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NORTH ISLAND - NEW ZEALAND
SOUTH ISLAND - NEW ZEALAND
Less populated than the North Island with great mountain scenery, lakes, and wide open spaces.
Absolutely Positively Wellington
Wellington is the Capital City of New Zealand, it is also the second largest city (population 420,000). Site of the national museum Te Papa.
Stewart Island
The southern isle of New Zealand, the largest town, Oban has a population of 350. Get there by boat or plane.
Canterbury Plains
The plains are a centre for agriculture and are flanked to the west by the Southern Alps.
Fiordland National Park
One of the largest national parks in the world this area has a surfeit of natural beauty. Highly scenic deep fiords and bush covered mountains.
Southern Alps
The Southern Alps are a mecca for climbers and skiers. Run the length of the South Island and are visible form almost anywhere in clear weather.
Queenstown
At the foot of the Remarkables Mountain Range and on the shore of Lake Wakatipu this year round resort is a base for winter skiing and every imaginable adventure activity fro bungy junping to rafting and skydiving. Hugely scenic!!
Invercargill Southern most city of New Zealand, set in the rich farming country of Southland.
Dunedin is a coastal city in the province of Otago.
It is surrounded by beautiful beaches, and some of the best (but coldest) surfing in the country. Crowds of surfers are a regular sight at St. Clair beach, and on the Esplanade.
A city of about 100,000, it is steeped in its Maori and Scottish heritage. It's Maori name is Otepoti, and Dunedin is the Gaelic word for Edinburgh.
Marlborough Sounds, Nelson, Picton and Blenheim
The Marlborough Sounds are the scenic entry point to the South Island. The area has a sunny climate, stunning scenery and excellent food and wines.
Christchurch
Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island and has New Zealand second largest airport. Often known as the Garden City and a stepping off point for therest of the South Island. Banks Peninsula has the french styles town of Akaroa and endangered Hectors Dolphins which you can swim with.

Christchurch is an exciting city with galleries, theatres and many award winning tourist attractions like the Antarctic Centre.
Hamilton and the Waikato
Hamilton, perched along the banks of the Waikato river is the main city in the Waikato region

The area is noted for lush pasturelands and includes the famous Waitomo Caves.
Taranaki
Native bush, black-sand surf beaches, lush rolling farmland encircling Mt.Taranaki & its National Park ≠ the North Islandís 2nd highest peak.
Home to NZ's World of Music Arts & Dance (WOMAD) and the complete collection of artist Len Lye.
Walking tracks, back-roads, coastal breaks, lots of Maori history; Taranaki is NZ's 'cheese-province!'
Palmerston North Home of Massey university.
Tongariro National Park
This is the home of Ruapehu - an active volcano and the tallest peak in the North Island. In the winter its slopes offer excellent skiing at the Whakapapa or Turoa Ski areas. During summer the park offers excellent sub-alpine walks.
Taupo
The Taupo town is built next to the largest lake in New Zealand

The lake has formed in the caldera of New Zealands largest Volcano, which last erupted in AD186. A popular tourist centre noted for watersports and excellent trout fishing.
Rotorua
One of New Zealands major tourist destinations, Rotorua is famous for it's thermal wonderlands, relaxing natural hot pools and Maori arts and culture.
Hawkes Bay
The main city in this area is Napier, destroyed by an earthquake in the 1930's the city centre was been rebuilt in art deco style. Many excellent wineries nearby.
East Cape
The first place in the world to see the sunrise of the new day.
Bay Of Plenty - Kiwifruit Country
The Bay of Plenty is one of New Zealandís most popular holiday destinations. The cosmopolitan city of Tauranga is the regionís main centre, while the seaside resort suburbs of Mount Maunganui and Papamoa offer pristine beaches for visitors to enjoy a range of water activities.
Thames/Coromandel
The Coromandel peninsula is a fairly rugged part of New Zealand with excellent opportunities for bush walks in the Kauri forests or relaxing on the quiet beaches.
Northland - The winterless North
Warm climate all year round, with lush Kauri forests, beautiful beaches and Cape Reinga - the top of New Zealand.
Bay of Islands
An incredibly beautiful part of New Zealand and a major tourist destination. Noted for the beautiful bays, boat trips around (and through) the islands and excellent game fishing. Historically significant because the Treaty of Waitangi was signed here.
Whangarei
The largest city in Northland
Auckland - City of Sails
Auckland is the largest city on the North Island - population 1.3 million and is the main industrial centre and business centre. Very scenic as located on the Waitemata Harbour.

Most overseas visitors will arrive in Auckland and there is plenty to see and do before continuing on to the rest of the country.