Southward New Zealand

12 - 14

Spectacular beaches, a wealth of museums, magnificent natural beauty, and superb Pacific cuisine awaits you and your friends on this adventure in New Zealand.

In this trip

  • Night LifeNight Life
  • CultureCulture
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • BeachesBeaches
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • 2

    Tauranga, New Zealand

  • 3

    Rotorua, New Zealand

  • 4

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • 5

    Blenheim, New Zealand

  • 6

    Christchurch, New Zealand

  • 7

    Queenstown, New Zealand

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Things to do in and around Auckland

  • Auckland skyline
  • Auckland view
  • Sky Tower above the CBD
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Upminster Avon Road LT RLH 50 MXX250
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island off the Whangaparoa Peninsula
  • Layered Sunrise
  • Auckland Art Gallery
  • Ponsonby
  • Rangitoto
  • New Zealand 2011
  • Waiheke Island
  • Bethells Beach
  • Auckland, Queen Street P1210421
  • Friday Ride
  • Twin Oak Drive - Cornwall Park - Auckland - New Zealand
  • Giraffes at Auckland Zoo
  • Hershey Park
  • Oneroa Bay


New Zealand, Auckland region

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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 Tauranga

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  • Mount Maunganui Beach
  • Classic Flyers Museum, Tauranga
  • Dx Okere Falls
  • Lion cub at Paradise Valley Wildlif Park
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  • Elusive Kiwi
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  • Hamilton Hospital
  • Huka Falls 7


New Zealand, Bay of Plenty region

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A thriving city, Tauranga is home to a wonderful arts scene, historic landmarks, a wealth of outdoor activities, and fine beaches.

Greater Tauranga is a very popular lifestyle and tourism destination. It features many natural attractions and scenery ranging from popular beaches and harbor environments to lush bush-clad mountains with waterfalls and lakes. Cultural attractions include the Tauranga Art Gallery, which opened in October 2007 and showcases local, national and international exhibitions in a range of media. On the 17th Avenue, the "Historic Village on 17th", recreates a historic setting with original and replica buildings from early Tauranga housing arts and gift shops. Tauranga has many parks: one of the largest is Memorial Park.
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Things to do in and around Rotorua

  • Looking Down At Rotorua
  • Maori Performers, Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua
  • Rotorua - Hells Gate
  • Geyser, Te Puia, Rotorua
  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Village, Rotorua
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Devil's Bath, Wai-o-Tapu, North Island, New Zealand.
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  • Rotorua Government Gardens
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  • Dx Okere Falls
  • Kuirau Park, Rotorua
  • Ohinemutu Maori meeting house
  • museum
  • St. Faiths church, Rotorua
  • Lion cub at Paradise Valley Wildlif Park
  • Elusive Kiwi


New Zealand, Bay of Plenty region

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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
  • Antique shops and others shops in main street of the heritage town of Carcoar New South Wales.
  • Te Papa Tongarewa (Museum of New Zealand) in Wellington
  • Cuba St Mall
  • 200510 museum of wellington
  • Approaching Matiu/Somes Island
  • Got any food? - EXPLORED
  • Wellington Botanic Gardens in spring.
  • Oriental Bay, Wellington
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  • Northern Walkway
  • Kaikoura Peninsula
  • Gainfully “employed”: cycling to the beach counts, right?
  • Otari-Wilton's Bush
  • carter observatory
  • Cw Wellington Mount Victoria Lookout
  • Nelson
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New Zealand, Wellington region

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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 Blenheim

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

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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
  • Coffee Time in New Regent St
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  • Hagley Park
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  • Tiger
  • Photo competition
  • Canterbury Museum in Christchurch
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve 10
  • 2276 Gondola
  • Casino in Christchurch, New Zealand 2006
  • Kaikoura Peninsula
  • Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand.
  • Christchurch Art Gallery
  • Christchurch Farmers' Market
  • 185 Empty Chairs - 2 year anniversary
  • Christchurch Cathedral
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  • New Zealand - Hanmer Springs - Hill


New Zealand, Canterbury region

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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 Queenstown

  • Queenstown
  • Downtown Arrowtown
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  • The Queenstown Market
  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Routeburn Track
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  • Routeburn Track
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  • Wanaka Lake
  • 0232 Glencoe
  • Moke Lake Hike, Queenstown


New Zealand, Otago region

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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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