New Zealand Travel & Tourism

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Christchurch Zoo Guide

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Auckland Zoo

For any animal lover, Christchurch is a fantastic place to find a spectacular array of creatures big and small, from New Zealand natives to exotic imports. New Zealand zoos and wildlife reserves tend to have a major focus on conservation and breeding efforts, with a goal of either restoring wild populations or simply keeping the (read more)

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Guide To New Zealand Geothermal Attractions At Waiotapu

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Anyone exploring the central North Island will not want to miss the geyser, mud and hot spring wonderland that is Waiotapu (Maori for “sacred waters”). Located in the heart of the central plateau on a highly active geothermal field, there are many places where the natural forces brewing beneath the earth spout forth in spectacular (read more)

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Guide To New Zealand Penguins

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

As a small island nation in the South Pacific Ocean, it’s no surprise that New Zealand is home to many different species of penguins. These penguins live, breed and fish around the New Zealand coastline, and there are many opportunities for members of the public to get a glimpse into their private bird lives without (read more)

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Guide To Lake Ngaroto And Waipa Region

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

The Waipa region is located in the Waikato, just south of Hamilton, and is home to the towns of Te Awamutu and Cambridge, as well as Lake Ngaroto, the region’s largest peat lake and home to wildlife and fascinating natural ecosystems. The area is a mixture of farmland and natural bush, and it’s an interesting (read more)

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Guide to a Budget Rental Car Holiday in New Zealand

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

A New Zealand holiday doesn’t have to cost the earth – by being smart with your budget rental car, affordable attractions and accommodation, you can enjoy a low-cost holiday that you’ll remember for a lifetime for all the right reasons. With such a big tourist industry, there are many options that cater to people on (read more)

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New Zealand Rental Car Trip – Rotorua to Palmerston North

Monday, December 7th, 2015

The road from Rotorua to Palmerston North takes you through the very heart of the North Island, and along some amazing scenery. There are also lots of places to stop along the way to go for a walk, grab a bite, see a geological wonder or explore a small town. It’s well worth a visit, (read more)

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New Zealand Rental Car Trip – Auckland to Rotorua

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

The North Island of New Zealand offers stunning views and attractions for rental car trips, and Auckland to Rotorua takes you through a run of spectacular country that must be seen to be believed. From city to farmland to volcanic tundra, you’ll be taken on a geographical as well as scenic journey. The following are (read more)

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Oktoberfest Wellington

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Don your lederhosen and get ready to sample some of Europe’s finest brews of craft beer – Wellington’s Oktoberfest is a yearly party that celebrates German (drinking) culture in a lively and uniquely Kiwi way. With many highly successful years behind it, Oktoberfest Wellington is set to continue into the future, bringing food, drink and (read more)

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New Zealand Rental Car Holiday On A Budget

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

New Zealand is a beautiful destination, and a rental car is the perfect way to explore with freedom. It’s a country best explored at your own pace, following your nose – if you think something sounds cool as you drive past it, it probably will be. A rental car holiday needn’t cost the earth either. (read more)

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North Island Winter Road Trip Plan

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

The North Island of New Zealand may be further away from the freezing Antarctic, but it still gets its fair share of winter weather. Though the far north stays reasonably temperate all year round, the central plateau is high enough that it can get incredibly deep snows, and the Desert Road that cuts along the (read more)

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