New Zealand Travel Guide

On a special, hour-long episode of Trip Flip, host Bert Kreischer surprises an adrenaline-loving couple with the trip of a lifetime to the adventure capital of the world, New Zealand.


Activities
Shotover Canyon Swing
Bungee-jump from a platform 350 feet above the Shotover Canyon floor. This canyon swing and its staff offer more than 70 different ways to jump in order to meet the thrill-seeking needs of every type of customer.
  • 35 Shotover St
  • Queenstown, 9300 New Zealand

Shotover Canyon Swing

Bungee-jump from a platform 350 feet above the Shotover Canyon floor. This canyon swing and its staff offer more than 70 different ways to jump in order to meet the thrill-seeking needs of every type of customer.
35 Shotover St Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3-442-6990
Mount Nicholas (Sheep Herding)
After a boat ride across Lake Wakatipu, head to Mount Nicholas for some sheep-herding lessons at Walter Peak High Country Farm.
  • 1213 Mount Nicholas Beach Bay Rd
  • Queenstown, New Zealand

Mount Nicholas (Sheep Herding)

After a boat ride across Lake Wakatipu, head to Mount Nicholas for some sheep-herding lessons at Walter Peak High Country Farm.
1213 Mount Nicholas Beach Bay Rd Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3-409-0712
Trust the Chef at Amisfield
What better way to wind down after a long day than heading to Amisfield vineyard for dinner? The "Trust the Chef" menu provides guests with authentic New Zealand cuisine and a beautiful vineyard view.
Photo by Gerard Walker / Lonely Planet Images / Getty Images
  • 10 Lake Hayes Rd
  • RD 1
  • Queenstown, 9371 New Zealand

Trust the Chef at Amisfield

What better way to wind down after a long day than heading to Amisfield vineyard for dinner? The "Trust the Chef" menu provides guests with authentic New Zealand cuisine and a beautiful vineyard view.
10 Lake Hayes Rd Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3-442-0556
Heliworks Queenstown Helicopters
Take a helicopter tour over Earnslaw Burn near the Misty Mountains, where you can dive right into the freezing waterfalls. This helicopter company is the outlet responsible for all the aerial footage in the Lord of the Rings movies.
  • Queenstown International Airport
  • Tex Smith Ln
  • Queenstown, New Zealand

Heliworks Queenstown Helicopters

Take a helicopter tour over Earnslaw Burn near the Misty Mountains, where you can dive right into the freezing waterfalls. This helicopter company is the outlet responsible for all the aerial footage in the Lord of the Rings movies.
Queenstown International Airport Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3-441-4011
Dart River Wilderness Jet
Take a high-powered jet-boat ride down the Dart River for the wet and speedy adventure of a lifetime.
  • 45 Mull St
  • Glenorchy, 9372 New Zealand

Dart River Wilderness Jet

Take a high-powered jet-boat ride down the Dart River for the wet and speedy adventure of a lifetime.
45 Mull St Glenorchy, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3-442-9992
Nomad Safaris 4WD Adventure
With these 4-wheel-drive works of art, you can cross streams and climb hills while taking in the New Zealand mountains featured in the Lord of the Rings films.
Photo by Witold Skrypczak / Lonely Planet Images / Getty Images
  • 37 Shotover St
  • Queenstown, 9300 New Zealand

Nomad Safaris 4WD Adventure

With these 4-wheel-drive works of art, you can cross streams and climb hills while taking in the New Zealand mountains featured in the Lord of the Rings films.
37 Shotover St Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3-442-6699
Discover Waitomo Caves
Millions of glowworms illuminate the Waitomo Caves as you repel down the sides. Afterward, tube through a labyrinth of rivers that is hundreds of feet beneath the surface.
  • 39 Waitomo Caves Rd
  • Waitomo, 3977 New Zealand

Discover Waitomo Caves

Millions of glowworms illuminate the Waitomo Caves as you repel down the sides. Afterward, tube through a labyrinth of rivers that is hundreds of feet beneath the surface.
39 Waitomo Caves Rd Waitomo, New Zealand
Phone: +64 7-878-8228
Hobbiton Tour
Take a true behind-the-scenes tour of the centerpiece of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies, Hobbiton. Dozens of hobbit holes are tucked into the scenic, peaceful meadow where Bilbo and his friends grew up.
  • 501 Buckland Rd
  • Matamata, 3472 New Zealand

Hobbiton Tour

Take a true behind-the-scenes tour of the centerpiece of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies, Hobbiton. Dozens of hobbit holes are tucked into the scenic, peaceful meadow where Bilbo and his friends grew up.
501 Buckland Rd Matamata , New Zealand
Phone: +64 7-888-1505
Weta Workshop
Take a tour of Weta Workshop, Peter Jackson’s special-effects studio in Wellington, and make sure to get authentic, hairy hobbit feet put on, too. It’s the perfect ending to our travelers’ hobbit adventure in New Zealand.
  • 1 Weka St
  • Wellington, 6022 New Zealand

Weta Workshop

Take a tour of Weta Workshop, Peter Jackson’s special-effects studio in Wellington, and make sure to get authentic, hairy hobbit feet put on, too. It’s the perfect ending to our travelers’ hobbit adventure in New Zealand.
1 Weka St Wellington, New Zealand
Phone: +64 4-909-4100

Hotels
Stoneridge Estate
Stay overnight at the beautiful Stoneridge Estate, which is located just outside Queenstown. This luxury lodge features reclaimed historic buildings, vast gardens and a vineyard.
  • 756 State Hwy 6
  • RD1
  • Queenstown, 9371 New Zealand

Stoneridge Estate

Stay overnight at the beautiful Stoneridge Estate, which is located just outside Queenstown. This luxury lodge features reclaimed historic buildings, vast gardens and a vineyard.
756 State Hwy 6 Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3-442-1021

Restaurants & Bars
The Green Dragon Inn
After touring Hobbiton, indulge in a hobbit feast at the Green Dragon Inn, which is featured in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Dine on pork pies, honey cake, meats, cheese and, of course, ales made only in Hobbiton.
  • 501 Buckland Rd
  • Matamata, 3472 New Zealand

The Green Dragon Inn

After touring Hobbiton, indulge in a hobbit feast at the Green Dragon Inn, which is featured in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Dine on pork pies, honey cake, meats, cheese and, of course, ales made only in Hobbiton.
501 Buckland Rd Matamata , New Zealand
Phone: +64 7-888-1505

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