1. Be mesmerised by blue and emerald lakes from the top of a volcano
If you don’t have time for one of New Zealand’s famous multi-day walks, the Tongariro Crossing (a UNESCO dual World Heritage area) offers an incredible range of New Zealand’s finest scenery in just eight hours. You’ll experience everything from red craters, active volcanoes, mountain springs, lava flows frozen in time, to stunning blue and emerald lakes. Lord of the Rings fans will geek out at the sight of Mount Doom of Mordor up close.