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North Island
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Waiheke Island is just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland, but it feels like a world away. Strewn with wineries and restaurants that are a foodies dream, it’s a great place to go if you want a taste of New Zealand wine and won’t have a chance to do it anywhere else!
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Kaikoura
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Kaikoura, New Zealand
Kaikoura, New Zealand
Drive time from Picton: 2.5 hours Kaikoura is a small town located on the east coast of the South Island, known for its proximity to amazing wildlife. Travellers often stay in Kaikoura when heading south off the ferry from the North Island, and take the opportunity to connect with nature and see as many different kinds of wildlife as possible.
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley
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Waimangu Volcanic Valley, New Zealand
Waimangu Volcanic Valley, New Zealand
Waimangu Volcanic Valley, New Zealand
Waimangu Volcanic Valley, New Zealand
Waimangu Volcanic Valley, New Zealand
Waimangu Volcanic Valley, New Zealand
Rotorua is home to some amazing geothermal activity, and there are plenty of geothermal parks to chose from to visit. I first visited the Waimangu Volcanic Valley way back when in 2013 and couldn’t wait to return three years later. More quiet and spread out than some of its counterparts in the area, it seems to be it’s only little national park filled with stunning scenery and epic views. It’s a little park which means you should give yourself a few hours to spend there walking and exploring. One of the youngest geothermal .....parks in the world, it was created 130 years ago when the nearby Mount Tarawera erupted. Now there are several lake-filled craters filled with boiling and steaming water of various colors hidden amongst lush native plants and forest transporting you to another age. Yes, you basically feel like you are in jurassic park here. Show less
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Abel Tasman National Park
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Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
Abel Tasman National Park may be the smallest national park in New Zealand, but it’s certainly big on beautiful beaches and scenery. It’s well-known and popular with hikers looking to do the Abel Tasman Coast Track, one of New Zealand’s Great Walks. However, its also possible to kayak alongside the track, or take a boat in and out of the isolated coves for a day.
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Wellington
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Wellington, New Zealand
Driving time from Martinborough: 1 hour 20 minutesDriving time from Taupo: 4 hours 45 minutesDriving time from Taranaki: 4 hours 45 minutesDriving time from Napier: 4 hours 15 minutes Wellington is New Zealand’s capital, my old stomping ground and on most New Zealand North Island itineraries! It was once called “the coolest little capital in the world” by Lonely Planet and I would have to agree. The city is compact, with hilltop houses spilling down to where the high-rise business district curls around the harbour. It has both a vibrant inner city .....filled with culture and history, and plenty of beautiful green spaces and beaches. Show less
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand
A must-see in Wellington! Te Papa, the national museum of New Zealand, holds many of the countries treasures, art, and ever-changing exhibitions. Many of the displays are free, with the occasional paid exhibition, and donations are of course kindly appreciated. Learn about the geological history of New Zealand and Maori culture. We were lucky enough to visit while the Gallipoli exhibition was still on, where the tragedy of Gallipoli was told through the stories of 8 New Zealanders who found themselves a part of the fray They have been brought to life .....by Weta Workshop, with extremely life-like but larger than life-size sculptures. It’s a great example of the sort of forward-thinking and engaging exhibitions the museum hosts, check the website to see what’s on when you visit. Show less
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand
The Tongariro Crossing is named one of the best one day hikes in New Zealand.  The walk takes about eight hours to complete and you start at one place and finish at another so you will need to organise transport.  Most people go from Ohakune. This hike goes through the Tongariro National Park which is the oldest National Park in New Zealand and also a World Heritage site.  It is a 20 kilometre hike and you will see some stunning scenery that was used for Lord of the Rings such as .....Mount Doom and the Emerald Lakes. Show less
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Tongariro National Park
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Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
The Tongariro National Park is the oldest national park in New Zealand, and can easily be reached as a day trip from Taupo. There is an incredible diversity of wildlife in the park, and some of the best views you’ll find on the island. There’s also opportunity for skiing and quadbiking, along with some beautiful but challenging hiking trails. Easily the best part of the park is the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. This is a 20km trail that leads across three of the volcanoes in the park. This isn’t a trip to .....be taken lightly, as the walk can be demanding, and the weather unpredictable. If you do want to give it a go, make sure you come prepared. It’s worth it though, as the views stretch for miles and will leave you speechless. RELATED:24 Top Ecotourism Destinations in the World Show less
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Waiheke Island
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Waiheke Island, Auckland
Waiheke Island, Auckland
Waiheke Island, Auckland
Waiheke Island, Auckland
Waiheke Island, Auckland
After getting your fill of breakfast and quality kiwi coffee, you’ll start the day out on the sea with a ferry ride from Auckland to Waiheke Island, and then get your engine started on a flying fox zipline through the bush, followed by a guided hike with EcoZip Adventures. Why not make the most of your time on Waiheke Island and stay for a long lazy lunch, enjoying the island’s local produce and fresh seafood paired with award-winning local wines?.
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Abel Tasman Coast Track
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Abel Tasman Coast Track, New Zealand
Abel Tasman Coast Track, New Zealand
Abel Tasman Coast Track, New Zealand
Abel Tasman Coast Track, New Zealand
Abel Tasman Coast Track, New Zealand
Abel Tasman Coast Track, New Zealand
If there’s one place to go skydiving in New Zealand, I’d say it would have to be at the north part of the South Island where you can catch glimpses of the North Island, can see how the coast wraps up towards Nelson and Picton, the mountains, river outlets, and famous Abel Tasman National Park.  You can see it all from 16,500, 13,000, or 9,000 feet. I share my full experiences from our 13,000 feet skydive with Skydive Abel Tasman and after you read it, you’ll understand why it was such an .....incredible experience and even as someone that’s afraid of heights, why I’d totally do it all over again. Show less
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Waitomo
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Waitomo, New Zealand
Waitomo, New Zealand
Waitomo, New Zealand
Waitomo, New Zealand
Waitomo, New Zealand
Wellington – New Plymouth – Waitomo – Raglan – Auckland – Waiheke Island – Bay of Islands – Cape Reinga – Coromandel Peninsula – Tauranga – Rotorua – Tongariro National Park – Taupo – Hawke’s Bay – Wellington To see all of these destinations would take one month and to see in-depth allow 2 months. If you’ve got limited time, take a read through the places to 
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Hawke's Bay
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Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Hawke’s Bay encompasses Napier, Havelock, Hastings and Wairoa to the north. The Hawke’s Bay area is rich is culture, produce and environmentally wise.  “Award-winning food and wine, outstanding architecture, and warm balmy days surrounded by magnificent landscapes waiting to be explored – Hawke’s Bay is pure paradise. If you’re looking for a bit of adventure, I’d suggest embarking on the Te Mata Peak for the sunrise!  You’ll be rewarded with some pretty stunning views1 Napier holds the largest population with 60,000 odd kiwis. The town of Napier is a step back in time .....as most buildings were renovated and rebuilt in 1931 after an earthquake destroyed everything.  New Zealand’s South Island has the Marlborough wine region, and the North Island has Hawke’s Bay, a literal slice of paradise home to some of the country’s finest wines. Around Hawke’s Bay, there are 25 winery and cellar doors where chardonnay and merlot top the list of the best wines in the region.  If sipping on a chilled glass of grapes isn’t your thing, Wairoa is home to one of a few Great Walks of New Zealand and that being Lake Waikaremoana, an exceptional 46 kilometre tramp through pristine forests, mountains and wondrous lake views. For more on this track be sure to visit www.doc.govt.nz.   Best Stay: Napier YHA is the spot to be with rates starting at $26 for a dorm room, located on Marine Parade, right next to the sea. Show less
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Egmont National Park
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Egmont National Park, New Zealand
Egmont National Park, New Zealand
Egmont National Park, New Zealand
Egmont National Park, New Zealand
Egmont National Park, New Zealand
Egmont National Park, New Zealand
Driving time from Taupo: 3 hours 40 minutesDriving time from the Tongariro Crossing: 3 hours 40 minutesDriving time from Waitomo: 2 hours 30 minutes Taranaki is possibly the most underrated place in the North Island and has to be added to your New Zealand North Island itinerary. It’s a bit off the beaten track, and therefore often overlooked as an addition to a North Island itinerary. Taranaki is for those who want to discover some of New Zealand’s hidden gems, get off the beaten track, and get outdoors!
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Auckland Airport
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Auckland Airport, Auckland
Auckland Airport, Auckland
Auckland Airport, Auckland
Auckland Airport, Auckland
Auckland Airport, Auckland
Auckland Airport, Auckland
From the latest fashions from leading international labels through to the best in cosmetics and electronics, there are plenty of opportunities to shop up a storm during a visit to Auckland Airport. Make the most of New Zealand’s generous duty free alcohol allowances during a visit to Aelia Duty Free, shop for contemporary and traditional New Zealand art at Artport or discover great jewellery and accessories at Stolen Girlfriends Club, Walker and Hall or Saben.
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Flexi Tours New Zealand
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Flexi Tours New Zealand, Auckland
Flexi Tours New Zealand, Auckland
Flexi Tours New Zealand, Auckland
Flexi Tours New Zealand, Auckland
Flexi Tours New Zealand, Auckland
Total Driving Distance: 300 kmTotal Driving Time: 4 hours Get an early start and drive to Waitomo. From Auckland, it takes two and a half hours to drive to Waitomo Caves. Seeing the glowworms at Waitomo Caves is one of the most unique experiences to have in New Zealand. By rowboat, you will silently drift into a dark cave. Above your heads will be thousands of tiny glowworms, twinkling like stars in the night sky. These tiny glowworms, which are the larvae of adult insects, use bioluminescence to produce the light that attracts .....prey to their “web.” There are several different ways to visit Waitomo Caves. We took the basic rowboat tour into the grotto. For the ultimate experience, go blackwater rafting, which is white water rafting in a cave. Blackwater rafting still on our bucket list, and if you have done this, let us know how it was in the comment section below! Photography is not allowed inside of the caves so the souvenir photo is the only one I have to share. Click here to get updated pricing, hours of operation, and to book your tickets in advance. Tours leave every 30 minutes and last 45 minutes. Once you are finished at Waitomo Caves, continue the drive to Matamata (1.5 hours, 103 km). Matamata is the location of Hobbiton, a movie filming set for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Show less
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Rotorua
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Rotorua, Auckland
Rotorua, Auckland
Rotorua, Auckland
Learn about Maori culture. Visit a Maori Village and watch a traditional Maori performance and dine on traditional Maori food. Te Puia. Watch the eruption of Pohutu Geyser, the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere, and take a Maori led tour of the geothermal area. Walk among Redwoods at Whakarewarewa Forest. Located just outside of Rotorua is a forest of California Redwood trees. You can also tour the canopies of these massive trees at the Redwoods Tree Walk. Go White Water Rafting.Raft the Kaituna River, home to the highest commercial raftable waterfall in .....the world, the 7 meters high Tutea Falls. Explore Wai-o-tapu Thermal Valley. This area of New Zealand is similar to Yellowstone National Park with its bubbling mud pots, geysers, and wet, crusty, multicolored landscapes. This is located south of Rotorua, along the drive to Taupo. End the day with a drive to Taupo. Consider saving Wai-o-Tapu for the end of the day, since it is located between Rotorua and Taupo. Where to Stay in Taupo: We had a great experience at the eMotel. We stayed in a one-bedroom apartment. For more options, check Booking.com. Show less
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Queen Charlotte Sound (Totaranui)
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Queen Charlotte Sound (Totaranui), New Zealand
Queen Charlotte Sound (Totaranui), New Zealand
Queen Charlotte Sound (Totaranui), New Zealand
Queen Charlotte Sound (Totaranui), New Zealand
Queen Charlotte Sound (Totaranui), New Zealand
Queen Charlotte Sound (Totaranui), New Zealand
The Queen Charlotte Track in Marlborough is usually a quieter option than the Abel Tasman if a little steeper in parts. The coast is less beach than Abel Tasman and there’s more varied accommodation along the track. Unlike the Abel Tasman Track, Queen Charlotte also allows mountain bikers. Some people choose to walk small sections of each!
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Auckland War Memorial Museum
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Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland
Set among the expansive grounds of the Auckland Domain you will find the Auckland War Memorial Museum. The museum houses a variety of exhibitions; including a large selection of Maori and Pacific Island artifacts, as well as social and military history, decorative arts and pictorial collections. If you are going to pick just one Museum to visit while on holiday in New Zealand then this is the one! The Museum also acts as a war memorial and houses one of New Zealand’s top three heritage libraries. The Auckland War Memorial museum .....is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday and entry is free for locals. There is a small charge for international visitors. Show less
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Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tours
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Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tours, Auckland
Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tours, Auckland
Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tours, Auckland
Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tours, Auckland
Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tours, Auckland
Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tours, Auckland
Total Driving Distance: 67 kmTotal Driving Time: 1 hour Hobbiton is a fairytale world of colorful, child-sized houses and a restaurant/saloon called the Green Dragon. This was built as a movie set for the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, but the houses sparked such an interest that Hobbiton still remains open for tourism. If you are traveling with kids or if you are a fan of the LoTR and The Hobbit movies, this is not to be missed. A tour of the property lasts about 2 hours. You will walk .....the 12 acres, learn the history behind the movie sets, and end with a pint of ale at the Green Dragon. Show less
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Napier
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Napier, New Zealand
Napier, New Zealand
Napier, New Zealand
Napier, New Zealand
Napier, New Zealand
Driving time from Taupo: 2 hoursDriving time from the Tongariro Crossing: 2 hours 45 minutes The town of Napier sits on the coast in the sunny Hawkes Bay region and was largely rebuilt in an art deco style after a large earthquake in 1931. It’s a picturesque area with and you could detour here, after Taupo, and carry on down through the Wairarapa to Wellington, or you would have to backtrack a bit if you went down to the Central Plateau. Many travellers skip this area if they’re short on time and .....head straight south after Taupo, but if you have the time then it’s well worth the detour to visit the cellar doors, Te Mata peak, and tour the unique art deco town of Napier itself. Show less
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Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park
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Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park, New Zealand
Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park, New Zealand
Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park, New Zealand
Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park, New Zealand
Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park, New Zealand
Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park, New Zealand
Nelson is a small city, and staying near the beach means you’ll be able to take advantage of it and the local amenities. Holiday apartments are popular if you’re planning a longer stay, although I would recommend branching out to stay closer to Abel Tasman or Golden Bay as well. Check Booking.com for Nelson accommodation that suits your budget.
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South Island
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South Island, Auckland
South Island, Auckland
South Island, Auckland
South Island, Auckland
South Island, Auckland
South Island, Auckland
Total Driving Distance: 130 kmTotal Driving Time:1.5 hours Taupo, the adventure capital of the North Island, is very similar to Queenstown on the South Island. Here you can go bungy jumping, jet boat riding, kayaking, hiking, paragliding, and skydiving. We chose to go mountain biking, since we had already spent a small fortune in Queenstown. From the town of Taupo, we mountain biked through more Redwood forests to Huka Falls. Drive to Turangi and get settled in your hotel. Where to Stay in Turangi: We stayed in the cottage at Sportsmans Lodge. It’s a .....great value for the money. Many people stay here for fishing trips but it also works well as a nice home base for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing hike. For more options, check Booking.com. Show less
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Mount Eden
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Mount Eden, Auckland
Mount Eden, Auckland
Mount Eden, Auckland
Mount Eden, Auckland
Mount Eden, Auckland
Mount Eden, Auckland
One of the top (FREE) things to do in Auckland is visit Mount Eden. It’s a dormant volcano that is covered in grass. You can park at the base and walk up to the top, where you’ll find incredible views of the city. It’s the highest natural point in the city, and a good place for a bit of sun and relaxation, or maybe even a picnic.
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Rams Head
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Rams Head, New Zealand
Rams Head, New Zealand
Rams Head, New Zealand
Rams Head, New Zealand
Rams Head, New Zealand
Rams Head, New Zealand
Pinot Noir is the second-most popular grape grown in the region, and it does best in cooler regions like Wairapa, Marlborough, Nelson, Canterbury, and especially Central Otago. Pinot Noir wines from these areas are often fruit forward with a red berry nose, though they have the potential to develop earthier, umami-type notes when given time to age. They tend to be a little fuller bodied than their European counterparts, and often are more restrained in their oak aging.
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Mount Taranaki
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Mount Taranaki, New Zealand
Mount Taranaki, New Zealand
Mount Taranaki, New Zealand
Mount Taranaki, New Zealand
Mount Taranaki, New Zealand
Mount Taranaki, New Zealand
Some of the best surf breaks in New Zealand are around Taranaki on the west coast of the North Island. Somewhat off the beaten tourist track, this side of New Zealand is pretty impressive. Overshadowed by the mighty volcano Mt. Taranaki, the area beckons all who love mountains and sea. Over 2,500 meters high and a perfect conical volcano often shrouded in cloud, Taranaki juts out from the flat landscape. If you’re fit and healthy, you can climb Taranaki in a day in good weather in summer, though be warned; it’s a .....deadly mountain. There are plenty of more comfortable and more relaxed tracks around the mountain worth exploring too. Show less
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Rangitoto Island
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Rangitoto Island, Auckland
Rangitoto Island, Auckland
Rangitoto Island, Auckland
Rangitoto Island, Auckland
Rangitoto Island, Auckland
Rangitoto Island, Auckland
Rangitoto Island.This island is a dormant volcano that can be seen from Auckland. Take a ferry ride here or, for more adventure, kayak to the island on a tour. Visit the West Coast beaches. Just a short drive west of Auckland is the Tasman Sea. It is here that you can spend some time exploring the gorgeous black sand at Karekare and Piha beaches. Cruise Hauraki Gulf. Take a short ferry to Hauraki Gulf and along the way you may be able to spot whales and dolphins. Sky Tower. There are lots of .....places in New Zealand where you can tie a rubber band to your ankles and throw yourself off of high spots, and the Sky Tower is one of them. Walk the Coast to Coast Walkway. The Coast to Coast Walkway is an 8-mile walking route through Auckland that passes Mt. Eden, One Tree Hill, the Auckland Domain, shopping areas, and restaurants. For adults who want to see the city, this is a nice way to do it. However, Tyler and Kara weren’t big fans of this activity. Waiheke Island. Go wine tasting and explore the vineyards on this island, just 40 minutes from Auckland by ferry. The view from Mt. Eden Karekare Beach Show less
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Sky Tower
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Sky Tower, Auckland
Sky Tower, Auckland
Sky Tower, Auckland
Sky Tower, Auckland
Sky Tower, Auckland
Sky Tower, Auckland
On the way back from Rangitoto we jumped off at Devonport, which is an upmarket town on Auckland’s north shore. It’s one of the city’s oldest suburbs and it has a beautiful main road of cafes, shops and galleries.  There are some pretty speccy houses along the waterfront too (King Edward Parade). We walked up the steep hill to the top of the volcanic Mount Victoria for a fabulous view of the harbour and timed our trip to have dinner at one of the hip restaurants on the main drag (see Bette’s in Where .....to eat). If you prefer to ride around there is bike hire at Devonport Wharf. Show less
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Taupo
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Taupo, New Zealand
Taupo, New Zealand
Taupo, New Zealand
Taupo, New Zealand
Taupo, New Zealand
Taupo, New Zealand
New day and new adventures on our New Zealand North Island itinerary. After a morning swim, we left our cute stay behind for  our next stop. Lake Tekapo – the largest lake in New Zealand! The town Taupo was small and cozy but it was the setting in front of the lake that made it unique!  Here locals start their days with a good walk or run. At Victoria’s Cafe Kitchen bar, we did not only get a great breakfast but also a true feel of the genuine and friendly New Zealand locals.
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Westport
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Westport, New Zealand
Westport, New Zealand
Westport, New Zealand
Westport, New Zealand
Westport, New Zealand
Westport, New Zealand
For reasons of time, many visitors to New Zealand miss out Karamea, which, like missing out the East Cape, seems to me to be an oversight. This is a quirky little laid back town on the far north of the west coast of the island, which requires a bit of a detour to visit, as the only way there is a one way road up from Westport. Most adventurers shirk this trip, and head south for the grand glaciers. We’re going to get to those, fear not. But first, lets try .....out some whitebait, and visit Australasia’s largest free standing limestone arch. To get to Karamea from Golden Bay you have to go back on yourself a way until you hit state highway six, which will take you over to the wild west coast. Turn north instead of south via Westport, and follow the road parallel to the stretch of sand known as the Karamea Bight, with a gorgeous scenic drive through the mountains thrown in, before you emerge in the peaceful plain that is home to Karamea. In Karamea you need to try out the whitebait (the towns principal attraction), and take some time to explore the Oparara Basin, which is a geological marvel about an hours drive north in the hills. Here you will find hollowed out limestone caves, arches spanning over 200 metres in length and a place known as the Moria Gate. Worth the detour, I assure you. Show less
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
Glow Worms are almost completely unique to New Zealand and definitely a bucket list thing to see during your visit! There are a few around the country with the most popular being the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. This cave is easily one of the most densely populated in New Zealand, however it does attract very large crowds. If you’re after a more off-the-beaten-path experience then you can’t miss the Waipu Caves. Waipu Caves is one of the best free glow worm caves in New Zealand and is actually completely self-guided! The .....Waipu Caves is located around 3 hours north of Auckland and is commonly visited on a road trip around Northland. Show less
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing
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Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Auckland
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Auckland
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Auckland
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Auckland
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Auckland
Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Auckland
Total Driving Distance: 66 kmTotal Driving Time: 1 hour The Tongariro Alpine Crossing has been labeled as the world’s greatest single day hike. This hike climbs up through volcanic terrain, past old lava fields, near several giant calderas, and even past a smoking volcano that recently erupted. It is 19.4 km in length and since it is done as a point-to-point hike, you will need to arrange transportation to the start or the finish of the hike. We parked at Ketetahi car park and had a shuttle take us to the start of the hike at Mangatepopo.
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Marlborough District
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Marlborough District, New Zealand
Marlborough District, New Zealand
Marlborough District, New Zealand
Marlborough District, New Zealand
Marlborough District, New Zealand
Marlborough District, New Zealand
Marlborough encompasses a large area of the northeast of the South Island of New Zealand. It’s best known as the largest wine growing area in the country and many of the wine you’ll see abroad from New Zealand, especially sauvignon blanc, is from this region. If you catch the ferry over from the North Island then Marlborough is where you’ll start your South Island road trip journey. Many people drive on through to destinations further south but if you’re staying for longer consider at least a day in the area to .....appreciate it and longer if you plan to do the Queen Charlotte Track. Show less
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
As New Zealand’s national museum, a visit to Te Papa is an absolute must. It’s a great intro into Maori culture – in particular New Zealand’s oldest Māori meeting house (wharenui, pictured below) – as well as being home to some of the most fascinating artwork in the country. If you’re short on time, don’t miss the Gallipoli exhibition – eight giant war figures, funnily enough crafted by the guys at the Weta Workshop – or the fun colour room, where you can illuminate yourself and your travelling companions in .....a shade of your choice.   Show less
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Duck Island Ice Cream
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Local seafood is a must-try while staying on Hamilton Island, and platters serving up the finest catches of the region are popular options in many of the restaurants. There’s also Italian, Southeast Asian and modern Australian cuisine on offer, as well as relaxed pubs and exclusive hotel hotspots. Head to Front Street to party into the wee hours, or kick things off in the late afternoon – most bars on Hamilton Island have a happy hour that starts at around 5pm, so you can go straight from the beach to the bar.
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Nelson
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Nelson, New Zealand
Nelson, New Zealand
Nelson, New Zealand
Nelson, New Zealand
Nelson, New Zealand
Nelson, New Zealand
Drive time from Picton: 1 hour 45 minutes Nelson is one of the sunniest places in New Zealand and the second-oldest settled city. It’s often used as a base to explore other places in the area like Abel Tasman and Malborough, but it has its own beautiful beach, a slice of New Zealand history, and craft breweries and wineries. Closely located to Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson is often seen as a stopover on a longer journey or as a base to explore nearby. Add it to your itinerary if you’re driving .....over to the West Coast or want to spend more time at some beautiful south island beaches. Show less
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Huka Falls
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Huka Falls, New Zealand
Huka Falls, New Zealand
Huka Falls, New Zealand
Huka Falls, New Zealand
Huka Falls, New Zealand
Huka Falls, New Zealand
A 10 minutes drive from Taupo awaited the Huka Falls. Impressive natural hydropower with more than 220,000 liters of water per sec flowing down the 11 meters high waterfall. A perfect stop on this New Zealand North Island road trip for some snaps and to experience the power of our lovely mother nature. 
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Hanmer Springs
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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Drive time from Kaikoura: 2 hoursDrive time from Christchurch: 1 hour 45 minutes Hanmer Springs is an alpine resort town, like Banff in Canada but on a much smaller scale. Surrounded by mountains and home to natural springs that fuel the Hammer Springs Thermal Pools, it’s a favourite weekend escape for many South Islanders. Hanmer is a relaxing addition to your South Island itinerary, and somewhere to visit if you want to experience the hot springs in a mountain resort town.
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Australian High Commission
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Australian High Commission, New Zealand
Australian High Commission, New Zealand
Australian High Commission, New Zealand
Australian High Commission, New Zealand
Australian High Commission, New Zealand
Australian High Commission, New Zealand
New Zealand and Australia are quite similar in travel costs, meaning most things can be pretty expensive. Here’s a rundown of basic items and their cost. If you have any specific question about these costs, let me know and I’d be happy to answer them! Accommodation – $30 NZD for a 6 bed share at a local backpackersCoffee – $5 NZD for a latte from a café Beer – $6 NZD for a schooner or $9 for a pint Pub Meal – $20 to $30 NZDFuel – $1.70 NZD for fuel in a major city like Christchurch or Queenstown.
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The National Aquarium of NZ
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The National Aquarium of NZ, New Zealand
The National Aquarium of NZ, New Zealand
The National Aquarium of NZ, New Zealand
The National Aquarium of NZ, New Zealand
The National Aquarium of NZ, New Zealand
The National Aquarium of NZ, New Zealand
Hawke’s Bay is a gorgeous, sun-soaked region on the East Coast of the North Island, known for farmland, wines and beaches. Be sure to visit the ridiculously pretty town of Napier. It was devastated by an earthquake in 1931 and was completely rebuilt in the prominent architectural style at the time – Art Deco. The entire downtown is fashioned in this elegant style, making it one of the best showcases of Art Deco architecture in the world. You can take a historic walking tour of the town to learn more and .....to get deeper insight into the meaning of the pastel-hued ziggurats, fountain motifs and geometric lines. You can also visit the creepy and atmospheric Napier Prison. Perched high on a bluff overlooking the sea, it was built in the 1860s. Although it is no longer a working prison, it currently offers historic tours where you can learn dark tales of crimes that were punished here. Show less
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Auckland Bridge Climb
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Auckland Bridge Climb, Auckland
Auckland Bridge Climb, Auckland
Auckland Bridge Climb, Auckland
Auckland Bridge Climb, Auckland
Auckland Bridge Climb, Auckland
The AJ Hackett Bungy on Auckland Harbour Bridge is another action packed activity on offer in Auckland. The only ‘ocean touch’ bungy in the country, you can jump from the bridge and dunk yourself headfirst in the waters below. Pre-Book the Biggest Adrenalin Rush in Auckland here. .
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The Grand by SkyCity
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The Grand by SkyCity, Auckland
The Grand by SkyCity, Auckland
The Grand by SkyCity, Auckland
The Grand by SkyCity, Auckland
The Grand by SkyCity, Auckland
The Grand by SkyCity, Auckland
First time visitors start here: New Zealand travel guide.Rental Car: We alway use RentalCars.com, a rental car search engine with no hidden costs.Accommodations: We typicaly stay in 4-star accommodations. We live in Auckland, and recommend either Hotel DeBrett or SkyCity Grand Hotel (if you’re on a tight budget, check out the backpacker options on Booking.com)Activity Discounts: We use Bookme.co.nz to find discounts on entry tickets and tours in New Zealand.Travel Insurance: We always start with World Nomads. What to bring: Get a free copy of our New Zealand packing list when .....you sign up for our mailing list. **Find more money saving resources on our Travel Resources page. Want more on New Zealand? Join us at Explore New Zealand on Facebook to share photos and stories, ask questions or discover New Zealand. Save for later If you enjoyed this article, please share it on social media and save it for later on Pinterest. Show less
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Mission Bay
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Mission Bay, Auckland
Mission Bay, Auckland
Mission Bay, Auckland
Mission Bay, Auckland
Mission Bay, Auckland
Mission Bay, Auckland
While there are many beautiful beaches throughout the Auckland area, Mission Bay is one of the most popular. Mission Bay offers plenty of beach side cafes, restaurants and the odd ice cream parlour – perfect for those hot summer days and nights. Spend some time walking along the white sandy beach, swim, fish or just soak up some sun – however you spend your time at Mission Bay you will not want to leave this little piece of paradise. Mission Bay is just 15 minutes’ drive from Auckland Central.
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Piha
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Piha, Auckland
Piha, Auckland
Piha, Auckland
Piha is probably Auckland’s most popular surfing beach, made even more famous by the reality-style TV show Piha Rescue. The massive outcropping that separates Piha Beach from Little Piha is called Lion Rock. A steep track up offers lovely views of Piha as well as Māori carving, but the top portion of Lion Rock is considered unsafe for walking. If you’re looking for a surfing lesson, click here for discounts depending on the day and times you choose.  Just north of Piha beach is a colony of Little Blue Penguins that usually come home at .....twilight. (We did see a raft of penguins come home on the Otago Peninsula while we were on the South Island.) Show less
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Te Anau Place
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Te Anau Place, Auckland
Te Anau Place, Auckland
Te Anau Place, Auckland
Te Anau Place, Auckland
Te Anau Place, Auckland
Te Anau Place, Auckland
Total Driving Distance: 225 kmTotal Driving Time: 3 hours The Milford Sound is one of New Zealand’s must-see sights. It’s located 4 hours south of Queenstown, so it is possible to visit it on a day trip from Queenstown, but it’s a long, long day. Instead, base yourself in the quiet, much closer town of Te Anau. Today you will drive right past Queenstown to get to Te Anau. It may sound strange to go right to Te Anau, but there are reasons for this. Doing it this way will save you .....an additional hotel reservation and another day packing and unpacking. Plus, your trip will end with several memorable days in Queenstown. From Wanaka, it only takes 3 hours to drive to Te Anau. You will drive right past Queenstown on the way. So, if you want, you can stop into Queenstown for lunch, or even go bungy jumping or jet boat riding midday. Another nice idea is to spend part of today in Arrowtown, a charming town that is just a short drive north of Queenstown. On the drive between Queenstown and Te Anau There is not a whole to do in Te Anau. Visit the glowworm caves or spend some time by Lake Te Anau. Where to Stay: We stayed at the Alpenhorn Motel and loved it here. This place is great for families, with a bedroom for the kids, a kitchenette with microwave and cooktop, and a living area with TV, DVD, and free movies to borrow from the office. It was clean and quiet and conveniently located in Te Anau. For more options, check Booking.com. Show less
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Travel Money NZ Manners Street
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Travel Money NZ Manners Street, New Zealand
Travel Money NZ Manners Street, New Zealand
Travel Money NZ Manners Street, New Zealand
Travel Money NZ Manners Street, New Zealand
Travel Money NZ Manners Street, New Zealand
Travel Money NZ Manners Street, New Zealand
Money – Cash of course is welcome but we didn’t have any trouble with foreign credit cards during our trip.  The only time we really needed cash was when we needed coins for the coin wash, and super local spots such as the whitebait stand when we were with Flying Kiwi. Tip :  When exchanging avoid doing it at the airport as the rates are always worse than what you can get with an ATM withdrawal or at an exchange shop in the city. When is the best time? – High season .....is during their summer which is December to February.  As with other destinations, shoulder seasons are always the best so consider Spring (March – May) or Fall (September – November). Getting here – Auckland (AKL) is the international hub if you’re looking to fly in direct.  Following this in size are Christchurch (CHC), Wellington (WLG), and Queenstown (ZQN), and Dunedin (DUD).  To put alerts on the flights and find the best deals, I recommend using Skyscanner. Show less
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The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co, Waitomo
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The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co, Waitomo, New Zealand
The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co, Waitomo, New Zealand
The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co, Waitomo, New Zealand
The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co, Waitomo, New Zealand
The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co, Waitomo, New Zealand
The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co, Waitomo, New Zealand
I know, at first I didn’t get it at first.  How can water be black? Then I did it and I realized “ohhh…it’s dark!”. Self-proclaimed legendary, I have to agree, it is legit one of the top experiences in New Zealand for a couple of reasons. Tubing in a cave – I can only think of another place that has this which would be Kauai but what an adventure it is to float down a subterranean riverHiking in a cove – Not only do you tube underground but you also get to .....hike around which is why they give you thoseThe glow worms – I mean this makes it all come together.  You link up together in your tube in “eel formation” and you look up at the twinkling stars above in pure darkness The Black Abyss is one of those activities in New Zealand that is truly unique.   For all the details, make sure to read my review of Black Water Rafting. Show less
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Yealands Estate
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Yealands Estate, New Zealand
Yealands Estate, New Zealand
Yealands Estate, New Zealand
Yealands Estate, New Zealand
Yealands Estate, New Zealand
Prestigious travel guide Lonely Planet has just released its annual coveted list of the best places in the world to visit in 2017, and New Zealand once again features! But who’d have thought Taranaki would make #2 of The Ten Top Regions in the World? Not me. Sorry Naki, but I just didn’t see that coming. Says the Planet, “A new motto – ‘A Little Bit Out There’ – offsets the region’s remote location with a deliciously offbeat new gallery dedicated to effervescent kinetic artist, filmmaker, painter and poet, Len Lye. .....In nearby Egmont National Park, meanwhile, a magnificent hiking trail is emerging from the shadows to challenge the Tongariro Alpine Crossing as the country’s finest one-day walk.” Last year Lonely Planet named Waiheke Island as one of the Top 5 regions to visit in the world and over summer the little island, half an hour by ferry from downtown Auckland, saw their biggest tourist numbers ever. This bodes well for our friends on the North Island’s quiet west coast. If that’s what they want… I have visited New Plymouth, the main city of the Taranaki region, a couple of times in the past 12 months and while I do rate it, I’m still a little stunned. Maybe it beat out Central Otago or Hawkes Bay because it’s up and coming? (I’ll probably never be allowed to set foot there again at this rate!) However I do agree with Lonely Planet’s point that the Len Lye Centre is a gem. It is a collection of kinetic art and sculpture by one of New Zealand’s most renowned artists, who spent of most of his career forging a name for himself in Europe and New York, and who stretched his – and everyone else around him’s – imagination. It’s whimsical and mesmerising and the building alone, robed in stainless steel, is worth a visit. Show less
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TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre
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TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland
TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland
TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland
TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland
TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland
TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland
It was in 1843, when the original property of 162 hectares was purchased from Maori by the land dealer William Hart and an early Auckland settler. In 1870, it was sold to Thomas Russell, before it was bought by James Williamson, who built the Pah Homestead as the ‘gentleman’s residence’ between 1877 and 1879. Known to be the largest house in Auckland at that time, the structure has been designed by architects Thomas and Edward Mahoney. The scenic farm landscape includes a series of tree lined pathways and gardens, developed .....around the farmstead. Today, the park has one of the finest collections of rare and large exotic trees in the city, enjoying expansive views that include the Waitakere Ranges, One Tree Hill and Manukau Harbour. It remains mostly of the same built, with all its window and door joinery, marble fireplaces, parquet floors and elaborate ceiling roses. At various time, it has served as a boarding school, novitiate house and an orphanage. The council extensively adapted and restored the Homestead before opening as the home of TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre. Show less
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Wellington Cable Car
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Wellington Cable Car, Wellington
Wellington Cable Car, Wellington
Wellington Cable Car, Wellington
Wellington Cable Car, Wellington
Wellington Cable Car, Wellington
Wellington Cable Car, Wellington
This historic funicular is a Wellington institution and, with departures every 10 minutes, it's a great way to get a view of the city quickly and easily. At the top, admire the waterfront city and its hillside homes, charming green spaces and pretty architecture – all of which is particularly majestic at sunset. From here you can also go on to visit the Botanic Garden, Cable Car Museum and Space Place at the Carter Observatory.
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Wellington International Airport
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Wellington International Airport, Wellington
Wellington International Airport, Wellington
Wellington International Airport, Wellington
Wellington International Airport, Wellington
Wellington International Airport, Wellington
Wellington International Airport, Wellington
The following airlines reach Wellington International Airport. Don't see the airline you are looking for? Talk to a consultant to book your Wellington International Airport flights with your preferred airline.InternationalAir New ZealandNZQantas Airlines - InternationalQFVirgin Australia - InternationalVA
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