Auckland, New Zealand - Dunedin, New Zealand 37 days trip


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  • CultureCulture
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • BeachesBeaches

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Auckland, New Zealand

7 nights Wed. Jan 08-Wed. Jan 15

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Hamilton, New Zealand

2 nights Wed. Jan 15-Fri. Jan 17

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Rotorua, New Zealand

4 nights Fri. Jan 17-Tue. Jan 21

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Wellington, New Zealand

4 nights Tue. Jan 21-Sat. Jan 25

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Christchurch, New Zealand

4 nights Sat. Jan 25-Wed. Jan 29

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Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

2 nights Wed. Jan 29-Fri. Jan 31

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Wanaka, New Zealand

4 nights Fri. Jan 31-Tue. Feb 04

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Queenstown, New Zealand

5 nights Tue. Feb 04-Sun. Feb 09

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Dunedin, New Zealand

4 nights Sun. Feb 09-Thu. Feb 13

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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
  • Auckland, Queen Street P1210421
  • Wine at Matakana Farmers Market
  • Puhoi
  • Moonset
  • North Head, Auckland
  • Auckland Domain
  • Comet McNaught through the clouds
  • Volcano
  • Oneroa Bay
  • Hand me that Butterfly
  • Auckland Town Hall lit up at night.
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Waharoa, Gateway to Aotea Square
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  • Hershey Park
  • Waiau Falls.
  • Bade- und Grabespass am Hot Water Beach
  • Omaha Beach


New Zealand, Auckland region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric7 nightsWed. Jan 08 - Wed. Jan 15

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 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


New Zealand, Waikato region

CultureFoodNight life2 nightsWed. Jan 15 - Fri. Jan 17

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 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
  • Rotorua
  • St. Faiths church, Rotorua
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  • Lion cub at Paradise Valley Wildlif Park
  • Tamatekapua
  • Craters of the Moon Thermal Area, Wairakei, North Island, New Zealand
  • Grand Prismatic Spring
  • Inferno Crater Lake
  • Elusive Kiwi


New Zealand, Bay of Plenty region

NatureActiveCulture4 nightsFri. Jan 17 - Tue. Jan 21

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 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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  • Otari-Wilton's Bush
  • Cw Wellington Mount Victoria Lookout
  • carter observatory
  • Meercats @ Wellington Zoo
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Wrights Hill Fortress
  • Wellington Cable Car #1
  • Parliament buildings
  • Oriental Bay, Wellington
  • Beehive
  • Cape Palliser Lighthouse
  • Approaching Picton
  • Weta Cave
  • Grip Car 3
  • Bridge over Jervois Quay
  • Wellington
  • Northern Walkway
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New Zealand, Wellington region

CultureFoodBeachesNight life4 nightsTue. Jan 21 - Sat. Jan 25

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 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
  • Steam Train - 245 Ferrymead
  • Margaret Mahy Playground
  • New Zealand - Hanmer Springs - Hill


New Zealand, Canterbury region

BeachesCultureHistoricNight life4 nightsSat. Jan 25 - Wed. Jan 29

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 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

Lake Tekapo

New Zealand, South Island region

NatureActive2 nightsWed. Jan 29 - Fri. Jan 31

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 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
  • 0232 Glencoe
  • Routeburn Track
  • Kawarau Gorge
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  • Queenstown Hill


New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActive4 nightsFri. Jan 31 - Tue. Feb 04

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 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
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  • Queenstown Hill
  • Upto Gertrude Saddle


New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActiveSmall townsCultureFood5 nightsTue. Feb 04 - Sun. Feb 09

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 Dunedin

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  • Dunedin
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  • 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
  • Caladesi Beach
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  • First Church
  • Dunedin Railway Station (18)
  • Autumn at Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens, Dunedin
  • Aramoana
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  • Knox Church, Dunedin
  • Baldwin Street in Dunedin
  • Dunedin
  • Dunedin - Taiaroa Head 17
  • Takahe, (Porphyrio hochstetteri)


New Zealand, Otago region

HistoricCultureBeachesNight lifeFood4 nightsSun. Feb 09 - Thu. Feb 13

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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