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1. Posted by Sophie7787 (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

Hello All,

Some may call me ignorant but i was wondering if anyone could help me out with abit of knowledge about New Zealand...Places to see and things to do???

Many Thanks


2. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 7y

Have you checked out the travel guide for New Zealand on this website?

3. Posted by beejaytea (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

I'm going to NZ in August '09 and so far my homework has lead me to this:
North Island - the Cultural Island
South Island - the place for adventure!

I chatted to the fella at my local Kathmandu Shop when I bought my sleeping bag and he recommended the following:

North Island - visit the Coromandel, Hot Water Beach. Go sand Dune Surfing at Capr Ringa (Far North). Waitomo caves - see the Glow worms and the Gondola Ride and Luge at Rotorua.

South Island - Take a daytime wilderness cruise at Doubtful sound. Skiing, Bungy, White Water Rafting and River adventures.

Have fun!

4. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

yeah the last post just about covers it.

I'd like to add wellington to that list in the north island. it's just a good city, nice and compact so you can walk around, it's very lively! oh and the tongariro crossing near taupo

oh and franz josef on the south island

5. Posted by adell (Budding Member 42 posts) 7y

North Island

Waitamo - black water rafting through the glow worm caves
Rotorua - ace thermal baths, great curtural nights with traditonal buffet called a hangi, luge
Taupo - best and cheapest place to skydive
Tongariro Crossing - a 7 hour hike over a volcano aka Mt Doom from LOTR film, meant to be one of the best one day hikes in NZ. Stay in National Park Village to do the hike.
Wellington - Te Papa museum is free and a good
Nelson - Wine country take a winery tour

South Island

Abel Tasman National Park - Beautiful walks and hikes
Greymouth - Monteiths Beer Brewery
Franz Josef - Hike up the glacier, full day/half day or blow the budget on the heli hike
Wanaka - Beautiful scenery
Queenstown - BUNGY my fav town in NZ, luge
Milford Sounds - Fiord land, take a cruise
Dunedin - Speights Brewery, Cadburys Factory
Lake Tekapo - The views are awesome and its just so quiet.
Mt Cook National Park
Kaikoura - Swim with Dolphins a must do or whale watch

and thats just some of what NZ has to offer

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