Wellington, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand 16 days trip

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Wellington, New Zealand

1 night Thu. Dec 31-Fri. Jan 01

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Nelson, New Zealand

1 night Fri. Jan 01-Sat. Jan 02

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Takaka, New Zealand

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Westport, New Zealand

1 night Tue. Jan 05-Wed. Jan 06

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Greymouth, New Zealand

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Franz Josef, New Zealand

2 nights Thu. Jan 07-Sat. Jan 09

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Hokitika, New Zealand

1 night Sat. Jan 09-Sun. Jan 10

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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Kaikoura, New Zealand

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Blenheim, New Zealand

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Wellington, New Zealand

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Things to do in and around Wellington

  • Monastery on the hill
  • Antique shops and others shops in main street of the heritage town of Carcoar New South Wales.
  • Wellington Botanic Gardens in spring.
  • Te Papa Tongarewa (Museum of New Zealand) in Wellington
  • Gainfully “employed”: cycling to the beach counts, right?
  • Got any food? - EXPLORED
  • Approaching Matiu/Somes Island
  • P1010949
  • carter observatory
  • Meercats @ Wellington Zoo
  • Weta Cave
  • Putangirua Pinnacles
  • Wrights Hill Fortress
   
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Wellington

New Zealand, Wellington region

CultureFoodBeachesNight life1 nightThu. Dec 31 - Fri. Jan 01

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 Nelson

  • Nelson
  • Classic Cars Museum P1220522
  • Nelson
  • Nelson
  • Red-Eared Terrapin
  • Te Waikoropupu Spring virtual tour
  • Riwaka Resurgence, North Branch Riwaka River
  • Founders Park, Nelson, NZ
  • Just Nelson
  • Nelson Street 1 2014
  • Nelson Saturday market.
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Approaching Picton
   
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Nelson

New Zealand, Nelson region

BeachesActiveNatureCultureFood1 nightFri. Jan 01 - Sat. Jan 02

With a vibrant cultural scene, fine restaurants and local wine, as well as lush surrounding nature, this port city is a true gem.

Nelson is a city on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay, and is the economic and cultural centre of the Nelson region. Established in 1841, it is the second-oldest settled city in New Zealand and the oldest in the South Island, and was proclaimed a city by royal charter in 1858. Nelson is well known for its thriving local arts and crafts scene, Each year, the city hosts events popular with locals and tourists alike, such as the Nelson Arts Festival.[2] The annual Wearable Art Awards began near Nelson and a local museum, World of Wearable Art now showcases winning designs alongside a collection of classic cars.
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Things to do in and around Takaka

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Te Waikoropupu Spring virtual tour
  • Riwaka Resurgence, North Branch Riwaka River
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Moria Gate Arch
  • Farewell Spit
  • NewZealand-2009-575
  • Split Apple Rock
  • Mangatini Falls, Charming Creek Walkway
   
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Takaka

New Zealand

3 nightsSat. Jan 02 - Tue. Jan 05

An off-the-beaten-path destination with authentic New Zealandian atmosphere.

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Things to do in and around Westport

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  • Westport, New Zealand 1977
  • Old Tractor
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  • Pancake Rocks Blowhole
  • Paparoa National Park
  • Snibston Mining Museum, Coalville
   
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Westport

New Zealand, West Coast region

NatureActive1 nightTue. Jan 05 - Wed. Jan 06

A great base for exploring the South Island's western coast, this small town features some architectural curios and lively shops.

Westport is a town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. Economic activity is based around fishing, coal mining and dairy farming. Historically, gold mining was a major industry, and coal mining was much more extensive than today. However, the region still is home to New Zealand's largest opencast mining operation in Stockton. Tourism has some famous destinations in this area, such as the Oparara Basin Arches, and Cape Foulwind with its large fur seal colony (on Tauranga Bay and Buller Bay as well). Rafting and jetboating in the Buller Gorge are also popular.
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Things to do in and around Greymouth

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  • Reefton's Main Street
  • Monteith's Brewing Company, Greymouth, New Zealand P1220708
  • Pancake Rocks Blowhole
  • R0011483
  • Paparoa National Park
  • #TravelTuesday with My Public Lands
   
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Greymouth

New Zealand, West Coast region

NatureActive1 nightWed. Jan 06 - Thu. Jan 07

A small riverside town with deep mining roots, Greymouth offers its visitors an easy access to the nearby natural attractions.

Greymouth is the largest town in the West Coast region in the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council. The town is located at the mouth of the Grey River, on a narrow coastal plain close to the foot of the Southern Alps. In clear weather, Aoraki / Mount Cook can be clearly seen to the south from near the town. The mouth of the river divides the town into three areas: Blaketown, close to the river's mouth on the south bank; Karoro, to the southeast, separated from Blaketown by a series of small estuarine lakes; and Cobden, formerly a separate town, on the river's north bank.
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Things to do in and around Franz Josef

  • Franz Josef, New Zealand
  • Franz Joseph Glacier
  • Franz Josef, New Zealand
  • Fox Glacier 02 - Close-up
  • Bike Tour Day 10-44
  • The Fox Glacier at sunset
  • Rainforest
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  • Hokitika Gorge 2
   
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Franz Josef

New Zealand, South Island region

NatureActive2 nightsThu. Jan 07 - Sat. Jan 09

Hike the famous Franz Josef Glacier, as well as gorgeous nature walks in the surrounding area.

Franz Josef / Waiau is a small town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. The town is named after the Franz Josef Glacier - itself named by Julius von Haast in honour of the Emperor of Austria Franz Josef I of Austria. Following the passage of the Ngai Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998, the name of the town was officially altered to Franz Josef / Waiau. The glacier's terminal face is 5 kilometres (3 mi) from the town and its accessibility makes it a major tourist attraction and the reason many people visit Franz Josef. The town is within the Westland Tai Poutini National Park.
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Things to do in and around Hokitika

  • New Zealand: Wildfoods Festival in Hokitika
  • Hokitika beach
  • Weld Street in Hokitika
  • Glow worm glen - Bundanoon
  • Sunset Point
  • Pancake Rocks Blowhole
  • #TravelTuesday with My Public Lands
  • Hokitika, NZ
  • Hokitika
  • Rainforest
  • Lake Mahinapua Day 2 013.jpg
   
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Hokitika

New Zealand, West Coast region

Nature1 nightSat. Jan 09 - Sun. Jan 10

A quiet small town known primarily for its vibrant ecotourism and gorgeous nearby nature, quaint local galleries, and great seafood.

Hokitika is a township in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island, 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of Greymouth, and close to the mouth of the Hokitika River. The Hokitika Sock Machine Museum in town has on display a collection of antique sock-knitting machines and invites visitors to knit their own socks. Hokitika now boasts one of South Island's best 3D digital cinemas, the Regent Theatre, due to volunteer hours and grants from the Westland development trust, Lions foundation, Lottery's commission, the Major District Initiative and pub charity. The Art Deco theatre narrowly avoided being demolished, thanks to a last-minute coup in the management committee.
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Things to do in and around Christchurch

  • Christchurch
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve 10
  • Coffee Time in New Regent St
  • Margaret Mahy Playground
  • Hagley Park
  • Tiger
  • Mt. Hutt
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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  • 2276 Gondola
  • Canterbury Museum in Christchurch
  • Photo competition
  • Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand.
  • Christchurch Farmers' Market
  • Steam Train - 245 Ferrymead
  • International Antarctic Centre
  • 185 Empty Chairs - 2 year anniversary
  • Abandoned farm shed, near French farm, akaroa
  • Akaroa, New Zealand
   
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Christchurch

New Zealand, Canterbury region

BeachesCultureHistoricNight life2 nightsSun. Jan 10 - Tue. Jan 12

New Zealand's third-largest city boasts an array of architectural styles, landmarks of cultural significance, and many green areas.

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Canterbury Region. The Christchurch urban area lies on the South Island's east coast, just north of Banks Peninsula. It is home to 381,800 residents, making it New Zealand's third most-populous urban area behind Auckland and Wellington. The river that flows through the center of the city (its banks now largely forming an urban park) was named Avon at the request of the pioneering Deans brothers after the Scottish River Avon, which rises in the Ayrshire hills near what was their grandfather's farm and flows into the Clyde.
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Things to do in and around Kaikoura

  • Kaikoura
  • Kaikoura
  • Maori Leap Cave
  • Fyffe House (original whaler's cottage), Kaikoura, NZ
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  • Kaikoura Peninsula
  • Photo competition
  • Nelson Lakes National Park
   
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Kaikoura

New Zealand, Canterbury region

NatureActiveSmall towns1 nightTue. Jan 12 - Wed. Jan 13

Perched on a scenic peninsula jutting into the ocean, this town offers a brush with New Zealand's diverse wildlife and marine life.

Kaikoura is a town on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located on State Highway 1, 180 km north of Christchurch. Kaikoura became the first local authority in the Southern Hemisphere to achieve recognition by the EarthCheck Community Standard. At the time of the 2013 census, the permanent resident population was 1,971, a 9.3% decrease since the 2006 census. The town is the governmental seat of the territorial authority of the Kaikoura District, which is politically a part of the Canterbury Region. The District has a land area of 2,046.41 km sq (790.12 sq mi) and a 2013 census population of 3,552 inhabitants.
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Things to do in and around Blenheim

  • Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand, 14 May 2006
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  • Opawa River, Blenheim
  • Seymour Square
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  • Wrights Hill Fortress
  • Blenheim Farmer's Market, Marlborough, New Zealand, 25 Feb. 2007
  • 150117.231 The Store, Kekerengu, Blenheim to Christchurch, Helen Road Trip, NZ
  • Wither Hills vineyards
  • Approaching Matiu/Somes Island
  • Kaikoura Peninsula
   
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Blenheim

New Zealand, Marlborough region

FoodNatureActiveNight life1 nightWed. Jan 13 - Thu. Jan 14

A hub for water-sports and active leisure, this town is also known for its fabulous local wines and a mellow atmosphere.

Blenheim is the most populous town in the region of Marlborough, in the north east of the South Island of New Zealand. The surrounding area is well known as a center of New Zealand's wine industry. It enjoys one of New Zealand's sunniest climates, with hot, relatively dry summers and crisp winters. The Marlborough Region in which Blenheim is situated has a wide range of leisure activities, from swimming with dolphins to watching whales; from walks through the bush and along the rugged coastline, and scenic boat cruising, fishing, water-skiing and kayaking. The relaxed lifestyle and the flourishing wine and gourmet food industry in Marlborough are enjoyed by both locals and visitors alike.
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Things to do in and around Wellington

  • Monastery on the hill
  • Antique shops and others shops in main street of the heritage town of Carcoar New South Wales.
  • Wellington Botanic Gardens in spring.
  • Te Papa Tongarewa (Museum of New Zealand) in Wellington
  • Gainfully “employed”: cycling to the beach counts, right?
  • Got any food? - EXPLORED
  • Approaching Matiu/Somes Island
  • P1010949
  • carter observatory
  • Meercats @ Wellington Zoo
  • Weta Cave
  • Putangirua Pinnacles
  • Wrights Hill Fortress
   
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Wellington

New Zealand, Wellington region

CultureFoodBeachesNight life1 nightThu. Jan 14 - Fri. Jan 15

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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