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New Zealand Travel: Most Popular Articles

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New Zealand Adult and Swinger Clubs
Where to go in New Zealand if you are a couple and looking for adult entertainment
Sex and Prostitution in New Zealand
What you need to know about prostitution and sex workers in New Zealand, including laws and services.
Top 10 Reasons to Visit New Zealand
New Zealand wasn’t chosen as the location for filming “The Lord of the Rings” for nothing. Here’s how to make your trip to New Zealand memorable.
Best Cheap Eats and Good Value Dining in...
Where to eat on a budget when visiting Queenstown
Naturist and Nudist Clubs and Accommodation in...
Naturist clubs and other places to stay to enjoy a naturist/nude holiday in the North Island of New Zealand.
Driving Tours of New Zealand: Christchurch to...
What to see on the spectacular drive from Christchurch to Queenstown
Driving Day Trips from Auckland
If you have a day or more to spare in Auckland, a thirty minute drive in any direction will take you to a number of great destinations.
New Zealand Dangerous Plants and Animals
Here are the plants, insects and other creatures to watch out for in New Zealand.
Where to Swim “Au Naturel&#226...
There are several nudist and naturist beaches in the Auckland area. Here are the most popular.
Naturism in New Zealand
All about naturism and nudism in New Zealand
North Island or South Island: Which Should I...
Use this to help you decide in which island of New Zealand to spend most of your trip time.
New Zealand Country Calling Code for Phones
Country calling code information for making calls to or from New Zealand.
Telephone Area Codes in New Zealand
A guide to area codes in the regions of New Zealand, including landline, mobile, toll free, and paid-for phone services.
Best Restaurants, Cafes and Dining in Rotorua
As one of New Zealand's leading tourist areas, Rotorua has many excellent options for eating. Here are some highlights.
Waitakere Walks: Short and Easy Trails
The Waitakere Ranges is one of the best places for walking in the Auckland region. Here are some of the shorter walks that are both easy and very enjoyable.
Auckland's Best Shopping Areas
When it comes to shopping, Auckland has everything you would expect from an international city.
South Island Highlights
The major tourist highlights of the South Island of New Zealand. Don't miss them!
East Cape – Opotiki to Gisborne (Coastal...
A drive around the easternmost part of the North Island has some of the most stunning coastal scenery in New Zealand.
July in New Zealand
July is the middle of winter in New Zealand, and one of the best months for skiing, snow sports, and other alpine activities.
Top Ten Things to Do in Queenstown
The Ten Best Things to See and Do in Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand
Weather and Climate in New Zealand
Information about New Zealand’s geography, seasons, and temperatures to determine when is the best time of year to visit.
Great Driving Trips of New Zealand: North Island
More than half of New Zealand’s roads are in the North Island. Here are some suggested routes and highlights for driving around the North Island.
Driving Tour: Taupo to Wellington (Inland Route)
This is the most direct route to Wellington from Taupo. It passes through the middle of the North Island, including the Tongariro National Park.
Fun and Free Things To Do in Taupo
The area around Lake Taupo has some great things to do and explore that won't cost you anything. Here are some of the best.
North Island Highlights
As one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the North Island has a virtually endless array of sights and attractions that will impress any visitor.
New Zealand Trip Planning
New Zealand is a fabulous place to visit. However, to make the most of your trip there are some very important questions you should ask yourself.
Driving Tours of New Zealand: Auckland –...
Highlights of the scenic route from Auckland to Taupo via Rotorua
New Zealand Wine: Grape Varieties and Wine Styles
New Zealand is well known for its wines. An overview of the main grape varieties planted in the country and a description of the types of wine they produce.
What Does it Cost in New Zealand?
How do New Zealand prices compare? Here is what you can expect to pay for essential items in New Zealand. Page 2.
East Cape - Opotiki to Gisborne (Coastal...
The second leg of the Coastal Pacific Highway from Opotiki to Gisborne, one of New Zealand's great driving tours.
Top Ten Best Beaches in the Far North,...
Northland is most renowned for its fabulous beaches. Here are the top ten beaches to visit north of the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
Map of New Zealand
New Zealand Region Maps. New Zealand Travel.
Twenty Best Things to Do in the Bay of Islands
A guide to the 20 top things to see and do in North Island’s leading tourist destination, centered around the towns of Kerikeri, Paihia, and Russell.
New Zealand Historic Places Trust
If you are interested in New Zealand history, the Historic Places Trust is a valuable resource. Find out about the Trust and the services it provides.
When to Visit New Zealand
Any time is a great time to visit New Zealand. It really depends on what you want to do. Here are some of the highlights of each season in New Zealand.
Taupo Restaurant and Bar Guide
Taupo is a lively place for tourists and has lots of great dining options in and around the town. Here's where to head if you're looking for somewhere good to eat or drink.
Ninety Mile Beach, Northland
Explore this wonderful part of the west coast on your visit to the Far North of New Zealand.
Freedom (Wild) Camping and the Law in New Zealand
If you’re traveling around New Zealand with a tent, caravan, or campervan, this is what you need to know about your rights and responsibilities.
Katipo Spider
Here are the plants, insects and other creatures to watch out for in New Zealand.
Vegetarian and Vegan Dining in Auckland, New...
Looking for dining options for vegetarians and vegans in Auckland? There are plenty of choices from a wide-range of cuisines.
Driving Tours of New Zealand: Auckland to the...
What to see and do when heading north from Auckland to the Bay of Islands in Northland, one of the country’s most beautiful and historic regions.
Best Things to Do in Auckland
As New Zealand's largest city and the arrival point for most international visitors, Auckland is a great place to start your trip.
Top Ten Things to Do in Taupo
If you are visiting Taupo in the North Island, here are some things you won't want to miss.
New Zealand School Holidays
School and public holidays can be a busy time to travel, particularly in the summer. Here is a list of all holiday dates to help you book travel in advance.
Driving Tours of New Zealand: Auckland to...
The drive from Auckland to Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty has many things to see along the way, including the spectacular Karangahake Gorge.
Redback spider
Here are the plants, insects and other creatures to watch out for in New Zealand. Page 2.
Kea
An adult Kea in Fiordland, New Zealand. Page 8.
White-Tailed Spider
Here are the plants, insects and other creatures to watch out for in New Zealand. Page 3.
Katikati Naturist Park, North Island, New Zealand
Description and Facilities at a Nude Resort and Campsite near Katikati
Queenstown Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Tours
Visit the locations used for the filming of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit near Queenstown on a guided tour with Nomad Safaris.
August in New Zealand
August is the last month of winter in New Zealand and is the height of the ski, snowboarding, and winter sports season.
Portuguese Man-of-War (Bluebottle) Jellyfish
Here are the plants, insects and other creatures to watch out for in New Zealand. Page 6.
Sharks
Here are the plants, insects and other creatures to watch out for in New Zealand. Page 7.
Whangarei Cafe Guide
If you're looking for a coffee or a quick meal in Whangarei, here are the best places to head for.
Mosquito
Here are the plants, insects and other creatures to watch out for in New Zealand. Page 4.
New Caledonia on a Budget
If you are looking for a budget vacation to New Caledonia, here are some ways to enjoy a great holiday without breaking the bank.
Exploring the Waitakere Ranges, West Auckland
The Waitakere Ranges, a rainforest to the west of Auckland City, has some beautiful bush and beaches to explore.
Ten Best Coromandel Beaches
North Island’s Coromandel Peninsula has some of the loveliest beaches in New Zealand. Here are some of the best that definitely should not be missed.
Auckland Airport Restaurants, Cafes and Dining
If you’re traveling to or from Auckland Airport, there are a number of restaurants and cafes in the terminal and in the shopping areas close by.
Sandflies
Here are the plants, insects and other creatures to watch out for in New Zealand. Page 5.
New Zealand Travel Apps for iPhone, iPad or...
A selection of the best apps to use on your mobile device to make your trip to New Zealand easier and more enjoyable.
Freedom Camping in New Zealand
If you are intending on camping or traveling in a motorhome in New Zealand here are the things you need to know, including laws, certification, and more.
South Island Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit...
Explore the South Island sites where The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy and The Hobbit were filmed in New Zealand with these recommended tours.
What To See and Do in Noumea
Where to go and what to do to get the most from your holiday in Noumea, New Caledonia
Driving Tour of New Zealand: Auckland –...
Highlights of the scenic route from Auckland to Taupo via Rotorua. Page 2.
Top Ten Reasons to Visit the North Island
Want to visit the North Island of New Zealand? Here are ten reasons why you should.
Auckland North Shore Beaches
Explore the beaches of the North Shore, some of the best in the Auckland region.
Auckland Beaches
Sitting on the junction of two harbors, Auckland is surrounded by beaches in all directions. Here are the best beaches for fun and relaxation.
Top Ten Reasons to Visit the South Island
The South Island of New Zealand has many great things to see and do. Here are ten reasons why you want to include the South Island in your trip to New Zealand.
Lake Taupo Facts and Figures
Lake Taupo is the largest freshwater lake in Australasia. Here are more interesting facts about this beautiful lake.
April in New Zealand
April is the middle of autumn in New Zealand, and one of the prettiest months to enjoy the country’s natural scenery.
Waitakere Walks: Upper Nihotupu Dam Track
Some of the best walking trails in the Waitakere Ranges near Auckland
November in New Zealand
If you're visiting New Zealand during November here are some of the things to look out for and what to expect.
Whangarei Restaurant and Bar Guide
Whangarei has some great restaurants, bars and places to eat. If you're looking for a meal out, here are the places to check out.
Where to See the Kiwi Bird in New Zealand
If you want to see a real live kiwi bird, visit one of the several kiwi houses or sanctuaries to be found throughout New Zealand.
Best Auckland City Walks
Auckland is a great city to explore on foot. Here are some of the best places to walk within the central Auckland region.
Bungy Jump Sites in the North Island
A list and description of where you can try bungy jumping in the North Island. Included are details of commercial operators.
Top 10 Mistakes Tourists Make in New Zealand
Don't make these mistakes when you visit New Zealand.
North Island Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit...
Recommended tours to explore the North Island sites where The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy and The Hobbit were filmed in New Zealand.
New Caledonia
A French colony, New Caledonia is an unspoilt paradise that combines a unique culture with beautiful beaches and tropical scenery.
Mount Cook Village: Visit the Region of New...
This part of the Mount Cook National Park is one of the most special alpine areas in New Zealand.
Guide to Queenstown: Outdoor Adventure Capital...
What to see and do in Queenstown, New Zealand's most picturesque and exciting tourist destination.
Pohutukawa: the New Zealand Christmas Tree
The beautiful pohutukawa tree, often described as New Zealand's Christmas Tree
Phone and Calling Information When Visiting New...
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Cheap Bus and Coach Travel in New Zealand
Want to save money on bus and coach travel in New Zealand? Follow these tips.
Ten Best Beaches of Northland
Northland has some of the finest coastline in New Zealand. Here are the ten best beaches between Auckland and the Bay of Islands.
Cheap New Zealand: Tips for Cheap Travel in New...
Here are some ideas that will help your money go further in New Zealand, while still giving you a great vacation.
Internet Services in New Zealand
Want to know where and how you can get internet access in New Zealand? Here are some tips and facts for international travelers.
Lake Taupo, New Zealand's Largest Lake
What to See and Do Around Lake Taupo in the central North Island
October in New Zealand
October is a great month to visit New Zealand. Here is what you will find.
Introducing New Zealand
New Zealand is one of the most special places on the planet to visit and explore. Find out here what makes the country unique and why you should come here.
Maruia Springs: A New Zealand Hidden Gem
Maruia Springs is a delightful, Japanese-inspired resort and spa just a two hour drive north of Christchurch.
Spaceship Campers: A Self Drive Alternative for...
If you're considering traveling around New Zealand in a campervan you should take a look at these innovative vehicles.
Best Cafes and Cheap Eats in Tauranga
Where to go in Tauranga if you are looking for a coffee or quick meal.
new zealand birds,kiwi,new zealand wildlife
All about the kiwi, the flightless bird that is unique to New Zealand.
New Zealand Natural Dangers and Hazards
Make sure you stay safe in your travel through New Zealand by being aware of these natural dangers.
Taupo Cafe Guide
If you're looking for a casual lunch or coffee in Taupo, here is a selection of the best places to visit.
Complete Driving Tour of the South Island
Here's a complete driving tour of the South Island, with best places to go and things to see.
How to Get Around New Zealand
The best ways to travel through New Zealand, including all the transport options.
Top Rated Luxury and Five Star Auckland Hotels
Here are our recommendations for the finest luxury hotels in Auckland
Campsites and Holiday Parks in Queenstown,...
If you're camping or visiting Queenstown in a motorhome here are your options for places to stay.
South Island Travel Guide
The South Island contains some of New Zealand's most awesome sights. Here is information about how to get the best from your visit.
Where to See Kiwis in the Wild in New Zealand
A list of places to see the kiwi bird in their natural wilderness environment.
September in New Zealand
Weather and what to see and do in New Zealand during September.
Gisborne: Restaurant and Dining Reviews
Cafes and restaurants worth visiting in Gisborne on the North Island's East Coast
Nikau Glowworm Cave, South Auckland
An exciting caving trip for all ages to the south of Auckland.
Titirangi, Waitakere, West Auckland
The delightful village of Titirangi makes the perfect place from which to start your exploration of the Waitakere Ranges in West Auckland.
Taupo Highlights: Best Things to See and Do
Here are the things you won't want to miss if you are visiting Taupo in the central North Island.
New Zealand Nude Blacks
What will New Zealanders think of next? How about a game of the national sport, Rugby - in the nude?
New Zealand Regions: West Coast, South Island
About the West Coast on the South Island of New Zealand, including what to see and do.
Sea Snake
Images from New Caledonia in the South Pacific. Page 4.
Whangamata, Coromandel Peninsula: Cafes,...
The best cafes, restaurants and dining in Whangamata on the Coromandel Peninsula
Great Driving Trips of New Zealand: South Island
Explore the South Island of New Zealand with these great driving tours.
White Island: Geological Wonderland
The unique geological features of White Island off the coast of the Bay of Plenty in the North Island of New Zealand.
Cape Reinga: The Northernmost Tip of New Zealand
Explore the most northern point of New Zealand at the sacred and beautiful Cape Reinga
Boat Trips of the Bay of Islands, Northland,...
Ways to get out on the water and around the islands in the Bay of Islands
Best Northland Towns
If you're visiting Northland, make sure you visit these historic and interesting towns.
North Island Beaches
Where to find the best beaches in the North Island of New Zealand.
Health and Safety in New Zealand
Health and Safety Information for Visitors to New Zealand
Air New Zealand and Other Airlines and Airports...
Information about New Zealand's national air carrier and other air travel information to and within New Zealand
Diving and Underwater Sports in New Caledonia
All about diving in the world's largest lagoon. New Caledonia is one of THE diving spots of the South Pacific.
Best Cafes on Auckland's North Shore
If you are in Auckland’s North Shore and looking for a good coffee, snack, or lunch, here are the cafes worth checking out.
Mangonui: More than Just Fish and Chips
Explore Mangonui in the Far North for great fish and chips – and more.
Wine Regions of New Zealand: Auckland
There are vineyards located in various spots around Auckland. Well worth a visit.
Auckland Region Guide: What to See and Do
A guide to the Auckland region, including the best of what to see and do.
Map of Northland
New Zealand Region Maps. New Zealand Travel. Page 4.
Northland Highlights: Best Things to See and Do
Here are the highlights of Northland. If you are visiting the region they are things you must see and do.
Ten Best Auckland Beaches
The ten best beaches to visit near Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand.
About Eastland (East Cape)
Discover Eastland, the most easterly part of the North Island and the first place in New Zealand to see the sun each day.
Cannabis (Marijuana) and Other Illegal Drugs in...
What you need to know about drugs and the law in New Zealand
Bungy Jump Sites in the South Island
A list and description of where you can try bungy jumping in the South Island. Included are details of commercial operators.
Things to Do with the Family in Mangawhai,...
Mangawhai is a popular seaside town close to Auckland and Whangarei. It offers a huge range of things to do for all the family. Here are some of the best.
Best Cafes in Whakatane
Here are the best cafes for dining and coffee in Whakatane in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, North Island
New Caledonia Adventure: 5-Day Road Trip of the...
If you're looking for something completely different in the South Pacific - and a real adventure - visit the remote northern province of New Caledonia. This five-day tour will show you the best of this stunning region.
Map of North Island
New Zealand Region Maps. New Zealand Travel. Page 2.
New Zealand Ski Resorts – North Island:...
Information on Whakapapa Ski Field in the central North Island of New Zealand.
Kerikeri Cafe and Restaurant Guide
If you're looking for a meal or coffee in Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, here are the best places in town.
March in New Zealand
March is the beginning of autumn in New Zealand, and one of the best months to enjoy the country’s natural scenery.
Auckland Airport Information
Details for using New Zealand's largest airport, whether arriving or departing.
Skydiving in New Zealand
You can try a parachute jump in many parts of New Zealand. No experience necessary!
Jet Boating in New Zealand
Experience the thrill of a jet boat ride in one of New Zealand's rivers, lakes or harbors. Here are all the details on where to go.
Best Auckland Hostels and Backpackers
Listing of the best budget accommodation and backpacker hostels in Auckland, New Zealand.
Best Fine Wine Stores in New Zealand
If you're looking to buy a good bottle of New Zealand or international wine, you should visit a specialist shop. Here are the best in the country.
Christmas in New Zealand
If you are in New Zealand over Christmas, you'll find the celebration a little different to the northern hemisphere. Here's what you can expect and how to get the most from a Christmas in New Zealand.
North Island Driving Tours: Bay of Islands to...
Driving and Touring Route in the Far North of the North Island, from the Bay of Islands to New Zealand's Northernmost Point.
Best Restaurant and Cafe Areas in Auckland
Where to go in Auckland to find the best restaurants and cafes.
Whangaparaoa Peninsula, North Auckland
The Whangaparaoa Peninsula on the outskirts of Auckland is renowned for its wonderful beaches. It's a great place to spend a holiday or take a day trip from Auckland.
Fun For Families in Auckland
Fun things for all the family to do when in Auckland.
The Islands of the Hauraki Gulf
Information on visiting the many islands offshore from Auckland
Marlborough Wine Region: Wineries, Wines,...
Information about the Marlborough Wine Region of New Zealand, including best vineyards and wines, sauvignon blanc and other grape varieties and more.

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