Auckland, New Zealand - Queenstown, New Zealand 28 days trip


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Auckland, New Zealand

3 nights Wed. Sep 08-Sat. Sep 11

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Whangarei, New Zealand

3 nights Sat. Sep 11-Tue. Sep 14

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Rotorua, New Zealand

2 nights Tue. Sep 14-Thu. Sep 16

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Napier, New Zealand

3 nights Thu. Sep 16-Sun. Sep 19

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Whanganui, New Zealand

3 nights Sun. Sep 19-Wed. Sep 22

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Blenheim, New Zealand

2 nights Wed. Sep 22-Fri. Sep 24

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Christchurch, New Zealand

3 nights Fri. Sep 24-Mon. Sep 27

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Fox Glacier Weheka, New Zealand

2 nights Mon. Sep 27-Wed. Sep 29

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Te Anau, New Zealand

3 nights Wed. Sep 29-Sat. Oct 02

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Queenstown, New Zealand

3 nights Sat. Oct 02-Tue. Oct 05

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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
  • Upminster Avon Road LT RLH 50 MXX250
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  • 200510 underwater tunnel
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  • Wine at Matakana Farmers Market
  • Puhoi


New Zealand, Auckland region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric3 nightsWed. Sep 08 - Sat. Sep 11

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 Whangarei

  • Whangarei
  • Whangarei Quarry Gardens
  • Whangarei
  • Walkway
  • Whangarei
  • Whangarei Falls
  • Goat Island, NZ
  • Elusive Kiwi
  • Whangarei
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island off the Whangaparoa Peninsula
  • Schooling Koheru, Poor Knights, NZ. I love scuba diving!
  • Altaic Warrior
  • Ruakaka beach. Northland, New Zealand.  #ruakaka #northland #newzealand #seascape #landscape #android #snapseed  #samsung #i9300 #cynogenmod
  • Rainbow Falls, Kerikeri
  • Waipoua Kauri Forest


New Zealand, Northland region

ActiveCultureNature3 nightsSat. Sep 11 - Tue. Sep 14

With a great arts scene, pristine beaches, and lovely hikes through the nearby forests and mountains, this northern city is a gem.

Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. The Whangarei Art Museum is located in the Town Basin. There are also artisan markets held at the nearby Canopy Bridge. The Quarry Arts Centre is located on the edge of the Western Hills in the Avenues. Other attractions include the nearby Whangarei Falls, the National Clocks Museums, the memorial park, and others.
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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
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  • Waitomo Cave
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  • Ohinemutu Maori meeting house
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  • St. Faiths church, Rotorua
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  • Lion cub at Paradise Valley Wildlif Park


New Zealand, Bay of Plenty region

NatureActiveCulture2 nightsTue. Sep 14 - Thu. Sep 16

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
  • Meandering Boardwalk
  • hastings


New Zealand, Hawke's Bay region

FoodCultureSmall townsHistoric3 nightsThu. Sep 16 - Sun. Sep 19

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 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
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  • Gollum's Pool
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Camping on the Bridge to Nowhere, Whanganui National Park, New Zealand
  • White daffodils


New Zealand, Manawatu-Wanganui region

3 nightsSun. Sep 19 - Wed. Sep 22

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 Blenheim

  • Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand, 14 May 2006
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  • Opawa River, Blenheim
  • Wither Hills vineyards
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  • Approaching Matiu/Somes Island
  • Seymour Square
  • Blenheim Farmer's Market, Marlborough, New Zealand, 25 Feb. 2007
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  • Wrights Hill Fortress
  • Kaikoura Peninsula
  • Approaching Picton
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New Zealand, Marlborough region

FoodNatureActiveNight life2 nightsWed. Sep 22 - Fri. Sep 24

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 Christchurch

  • Christchurch
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  • Coffee Time in New Regent St
  • Hagley Park
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve 10
  • Tiger
  • Mt. Hutt
  • Canterbury Museum in Christchurch
  • 2276 Gondola
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  • 185 Empty Chairs - 2 year anniversary
  • Photo competition
  • Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand.
  • Christchurch Cathedral
  • Christchurch Art Gallery
  • Christchurch Farmers' Market
  • Quake City exhibition
  • Road Trip - Castle Hill - New Zealand
  • Abandoned farm shed, near French farm, akaroa
  • International Antarctic Centre
  • Bridge of Remembrance
  • Casino in Christchurch, New Zealand 2006
  • 200510 peacock fountain
  • Brinkley Resort Methven
  • Akaroa, New Zealand


New Zealand, Canterbury region

BeachesCultureHistoricNight life3 nightsFri. Sep 24 - Mon. Sep 27

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 Fox Glacier Weheka

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  • Fox Glacier 02 - Close-up
  • Tasman Glacier & Mount Cook
  • The Fox Glacier at sunset
  • 7268ex  P900 Mt Cook emerges over Lake Pukaki-- New Zealand
  • Sunset in the mountains
  • Hokitika Gorge 2

Fox Glacier Weheka

New Zealand, West Coast region

NatureActive2 nightsMon. Sep 27 - Wed. Sep 29

This tiny mountain village offers the best access to New Zealand's beautiful Fox Glacier, as well as several eateries.

Fox Glacier township/Weheka, 6 km away from the glacier, functions mainly as a service centre for tourists, though it also services the local farming community, which had been its main focus until the 1990s (though tourism started as early as the late 1920s). The approximate township site had been gazetted as early as 1866. Bruce Bay is 46 km to the south-west of the township, and Franz Josef is 23 km north-east. State Highway 6 runs through the town.
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Things to do in and around Te Anau

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  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Takahe
  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Queenstown
  • Milford Sound
  • Doubtful Sound
  • Glow-worm cave
  • Routeburn Track
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  • 0232 Glencoe

Te Anau

New Zealand, Southland region

NatureActiveSmall towns3 nightsWed. Sep 29 - Sat. Oct 02

The best starting point for your exploration of the Fiordland National Park, this town is surrounded by marvelous natural features.

Te Anau is a town in the South Island of New Zealand. It is on the eastern shore of Lake Te Anau in Fiordland. Lake Te Anau is the largest lake in the South Island and second only within New Zealand to Lake Taupo. Tourism and farming are the predominant economic activities in the area. Lying as it does at the borders of Fiordland National Park, it is the gateway to a wilderness area famed for tramping and spectacular scenery. Many tourists come to Te Anau to visit the famous nearby fiords Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Visitors to the area also partake in activities such as kayaking, cycling, jet boat riding, fishing and hunting, farm tours and seaplane/helicopter sightseeing.
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Things to do in and around Queenstown

  • Queenstown
  • Queenstown 2013
  • Downtown Arrowtown
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  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Wanaka Lake
  • The Queenstown Market
  • Pool Surface
  • Routeburn Track
  • 0232 Glencoe
  • Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park from the top of Mount Iron
  • Devil's Staircase to Lake Wakitipu - Queenstown, New Zealand.jpg
  • Kawarau Gorge
  • Routeburn Track


New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActiveSmall townsCultureFood3 nightsSat. Oct 02 - Tue. Oct 05

A resort town offering a plethora of thrilling activities among gorgeous landscape, as well as a fine galleries, eateries, and more.

A resort town, Queenstown boasted 220 adventure tourism activities in 2012. Skiing and snowboarding, jet boating, whitewater rafting, bungy jumping, mountain biking, skateboarding, tramping, paragliding, sky diving and fly fishing are all popular. Queenstown is a major center for snow sports in New Zealand, with people from all over the country and many parts of the world travelling to ski at the four main mountain ski fields (Cardrona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone). Cross country skiing is also available at the Waiorau Snowfarm, near Cardrona village.
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