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#1/13
Rating:
4.8
(5 comments)
Destination: North Island
Escape the crowds on New Zealand's North Island and head east to discover rugged coastal scenery, deserted beaches, spectacular lakes and authentic Maori culture... read more »
#2/13
Rating:
5
(4 comments)
Destination: Auckland
The Auckland landscape is dominated by dormant volcanoes, affording a convenient and inexpensive way to take in the striking views of New Zealand’s largest city and its maritime environment... read more »
#3/13
Rating:
5
(2 comments)
Trip type: Activity
Often hailed as the world’s best one-day walk, the Tongariro Crossing in New Zealand goes through positively Martian scenery, with active volcanic vents and multi-coloured lakes en route... read more »
#4/13
Rating:
4.4
(9 comments)
Forget Lord of the Rings, a trip to New Zealand isn't an epic quest. With the Bay of Islands and the dark caves of Waitomo nearby, a quick Auckland visit can pack in a lot... read more »
#5/13
Rating:
4
(2 comments)
Some visitors seem to see Auckland as the boring bit of New Zealand in between the airport and all those extreme sports opportunities, but it is a great holiday destination in its own right... read more »
#6/13
Rating:
4
(3 comments)
Though officially part of Auckland, Waiheke is actually a beautiful island in the Hauraki Gulf and a great gourmet escape from the big city ... read more »
#7/13
Rating:
3.5
(3 comments)
Destination: Napier
Trip type: Cultural, Winter Sun
The small town of Napier on New Zealand's North Island is often ignored by travellers. This is a great shame as it is a charming place with a unique history... read more »
#8/13
Rating:
2.5
(4 comments)
Destination: New Zealand, Rotorua, Taupo
Trip type: Adventure, Gap Year, Spa
Things get pretty steamy in the area round Rotorua, a hotbed of geothermal activity on New Zealand’s North Island. And however impressive you expect it to be, the reality is even better... read more »
#9/13
Rating:
3
(2 comments)
Destination: Rotorua
Rotorua is probably the most popular tourist destination in New Zealand, but that's no reason for the discerning traveller to miss it out - in this case you should follow the crowd.... read more »
#10/13
Rating:
0
(0 comments)
Campervanning in New Zealand is the most flexible way to see the country's spectacular landscape, while combining your wheels, bedroom and dining room in one nifty package!... read more »
#11/13
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Rating:
3
(1 comment)
What it lacks in size, Wellington in New Zealand more than makes up for in variety. Shop at the city's version of Harrods, ride a cable car, tour historical sites and hit the beach... all in a day... read more »
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Destination: Wellington
Trip type: Food and Drink
It's easy to develop a taste for Wellington, with a wealth of food-focused experiences on offer in New Zealand’s capital... read more »
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Destination: Martinborough
Trip type: Food and Drink
The tiny New Zealand town of Martinborough is a great place to spend a few days eating and drinking... read more »
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