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Auckland

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1048,2322,240

Christchurch

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1248,2643,204

Queenstown

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648,1726,115

Wellington

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603,1313,132

Rotorua

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490,1242,111

Dunedin

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341,810,84

Napier

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200,520,54

Milford Sound

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206,712,0

Paihia

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121,279,45

Kaikoura

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208,693,43

Akaroa

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248,595,11

Whangarei

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66,86,12

Palmerston North

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32,92,33

Lyttelton

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116,320,0

Waiheke Island

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59,147,18

Hamilton

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55,226,55

Tirau

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34,118,0

Wanaka

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118,381,39

Gisborne

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50,105,20

Arthur's Pass National Park

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86,317,0

Invercargill

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49,66,34

Hokitika

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76,199,17

Mount Maunganui

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54,158,5

Picton

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80,204,28

Timaru

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53,140,12

Tongariro National Park

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81,218,2

Oamaru

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50,98,16

Franz Josef Glacier

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129,407,17

Rangitoto Island

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20,49,0

Lake Tekapo

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73,279,0

Fox Glacier

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83,368,3

Greymouth

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37,86,21

Blenheim

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31,71,30

Arrowtown

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114,311,7

Tauranga

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17,48,66

Te Anau

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109,317,37

Wanganui

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30,49,29

Nelson

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92,182,76

Methven

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42,47,7

Hanmer Springs

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44,101,19

Lake Taupo

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112,278,1

Mount Cook National Park

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37,157,0

Whangamata

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/North_Island/Coromandel/Whangamata-1881068/TravelGuide-Whangamata.html

18,50,16

Taupo (town)

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36,113,80

Bay of Islands

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115,296,36

Ninety Mile Beach

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39,66,0

Waitomo Caves

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58,173,2

Raglan

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27,90,3

Cape Reinga

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57,121,0

Bluff

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/South_Island/Southland/Bluff-1884272/TravelGuide-Bluff.html

31,61,0

Auckland

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  • Queen Street & Downtown

    Auckland Things to Do

    Queen Street starts from Auckland Harbour and runs for nearly three kilometers in a virtual straight line. As the commercial as well as shopping hub area, there are a full range of shopping option the souvenir shops are mainly concentrated at the harbour end and there are a number of arcades and side streets with boutique stores and eateries

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  • SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland

    Auckland Hotels

    The rooms and hotel in general were nicer than expected, and service was good. While this hotel may...

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  • Waterfront Café

    4 out of 5 stars

    Auckland Restaurants

    Open 7 days, 8.00am till late. Breakfast Lunch and Dinner. Most people head for the Viaduct Basin and it's array of eateries. However it is rather expensive there, albeit nice and modern. I have known a while now about this place. Just a few steps from the Basin, and I think the best kept secret, is Waterfront Café. The food is superb, the service...

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Christchurch

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Queenstown

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  • Skyline Gondola and Restaurant

    Queenstown Things to Do

    For the most spectacular view of Queenstown, visit the Skyline Gondola. This takes you to Bob's Peak, offering a panoramic vista over the entire town and its environs. This is the best thing to see if you have only a very short time in Queenstown, and want to make the most of it. In addition to the view, there is a restaurant (which I didn't...

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  • Millbrook Resort Queenstown

    Queenstown Hotels

    I haven't stayed at this resort but my boyfriend has. On our trip to Queenstown he took me here to...

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  • Arrowtown

    Queenstown Off The Beaten Path

    Arrowtown is located approximately 21km from Queenstown, towards Cromwell and offers a place of relaxation and walking trails. Arrowtown started in the gold rush, with Chinese immigrants. The Chinese village remains are a popular free attraction (not many things are free in Queenstown). The local school children do a study on these each year....

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Wellington

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  • Parliament Buildings & Beehive

    Wellington Things to Do

    Take a guided tour and learn about how New Zealand's government works. You'll see how laws are passed. Bills are introduced into the democratically elected House of Representatives, who then vote on them. When a Bill is passed, it then becomes an Act. New Zealand remains a constitutional monarchy, officially under the Queen, represented by the...

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  • Novotel Wellington Capital

    Wellington Hotels

    Novotel is conveniently located downtown with direct lift access to Lambton Quay, a shopping area....

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  • Fishermans Table

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Wellington Restaurants

    This restaurant has a perfect location - situated at the waterfront of Oriental Bay, only a short distance to Wellingtons city center, it has a splendid view of the bay and the harbour district. The restaurant is very popular among both locals and tourists. So it is highly recommended to reserve a table in advance. Service and quality were...

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Rotorua

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  • Wai-O-Tapu

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rotorua Things to Do

    Even if you have been to Yellow stone park, here is still a must see wonder. The large area covered with various geothermal craters and hot springs and unlike in Yellow Stone, the color come from minerals instead of bacterias. NZ$32 an adult, well worth it.

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  • Silver Fern Resort Rotorua

    Rotorua Hotels

    We (3 of us) spent 5 weeks in Australia and New Zealand. The Silver Fern was by far the nicest...

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  • Wai-O-Tapu

    Rotorua Off The Beaten Path

    This attraction consists of a serious of geothermal pools and bush walks and the infamous Lady Knox Geyser. They are located just south of Rotorua and are best reached by car. You should buy your ticket at the main location and then drive back to the geyser. The geyser goes off only once a day at 10.15am. The interesting thing about the Wai-o-Tapu...

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Dunedin

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  • The Albert Arms Tavern

    Dunedin Restaurants

    This solid establishment is world famous in Dunedin for its yummy doorstep toasted sandwiches. You can get other hearty pub fare at student prices. The Albert is a nice plcae to while away a windy Otago afternoon watching the rugby or cricket. Doorstep toasted sandwich of course!!

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  • 858 George Street

    Dunedin Hotels

    We spent 3 nights staying here. The two rooms we had (1 twin and 1 double) were spacious,...

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  • Port Chalmers

    Dunedin Off The Beaten Path

    Port Chalmers is located on the north shore of Otago harbour and is the deep water port for Otago. A short, 15 minute drive from Dunedin, and we were here! We found a nice lookout here, where my photo was taken from, it had great views of the port area, and of the beautiful Iona church. Port Chalmer's is also famous because the last Antarctic...

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Napier

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  • Marine Parade

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Napier Things to Do

    Marine Parade, as the name suggests, runs along the sea front. The area is very nice. The fountain here, we only saw in the day time, but at night it is lit, I think in different colours. THE NEW NAPIER ARCH (1938) commemorates the rebuilding of the city, is not very new any more! There is a colonnade, with two smaller arches, the Veronica...

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  • Scenic Hotel Te Pania

    Napier Hotels

    very nice staff...very hospitable and friendly...got some complimentary pens....strategically placed...

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  • french tourist beating

    Napier Warnings and Dangers

    today two French tourists were attacked whilst in their camper in NapierThe man was badly beaten by a Maori man and woman, he was whipped with a pistolNZ is not a safe placebe very careful see my other warningsthis is 20th Oct 2013

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Milford Sound

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  • On the way to Milford

    Milford Sound Things to Do

    Heading to the Fjord there's a lot of nice place to see, going with your own vehicle is much easier and stop anytime you want

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  • Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

    Milford Sound Things to Do

    The journey to Milford Sound is just as spectacular as the destination itself, Unforgettable journey the most beautiful place on earth! the cliffs rise vertically from the dark waters, the mirror lake. It was very cold during our visit to Milford.We overnight in Te Anau, drove to Milford early in the morning, there's a lot to see on the way...

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  • The Chasm

    Milford Sound Things to Do

    The Chasm is a natural rock feature caused by the waters of the Cleddau river rushing over the rocks. The force is such as to cut holes in the rock to create a waterfall into a huge chasm.The Chasm is reached by a 20 minute easy walk from the car park through temperate rainforest. Footbridges over the river let you see the force of the water close...

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Paihia

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Kaikoura

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  • Intercity : Picton to Kaikoura / to...

    Kaikoura Transportation

    If you're travelling around New Zealand and don't have your own wheels, one of the options available to you is Intercity New Zealand.Intercity have a number of ticket options available to you; these include pass options (so that you can keep your itinerary flexible) as well as single/return journey options.If you need to make a firm itinerary to...

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  • Maxtons On The Shore

    Kaikoura Hotels

    Reading the brochures of Maxtons you would expect beach or at least lovely mountain views but from...

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  • Whale Watching in Comfort and Style

    Kaikoura Things to Do

    Kaikoura's Whale Watch is a great way to get off the shore and see some unique wildlife. Great for kids and adults, they offer many tours throughout the day and have good, competent and knowledgeable crews.Visit their website for tickets and information. Adults, $145. Children, $60.Phone: +64 3 319 6767

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Akaroa

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Whangarei

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  • Quirky museum for all ages

    Whangarei Things to Do

    If you think that Clock Museum sounds really dull...visit Claphams Clocks. It is great fun, even if you never gave clocks one thought. The friendly staff will show you around and demonstrate the most amazing movements. You will never look at clocks the same way again!It is for all ages and all levels of clock appreciation. Make sure you have at...

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  • Lupton Lodge

    Whangarei Hotels

    555 Ngunguru Road, Glenbervie, Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Waste of time

    Whangarei Restaurants

    The only good thing about this cafe was the location. I ordered the Mondo's breakfast asking for no mushrooms specifying I'm allergic, surprise surprise there was mushrooms. When I asked that it go back to the kitchen the server rolled his eyes and pushed mushrooms off with his fork leaving mushroom sauce and juice all over the rest of the food....

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Lyttelton

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  • Historic Town Walk is a thing of the...

    Lyttelton Things to Do

    Update 2013You can still walk the streets of Lyttelton and pass the sites I had described in the tip below - but instead of the beautiful historic buildings you will find mostly empty sites. Nearly all big old buildings have been demolished in the meantime. One exception: at the site of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Winchester Street you will...

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  • No more time-check at the Timeball...

    Lyttelton Things to Do

    Update April 2011 - Update 2013Unfortunately the Timeball Station that had just been renovated was terribly damaged in the 22 February 2011 earthquake and even worse in June 2011. So instead of being dismantled and restored at some point, the beautiful mini-castle-like building was demolished. However, efforts are being made to fund the...

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  • The lost beauty of the Harbour Lights

    Lyttelton Things to Do

    Update 2013The Harbour Lights Theatre has been one of the historic buildings that have been demolished soon after the February 2011 earthquake. All you can see there right now is an empty space :-( Although it sits intriguingly on busy London Street you cannot just visit or have a coffee at the Harbour Light Theatre - although it is a licensed...

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Waiheke Island

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  • Oneroa

    Waiheke Island Things to Do

    Every Saturday morning 8.00am - 1.00pm, the Island holds a community market at the RSA in Ostend. Lots of gifts, arts and crafts, second-hand goods, and even entertainment, organic produce, books, plants, jewellery. This is a popular activity on a Saturday morning, showing typical flair of a lot of Islanders. Experience the character of Waiheke...

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  • Delamore Lodge

    Waiheke Island Hotels

    83 Delamore Drive, PO Box 572, Waiheke Island, North Island, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Fullers Waiheke Ferry

    Waiheke Island Transportation

    Frequent ferries connect the island of Waiheke with downtown Auckland. I caught one of these ferries, operated by "Fullers", for a daytrip to the island during my visit to Auckland in March 2006. The following information is correct as at that time: Ferry times Ferries leave for Waiheke Island approximately hourly during the day from Auckland's...

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  • kiwi's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    If you are planning to drive the South Island this week, you need to know that State highway No.6 has a washout at a bridge at Harihari, so you cannot drive North to South all the way. Both north and south of the bridge are accessible from each end, but you cannot carry on. They are working 24 hrs to repair the onramp to the bridge and at lease get one way traffic flowing. You can check status here: nzta.govt.nz/traffic/current...

    • kiwi's Profile Photo
      Jan 8, 2013 at 2:06 PM

      This bridge has reopened but still being worked on. Keep eye on above website for other disruptions from day to day.

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    Dec 20, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Two large phone companies are providing free wifi hotspots in tourist towns over the summer.
    telecom.co.nz/helpandsupport...

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    Nov 21, 2012 at 4:24 AM

    Mt Tongariro has erupted and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing popular trek has been closed until further notice. Restrictions are in place as to how close you can get to the mountain, for safety reasons. You will need to check daily on current status, if you are planning to do this trek.

    • kiwi's Profile Photo
      Nov 21, 2012 at 11:15 AM

      Some domestic local flights have been cancelled due to the ash cloud, some disruption for travellers here.

    • kiwi's Profile Photo
      Nov 21, 2012 at 6:24 PM

      Most flights back on track, but could change daily. More eruptions probable. Tongariro Alpine Crossing track still closed until further notice.

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    Nov 11, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Some high country road passes that tourists often use, have had a little late season snow, so take care of road conditions.

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Dec and Jan - Police will ticket you if you go more than 4km/hr over the speed limit. New holiday speeds, take care.

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