Christchurch, New Zealand - Auckland, New Zealand 14 days trip

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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Kaikoura, New Zealand

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Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

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Queenstown, New Zealand

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Te Anau, New Zealand

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Wanaka, New Zealand

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Whangamata, New Zealand

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Turangi, New Zealand

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Wellington, New Zealand

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Hastings, New Zealand

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Hamilton, New Zealand

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Auckland, New Zealand

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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
   
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Christchurch

New Zealand, Canterbury region

BeachesCultureHistoricNight life0 nightsFri. Dec 13

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
  • Fyffe House (original whaler's cottage), Kaikoura, NZ
  • Maori Leap Cave
  • Kaikoura Peninsula
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Kaikoura

New Zealand, Canterbury region

NatureActiveSmall towns1 nightFri. Dec 13 - Sat. Dec 14

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 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
   
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Lake Tekapo

New Zealand, South Island region

NatureActive1 nightSat. Dec 14 - Sun. Dec 15

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 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
   
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Queenstown

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActiveSmall townsCultureFood2 nightsSun. Dec 15 - Tue. Dec 17

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 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 nightsTue. Dec 17 - Thu. Dec 19

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 Wanaka

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  • Rippon Vineyard
  • Wanaka 2
  • Boneyard
  • Queenstown
  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park from the top of Mount Iron
  • Wanaka Lake
   
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Wanaka

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActive1 nightThu. Dec 19 - Fri. Dec 20

Offering a wealth of activities year-round, this popular lakeside resort town is known for its mountaineering, fishing, and hiking.

Wanaka is a popular ski and summer resort town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is situated at the southern end of Lake Wanaka, and is the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park. Its economy is based on the many outdoor opportunities this offers. The town was originally settled during the gold rush of the 19C. With its lake and mountain views, Wanaka has become a popular tourist resort, considered less commercialised than Queenstown. Wanaka boasts a growing number of restaurants, cafes and a diverse nightlife. There are a number of wineries in the area. In winter, Wanaka is an excellent place to see the Southern Lights.
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Things to do in and around Whangamata

  • Mama mia maram ...at mid day
  • Whangamata
  • Waiheke Island
  • Es Karangahake Gorge Walk
  • Bade- und Grabespass am Hot Water Beach
  • Cathedral Cove
  • Wentworth Valley, NS
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Whangamata

New Zealand, Waikato region

BeachesActiveNature2 nightsFri. Dec 20 - Sun. Dec 22

With both beaches and rainforest. Whangamata is a great destination for travelers who enjoy the outdoors and water-sports.

The town of Whangamata is sited on the southeast coast of the Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island of New Zealand. A number of off-shore islands can be seen from the beach. Hauturu or Clark Island is accessible by wading at low tide and is popular in summer months for rock-pool fossickers and kayakers. Whenuakura, sometimes known as Donut Island, sits about a kilometer east of the southern part of Whangamata beach (Otahu Beach). The town has two ocean beaches, both of which are extremely safe for swimming and surfing. There is a safe boating harbor at the North end of the town and another estuary at the South end.
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Things to do in and around Turangi

  • Tongariro River
  • Bench at Long Beach
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Into the beyond, Tongariro National Park
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  • Waitomo Cave
   
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Turangi

New Zealand, North Island region

NatureActive1 nightSun. Dec 22 - Mon. Dec 23

Pack your hiking boots for a stay in Turangi, the best destination for exploring the Tongariro National Park.

Turangi is a small town on the west bank of the Tongariro River, 50 kilometres south-west of Taupo on the North Island Volcanic Plateau of New Zealand. It was built to accommodate the workers associated with the Tongariro hydro-electric power development project and their families. The town was designed to remain as a small servicing centre for the exotic forest plantations south of Lake Taupo and for tourists. It is well known for its trout fishing and calls itself "The trout fishing capital of the world". The major Māori hapu (tribe) of the Turangi area is Ngati Turangitukua.
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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
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  • Gainfully “employed”: cycling to the beach counts, right?
  • Cuba St Mall
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  • Got any food? - EXPLORED
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Wellington

New Zealand, Wellington region

CultureFoodBeachesNight life1 nightMon. Dec 23 - Tue. Dec 24

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 Hastings

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  • Hawkes Bay Farmers Market, Hastings
  • Hastings, New Zealand
  • Auckland Art Gallery
  • Napier. The Public Trust building in neo classical style built in 1922. One of the few buildings in central Napier to survive the 1931 earthquake.
  • Te Mata Peak
  • Into the beyond, Tongariro National Park
  • Blue Lake Mt Gambier South Australia. It is in an old volcanic cone. It changes to vivid blue in November because of the salts in the water and reverts to dull grey again in April.
  • A classic Jag XJ-S!
  • 118 Splash Planet, Hastings
  • Cape Kidnappers
  • Napier Nov 2011
   
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Hastings

New Zealand, North Island region

Food1 nightTue. Dec 24 - Wed. Dec 25

With museums, parks, and art galleries, Hastings true draw is its amazing food scene, with fine wine, farmers markets, and more.

Hastings' largest draw card is the wine and food trail established around the productive hinterland. There are over 75 wineries in the area, including New Zealand's oldest winery restaurant (Vidal Estate). Boutique food industries are becoming popular with cheese, fine meats, and locally produced delicacies seen on display at the Hawkes Bay Farmer's Market (New Zealand's oldest and largest weekly farmer's market). Outdoor activities dominate, with beaches, river, mountain biking, tramping, and golf, being popular. In summer, many large-scale events attract domestic tourists including the Spring Racing Carnival, The Blossom Parade, Harvest Hawkes Bay Weekend, and various concerts and events.
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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 nightWed. Dec 25 - Thu. Dec 26

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
   
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Auckland

New Zealand, Auckland region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric0 nightsThu. Dec 26

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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