New Zealand is well known for its high-action tourist attractions; thousands of people from around the globe come here seeking thrills. But pushing the limit of your usual comfort zone needn’t involve fear. A multi-day hike, a kayak adventure on the Waitematā Harbour, or experiencing an event for the first time might also fit the description.

Here’s a selection to inspire your summer planning:

Paige TN

Taranaki's Surf Highway 45

The classic two-way road follows the coast while winding through small Kiwi towns along the way.

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Rotorua Canopy Tours

Ziplining above native forest near Rotorua provides freedom and fun.

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Napier Prison Tours

More than 150 years of housing dangerous and violent criminals has infused this place with dark history.

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Sunset kayaking to Rangitoto Island

Tackling the five-kilometre journey across the Tamaki Straight under a carpet of stars feels intrepid.

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Dig This Invercargill

New Zealand's first heavy equipment playground allows for lots of destruction and fun.

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Hokitika Wildfoods Festival

If you're not prepared to push the limits of your palate, then don't add this to your calendar.

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Diving at the Poor Knights

The Northland gem is rated among the top ten best diving spots in the world.

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Hanmer Horse Treks

Travelling by horseback is a rewarding experience.

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Taupo's Across the Lake Swim

Literally taking the plunge into deep, fresh water is a refreshing experience.

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Fly fishing in Wanaka

To the global community of fly anglers, New Zealand is known as the dream destination.

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All these ideas and more feature on the list of 101 Must-Do’s This Summer – a collection of places to go and things to see this season. From local favourites to hidden gems, the curated list is designed to help New Zealanders squeeze the most fun out of their summer.
See the website for how to win spot prizes. Get in the 101 spirit by sharing photos of your Must-Do’s on Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #Mustdone and be in to win a car!

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