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Auckland Sunset and Night Photography Tour
"Our tour normally starts at Mt Victoria where we can watch the sun setting and get some great images of Auckland bathed in orange light. On our way to Northcote we see some of Devonports finest buildings and beaches. At Northcote we get a great shot of t we also walk up onto a motorway overpass which is a great opportunity to get some light trail photographs. Our drive then takes us around  Auckland's waterfront to see the nightlife and admire Mission Bay with all the shops and the great fountain li another great shot is at Bastion Point overlooking Auckland and out to sea . Then its up through Parnell with its quaint colonial houses and a stop at St Marys church at the top of Parnell. Rated as one of the finest wooden examples of gothic arc"""The beauty of Auckland is truly appreciated at night being reflected in the Waitemata harbor. Auckland really comes to life at night and is easily photographed as it's not very busy and we have access to some great spots. Whether it's a stunning view of the Harbor Bridge Auckland War Memorial Museum or the early colonial houses in Parnell
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Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"The Auckland Hop-on Hop-off tour includes commentary and visits the ""Big 14 Attractions"" of Auckland. Buses leave every 30 minutes in summer and hourly in winter. Explore the likes of Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium Auckland Museum Mt Eden and the Sky Tower to name just a few. Valid for one or two days the Auckland hop-on hop-off tour takes one-hour to complete an entire loop or you can choose to hop-on and off during the day visiting Auckland's attractions along the way. There is a comprehensive audio commentary on the bus as it travels around the loop. The audio commentary is available in English only. Chinese French Korean
From NZD45.00
 
Auckland Museum General Entry Ticket
"Housed in one of the country's finest heritage buildings the Museum's three floors tell the story of New Zealand. From the great Polynesian voyages which first brought people to Aotearoa to the diverse cultures and communities that make up Auckland today Auckland Museum portrays the rich diversity of New Zealand."""Auckland Museum is regarded as one of the finest museums in the southern hemisphere and is renowned for its unique collection of Maori and Pacific treasures.title=Highlights&1=Auckland+Museum+admission+ticket&2=Gain+access+to+three+floors+of+cultural+exhibits&3=See+a+unique+collection+of+Maori+carvings%2C+buildings%2C+canoes+and+treasures&4=Learn+about+Pacific+culture%2C+art+and+heritage
From NZD25.00

Northland Tips (31)

Road trip delights in Northland

It's quite a drive to go up to Paihia, Waitangi and further north, but you'll have lots of opportunity for very scenic and curious sightseeing breaks.The top 10 things to see in Northland, according...
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ChristinaHegele
Feb 26, 2011

Paihia

Paihia was settled by Europeans as a mission station in 1823 is now the main centre for tourists to the Bay area. The area is abundant with of marine life, including the big Marlin, Whales, Penguins,...
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keeweechic
Feb 24, 2010

Northland

The Northland region of New Zealand is one of the most popular places to visit, particularly in the summer. There is a lot to see and do. One of the highlights would be the Bay of Islands with its...
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kiwigal_1
Nov 24, 2009

Fire and Glass - unique beads

Annie Rose Ltd is a glass bead making and pmc (precious metal clay) teaching studio and shop. The beads are absolutely gorgeous and there is always a good selection of handmade beads for sale plus a...
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tissie
Feb 20, 2008

Matakohe - The Kauri Museum

In addition to the previous there's a raft of things to see. They have an entire saw mill (pic 1),amazing historical scenes in period costumes (pic 2), an extensive collection of historic photos that...
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iandsmith
Sep 02, 2007

Matakohe

"Allow two hours to see the museum." The words resonated in my ears; surely an hour would cover a museum about a tree.How wrong was I. We walked in at 3.00pm and, when closing time arrived, we were...
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iandsmith
Sep 02, 2007

The Kauri experience

We allocated one day as a let's-go-look-at-kauri-trees day. To that end we commenced at Manginangina, a small area set on a back road heading south out of Kaeo.The road winds through pleasant forest...
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iandsmith
Sep 02, 2007

Omapere

As explained in the previous tip, I came seeking a wild coastline. I wasn't disappointed. After the bush walk we went to the lookout indicated at the end of a peninsula. It promised much and...
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iandsmith
Sep 02, 2007

Waiotimarama

Omapere is on the western side of the North Island. For some reason I wanted to go there. I think it had a lot to do with Hokitika on the South Island where I'd ventured a couple of times and was...
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iandsmith
Sep 02, 2007

Piroa Falls, Waipu Gorge Scenic Reserve

On the way from Tongariro National Park to Waitomo Caves you will find these falls in the middle and at the bottom of the rainforest.If you are driving towards it it might seem you lost your way...
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Joenes
Jun 19, 2007

Ninety Mile Beach

Ninety Mile Beach is a beach located on the western coast of the far north of the North Island of New Zealand.The name Ninety Mile Beach is a misnomer—it is actually 88 km (55 miles) long. The beach...
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mad4travel
Mar 17, 2007

Waitangi

The Waitangi National Trust Reserve is an exception area which is spread of 506 hectares (1000 acres) and has been preserved for its historical significance. The land was gifted to New Zealanders for...
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keeweechic
Sep 28, 2006
 
 
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City Center

Our time in Christchurch was limited to a day and a half as we were leaving Christchurch in the afternoon for a flight to Sydney. With this in mind decided that an easy way of seeing something of...
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Mt Eden

This is the highest mount of Auckland. It is an extinguished volcano. The bus cannot reach the top, so you have to walk about 300 meters from the bus stop up to the crater. The view is nice but you...
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Skyline Gondola and Restaurant

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...
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Wai-O-Tapu

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...
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Mt Victoria

Wanna go for a walk? How about hiking? Don’t worry you don’t need a hiking shoes or a guide. Just take a bus to Mt. Victoria and then walk yourself back to the city. No trolls in the forest, promise!...
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Marine Parade

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...
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