IMPORTANT: The app will no longer be supported from 31 October 2018.

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Make the most of your New Zealand holiday with the official Essential New Zealand travel guide, from Tourism New Zealand.

It’s free to download and gives you offline access to the latest information about thousands of travel experiences.

Essential New Zealand features:

- Top 10 New Zealand highlights selected by Tourism New Zealand
- Plan and save items into Wishlist to access later and sync your collection with, plus share your favourite finds with your travel mates or friends and family back home
- Must-do experiences for 26 regions and many popular locations
- Photos, descriptions, prices, maps and contact details for hundreds of activities, attractions, accommodation, and information centres
- Once you’re in New Zealand tap near me to see attractions within 100km of your location.

The Essential New Zealand Travel Guide is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices running iOS 7.0 or later. Sharing to Facebook and Twitter is also available.

What's New

Version 2.3.8

The Essential New Zealand App will no longer be supported from 31 October 2018.

Please see
for further details.

Ratings and Reviews

Innovative is an understatement

mark brown

Whether you're planning a full NZ trip or just want to poke around and see the different parts of the country, this is an amazing app. I don't write reviews for apps often (this is my second ever) but this on deserved the praise. NZ tourism is far and away the best And most innovative of any country I've ever experienced. If you haven't been to NZ, or you have, this app will make you long to return. New Zealand knows the beauty they have and good on them for trying to spread the message of conservation and nature around the globe. Well done NZ tourism folks, keep up the fantastic innovation.

Wonderful app


After reviewing this app I had the distinct sense that I was leaving an enchanting and exotic land - New Zealand - and returning home from a trip. It really put me there as I read through the material and visualized myself in each region of the country. What a beautiful place, and one I would like to visit soon.

Thorough and very useful


Found this app to be all that I needed when trying to plan a vacation and our itinerary based on each area that we would be visiting. Current pricing, links to websites make it simple to check out options too. Very helpful app. Wahoo!! Just what we needed


Tourism New Zealand
116 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013 Tourism New Zealand


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