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New Zealand Travel: Most Popular Articles

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Where to Swim “Au Naturel&aci...
There are several nudist and naturist beaches in the Auckland area. Here are the most popular.
Yes, Prostitution is Legal in New Zealand:...
What you need to know about prostitution and sex workers in New Zealand, including laws and services.
10 Things You Must Do in Queenstown
The Ten Best Things to See and Do in Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand
The Best Adult and Swinger Clubs in New Zealand
Where to go in New Zealand if you are a couple and looking for adult entertainment
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.
The 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.
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.
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.
Campsites and Holiday Parks in Queenstown,...
If you're camping or visiting Queenstown in a motorhome here are your options for places to stay.
New Zealand Dangerous Plants and Animals
Here are the plants, insects and other creatures to watch out for in New Zealand.
Auckland North Shore Beaches
Explore the beaches of the North Shore, some of the best in the Auckland region.
Naturist/ Nudist Clubs & Accommodation -...
Naturist clubs and other places to stay to enjoy a naturist/nude holiday in the North Island of New Zealand.
North Island or South Island: Where to Go in...
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.
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.
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.
The Best Cheap Eats in Queenstown, New Zealand
Where to eat on a budget when visiting 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.
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.
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.
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.
Waitakere Walks: Upper Nihotupu Dam Track
Some of the best walking trails in the Waitakere Ranges near Auckland
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.
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.
Katikati Naturist Park, North Island, New Zealand
Description and Facilities at a Nude Resort and Campsite near Katikati
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.
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.
March in New Zealand - What to See and Do
March is the beginning of autumn in New Zealand, and one of the best months to enjoy the country’s natural scenery.
How to Get Around New Zealand
The best ways to travel through New Zealand, including all the transport options.
Driving Tours of New Zealand: Christchurch to...
What to see on the spectacular drive from Christchurch to Queenstown
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.
Top 10 Mistakes Tourists Make in New Zealand
Don't make these mistakes when you visit New Zealand.
10 Reasons to Visit New Zealand's North Island
Want to visit the North Island of New Zealand? Here are ten reasons why you should.
New Zealand Language: Accent and Pronunciation
About the accent and pronunciation of words and phrases used in New Zealand. Also take the New Zealand Language Quiz.
South Island Highlights
The major tourist highlights of the South Island of New Zealand. Don't miss them!
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
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.
The Pros and Cons of Visiting New Zealand in July
July is the middle of winter in New Zealand, and one of the best months for skiing, snow sports, and other alpine activities.
Naturist and Nudist Clubs and Accommodation in...
A guide to the main naturist and nudist venues, clubs, and accommodation to stay or vista in the South Island of New Zealand.
Katipo Spider
Here are the plants, insects and other creatures to watch out for in New Zealand.
North Island Beaches
Where to find the best beaches in the North Island of New Zealand.
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.
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.
Redback spider
Here are the plants, insects and other creatures to watch out for in New Zealand. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kea
An adult Kea in Fiordland, New Zealand. Page 8.
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.
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.
Map of South Island
New Zealand Region Maps. New Zealand Travel. Page 3.
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.
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.
Portuguese Man-of-War (Bluebottle) Jellyfish
Here are the plants, insects and other creatures to watch out for in New Zealand. Page 6.
Map of New Zealand
New Zealand Region Maps. New Zealand Travel.
White-Tailed Spider
Here are the plants, insects and other creatures to watch out for in New Zealand. Page 3.
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.
Map of North Island
New Zealand Region Maps. New Zealand Travel. Page 2.
New Zealand Nude Blacks
What will New Zealanders think of next? How about a game of the national sport, Rugby - in the nude?
Auckland, New Zealand - Vegetarian and Vegan...
Looking for dining options for vegetarians and vegans in Auckland? There are plenty of choices from a wide-range of cuisines.
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.
Map of Northland
New Zealand Region Maps. New Zealand Travel. Page 4.
Sharks
Here are the plants, insects and other creatures to watch out for in New Zealand. Page 7.
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.
Great Driving Trips of New Zealand: South Island
Explore the South Island of New Zealand with these great driving tours.
Top Ten Wines of New Zealand
Best Wines of New Zealand. New Zealand Travel.
Cheap Bus and Coach Travel in New Zealand
Want to save money on bus and coach travel in New Zealand? Follow these tips.
Sandflies
Here are the plants, insects and other creatures to watch out for in New Zealand. Page 5.
South Island of New Zealand in Ten Day Road Tour
Explore the South Island of New Zealand with this ten-day road trip.
Where to See Kiwis in the Wild in New Zealand
A list of places to see the kiwi bird in their natural wilderness environment.
10 Reasons to Visit New Zealand's 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.
Auckland Airport Information
Details for using New Zealand's largest airport, whether arriving or departing.
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.
Health and Safety in New Zealand
Health and Safety Information for Visitors to New Zealand
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
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.
Ninety Mile Beach, Northland
Explore this wonderful part of the west coast on your visit to the Far North of 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.
Driving Tours of New Zealand: Auckland –...
Highlights of the scenic route from Auckland to Taupo via Rotorua
New Zealand's Ten Best Holiday Beaches
New Zealand has a vast variety of wonderful beaches, particularly in the North Island. For most New Zealanders a holiday at the beach is the ideal way to spend summer. Here are the best ten beaches in New Zealand for spending a holiday. I have selected them based on popularity, quality of beach, amenities, location and facilities.
New Caledonia
A French colony, New Caledonia is an unspoilt paradise that combines a unique culture with beautiful beaches and tropical scenery.
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.
Ten Best Auckland Beaches
The ten best beaches to visit near Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand.
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.
Phone and Calling Information When Visiting New...
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Pohutukawa: the New Zealand Christmas Tree
The beautiful pohutukawa tree, often described as New Zealand’s Christmas Tree, is the country's best-known and most visible native tree.
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.
Whangaparaoa Beaches, North Auckland
The beaches of Whangaparaoa are some of the best in the Auckland region. Explore them with this guide.
Map of Auckland
New Zealand Region Maps. New Zealand Travel. Page 5.
Kauri: New Zealand's Largest Native Tree
Discover the magnificence of New Zealand's most impressive tree, the kauri. Description and where to find the best examples.
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.
Guide to Queenstown: Outdoor Adventure Capital...
What to see and do in Queenstown, New Zealand's most picturesque and exciting tourist destination.
New Zealand Travel - Internet Services
Want to know where and how you can get internet access in New Zealand? Here are some tips and facts for international travelers.
New Zealand Trees
New Zealand has many species of trees which are not found anywhere else in the world. Here are some of the best known and most significant.
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.
North Island Travel Guide
Places to see and things to do in the North Island to help you plan your New Zealand holiday.
Auckland, New Zealand's Best Shopping Areas
When it comes to shopping, Auckland has everything you would expect from an international city.
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.
Driving Tour of New Zealand: Auckland –...
Highlights of the scenic route from Auckland to Taupo via Rotorua. Page 2.
Day Walk: Lake Rotopounamu, Central North Island
This lovely walk is in the Tongariro National Park and follows the banks of an unspoilt lake.
Cape Reinga: The Northernmost Tip of New Zealand
Explore the most northern point of New Zealand at the sacred and beautiful Cape Reinga
Best Northland Towns
If you're visiting Northland, make sure you visit these historic and interesting towns.
Guide to Rotorua
Guide to Rotorua, one of the leading tourist destinations in New Zealand.
New Zealand Region Maps
New Zealand Region Maps
New Zealand World Records and Firsts
The world's smallest dolphin, the largest bird that ever lived, the first person to reach the top of the world's highest mountain: these are just some of the fascinating unique world firsts and records that come from New Zealand. Explore some of New Zealand's greatest achievements here.
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.
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.
Map of The Coromandel
New Zealand Region Maps. New Zealand Travel. Page 6.
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.
Lake Taupo, New Zealand's Largest Lake
What to See and Do Around Lake Taupo in the central North Island
Cannabis (Marijuana) and Other Illegal Drugs in...
What you need to know about drugs and the law in New Zealand
Three Days in the Coromandel Peninsula, North...
Description of driving tour around the Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand.
Top 10 Things to See in the North Island
Best things to see in the North Island of New Zealand.
The Hobbit Movie Locations
New Zealand filming locations for the Hobbit movie trilogy.
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.
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.
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.
New Zealand Regions: Bay of Plenty
The Bay of Plenty, with its main centers of Tauranga, Rotorua and Whakatane, is one of the sunniest regions in New Zealand, with a whole host of tourist attractions.
Map of Eastland
New Zealand Region Maps. New Zealand Travel. Page 10.
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.
Map of Rotorua
New Zealand Region Maps. New Zealand Travel. Page 8.
Map of Bay of Plenty
New Zealand Region Maps. New Zealand Travel. Page 9.
New Zealand Dining Tips
Things you should know about restaurant and cafe dining in New Zealand
Best Restaurant and Cafe Areas in Auckland
Where to go in Auckland to find the best restaurants and cafes.
September in New Zealand
Weather and what to see and do in New Zealand during September.
New Zealand Natural Dangers and Hazards
Make sure you stay safe in your travel through New Zealand by being aware of these natural dangers.
Map of Manawatu
New Zealand Region Maps. New Zealand Travel. Page 15.
Whangarei Cafe Guide
If you're looking for a coffee or a quick meal in Whangarei, here are the best places to head for.
New Zealand Regions: Northland
A Guide to New Zealand's most northern region.
Map of Waikato
New Zealand Region Maps. New Zealand Travel. Page 7.
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.
Best Cafes and Cheap Eats in Tauranga
Where to go in Tauranga if you are looking for a coffee or quick meal.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in New Zealand
Descriptions of the UNESCO World Heritage areas of New Zealand.
Wine Regions of New Zealand: Auckland
There are vineyards located in various spots around Auckland. Well worth a visit.
Boat Trips of the Bay of Islands, Northland,...
Ways to get out on the water and around the islands in the Bay of Islands
June in New Zealand
Information on visiting New Zealand during June, including weather conditions and what to see and do.
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 Fine Wine Stores Directory
Contact details for New Zealand's best wines shops.
Map of Wellington
New Zealand Region Maps. New Zealand Travel. Page 16.
Map of Fiordland
New Zealand Region Maps. New Zealand Travel. Page 26.
Map of Southland
New Zealand Region Maps. New Zealand Travel. Page 27.
New Zealand Ski Resorts – North Island:...
Information on Whakapapa Ski Field in the central North Island of New Zealand.
May in New Zealand
Information on visiting New Zealand during May, including weather conditions and what to see and do.

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