Auckland, New Zealand - Auckland, New Zealand 50 days trip

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Auckland, New Zealand

2 nights Mon. Dec 02-Wed. Dec 04

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Hamilton, New Zealand

2 nights Wed. Dec 04-Fri. Dec 06

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Turangi, New Zealand

2 nights Fri. Dec 06-Sun. Dec 08

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Whanganui, New Zealand

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Wellington, New Zealand

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Napier, New Zealand

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Gisborne, New Zealand

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Rotorua, New Zealand

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Whangamata, New Zealand

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Whangarei, New Zealand

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Russell, New Zealand

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Wanaka, New Zealand

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Queenstown, New Zealand

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Te Anau, New Zealand

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Dunedin, New Zealand

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Oamaru, New Zealand

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Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

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Methven, New Zealand

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Franz Josef, New Zealand

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Greymouth, New Zealand

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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

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Christchurch, New Zealand

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Kaikoura, New Zealand

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Picton, New Zealand

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Auckland, New Zealand

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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 nightsMon. Dec 02 - Wed. Dec 04

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
  • P9250355
  • 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
   
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Hamilton

New Zealand, Waikato region

CultureFoodNight life2 nightsWed. Dec 04 - Fri. Dec 06

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 Turangi

  • Tongariro River
  • Bench at Long Beach
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Into the beyond, Tongariro National Park
  • DSC00022
  • Waitomo Cave
  • Devil's Bath, Wai-o-Tapu, North Island, New Zealand.
  • Craters of the Moon Thermal Area, Wairakei, North Island, New Zealand
   
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Turangi

New Zealand, North Island region

NatureActive2 nightsFri. Dec 06 - Sun. Dec 08

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 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
  • Got any food? - EXPLORED
   
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Whanganui

New Zealand, Manawatu-Wanganui region

1 nightSun. Dec 08 - Mon. Dec 09

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 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
  • P1010949
  • Gainfully “employed”: cycling to the beach counts, right?
  • Cuba St Mall
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  • Got any food? - EXPLORED
  • NewZealandWairauValleyVineyards033
  • Otari-Wilton's Bush
  • Cw Wellington Mount Victoria Lookout
  • carter observatory
  • Meercats @ Wellington Zoo
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Wrights Hill Fortress
   
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Wellington

New Zealand, Wellington region

CultureFoodBeachesNight life2 nightsMon. Dec 09 - Wed. Dec 11

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 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 nightsWed. Dec 11 - Fri. Dec 13

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 Gisborne

  • Gisborne Evening
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  • singapore botanic gardens [34]
  • Tangiwai Reserve
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  • East Cape Lighthouse
  • IMG_0755
   
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Gisborne

New Zealand, Gisborne region

BeachesFoodNatureActive2 nightsFri. Dec 13 - Sun. Dec 15

This coastal city is laced with centuries of Maori culture, offering incredible beaches and outstanding local wine.

Gisborne is a city in northeastern New Zealand and the largest settlement in the Gisborne District (or Gisborne Region)ץ Gisborne's Kaiti Beach is the place where British navigator Captain James Cook made his first landing in New Zealand upon the Endeavour. Cook had earlier set off from Plymouth, England in August 1768 on a mission bound for Tahiti. Once he had concluded his duties in Tahiti, Cook continued south to look for a large landmass or continent. Young Nick's Head was thought to be the first piece of New Zealand land sighted by Cook's party, and so named because it was first observed by cabin boy Nicholas Young on 6 October 1769.
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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
  • DSC00022
  • Waitomo Cave
  • green & blue
  • 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 nightsSun. Dec 15 - Tue. Dec 17

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 Whangamata

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

New Zealand, Waikato region

BeachesActiveNature1 nightTue. Dec 17 - Wed. Dec 18

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 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
   
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Whangarei

New Zealand, Northland region

ActiveCultureNature2 nightsWed. Dec 18 - Fri. Dec 20

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 Russell

  • Russell
  • The Press: Pompallier House
  • Long Beach
  • Picture 011
  • Russell
  • Whangarei Falls
  • Rainbow Falls, Kerikeri
  • Museum, Russell, Bay of Islands, NZ
  • Christ Church, Russell (Te Whare Karakia o Kororāreka)
  • Waipoua Kauri Forest
  • Schooling Koheru, Poor Knights, NZ. I love scuba diving!
  • Altaic Warrior
  • Sea Arch
   
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Russell

New Zealand, Northland region

NatureHistoric2 nightsFri. Dec 20 - Sun. Dec 22

Set in the Bay of Islands, the town merges European and Maori histories, featuring many souvenir shops and some historic buildings.

Russell is now mostly a "bastion of cafés, gift shops and B&Bs". Pompallier Mission, the historic printery/tannery/storehouse of the early Roman Catholic missionaries, can also boast to be the oldest surviving industrial building in New Zealand, while the town also holds Christ Church, the country's oldest surviving Anglican church. The surrounding area also contains many expensive holiday homes, as well as New Zealand's most expensive rental accommodation, the Eagles Nest. The internationally acclaimed photographer Laurence Aberhart lives here.
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Things to do in and around Wanaka

  • wanaka
  • 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
   
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Wanaka

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActive2 nightsSun. Dec 22 - Tue. Dec 24

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
  • queenstown
  • 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
  • ben lomond 06-06-2007 040
  • crystal
   
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Queenstown

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActiveSmall townsCultureFood4 nightsTue. Dec 24 - Sat. Dec 28

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 nightsSat. Dec 28 - Mon. Dec 30

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 Dunedin

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  • Dunedin
  • Dunedin - Tunnel Beach trek 14
  • Speight's beers
  • P1080714
  • 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 nightsMon. Dec 30 - Wed. Jan 01

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 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
  • IMG_0138_HDR.jpg
  • Larnach Castle, Otago Peninsula
   
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Oamaru

New Zealand, Otago region

Small townsHistoric2 nightsWed. Jan 01 - Fri. Jan 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 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 nightsFri. Jan 03 - Sun. Jan 05

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 Methven

  • Brinkley Resort Methven
  • Dunedin Street. It the town centre looking out to the hills and suburbs.
  • Milford Sound. Cruise boats in the fjord enjoying the sunny non rainy day.
  • Mt. Hutt
  • Tiger
  • Hokitika Gorge 2
  • Christchurch
  • Lake Kaniere
  • Tasman Glacier & Mount Cook
   
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Methven

New Zealand, Canterbury region

NatureActiveNight life2 nightsSun. Jan 05 - Tue. Jan 07

Methven attracts visitors every year for skiing and other winter sports at nearby Mt. Hutt and the surrounding Southern Alps.

Methven is a small town in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located near the western edge of the Canterbury Plains. It is a rural service town throughout the year, but undergoes a stark transformation in winter. Mount Hutt skifield is around half an hour away from Methven, the closest town. As such, a number of cafes, bars, and restaurants lie relatively dormant over the summer months. In addition to skiing, another popular attraction is hot air ballooning, the annual Mountain Thunder motorcycle street-races and the annual rodeo.
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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
  • Tasman Glacier & Mount Cook
  • Bike Tour Day 10-44
  • Hokitika Gorge 2
  • Rainforest
  • The Fox Glacier at sunset
   
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Franz Josef

New Zealand, South Island region

NatureActive2 nightsTue. Jan 07 - Thu. 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 Greymouth

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  • Reefton's Main Street
  • Monteith's Brewing Company, Greymouth, New Zealand P1220708
  • Pancake Rocks Blowhole
  • Rainforest
  • Hokitika Gorge 2
  • Paparoa National Park
  • Lake Kaniere
  • #TravelTuesday with My Public Lands
   
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Greymouth

New Zealand, West Coast region

NatureActive2 nightsThu. Jan 09 - Sat. Jan 11

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 Hanmer Springs

  • New Zealand - Hanmer Springs - Hill
  • Hanmer Springs Views #6
  • Kaikoura Peninsula
  • Nelson Lakes National Park
  • Photo competition
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  • Tiger
   
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Hanmer Springs

New Zealand, Canterbury region

NatureActiveSmall towns2 nightsSat. Jan 11 - Mon. Jan 13

A heaven for lovers of active leisure, the town offers hot pools, as well as hiking, biking, jet-boating, and other adventures.

Hanmer Springs is a small town in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand. The town is named after Thomas Hanmer, an owner of Hawkeswood Station near the Conway river during the 1850s. Hanmer Springs is a popular tourist destination, and the town's population swells during holidays. Bungy jumping, jet boating, mountain biking and bush walking are common tourist activities, and there is an airline service available for the viewing of the town's alpine surroundings. A Visitor Information Center next to the hot springs provides information about the area and booking facilities for transport. Trampers can obtain weather information, maps and guidance from the Department of Conservation. Budget accommodation includes a new Youth Hostel.
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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
   
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Christchurch

New Zealand, Canterbury region

BeachesCultureHistoricNight life2 nightsMon. Jan 13 - Wed. Jan 15

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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  • DSC00980-ED北海道 富田農場薰衣草花田
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  • Photo competition
  • Nelson Lakes National Park
   
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Kaikoura

New Zealand, Canterbury region

NatureActiveSmall towns2 nightsWed. Jan 15 - Fri. Jan 17

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 Picton

  • Approaching Picton
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  • Stitchbird
  • Carmarthenshire Museum
  • Edwin Fox
  • NewZealandWairauValleyVineyards033
  • Approaching Matiu/Somes Island
  • Wrights Hill Fortress
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
  • NewZealand-2009-575
  • Got any food? - EXPLORED
   
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Picton

New Zealand, Marlborough region

BeachesNatureSmall townsNight lifeFood2 nightsFri. Jan 17 - Sun. Jan 19

A major transportation hub, Picton offers ferry access to New Zealand's North Island.

Picton is a town in the Marlborough Region of New Zealand's South Island. Picton is a major hub in New Zealand's transport network, connecting the South Island road and rail network with ferries across Cook Strait to Wellington and the North Island. The town is the second-largest town in the Marlborough Region behind Blenheim. The town is named after Sir Thomas Picton, the Welsh military associate of the Duke of Wellington, who was killed at the Battle of Waterloo.
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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
   
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Auckland

New Zealand, Auckland region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric1 nightSun. Jan 19 - Mon. Jan 20

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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