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A gourmet guide to Wellington

Destination: Wellington

It's easy to develop a taste for Wellington, with a wealth of food-focused experiences on offer in New Zealand’s capital

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The museum

Auckland: a great city, not just a stopover

Destination: Auckland

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

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The Millennium Arch

Napier: an overlooked New Zealand gem

Destination: Napier

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

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Vino Vino in Oneroa

Waiheke: an island gem in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand

by zara

Destination: Waiheke Island

Though officially part of Auckland, Waiheke is actually a beautiful island in the Hauraki Gulf and a great gourmet escape from the big city

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Main geyser in the thermal park

Rotorua: fun at any time of year

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.

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Sadhbh and pre-shave bunny

To sail, cave or bunny-shave? Hop around Auckland!

by Sadhbh

Destination: Auckland

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

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Auckland waterfront

Head for the heights in Auckland

by Harry B

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

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Peppers Martinborough Hotel

Martinborough: where small is beautiful

Destination: Martinborough

The tiny New Zealand town of Martinborough is a great place to spend a few days eating and drinking

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West Coast, South Island

Carry on campervanning: on the road in New Zealand

Destination: New Zealand

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!

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The coastline near Raglan, the Waikato. Credit: Stephen Witherden

Chris Coubrough's Waikato, New Zealand

by Chris C

Destination: Hamilton

For a chef like me, the Waikato region of North Island, New Zealand, is an ideal destination. A benign climate and rich soil guarantee great produce, there's a vibrant café culture – and you can surf…

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