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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
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Huka Falls

Absolutely amazing falls with extremely blue and clear water!
It is on the way from Rotorua to Lake Taupo along the road.You can also have a bit of a rest there and enjoy a lunch on one of the many wooden tables.

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Joenes
Sep 29, 2005

Huka Falls and Wairakei Park

Just about 10 kilometers north of Taupo you will find Wairakei Park, home of Huka Falls. Youi can walk the Huka Falls loop here which passes Huka Falls and will take you to some more waterfalls at the end. If you're short on time, no worries, Huka Falls are close to the carpark. A footbridge crosses the Waikato river above the falls, which looks more like a giant turquiose rapid. The lookout platform gives you the best views of the falls. If there is a chance for sunshine, just wait a bit and you will see the turquoise colours come out even more.

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martin_nl
Oct 16, 2004

Taupo's Huka Falls

Huka Falls are located approximately five minutes from Lake Taupo are the spectacular Huka Falls. Huka jet boat rides operate daily, weather and river conditions permitting. Huka's waters are known for fine brown and rainbow fishing. Many international celebrities stay at the Huka Lodge here because of its beauty as well as being a peaceful and private retreat area.

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keeweechic
Jan 10, 2004

Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo is New Zealand's largest lake and is the unofficial trout capital of the Southern Hemisphere.

The lake is in the centre of the Northern Island and is quite scenic, nestled between Tongariro National Park to the south, and the geothermal areas of Rotorua to the north.

Careful at high season, as this area is quite popular with both locals and tourists... During my stay this is the only place where we encountered any really significant traffic jams on either island...

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Apr 06, 2003
 
 
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Mt Ngauruhoe

Mt Ngauruhoe is one of three major peaks in the Tongariro National Park which sits on a central volcanic plateau to the south of Lake Taupo. On a clear day the white tip can be seen for miles and makes a wonderful backdrop to Lake Taupo. Mt Ruapehu is the highest peak in the North Island and is very popular with locals and tourists alike for skiing. There are fully developed ski-fields on several slopes and even a hot crater lake surrounded by snow.
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