New Zealand Travel & Tourism

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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 two 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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Guide To New Zealand Geothermal Attractions At Waiotapu

Monday, May 4th, 2015

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

Friday, May 1st, 2015

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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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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New Zealand Winter Getaway Ideas Part 2

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

If you’re finding the cold weather is getting you down, a winter getaway could be exactly what you need to lift your spirits. Rather than looking at winter as a cold and depressing time of year, think about it in the way it improves the already beautiful natural scenery all around New Zealand. It can (read more)

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South Island Winter Road Trip Plan

Monday, May 26th, 2014

The South Island of New Zealand offers many different travel opportunities throughout the year, and winter is no exception. In fact the colder seasons create some beautiful scenic vistas that can’t be seen anywhere else in the world. Snow caps the mountains and highlands and despite the cold, the weather can often be incredibly bright, (read more)

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New Zealand Winter Getaway Ideas

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Winter is fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean the time for travel is over by any means. New Zealand offers a wealth of places that are just as good if not better in the colder months. Though you need to take extra care when driving as conditions can be hazardous, the rewards are well worth (read more)

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Best New Zealand Summer Lakes – South Island

Friday, December 27th, 2013

With the hot days rolling in, everyone wants to head to the water to cool off this summer. Droves of day trippers and holidaymakers head to the beaches around the country that offer up sun, surf and sand and usually a lifeguard or two to keep watch. However this means that they can get extremely (read more)

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Summer Rental Car Tours – South Island

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

The South Island of New Zealand offers a huge range of attractions, scenery and activity and could take up an entire rental car holiday just on its own. Like the rest of New Zealand it’s fairly compact, so a couple of days drive could take you the length of the island – however the freedom (read more)

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