Auckland, New Zealand - Auckland, New Zealand 26 days trip

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Auckland, New Zealand

2 nights Tue. Apr 28-Thu. Apr 30

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Paihia, New Zealand

2 nights Thu. Apr 30-Sat. May 02

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Coromandel Town, New Zealand

2 nights Sat. May 02-Mon. May 04

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Tauranga, New Zealand

2 nights Mon. May 04-Wed. May 06

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Rotorua, New Zealand

2 nights Wed. May 06-Fri. May 08

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Napier, New Zealand

2 nights Fri. May 08-Sun. May 10

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Wellington, New Zealand

2 nights Sun. May 10-Tue. May 12

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Whanganui, New Zealand

2 nights Tue. May 12-Thu. May 14

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New Plymouth, New Zealand

2 nights Thu. May 14-Sat. May 16

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Taupo, New Zealand

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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

2 nights Mon. May 18-Wed. May 20

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Hamilton, New Zealand

2 nights Wed. May 20-Fri. May 22

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Auckland, New Zealand

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Things to do in and around Auckland

  • Auckland skyline
  • Sky Tower above the CBD
  • Auckland view
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Twin Oak Drive - Cornwall Park - Auckland - New Zealand
  • Waiheke Island
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island off the Whangaparoa Peninsula
  • New Zealand 2011
  • Auckland Art Gallery
  • Rangitoto
  • Friday Ride
  • Waitakere Ranges
  • Layered Sunrise
  • Bridge, Auckland Botanic Garden
  • Giraffes at Auckland Zoo
  • Modern life vs. 1850's - Howick Historical Village
  • Ponsonby
  • Bethells Beach
  • Goat Island, NZ
   
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Auckland

New Zealand, Auckland region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric2 nightsTue. Apr 28 - Thu. Apr 30

Famed for its cultural diversity and vibrant energy, this metropolis boasts parks and museums, two harbors, and great restaurants.

Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. Auckland has a population of 1,454,300 - 32 percent of New Zealand's population. It is part of the wider Auckland Region, which includes the rural areas and towns north and south of the urban area, plus the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,570,500 that is governed by the Auckland Council. Auckland also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world. In Maori, Auckland's name is Tamaki Makaurau and the adaptation of Auckland, to suit Maori phonetic rules, is Akarana.
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Things to do in and around Paihia

  • Paihia
  • Paihia
  • The Rock at anchor
  • Mangrove forest in the Bay of Islands
  • IMG_5419 Bouncy Slide part 1
  • Whangarei Falls
  • Waipoua Kauri Forest
  • St. Paul's Anglican Church
  • Rainbow Falls, Kerikeri
  • Schooling Koheru, Poor Knights, NZ. I love scuba diving!
  • Altaic Warrior
  • Sea Arch
   
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Paihia

New Zealand, Bay of Islands region

BeachesActiveNature2 nightsThu. Apr 30 - Sat. May 02

The best town for exploring the Bay of Islands, this town is known for its stunning scenery and array of water sport opportunities.

Paihia is the main tourist town in the Bay of Islands in the far north of the North Island of New Zealand. It is located close to the historic towns of Russell and Kerikeri, 60 kilometres north of Whangarei. Missionary Henry Williams named the mission station Marsden's Vale and eventually the Paihia became the accepted name of the settlement. Nearby to the north is the historic settlement of Waitangi, and the residential and commercial area of Haruru Falls is to the west. The port and township of Opua, and the small settlement of Te Haumi, lie to the south. The population of Paihia was 1770 in the 2006 Census, a decrease of 69 from 2001.
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Things to do in and around Coromandel Town

  • Coromandel Town
  • Coromandel Town
  • Waiheke Island
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island off the Whangaparoa Peninsula
  • Auckland skyline
  • Layered Sunrise
  • Bade- und Grabespass am Hot Water Beach
  • Cathedral Cove
   
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Coromandel Town

New Zealand, Waikato region

BeachesNatureFoodActive2 nightsSat. May 02 - Mon. May 04

Feel like you're in paradise in this gorgeous town, known for its beautiful bays, majestic waterfalls, and delicious fresh seafood.

Coromandel is a town on the Coromandel Harbour, on the western side of the Coromandel Peninsula, which is on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is 75 kilometres east of the city of Auckland, although the road between them, which winds around the Firth of Thames and Hauraki Gulf coasts, is 190 km long The town was named after the peninsula, which was named after HMS Coromandel, which sailed into the harbour in 1820.[2] At one time Coromandel Harbour was a major port serving the peninsula's gold mining and kauri industries. An old gold stamper battery is still in fully operational working order. Today, the town's main industries are tourism and mussel farming.
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Things to do in and around Tauranga

  • Tauranga
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  • Mount Maunganui Beach
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  • Es Karangahake Gorge Walk
  • Devil's Bath, Wai-o-Tapu, North Island, New Zealand.
  • Classic Flyers Museum, Tauranga
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  • Lion cub at Paradise Valley Wildlif Park
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Wentworth Valley, NS
   
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Tauranga

New Zealand, Bay of Plenty region

BeachesNatureActive2 nightsMon. May 04 - Wed. May 06

A thriving city, Tauranga is home to a wonderful arts scene, historic landmarks, a wealth of outdoor activities, and fine beaches.

Greater Tauranga is a very popular lifestyle and tourism destination. It features many natural attractions and scenery ranging from popular beaches and harbor environments to lush bush-clad mountains with waterfalls and lakes. Cultural attractions include the Tauranga Art Gallery, which opened in October 2007 and showcases local, national and international exhibitions in a range of media. On the 17th Avenue, the "Historic Village on 17th", recreates a historic setting with original and replica buildings from early Tauranga housing arts and gift shops. Tauranga has many parks: one of the largest is Memorial Park.
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Things to do in and around Rotorua

  • Looking Down At Rotorua
  • Maori Performers, Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua
  • Rotorua - Hells Gate
  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Village, Rotorua
  • Geyser, Te Puia, Rotorua
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Devil's Bath, Wai-o-Tapu, North Island, New Zealand.
  • Rotorua Government Gardens
  • Mountain Biking in Rotorua, New Zealand (c) TRAILSOURCE.COM
  • Kuirau Park, Rotorua
  • museum
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  • Waitomo Cave
  • green & blue
  • Ohinemutu Maori meeting house
  • Rotorua
  • St. Faiths church, Rotorua
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  • Lion cub at Paradise Valley Wildlif Park
   
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Rotorua

New Zealand, Bay of Plenty region

NatureActiveCulture2 nightsWed. May 06 - Fri. May 08

Famed for its geothermal activity, this city is favored by travelers and offers an array of geysers, hot springs, and mud pools.

Rotorua, ("The second great lake of Kahumatamomoe") is a city on the southern shores of the lake of the same name, in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand's North Island. Rotorua is a major destination for both domestic and international tourists; the tourism industry is by far the largest industry in the district. It is known for its geothermal activity, and features geysers – notably the Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa – and hot mud pools. This thermal activity is sourced to the Rotorua caldera, on which the town lies. Rotorua is home to the Waiariki Institute of Technology. The Lakes of Rotorua are a collection of many lakes surrounding Rotorua.
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Things to do in and around Napier

  • Napier Nov 2011
  • Mission Estate Winery, Napier.
  • Napier
  • Ahuriri beach near Perfume Point
  • bluff hill lookout
  • Te Mata Peak
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Napier Botanic Gardens
  • Marine Parade, Napier 2011
  • Museum Theatre, Gallery, Hawke’s Bay, Napier
  • Under the New Zealand National Aquarium
  • Into the beyond, Tongariro National Park
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  • Pania of the reef Napier New Zealand 3
  • Otatara Pa Taradale
  • Sunken Gardens, Napier
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  • Cape Kidnappers
  • Aratiatia Rapids
   
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Napier

New Zealand, Hawke's Bay region

FoodCultureSmall townsHistoric2 nightsFri. May 08 - Sun. May 10

Full of Art Deco architecture, this city offers an array of cultural attractions, from museums, to monuments, to verdant gardens.

Napier is a popular tourist city, with a unique concentration of 1930s Art Deco architecture, built after much of the city was razed in the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. It also has one of the most photographed tourist attractions in the country, a statue on Marine Parade called Pania of the Reef. Thousands of people flock to Napier every February for the Tremains Art Deco Weekend event, a celebration of its Art Deco heritage and history. Other notable tourist events attracting many outsiders to the region annually include F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic events, and the Mission Estate Concert at Mission Estate and Winery in the suburb of Taradale.
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Things to do in and around Wellington

  • Monastery on the hill
  • Te Papa Tongarewa (Museum of New Zealand) in Wellington
  • 200510 museum of wellington
  • Antique shops and others shops in main street of the heritage town of Carcoar New South Wales.
  • Wellington Botanic Gardens in spring.
  • Approaching Matiu/Somes Island
  • Putangirua Pinnacles
  • P1010949
  • Gainfully “employed”: cycling to the beach counts, right?
  • Cuba St Mall
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  • Got any food? - EXPLORED
  • NewZealandWairauValleyVineyards033
  • Otari-Wilton's Bush
  • Cw Wellington Mount Victoria Lookout
  • carter observatory
  • Meercats @ Wellington Zoo
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Wrights Hill Fortress
   
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Wellington

New Zealand, Wellington region

CultureFoodBeachesNight life2 nightsSun. May 10 - Tue. May 12

New Zealand's capital is a city with upbeat energies, boasting a thriving nightlife, rich museums, historic buildings, and more.

Wellington is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand. It is located at the south-western tip of the North Island, and is the world's southernmost capital city of a sovereign state. Wellington is marketed as the 'coolest little capital in the world' and its popular tourist attractions include Museum of Wellington Museum, Wellington Zoo, Zealandia and Wellington Cable Car. Cruise tourism is experiencing a major boom in line with nationwide development. Cafe culture is prominent and restaurants offer cuisines including from Europe, Asia and Polynesia.
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Things to do in and around Whanganui

  • Wanganui
  • Fountain, Virginia Lake, Whangaui
  • Whanganui river
  • Organ
  • Wanganui , Durie Hill lift
  • Into the beyond, Tongariro National Park
  • Canoeist - Wanganui Journey
  • Climbing the stairway
  • Whangaui and River from Durie Hill
  • Whangaui and River from Durie Hill
  • Knoll Ridge Cafe
  • Got any food? - EXPLORED
  • Gollum's Pool
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
   
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Whanganui

New Zealand, Manawatu-Wanganui region

2 nightsTue. May 12 - Thu. May 14

A quiet city offering a selection of Maori landmarks, watersports opportunities, nice museums, and lots of outdoorsy fun.

Whanganui, also spelt Wanganui, is a city on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The Whanganui River, New Zealand's longest navigable waterway, runs from Mount Tongariro to the sea. Wanganui has a strong cultural and recreational focus. Queen's Park (Pukenamu) in the central township has several cultural institutions including the Sarjeant Gallery, the Whanganui Regional Museum, and many more. Wanganui is home to artists who work in a range of media, including glass work, ceramics, performers, and others.
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Things to do in and around New Plymouth

  • Mt Taranaki, New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • Residential street in New Plymouth in Autumn
  • Day 10 - New Plymouth shoreline
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
  • Paritutu
  • Canoeist - Wanganui Journey
  • Egmont National Park
  • Puke Ariki Museum and iSite, exterior
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  • New Plymouth 40
  • Monkey Enclosure at Brooklands Zoo
  • Mount Taranaki
  • Sugar Loaf Rock
  • Group of rhododendrons, Hopkirk's Gardens
  • Camping on the Bridge to Nowhere, Whanganui National Park, New Zealand
   
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New Plymouth

New Zealand, Taranaki region

2 nightsThu. May 14 - Sat. May 16

With an access to beaches and the towering Mt. Taranaki, this port city also boasts a couple of galleries and a friendly atmosphere.

New Plymouth is the major city of the Taranaki Region on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is named after Plymouth, Devon, England, from where the first English settlers migrated. The New Plymouth District includes New Plymouth City and several smaller towns. The New Plymouth District is the 10th largest district (out of 67) in New Zealand, and has 1.7 percent of New Zealand's population. With its rich volcanic soil, the city is well known for its gardens. Chief among them are the 52 ha Pukekura Park in the center of the city (named a Garden of National Significance), and Pukeiti, a rhododendron garden of international significance high on the Pouakai Range.
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Things to do in and around Taupo

  • Tongariro & Lake Taupo
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  • Aukland botanical gardens, New Zealand
  • Taupo Museum & Art gallery
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Devil's Bath, Wai-o-Tapu, North Island, New Zealand.
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  • Into the beyond, Tongariro National Park
  • Waitomo Cave
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Taupo

New Zealand, Waikato region

NatureActiveSmall towns2 nightsSat. May 16 - Mon. May 18

This town offers a multitude of adrenalin-raising activities, as well as a lovely lake and incredible views over the volcanoes.

Taupo is a tourist center, particularly in the summer, as it offers panoramic views over the lake and to the volcanic mountains of Tongariro National Park to the south. It offers a number of tourist activities including sky diving, jet boating and paragliding. Taupo services a number of surrounding plantation pine forests including Kaingaroa Forest, the largest man-made forest in the world, and related industry. A large sawmill is sited approximated 3 km to the north east of the town on Centennial Drive. The Wairakei geothermal power station is a few kilometres north of the town.
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Things to do in and around Waitomo Caves

  • Waitomo Cave
  • Waitomo Caves Hotel
  • Huka Falls 7
  • The Aranui limestone cave
  • Conifer leaf
  • Blue Damselfly – Kekewai
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  • Hidcote Manor Garden (NT)
   
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Waitomo Caves

New Zealand, Waikato region

NatureActive2 nightsMon. May 18 - Wed. May 20

A web of popular limestone caves, offering a range of tours from easy to extreme, famed for its glow-worm colonies and stalactites.

The Waitomo Caves is a village and solutional cave system forming a major tourist attraction in the northern King Country region of the North Island of New Zealand, 12 kilometres northwest of Te Kuiti. The community of Waitomo Caves itself is very small, though the village has many temporary service workers living there as well. The word Waitomo comes from the Māori language wai meaning water and tomo meaning a doline or sinkhole; it can thus be translated to be water passing through a hole. The caves are formed in Oligocene limestone.
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Things to do in and around Hamilton

  • Hamilton Hospital
  • Indian garden flowers
  • Typical Neighbourhood in Hamilton
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  • Peacock: Hamilton Zoo Park
  • Waitomo Cave
  • Es Karangahake Gorge Walk
  • Ford Mk1 Zephyr
  • Waipa Delta
  • pool
  • The Aranui limestone cave
  • Blue Damselfly – Kekewai
  • Conifer leaf
  • Waiheke Island
   
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Hamilton

New Zealand, Waikato region

CultureFoodNight life2 nightsWed. May 20 - Fri. May 22

One of New Zealand's largest cities offers great museums, wonderful eateries, lush parks, beaches, and more.

Hamilton is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. Hamilton now has a growing and diverse economy and is the third fastest growing urban area in New Zealand. Hamilton Central, on the Waikato River, is a bustling retail precinct. The entertainment area is quite vibrant due to the large student population. Many of the city's venues and attractions are located on the old Town Belt, including Hamilton Gardens, Waikato Stadium, Seddon Park, Founders Theatre and the Hamilton Lake Domain. The city is host to a large number of small galleries and the Waikato Museum. The latter includes Te Winika, one of the best-preserved waka (Maori war canoe) from the pre-colonisation era.
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Things to do in and around Auckland

  • Auckland skyline
  • Sky Tower above the CBD
  • Auckland view
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Twin Oak Drive - Cornwall Park - Auckland - New Zealand
  • Waiheke Island
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island off the Whangaparoa Peninsula
  • New Zealand 2011
  • Auckland Art Gallery
  • Rangitoto
  • Friday Ride
  • Waitakere Ranges
  • Layered Sunrise
   
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Auckland

New Zealand, Auckland region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric1 nightFri. May 22 - Sat. May 23

Famed for its cultural diversity and vibrant energy, this metropolis boasts parks and museums, two harbors, and great restaurants.

Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. Auckland has a population of 1,454,300 - 32 percent of New Zealand's population. It is part of the wider Auckland Region, which includes the rural areas and towns north and south of the urban area, plus the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,570,500 that is governed by the Auckland Council. Auckland also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world. In Maori, Auckland's name is Tamaki Makaurau and the adaptation of Auckland, to suit Maori phonetic rules, is Akarana.
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