In order, this is my favorite ice cream and gelato places in New Zealand:
1.) Lick Dessert Bar in Queenstown. Huge portions with delicious flavors.
2.) Ice cream at the Eggsentric Eggstras Food Store in Whitianga. It is all homemade and perfect for a day at the beach!
3.) Giapo Ice Cream in Auckland. They have very unique flavors and decorate them each beautifully.