Queenstown, New Zealand - Queenstown, New Zealand 23 days trip

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1

Queenstown, New Zealand

4 nights Tue. Feb 25-Sat. Feb 29

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Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

2 nights Sat. Feb 29-Mon. Mar 02

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Oamaru, New Zealand

1 night Mon. Mar 02-Tue. Mar 03

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Dunedin, New Zealand

2 nights Tue. Mar 03-Thu. Mar 05

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Te Anau, New Zealand

2 nights Thu. Mar 05-Sat. Mar 07

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Waitangi, New Zealand

1 night Sat. Mar 07-Sun. Mar 08

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Auckland, New Zealand

2 nights Sun. Mar 08-Tue. Mar 10

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Rotorua, New Zealand

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Napier, New Zealand

2 nights Thu. Mar 12-Sat. Mar 14

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Hamilton, New Zealand

1 night Sat. Mar 14-Sun. Mar 15

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Paihia, New Zealand

2 nights Sun. Mar 15-Tue. Mar 17

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Queenstown, New Zealand

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Things to do in and around Queenstown

  • Queenstown
  • Queenstown 2013
  • Downtown Arrowtown
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  • Queenstown_208_070111
  • 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
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  • crystal
   
1

Queenstown

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActiveSmall townsCultureFood4 nightsTue. Feb 25 - Sat. Feb 29

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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Things to do in and around Lake Tekapo

  • Roadside Flowers
  • Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
  • Fox Glacier 02 - Close-up
  • Tasman Glacier & Mount Cook
  • Bike Tour Day 10-44
  • 7268ex  P900 Mt Cook emerges over Lake Pukaki-- New Zealand
  • The Fox Glacier at sunset
  • Sunset in the mountains
   
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Lake Tekapo

New Zealand, South Island region

NatureActive2 nightsSat. Feb 29 - Mon. Mar 02

With beautiful lakeside scenery by day, Lake Tekapo is part of the protected Dark Sky Reserve, and therefor a fabulous place to view the stars.

Lake Tekapo is the second-largest of three roughly parallel lakes running north–south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand. The lake is fed at its northern end by the braided Godley River, which has its source in the Southern Alps to the north. The lake is a popular tourist destination, and several resort hotels are located at the township of Lake Tekapo at the lake's southern end. The Lake Tekapo Regional Park, administered by Environment Canterbury, is located on the southern shore of the lake. An astronomical observatory is located at Mount John, which is to the north of the town, and south of the small Lake Alexandrina.
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Things to do in and around Oamaru

  • Oamaru, New Zealand
  • Victorian precinct Oamaru
  • Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony
  • Municipal Chambers
  • oamaru 041
  • Moeraki Boulders at Sunrise
  • Otago Peninsula Weekend
  • oamaru public gardens
  • Steampunk HQ: Oamaru, NZ
  • The Opera House
  • North Otago Museum, Oamaru
  • Two yellow-eyed penguins at home
  • Port Chalmers
   
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Oamaru

New Zealand, Otago region

Small townsHistoric1 nightMon. Mar 02 - Tue. Mar 03

Retaining a certain Victorian charm, this town is home to interesting historic buildings, a few galleries, and nearby wildlife.

Oamaru is a large town in the South Island of New Zealand. The Victorian precinct in southern part of Oamaru's main commercial district ranks as one of New Zealand's most impressive streetscapes due to the many prominent 19C buildings constructed from this material. The Victorian theme has been embraced by local shops and galleries in this part of Oamaru in terms of shopfittings and decor. Further enhancing the "olden days" feel of the precinct are several arts & crafts shops, a transportation museum, an antique furniture shop, and traditional businesses such as book shops, antique clothing shops, and a book binder/
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Things to do in and around Dunedin

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  • Dunedin
  • Dunedin - Tunnel Beach trek 14
  • Speight's beers
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  • Otago Peninsula Weekend
  • Moeraki Boulders at Sunrise
  • Bronze Shag colony
  • Dunedin Chinese Garden
  • CRW 3900
  • Dunedin Public Art Gallery
  • Nugget Point
  • Two yellow-eyed penguins at home
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  • Olveston House, Dunedin
  • Vintage Model A and Model T Fords, Cadbury World, Dunedin
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  • Port Chalmers
  • Larnach Castle, Otago Peninsula
   
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Dunedin

New Zealand, Otago region

HistoricCultureBeachesNight lifeFood2 nightsTue. Mar 03 - Thu. Mar 05

With fascinating history, superb cultural venues, and a rich architectural legacy, this lively university city will charm you.

Dunedin is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the Otago Region. While Tauranga, Napier-Hastings and Hamilton have eclipsed the city in size of population in recent years to make it only the seventh-largest urban area in New Zealand, Dunedin is still considered one of the four main cities of New Zealand for historic, cultural and geographic reasons. Dunedin is a regular venue for touring ballet and dance companies, and also has multiple dance studios. Dunedin lends its name to the Dunedin Sound, a form of indie rock music which was created in the city in the 1980s.
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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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Te Anau

New Zealand, Southland region

NatureActiveSmall towns2 nightsThu. Mar 05 - Sat. Mar 07

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 Waitangi

  • Russell on the Bay of Islands. Reflections in the ocean.
  • Waitangi
  • Maori whare @ Waitangi
  • Happy Waitangi Day!
  • Whangarei Falls
  • Waipoua Kauri Forest
  • Rainbow Falls, Kerikeri
  • Altaic Warrior
   
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Waitangi

New Zealand, Bay of Islands region

HistoricBeachesSmall townsNature1 nightSat. Mar 07 - Sun. Mar 08

Located in the gorgeous Bay of Islands, this lovely town also holds historic significance as the site of the founding of New Zealand.

Waitangi is a locality in the Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand. It is close to the town of Paihia (of which it is considered a part), 60 kilometres north of Whangarei. The name means weeping waters in Maori. Waitangi is best known for being the location where the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed on February 6, 1840. It is also the place where the Declaration of Independence of New Zealand was signed five years prior, on October 28, 1835. This document was ratified by the British Crown the following year (1836).
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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 nightsSun. Mar 08 - Tue. Mar 10

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 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
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  • 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 nightsTue. Mar 10 - Thu. Mar 12

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
  • Untitled
  • Cape Kidnappers
  • Aratiatia Rapids
   
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Napier

New Zealand, Hawke's Bay region

FoodCultureSmall townsHistoric2 nightsThu. Mar 12 - Sat. Mar 14

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 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
   
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Hamilton

New Zealand, Waikato region

CultureFoodNight life1 nightSat. Mar 14 - Sun. Mar 15

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 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 nightsSun. Mar 15 - Tue. Mar 17

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 Queenstown

  • Queenstown
  • Queenstown 2013
  • Downtown Arrowtown
  • queenstown
  • Queenstown_208_070111
  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Wanaka Lake
  • The Queenstown Market
  • Pool Surface
  • Routeburn Track
  • 0232 Glencoe
   
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Queenstown

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActiveSmall townsCultureFood1 nightTue. Mar 17 - Wed. Mar 18

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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