Welcome to New Zealand, the land of the long white cloud
Whether you’re seeking your next adrenaline-fix, the best place to taste traditional Maori cuisine, or the perfect geothermal pool to unwind in, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that New Zealand has to offer.
An explosion of dramatic scenery, this far-flung Pacific island has it all: mammoth mountains, icy-blue glacial lakes, pristine coastlines, idyllic vineyards and cool, cultural cities. From the subtropical kauri forests of the North Island to the remote fjords of the South Island, New Zealand offers countless opportunities for adventure.
Our annually updated guide brings this beautiful country to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed information on all the must-see sights, inspiring photography, and our trademark illustrations.
- our pick of New Zealand’s must-sees, top experiences, and hidden gems
- the best spots to eat, drink, shop, and stay
- detailed maps and walks which make navigating the country easy
- easy-to-follow itineraries
- expert advice: get ready, get around, and stay safe
- color-coded chapters to every part of New Zealand, from Northland to Southland, the Auckland to Canterbury
-our new lightweight format, so you can take it with you wherever you go.
Travelling around Oceania? Look out for our DK Eyewitness Australia
Part of DK’s exciting - and extensive - relaunch of the award-winning DK Eyewitness travel guides
Brand new photography throughout and all of DK’s excellent maps, fully updated making them bigger and better than ever before
Modern and fresh new cover design and stunning new lightweight format
Inspirational beginning section showing off the best New Zealand has to offer through the eyes of the traveller themselves
DK Eyewitness Travel is the Silver Award-winning Guidebook Series as voted by the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2018
DK Eyewitness Travel is the No. 2 travel guide publisher in 2018 YTD (Source: Nielsen Bookscan)
International visitor arrivals to New Zealand are forecast to reach 4.9 million visitors in 2023 (from 3.5 million in 2016, up 39 per cent). This equates to a growth rate of 4.8 per cent per year. (Source: http://www.mbie.govt.nz/)
Around 3.75 million international tourists visited New Zealand from February 2017 to February 2018, representing a 7% growth yoy. (Source: http://www.mbie.govt.nz/)
Strong short-term growth will be driven by a range of factors, including an increase in airline capacity, low travel costs, international events planned in New Zealand, and destination marketing. This growth is forecast to moderate in the medium to long term. (Source: http://www.mbie.govt.nz/)
Marketing: Major pre-publication consumer/trade/educator buzz campaign
National/Regional consumer/educator/trade advertising campaign
Social media campaign across all platforms
Promotions at all consumer/industry/educator conferences
Feature on dk.com
Publicity: Author interviews and event appearances
National trade/consumer press outreach
Syndicated newswire press release
Consumer awards nominee
“Known… for its four-color maps, photos and illustrations, the [DK] Eyewitness Guides are extremely user-friendly for travelers who want their information delivered in a concise, visual way.” – Chicago Tribune
“The best option… Color photos, maps, and diagrams bring the place to life.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer