Tammy Broccas October 7, 2019
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With less than three months until Christmas, it is not too early to start planning for your Christmas holiday. Christmas is one of the few times in the year when you get to spend quality time with your friends and loved ones in the spirit of festivity.

If you intend to make the most of this festive season, you should not leave your bookings until the last minute as prices tend to soar as it gets closer to Christmas.

Not sure where you will spend your Christmas, here are some of the top Christmas destinations for an exciting New Zealand Christmas celebrations.

The Coromandel Peninsula

The Coromandel Peninsula is an idyllic location on the upper east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. This area is famous for its many spectacular white beaches, particularly the Cathedral Cove.

For an exciting New Zealand Christmas, you can visit this iconic location which also happens to be one of the most photographed beaches in the country. Spend a few hours in your very own hot pool as you enjoy the feel of warm clean water on your body as it come up from the centre of the earth

Bay of Islands

This spectacular location in the north of New Zealand is known for its many undeveloped but highly attractive beaches. At the Bay of Islands, you will find the perfect combination of pristine beaches, tropical forests and interesting local history.

Get the entire family out for a Christmas season in the towns of Paihia and Russell where there are dozens of great safe beaches for swimming.

Of course, you mustn’t spend the Christmas in New Zealand, there are lots of exciting Christmas destinations all over the world, but if you want an exciting Christmas in the land of the long white cloud, Bay of Islands is one of the places to make it happen.

Tasman Region

Located in the northern part of New Zealand’s South Island is the famous Tasman Region. This spectacular destination is the ideal place for an adventurous Christmas for the whole family.

Tasman region is home to the world famous Abel Tasman National Park, a tourist destination that attracts thousands of visitors every year. Spend some of the Christmas season hiking the beautiful trails that lead to the colourful beaches the region is known for. Or spend time on the water kayaking, boating or swimming.


Rightly called the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown is the perfect Christmas destination for adventure junkies. If you are looking for where to go where you can engage in all kinds of adventurous and extreme activities, Queenstown is the place to be this Christmas.

From bungee jumping to white-water rafting, skiing, and jet boating, there are just so many exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy in Queenstown this Christmas.

Rotorua Hot Springs

This is one of the coolest spots in the whole of New Zealand. Roturua Hot Springs is the ideal place for a Christmas characterised by hot springs, mud pools, geysers, and warm baths. In this place, you can also explore the Maori culture and learn about some of the things that make up the region.

You can also indulge in a wide range of activities like mountain biking, rafting, and hiking.

Don’t forget to try out the Maori local dishes before heading home for the normal Christmas fare.

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