Picnic Spots in New Zealand to Park Your Blanket

… of so many!

Here at Glorious Difference headquarters we love picnicking and New Zealand is the perfect picnicker’s playground, so we’ve put together a list of amazing picnic spots in New Zealand. New Zealand is full of lush and unique nature and wildlife and is an ideal place to visit for any nature lover or outdoor enthusiast. Be sure to pack your picnic blanket when travelling around this incredibly beautiful and unique country.

There are certainly many, many more amazing picnic destinations in this special country. Feel free to share them with us!

Lake Pukaki

Three Beautiful Picnic Spots in New Zealand - Lake Pukaki

A breathtaking alpine lake on the South Island set on the edge of the Mackenzie Basin. The lake’s stunning blue colour is caused by a glacial feed that contains glacial flour made up of very fine rock particles. Maybe even go on a bike ride to take in the beautiful scenery and pristine air. Sit back and take in nature at it’s most glorious, and wonder at how amazing mother nature is! No need for any photo filters or effects here!



Three Beautiful Picnic Spots in New Zealand - Rotorua

A group of 17 lakes are spread across this beautiful region of the North Island. The area is full of bubbling hot mud pools and geysers caused by the thermal activity, so just be careful where you choose to put your picnic blanket! The area is also rich in Maori culture with plenty of places to visit to read up on the history of the area and it’s people.



Three Beautiful Picnic Spots in New Zealand - Wanaka

Set amidst a wilderness of glaciers ad forests, Wanaka is the gateway to the Southern Alps Mount Aspiring National Park. Set down your picnic blanket on the banks of the Wanaka Lake and enjoy the view of the snowcapped mountains before going on a hike and taking in the sights, or maybe even taking a dip … but choose your season as it can get a tad cold!