New Zealand Travel & Tourism

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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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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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