, Northland is where white beaches and lush forests converge in a thin finger of land dividing the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea. Watching the tides clash at Cape Reinga is a New Zealand must-do, as is kicking your shoes off at your Bay of Islands accommodation for a few days (or weeks) of making your South Pacific Island fantasies come true. Check out the TOP 10 accommodation in Whatuwhiwhi, Russell, Whangarei and Kaihu.


In a country of unmatched beauty, the Coromandel Peninsula offers some of the best scenery in the New Zealand. Between the pristine, golden beaches and the thick rainforests there is literally something for everyone. And with a pleasant climate and a blossoming ecotourism industry, it’s no wonder that Coromandel accommodation fills up in the summertime. TOP 10 hold prime locations in Shelly Beach, Hot Water Beach, Waihi Beach and Papamoa Beach.

Hawke's Bay

Hawke’s Bay can be found on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island and it is full of things to see and do. When you are done exploring Hawke’s Bay’s impressive landscapes, you can go on to experience the region’s vibrant culture along with one of the country’s best food and wine selections. Discover Hawke’s Bay with TOP 10’s Holiday Park accommodation options in Napier and Hastings.

Wellington / Wairarapa

Wellington and the Wairarapa are located at the bottom of New Zealand's North Island. Hosting the country's capital city, the area offers the best in city life and is teeming with art and culture. Just a short drive away from the city, however, is the relaxing Wairarapa, known for its great food and fine wine. TOP 10 offers the best of both world's with their Wellington and Martinborough Holiday Parks, giving its visitors the chance to experience the city as well as modern rural life.

Nelson / Marlborough

Nelson and Marlborough make up the ‘Top of the South’, the northernmost section of the South Island. The area benefits from a Mediterranean climate—hot, dry summers and cool winters—and more sunshine hours than anywhere in New Zealand. No wonder Nelson and Marlborough are such popular destinations for outdoor enthusiasts. There is plenty of choice for accommodation with spots in Pohara Beach, Motueka, Richmond, Picton and Blenheim.


Canterbury is located in the South Island, bordered by the Southern Alps in the West and the Pacific Ocean in the east. As New Zealand’s largest region, Canterbury’s landscape is vast and beautiful with many opportunities for adventure and outdoor activities. TOP 10 offer plenty of choice for accommodation with Holiday Parks in Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs, Christchurch, Akaroa, Timaru and Fairlie

West Coast

The South Island's West Coast is bordered by the Southern Alps and the wild and varied coastline. Full of spectacular scenery and natural wonders, the area has some of the country's most popular attractions. It is also home to a wide range of adventure opportunitie. TOP 10 offer accommodation options in Westport, Greymouth, Franz Josef and Haast, ensuring that you have a base to explore the West Coast from top to bottom.


Otago is New Zealand’s second most southerly region and is home to some of the most uniquely beautiful natural and historic treasures. A diverse climate means that Otago benefits from year round attractions such as skiing in winter and experiencing some of the country’s hottest summers. TOP 10 provide Otago accommodation options for wherever you want to go, with holiday parks in Dunedin, Oamaru, Omarama and the Southern Lakes regions.

Southern Lakes

The Southern Lakes region makes up the southwest corner of New Zealand’s South Island and includes some of the most stunning landscape in the country. New Zealand’s most popular tourist attraction, Milford Sound, is located here in Fiordland. Like the name implies, the region is characterised by narrow inlets of water and dramatic, steep-sided cliffs. Largely uninhabited, the region is an internationally recognised destination for tramping, and a number of multi-day trails will show you untamed New Zealand at its best. Many visitors skip the trails however, and opt to see the sights from the water. Boat tours leave Milford Sound several times a day. Stay in any one of TOP 10's holiday parks, which include Cromwell, Queenstown, Te Anau and Wanaka, and check out one of the most beautiful parts of the world.