Auckland – Whangarei 1 day self drive Itinerary

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Driving from Auckland to Whangarei takes just over 2 hours. On your travel to Whangarei you may want to stop by at the following places. Orewa Beach Orewa is a great place to stop and have a bite to eat before starting out on your journey again. It has 3km of fantastic sandy beach and playground area for the kids. Warkworth Located on the banks of the Mahurangi River, Warkworth is a lovely town where you can enjoy the surf beaches,...

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Christchurch Bike Tour

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So you have arrived in Christchurch the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island and want to know what there is to do and see, where the best restaurants are and the best places to shop. Well, to make things easier for you Christchurch has its very own Cycle Tour; New Zealand’s only guided city bike tour that lasts for two hours. The tour will take you to all the hot spots of one of the worlds great garden cities departing from...

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All Seasons Christchurch

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Address: 72 Papanui Road Merivale, Canterbury 8014, New Zealand Tel: +64 3 355 610 View Larger Map Good Points 20 minute walk to town Staff very friendly Not bad value for money Airport close by Free Parking Click here to leave your review All Seasons hotel is only five minutes drive from Christchurch International Airport and only a 20 minute walk to the city centre or five minutes by car, with all the major tourist attractions close...

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Things to Do in Twizel

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Twizel is situated in Canterbury and the West Coast of New Zealand and is the nearest town to Aoraki Mount Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand. Here are a list of activities and attractions in and around Twizel. Mount Cook National Park Twizel is the nearest town outside the Mount Cook National Park, an alpine park that is part of the South Westland World Heritage area. Over a third of the park is permanent snow and glacier ice....

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Video: Tour of Te Papa Museum in Wellington

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Te Papa is one of the top tourist attractions in New Zealand, situated in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand.  It is the National Museum of New Zealand and a place with so many extraordinary exhibits and amazing things to learn about, plus many interactive things to get your hands on such as the stone ball that weights over one ton and perfectly balanced so you can push it and it starts moving. They also have amazing animals...

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Doubtful Sound

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Doubtful Sound is the second largest of the 14 fjords in Fiordland National Park and is three times longer and ten times larger than Milford Sound. Doubtful Sound is recognized for its wilderness nature and wildlife. It is recommended you take a cruise across Lake Manapouri (New Zealand’s prettiest lakes) to West Arm of the Lake then coach over the Wilmot Pass Road, stopping along the way at the Wilmot Pass lookout point to experience...

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Hamilton Airport

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Airport Name Hamilton International Airport Address Hamilton International Airport Airport Road RD 2 Hamilton 3282 New Zealand View Larger Map Location The airport is located 14 km south of the city centre. Airport Code HIA Country Code 64 Telephone +64 7 848 9027 E-mail wral@hamiltonairport.co.nz Website http://www.hamiltonairport.co.nz/ About Hamilton Airport Hamilton airport is the fourth largest airport in New Zealand and offers...

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Milford Sound – one of the most beautiful places on earth

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Milford sound is Awesome, the mountains tower to 6,000 feet and the water looks still and deep. The main spot is Mitre Peak at 6,024 feet. You can take a boat trip down the sound to the Tasman Sea surrounded by the towering peaks of the majestic Fiordland National Park. This has to be one of the highlights of this fantastic experience and a great way to discover the many sights on offer. Milford Sound is the Jewel of the Fiordland of...

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Wanganui

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Wanganui is situated on the West Coast of New Zealand’s North Island, 200km north of Wellington and less than an hour by road to Palmerston North. Wanganui is a beautiful river city that has a moderate climate and is well known for its heritage and thriving arts centre.   The Wanganui Region has a strong background of both Maori and European culture. Infact it was first settled by Maoris about AD 1100. The town has many historic...

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Tauranga

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Tauranga is located on the North Island of New Zealand and is the biggest City in the western Bay of Plenty region. Tauranga is a coastal city, 205 km south-east of Auckland. Tauranga lies around a section of the wide Tauranga Harbour. The Harbour is protected from the Pacific Ocean by Matakana Island, an island that is long and flat, 20 kilometres in length. The population of Tauranga is rapidly growing. It’s gentle climate and...

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Top city to visit in New Zealand

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Here is a list of the most popular cities in New Zealand from Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest City to Whangarei, the northernmost city in New Zealand. We have provided information about the city each with its own video clip to help you understand the destination better and help you plan your next trip in New Zealand. Auckland Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and also the economic central; it’s referred to as the City of Sails...

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Whangarei

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Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand, a two hour drive from Auckland. The city lies between forested hills and a stunning harbour. The most famous attractions is the Whangarei Falls – New Zealand’s most photographed waterfalls and Kauri Park – where the most famous giant kauri trees stand (500 years old). Other activities include Clapman’s Clock museum at Whangarei Quayside and Whangarei museum, Clarke Homestead and...

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Must Visit National Parks

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New Zealand has so many things to see and do that you will definitely be spoilt for choice. Generally January and February are New Zealand’s warmest months and July the coldest. Below you will find a list of New Zealand National Parks for you to visit. We have searched and collected a listing of unforgettable New Zealand Top destinations – each with detailed information and video clips to give you even greater understanding about the...

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Ashburton

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Ashburton straddles the River Ashburn, four miles before joining the River Dart. It is the main town in the farming district of mid-Canterbury. The town was named after Lord Ashburton, a member of the Canterbury Association, which settled the region in the 1850s. Even though in the beginning dry and covered with thick clumps of grass, applying water to the land areas has allowed agriculture to grow. The town of Ashburton is known for...

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Arrowtown

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Arrowtown is the eye-catching southern lakes district of New Zealand. It is world famous for its stunning scenery, historic settlements and outdoor venture. Nestled on the banks of the arrow river in the central Otago area, a 20 minute drive from Queenstown, Arrowtown is the most picturesque and best preserved gold-mining town in the region. Born out of the gold rush days of the 1860s Arrowtown remains a historic town that lives on...

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Top Christmas Events in Wellington

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Christmas at Capital E in Santa’s Workshop Date: 1 Dec 2008 – 24 Dec 2008 Time: Sunday 10- 4pm Venue: Capital E, Wellington Location: Downtown Wellington – Waterfront Physical address: Civic Square, Wellington Price: $4 per person Tel: +64 4 913 3740 Christmas is here and you won’t want to miss the Santa’s Workshop at Capital E. The event will begin on 1st December through till 24th December. Come along and join...

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Oamaru

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Nestled on the South Island’s east coast is the main town of North Otago, Oamaru. Oamaru is an attractive town with wide, tree-lined streets, immaculate gardens, galleries, beaches, colonies of rare penguins, and the most excellent conserved collection of historic buildings both public and commercial in New Zealand. The buildings were created in the 1880s from Oamaru stone, a local cream-coloured limestone which is easily cut,...

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Kaitaia

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Kaitaia is the largest town in the far north of New Zealand and it is a good base for all of the good tourist spots of the far north like Cape Reinga, Nighty Mile Beach and Paihia. It is also the warmest place in New Zealand and takes around 4 -5 hours drive from Auckland via the Twin Coast Discovery Highway. It is home to the Far North Regional Museum, which has the earliest authenticated European work of art left in New Zealand – a...

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Christchurch Airport

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Airport Name Christchurch International Airport Address PO Box 14-00, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand View Larger Map Location The airport is located 12km (7.5 miles) from Christchurch. Airport Code CHC Country Code 64 Telephone +64 (3) 358 5029 Fax +64 (3) 353 7730 E-mail enquiries@cial.co.nz Website http://www.christchurchairport.co.nz/ Number of Terminals 2 Time Zone GMT + 12 Driving Directions To get to...

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Doubtless Bay

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Doubtless Bay is said to be the first landfall for the legendary explorer Kupe. In the early days of European settlement, Doubtless Bay  was used as a base for whalers. The bay is one of New Zealand’s top destinations with some amazing golden beaches, including Cable Bay and Cooper’s beach, one of the safest beaches in the Northland popular with swimmers and snorkelers. Doubtless Bay has quite a few seaside townships and the...

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