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Abel Tasman National Park 3 Ahipara 2 Akaroa 6 Albury 1 Alexandra 1 Anakiwa 1 Arthur's Pass 3 Auckland 48 Bay of Plenty 1 Blackball 1 Blenheim 6 Cape Reinga 1 Catlins 2 Charleston 2 Christchurch 41 Coromandel 6 Cromwell 1 Dargaville 1 Doubtless Bay 1 Dunedin 16 Fox Glacier 2 Franz Josef 7 Geraldine 2 Gisborne 2 Glenhope 1 Glenorchy 3 Golden Bay 5 Great Barrier Island 2 Greymouth 7 Haast 2 Hamilton 5 Hanmer Springs 5 Hastings 6 Havelock 2 Hawera 1 Hawkswood 1 Hokianga 1 Hokitika 4 Invercargill 5 Kahoe 1 Kaikoura 11 Kaitaia 2 Karamea 2 Karangahake 1 Kerikeri 5 Kuaotunu 1 Lake Tekapo 4 Makarora 1 Manapouri 3 Mangakino 1 Marahau 2 Marlborough Sounds 3 Matamata 1 Methven 4 Milford Sound 2 Milton 1 Motueka 6 Mount Cook 3 Mount Maunganui 3 Murchison 1 Napier 10 National Park Village 1 Nelson 19 New Plymouth 7 Oamaru 7 Ohakune 5 Omarama 1 Opononi 1 Opoutere 1 Otaki 2 Otakou 1 Oturehua 1 Owaka 2 Paekakariki 1 Paihia 13 Palmerston North 2 Paraparaumu 1 Picton 9 Piha 1 Pukenui 1 Punakaiki 2 Queenstown 26 Raetihi 1 Raglan 3 Rai Valley 1 Ranfurly 2 Rangitata 1 Reefton 1 Renwick 1 Rotorua 20 Roxburgh 2 Russell 2 Seddon 1 Spring Creek 1 St. Arnaud 1 Stewart Island / Rakiura 2 Taihape 2 Tairua 1 Takaka 1 Taupo 14 Tauranga 8 Te Anau 5 Te Puke 1 Thames 4 Timaru 3 Tongariro National Park 8 Tuatapere 2 Turangi 5 Tutukaka 1 Twizel 1 Waiau 1 Waiheke Island 3 Waikawa 1 Waipu 1 Waitomo 5 Wanaka 9 Wanganui 3 Wellington 17 Westport 3 Whakahoro 1 Whakatane 1 Whangamata 2 Whanganui 2 Whangarei 4 Whangaroa 1 Whenuakite 1 Whitianga 6

New Zealand Travel Tips & Suggestions

Palmerston North is a beautiful place!
Turangi is a killer spot for the serious outdoor enthusiast. Tongariro crossing (ranked one of the best day hikes in the world) is just up the road along with tons and tons of fishing opportunities. Just a word of warning, I heard about a lot of cars being broken into here so be mindful of your stuff, especially …
Methven is a small but beautiful country and ski town. It is situated between beautiful mountains and green fields. The overall atmosphere is friendly (although we didn't see many people). It is not a busy town with nightlife and lots of bars. It has a country feel to it, so if you want to get away from busy and big …
I've been kayaking with Golden Bay Kayaks in Abel Tasman and although it was cheaper than the other kayaking companies it was beautiful and exciting. Even though I was beginner at kayaking, I could see a lot of great views within a half day. Awesome place for swimming and remote beaches. Friendly company stuffs. Love …
I did the day hike at Tongariro National Park. It was absolutely amazing - sooo beautiful! Bring lots of water and food. It's a small town.
I love the place! It has a real New Zealand feel to it. With the river right in the middle of town and the harbour not far, there's plenty of free sightseeing to be had. All the basics are there like cinema, supermarkets, choice of restaurants, and bars. The Monteith's Brewery tour is well worth it, there's plenty of …
I spent 6 weeks working in Glenorchy, and it was the highlight of my 6 month stay in New Zealand. I went jet boating with Dart River Safaris, and that was spectacular. I highly suggest a visit.
I love Hastings so much, I stayed and worked there with my son, Kevin, in 2006 and 2007 and it was a great experience to work in the orchard farms, including a month working in a blueberry pack house. We made lots of friends from all over the world and learned some of their languages too. I really hope that one day I …
Motueka is a great place. Looks on the map like a small place to pass through on the way to Abel Tasman, but there's a lot to do there and for staying for a while there can't be many better towns in New Zealand. Small but with the facilities and nightlife of a much larger town, extremely friendly and welcoming locals …
Hokitika is a lovely place for a night or two, and probably one of the nicest towns in the country.
Roxburgh is a nice town with friendly people. It's very far from the next city Alexandra (40 kms).
Napier is a really cute place to stay for a few days! There is loads to do including the spa (which is so cheap), the aquarium and mini-golf! There also seems to be a lot of dance classes happening - salsa was really fun. Pubs are good, but not really a clubby place! Had a really good time here!
One of the most interesting tours I've done on my world trip was Murray Baker's volcano tour of Auckland (www.geotours.co.nz). Price is around €40-45. Also useful if you're going on to Hawaii afterwards.
Taupos a very cool place - I would definitely recommend at least 3 days there. It has lots of free walks and stuff to do.
Whangarei is a lot bigger than what we thought it would be. It has a cute city centre, and alot of surrounding suburban areas. It also has a small waterfront area. It is midway between Auckland and the Bay of Islands and a good place to lodge while exploring the surrounding areas.