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Christchurch

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1251,2676,391

Auckland

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1113,2477,311

Queenstown

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651,1740,117

Rotorua

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501,1294,111

Wellington

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604,1328,132

Dunedin

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/South_Island/Otago/Dunedin-1883732/TravelGuide-Dunedin.html

343,819,84

Napier

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/North_Island/Hawkes_Bay/Napier-1882608/TravelGuide-Napier.html

188,484,55

Milford Sound

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/South_Island/Southland/Milford_Sound-2271904/TravelGuide-Milford_Sound.html

210,714,1

Akaroa

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251,628,11

Waiheke Island

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64,162,18

Paihia

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/North_Island/Northland/Paihia-1882314/TravelGuide-Paihia.html

124,295,45

Whangarei

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/North_Island/Northland/Whangarei-1881054/TravelGuide-Whangarei.html

66,86,12

Kaikoura

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210,699,45

Invercargill

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49,66,34

Arthur's Pass National Park

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86,317,0

Lyttelton

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/South_Island/Canterbury/Lyttelton-2271894/TravelGuide-Lyttelton.html

116,320,0

Gisborne

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/North_Island/East_Cape/Gisborne-1884254/TravelGuide-Gisborne.html

42,89,20

Picton

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/South_Island/Marlborough/Picton-2271886/TravelGuide-Picton.html

83,211,28

Fox Glacier

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83,371,4

Tirau

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/North_Island/Waikato/Tirau-1881465/TravelGuide-Tirau.html

37,128,0

Greymouth

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/South_Island/West_Coast/Greymouth-1884266/TravelGuide-Greymouth.html

38,87,21

Timaru

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/South_Island/Canterbury/Timaru-1881474/TravelGuide-Timaru.html

55,145,12

Hamilton

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/North_Island/Waikato/Hamilton-1883512/TravelGuide-Hamilton.html

57,236,55

Mount Maunganui

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56,160,5

Whangamata

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

19,55,16

Cape Reinga

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73,160,0

Wanaka

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/South_Island/Otago/Wanaka-2271901/TravelGuide-Wanaka.html

118,382,41

Lake Tekapo

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80,307,2

Hanmer Springs

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45,103,19

Franz Josef Glacier

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129,409,17

Nelson

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/South_Island/NelsonTasman/Nelson-1882601/TravelGuide-Nelson.html

98,189,76

Oamaru

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/South_Island/Otago/Oamaru-2271900/TravelGuide-Oamaru.html

50,98,16

Wanganui

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/North_Island/ManawatuWanganui/Wanganui-1881138/TravelGuide-Wanganui.html

31,49,29

Tongariro National Park

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/North_Island/Taupo_Region/Tongariro_National_Park-1881431/TravelGuide-Tongariro_National_Park.html

84,231,12

Te Anau

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/South_Island/Southland/Te_Anau-1881583/TravelGuide-Te_Anau.html

109,317,37

Hokitika

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76,199,17

Upper Hutt

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/North_Island/Wellington_Region/Upper_Hutt-2271884/TravelGuide-Upper_Hutt.html

33,61,0

Arrowtown

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/South_Island/Otago/Arrowtown-2271898/TravelGuide-Arrowtown.html

113,310,8

Petone

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/North_Island/Wellington_Region/Petone-1884232/TravelGuide-Petone.html

32,72,0

Blenheim

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/South_Island/Marlborough/Blenheim-2271968/TravelGuide-Blenheim.html

31,71,30

Rangitoto Island

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/North_Island/Auckland_Region/Rangitoto_Island-1882010/TravelGuide-Rangitoto_Island.html

20,49,0

Twizel

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/South_Island/Canterbury/Twizel-2271896/TravelGuide-Twizel.html

31,96,8

Waitomo Caves

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/North_Island/Waikato/Waitomo_Caves-1881165/TravelGuide-Waitomo_Caves.html

65,210,4

New Plymouth

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/North_Island/Taranaki/New_Plymouth-1882590/TravelGuide-New_Plymouth.html

21,47,31

Palmerston North

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/North_Island/ManawatuWanganui/Palmerston_North-1882300/TravelGuide-Palmerston_North.html

34,94,33

Mount Cook

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/South_Island/Canterbury/Mount_Cook-2271895/TravelGuide-Mount_Cook.html

53,146,1

Matamata

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/North_Island/Waikato/Matamata-2271868/TravelGuide-Matamata.html

29,137,5

Kaiapoi

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/South_Island/Canterbury/Kaiapoi-2272031/TravelGuide-Kaiapoi.html

48,86,0

Raglan

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/North_Island/Waikato/Raglan-1882051/TravelGuide-Raglan.html

29,94,3

Methven

https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/New_Zealand/South_Island/Canterbury/Methven-1882757/TravelGuide-Methven.html

42,47,7

Christchurch

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Auckland

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  • Mt Eden

    Auckland Things to Do

    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 definitely get a better one in the sky tower, I was not impressed.

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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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  • Orbit Restaurant

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Auckland Restaurants

    %d4Spectacular views from this very nice revolving restaurant, situated 190 metres up the Skytower. Great service and lovely food, even a little bit of excitement to get up here on the lift. I really enjoyed being up here to watch the sun go down, so we got to see the city by daylight , then by night. The night lights were gorgeous too! Park in the...

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Queenstown

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Rotorua

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  • Te Puia

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rotorua Things to Do

    A visit to the Pohutu Geyser is a must when staying in Rotorua.It is situated in the Whakarewarewa thermal valley.The largest of several geysers within the valley which erupts on average once or twice each hour and can reach heights of up to 30 meters.Pohutu Geyser is a complex spring which discharges water in a cyclic manner.It is believed that a...

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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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  • Deli Roasts

    Rotorua Restaurants

    Actually this amazing place is better than the title I gave it above. It’s actually full Roast Dinners to Takeaway! And they don’t just give you good portions, they give you HUGE portions! When one of the people in my travelling party did not feel well, they mentioned that when they had visited England that a full English Roast Dinner had made...

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Wellington

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Dunedin

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  • Larnach Castle

    Dunedin Things to Do

    There are three levels of accommodation offered at Larnach Castle. Camp Lodge is new manor house bulit on the grounds which offers luxury accommodation. Larnach Lodge is built over the original farm houses and offers views ove the Otago Penninsula to the south. Stable stays offer budget accommodation in the 140 year old stables next to the...

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  • Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

    Dunedin Hotels

    At first sight this hotel is not very appealing. A big building with a cold atmosphere. But first,...

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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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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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  • Find a Public Toilet

    Napier Things to Do

    Caught out after a couple of beers on Napier's Marine Parade. Looking for a toilet? or a place to park you bike or your luggage for a few hours while you explore Napier's architecture?? You can hire towels for a swim in the ocean or take a shower!These are facilities available next to the Sound Shell on Marine Parade. See the details on my Napier...

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Milford Sound

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  • Enjoy a boat tour of the Fiord

    Milford Sound Things to Do

    No one ventures that drive through the Homer tunnel unless they plan to venture into Milford Sound, and so after enjoying some adventures en route, we pulled into the little enclave of Milford (pop. 170) at the head of the Sound around 12:30 -- giving us time for a pleasant lunch and shore stroll before our 3:00 PM trip. It was scheduled to be a...

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  • Milford Sound Lodge

    Milford Sound Hotels

    As others may have commented, there is accommodation in Milford Sound. And by that, I mean only one...

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  • Easy to have a car

    Milford Sound Transportation

    If you already have a car in New Zealand before taking this trip to Milford take the car with you. I find having your own wheel is the easiest way to get toIs a long drive to Milford but it is a very scenic drive. You are going to stop a few times on the way. We drove to Te Anau the night before, and the next morning we have an early start We took...

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Akaroa

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  • French Bay

    Akaroa Things to Do

    Why did they name French Bay? when we drove into town for lunch it became immediately apparent that the French had played a greater role in Akaroa’s history.Be amazed by the spectacular views of Akaroa Harbour and the Canterbury Plains on the high scenic drive from ChristchurchHalf the street names were French, and nearly all of the neat colonial...

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  • La Rochelle Motel Akaroa

    Akaroa Hotels

    Cnr Rue Lavaud & Rue Grehan, Akaroa, Christchurch-Canterbury, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Scenic Bays

    Akaroa Things to Do

    Just 90 minutes drive from Christchurch it is popular with day trippers, although the Banks Peninsula’s wealth of attractions. The scenic Summit Road which winds along the hills of the volcanic peninsular offered spectacular views of Akaroa Bay and the Pacific oceanThe beautiful harbour dominates the landscape. There is lots of exploring to do in...

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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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  • The Boatshed

    Waiheke Island Hotels

    Corner of Tawa and Huia Streets, Little Oneroa, Waiheke Island, North Island, New Zealand

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Fullers Waiheke Ferry

    Waiheke Island Transportation

    I liked that boat journey, I saw Auckland from a different point of view. After half an hour or so I arrived to Waiheke island. The next day it was even better the navigation since I could observe Auckland better, with more light.

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Paihia

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  • Russell

    Paihia Things to Do

    Across the bay from Paihia is the town of Russell. It was originally called Kororareka and was the first Europesan settlement in the area. The local Mâori people very soon realised that there was valuable trade to be had with the European and American ships and the town flourished but, as a place without laws, soon earned teh nickname 'Hellhole of...

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  • Cook's Lookout Motel

    Paihia Hotels

    My husband and I stayed here for four nights, and were really looking forward to our trip....

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  • Open air, cold beer and hot pizza

    Paihia Restaurants

    I believe this place may have changed names or at least goes by an alternative than you'll find on Google. Old name was Vinnies Fish & Chips Takeaway but when I was there, the signboard said "Slice".Regardless, the street views are the same, the ambiance is the same and location is the same. It has a few tables on the sidewalk, but the doors open...

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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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Kaikoura

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  • Whale Watch Kaikoura

    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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  • 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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  • Divine homemade food

    Kaikoura Restaurants

    Poppy's cafe in Kaikoura has sublime homemade food. The quiche was packed with goodness and came with an awesome tomato relish for $5.Followed this up with a divine cookie cheesecake for $6.50.Friendly service and a bright small seating area.They also do huge ice cream cones.

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Invercargill

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  • Intercity : Queenstown to Invercargill/...

    Invercargill 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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  • 554 Moana Court Motel

    Invercargill Hotels

    We really enjoyed our stay! Hi! Thank you so much for having us stay with you. Your Motel is...

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  • PURAKAUNUI FALLS

    Invercargill Off The Beaten Path

    The Purakaunui Falls are a cascading multi-tiered waterfall on the Purakaunui River, located in a small reserve of mixed podocarp and beech forest. A 10 minute walk on an excellent track takes you to the falls.The Purakaunui Falls car park has a picnic area with toilets.Another beautiful one, tumbling 20 metres over three distinct tiers.LocationThe...

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Arthur's Pass National Park

  • Castle Hill

    Arthur's Pass National Park Things to Do

    Look familiar? Castle Hill was the site of the battle scens in the movie 'Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe'. It is in a privately owned station on the road from Christchurch across Arthur's Pass. It is a popular spot for 'bouldering' - climging over the huge limestone boulders. Limestone from this region was used in the...

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  • The road from Arthur's Pass to the West

    Arthur's Pass National Park Things to Do

    On leaving Arthur's Pass State Highway 73 runs through Otira Gorge over the Otira Viaduct. After climbing down from the mountains you have a choice.Follow SH 73 along the Taramakau River to Kamara Junction and the intersection with SH 6 along the West coast. ORTake the turn to the right into Lake Brunner Road which takes you past picturesque Lake...

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  • Otira Viaduct Lookout

    Arthur's Pass National Park Things to Do

    After leaving Arhtur's Pass township traveling west there is a lookout on the left. From here you can get a great view of the Otira Gorge and the new viaduct. What an amazing piece of engineering. It takes much time off the journey for big trucks and is much safer.The lookout is also a favourite haunt of the cheeky mountain parrot - the Kea. He...

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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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