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New Zealand's top 10 dream experiences revealed

Jet boating up to the Huka Falls, taking a Lord of the Rings tour and cruising Fiordland's Sounds have been ranked among the top 10 dream bucket list experiences in New Zealand.

March 3, 2017

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New Zealand's top 10 dream experiences revealed


More than 18,000 Australians voted in a month-long poll in order to create the ultimate New Zealand bucket list.

Other activities making the top ten were: Swimming with dolphins in Akaroa; visiting the Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers; experiencing Rotorua's geothermal attractions and wine tasting.

Working with tourism New Zealand, travel company Experience Oz + NZ ran the poll as part of their "Amazing is Just Across the Ditch" campaign, which aims to promote travel to Godzone during the off-peak autumn period.

The campaign was created as a way to encourage bookings and promote travel to New Zealand during the off-peak autumn period.

Matt Hobbs from Experience Oz + NZ said the land of the Long White Cloud had plenty to appeal across the ditch.

"The country is relatively compact with a lot of natural and man-made attractions in a very navigable area. Add to that the gorgeous scenery and friendly locals and you've got one incredible holiday destination," he said.

1. Swimming with dolphins in Akaroa

2. Cruising Fiordland's Sounds

3. Lord of the Rings tours

4. Visit the Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers

5. Jet boating at Huka Falls

6. Rotorua's geothermal attractions

7. Cruising Marlborough's Sounds

8. Black Water Rafting in Waitomo Caves

9. Wine tasting in Marlborough

10.Kayaking Fiordland's fjords

 - Stuff