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North Island

 

Here are a few attractions amongst the many available in the North Island:

The Kauri Museum, Northland

This outstanding museum features the magnificent Kauri Tree, its Timber, and its Gum, as well as pioneering in New Zealand.

Rangitoto: Aucklands picturesque volcano

Rangitoto is Aucklands largest, most recent and least modified volcano of the Auckland Volcanic Field, forming a symmetrical cone at the entrance to the Waitemata Harbour.

Papamoa

Papamoa offers visitors an alternative destination to Mount Maunganui and Tauranga's cosmopolitan buzz.The beaches are less crowded, rural areas frame lifestyle blocks and there is an atmosphere of laid back relaxation.

Hobbiton Village, Matamata

The filming of The Lord of the Rings movies in the area created a lot of excitement and pride in the town. The Alexander farm near Matamata was used as the Hobbiton movie set in the big budget film version of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Raglan

Raglan is a harbour town offering plenty of outdoor entertainment, both on land and in the sea. Located on the west coast of New Zealands North Island, Raglan one of the southern hemispheres longest left-hand surf breaks which is fabulous for keen surfers.

Napier

Far from the world's great population centres and from the European and American cities where 20th Century design evolved lies a small city that is unique.

Taranaki

All year round there is something to see and do. In the winter you can ski on Mt. Taranaki / Egmont and in the summer the beaches, streams and walking tracks are quite popular.

Wanganui

This is the town where early-ousted Dancing with the stars Mayor Michael Laws governs. Wanganui is a thriving and vibrant city, holding true to steadfast values in a modern era.

Carterton

Carterton was originally known as Three Mile Bush and was founded in 1857 to provide a base for men working on the road between Greytown and Masterton.

Massey Memorial, Wellington

The Massey Memorial at Point Halswell, Wellington, commemorates William Ferguson Massey who was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1912 - 1925.

Te Papa - Museum of New Zealand

Te Papa Tongarewa is the national museum of New Zealand. It is branded and commonly known as Te Papa and Our Place.

Beehive Building - Our Parliament

The Parliament Buildings in Wellington's Lambton area feature some of the city's most stunning and instantly recognisable architecture.

Police Museum - Porirua

Situated 24km's north of Wellington in Porirua City on the grounds of the Royal New Zealand Police College. This modern Museum has allot to offer.

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South Island

Here are a few attractions amongst the many available in the South Island:

Nelson and Marlborough

The Nelson/Marlborough region offers natural coastal experiences, Queen Charlotte Track and the magical Abel Tasman National Park, not to mention New Zealands highest sunshine hours.

Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs has almost everything, and is certainly an award winner for the many who come to sample the subtleness of the area. Touched with sophistication but passive, or as active as you like.

Rakaia Gorge Bridge

A proposition was received in 1874 by the Provincial Government for the construction of the bridges at the Upper Rakaia, making use of the small island at the gorge.

Christchurch

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island with a population in excess of 360,000. It is known as "The Garden City' because of its numerous spacious parks.

Canterbury / Westcoast

Canterbury - is not only rich in beauty; it offers a wealth of unparalleled experiences. Visitors can get close to the whales in Kaikoura and swim with the worlds rarest dolphin.

Cardrona Hotel, Wanaka

The township of Cardrona began in 1865, when hundreds of settlers came to the Cardrona Valley , eager to stake their claim. As word got around, the settlement quickly developed and a commercial centre was soon formed.

Otago Central Rail Trail

The Otago Central Rail Trail is a year-round recreational facility, designed for walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders. It is a public reserve and can be walked or ridden in either direction.

Alexandra

Small town, great heart - sunny and dry and relaxing - that is Central Otagos Blossom town Alexandra. Famous for its clock on the hill, many rabbits and wine growing - this town of about 5,000 is a great place to holiday.

Larnach Castle, Dunedin

In 2006, Larnach Castle celebrated 135 years as a Dunedin landmark. From rich man's showplace to billet for soldiers, from politicians retreat to mental asylum, the castle has certainly withstood the rigours of time & the vagaries of fate.

The Catlins

The stretch of coastline which lies between the two townships of Fortrose and Waikawa, on the south eastern coast, was used by the Maori for food gathering is evident by the number of artifacts later found in the area.

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