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Map of Locations, Cities & Attractions - New Zealand, NZ
Attraction
Location
Description
Canterbury
Lake Tekapo is about three hours drive south-west of Christchurch in the Mackenzie Basin. The township faces north across the remarkable turquoise col...

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West Coast
At Lake Matheson, near Fox Glacier, nature has combined exactly the right ingredients to create truly stunning reflections of New Zealand's highest pe...

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Fiordland
Lake Te Anau is the largest of the southern glacial lakes, covering an area of 344 square kilometres. The main body of the lake runs north-south and t...

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Southland
Beautiful Lake Monowai powers one of the South Island's oldest hydroelectric stations. It occupies a long, curved valley in the southern part of Fiord...

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Taranaki
Just south of New Plymouth, picturesque Lake Mangamahoe is an excellent destination for photographers who want great shots of Mount Taranaki. The best...

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Wairarapa
The road to Cape Palliser is dramatically scenic. This area of New Zealand has a rich history of early Maori occupation and heritage sites are part of...

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Southland
Ten kilometres west of Invercargill, Oreti Beach was a key location for the film 'The World's Fastest Indian', which tells the story of Southland's mo...

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Northland
Ahipara is at the southern end of 90 Mile Beach. It’s a wonderful place to watch the sunset and it has one of the best left hand surf breaks in New ...

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Eastland
A 22km, mostly unsealed, no-exit road from Te Araroa takes you to the most Easterly point on mainland New Zealand. The historic East Cape lighthouse s...

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Coromandel Peninsula
Hahei is an attractive beach fringed with pohutukawa trees and drifts of pink shells at the northern end. Offshore islands provide something of a brea...

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Auckland
Along the western edge of Auckland, from the Manukau Harbour north to the Kaipara Harbour, ancient volcanic ranges covered in rainforest rise steeply ...

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Hawke's Bay
Cape Kidnappers is an extraordinary sandstone headland to the east of Hastings in Hawke's Bay. It was named by Captain Cook after an attempt by local ...

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Waikato
West of Hamilton, Raglan is both a surfing mecca and a dramatically scenic area of black sand coastline. Many people believe that Manu Bay on this coa...

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Taupo / Ruapehu
Lake Rotoaira is a relatively small lake situated between Lake Taupo and Mount Tongariro. For Maori people this lake has long been a highly prized eel...

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Northland
Ninety Mile Beach is the fabled strip of sand that stretches from Ahipara to Scott Point, five kilometres south of Cape Maria van Diemen. Truth be tol...

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West Coast
A female New Zealand fur seal lives at the same colony all her life. After giving birth in late November, and mating a week or so later, she takes fee...

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Hawke's Bay
The Mahia Peninsula is a hilly promontory projecting south into the sea, between Poverty Bay and Hawke’s Bay. According to Maori legend, Mahia Penin...

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Northland
From Dargaville you can drive south along the Pouto Peninsula, which forms the northern side of the entrance to Kaipara Harbour. Not only is the Kaipa...

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Auckland
Tamaki Drive, the scenic waterfront route around Auckland's eastern bays, has a dedicated cycle lane and is also popular with walkers, runners and ska...

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Otago
Flanking the southern edge of Dunedin's extensive harbour, Otago Peninsula is high and rugged on the ocean side; warm and sheltered on the harbour sid...

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Canterbury
Booking for watch watch is available at activities.

Situated about halfway between Christchurch and Picton on the east coast of the South Island, K...

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Coromandel Peninsula
Naturally heated mineral water bubbles up from deep within the earth to emerge through the sand at the appropriately named Hot Water Beach.

Near th...

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Taupo / Ruapehu
This beautiful lake is about the size of Singapore - more of an inland sea really. It was created nearly two thousand years ago by a volcanic eruption...

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Queenstown / Southern Lakes
Excavated by massive glaciers more than 10,000 years ago, Lakes Wanaka and Hawea lie side by side. At a sliver of land known as The Neck, which is jus...

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Bay of Plenty
"The Mount" is the colloquial name for Mount Maunganui, a beach town that occupies a peninsula at the southern end of Tauranga Harbour. The peninsula ...

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Rotorua
Volcanic activity over thousands of years created large craters that filled with water to form delightful lakes throughout the Rotorua region.

The ...

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Southland
Nugget Point is one of the most distinctive landforms along the Otago coast. It's a steep headland with a lighthouse and a scattering of rocky islets ...

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Southland
The Catlins River Walk, which begins near the Tawanui camping area, leads through native silver beech forest alongside the Catlins River. The five hou...

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Southland
With more than 15,000 kilometres of coastline, New Zealand knows all the moods of the sea. On the east coast the Pacific Ocean plays along bays and be...

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Auckland
Butterfly Creek has a unique collection of animals, insects and critters.

It has brought the worlds most aggresive predator the Australian Crocodil...

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Southland
The Catlins Coastal Heritage Trail is a detour off the Southern Scenic Route, which runs between Dunedin and Te Anau. The trail is a series of walks a...

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Southland
A very curious place, Curio Bay has a fossil forest that dates back to the Jurassic period. The fossilised trees you can see here were alive around 18...

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Auckland
The suburbs of Auckland’s North Shore have a sunny seaside flavour. From Cheltenham to Torbay, there are more than ten attractive sandy beaches for ...

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Auckland
Muriwai's gannet colony is a one hour drive from the centre of Auckland. Next to the car park, a short walking track leads to a viewing platform right...

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Bay of Plenty
Ohiwa Harbour and Ohope Beach are separated by a giant sandspit that supports the beach town of Ohope. While this area has immediate appeal for anybod...

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Coromandel Peninsula
Coromandel township is full of history from the early gold mining and logging days. Set on a natural harbour, the town was named after the ship H.M.S ...

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Coromandel Peninsula
Pauanui is a popular beach settlement located on a narrow stretch of land between the Pacific Ocean and a tranquil inner harbour.

The broad, three-...

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Coromandel Peninsula
The Karangahake Gorge Historical Walkway is situated off State Highway 2 between Paeroa and Waihi. It follows the Ohinemuri River as it tumbles over r...

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Coromandel Peninsula
Naturally heated mineral water bubbles up from deep within the earth to emerge through the sand at the appropriately named Hot Water Beach.

Near th...

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Coromandel Peninsula
South of Whangamata, a road leads up the rural Wentworth Valley to a quiet Department of Conservation camping ground. It's hard to imagine this area w...

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Coromandel Peninsula
From the seaside town of Whitianga you can catch a ferry across the harbour mouth to the Stone Steps Wharf - the start of Cook's Coast. Alternatively,...

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Coromandel Peninsula
The beauty and solitude of the remote upper Coromandel Peninsula is something every Kiwi must experience once in their lifetime.

With several of th...

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Coromandel Peninsula
This beautiful area of the Coromandel Forest Park includes 21 walking tracks ranging from 20 minute strolls to rewarding overnight trails. Administere...

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Coromandel Peninsula
The town of Whangamata was established during the days of gold mining and logging. Today it is a popular seaside town. Whangamata has two long, sandy ...

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Coromandel Peninsula
The volcanic headland Paku and offshore views of the jagged Aldermen Islands make the Tairua area scenically memorable. Inside the headland, the harbo...

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Otago
Blue penguins are found right around the coast of New Zealand and southern Australia, but none closer to human activity than in Oamaru. The birds nest...

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Otago
Dunedin has many beautiful beaches scattered along its ocean coastline and around the Otago Harbour. Most are only a few minutes drive from the centra...

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Otago
A delightful 15-minute drive around the northern shore of Otago Harbour leads to the town of Port Chalmers.

This deep water port has strong histori...

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Eastland
It takes half an hour to walk to the end of New Zealand's longest wharf. At 660 metres in length, this is no ordinary pier. Locals love the wharf beca...

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Waikato
Kawhia Harbour is a drowned river valley system on the Tasman Sea coast west of Hamilton. The harbour entrance is guarded by a large sand bar - a feat...

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Nelson / Marlborough
Before you lay eyes on Golden Bay, you'll enjoy an amazingly scenic road journey. The long, slow climb over Takaka Hill, known as 'marble mountain', i...

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Northland
About Bay of Islands
With more than 144 islands to explore, the Bay of Islands is a favourite aquatic playground for holidaymakers and yachties from ...

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Wellington
About Cape Palliser
Remote and romantic Palliser Bay, with a wild sea coastline rich in Maori and early European history, is a location where the fur...

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Wellington
About ZEALANDIA - The Karori Sanctuary Experience
Surrounded by 225ha of regenerating forest and wetlands and with only the sounds of a selection of ...

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Wellington
About Stonehenge Aotearoa
Don't worry, it's not your eyes deceiving you after coasting out of a local winery; it's Stonehenge - in the middle of the ...

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Southland
About Abel Tasman National Park
It may be the smallest national park in the country, but what it lacks in size, the Abel Tasman National Park sure ma...

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Waikato
About Waitomo Glowworm Caves
You will find this fabulous lost world both eerie and captivating, but you'll need to go underground to see it.

Waito...

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Waikato
About Ruakuri Cave
Ruakuri Cave is an intimate, educational 2 hour experience. Enter via the spectacular spiral entrance and marvel at the crystal li...

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Waikato
About Balloons Over Waikato
Scores of colourful hot-air balloons float through the sky during Balloons Over Waikato, an annual festival held over fiv...

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Taupo / Ruapehu
Taupo Hot Springs Spa is a unique wellbeing destination spa and iconic New Zealand experience, offering living water hydrotherapy, hot water playgroun...

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Taupo / Ruapehu
About Tongariro Alpine Crossing
It's said to be the best one-day hike in New Zealand!

Taking between seven and eight hours to complete, the Tongar...

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Otago
The southernmost point of the South Island, check out the windswept trees and get a photo at the sign....

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Otago
About Rakiura National Park
Rakiura National Park opened in 2002 and is the 14th of New Zealand's national parks. The park covers about 157,000ha and...

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Queenstown / Southern Lakes
About Fiordland National Park
Where on earth can you soar above mountains, wake up to the smell of hot pancakes in isolated wilderness locations, and...

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Queenstown / Southern Lakes
About Mitre Peak & Milford Sound
Fill a tumbler full of water from a waterfall cascading from rocks hundreds of metres above your head on a sceni...

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Queenstown / Southern Lakes
About Doubtful Sound
To wake up to the absolute silence of Doubtful Sound aboard an overnight cruise is a real treat — a once in a lifetime opportu...

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Queenstown / Southern Lakes
About Mt Aspiring National Park
Mt Aspiring National Park's rugged terrain includes unforgettable active glaciers, hanging valleys, cirque basins and...

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West Coast
About Paparoa National Park
Luxuriant coastal forest, limestone cliffs and canyons, caves and underground streams and an absolutely spectacular coast...

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West Coast
About Westland Tai Poutini National Park
Westland Tai Poutini National Park (established 1960) extends from the highest peaks of the Southern Alps to...

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Southland
Waituna Lagoon (also known as Lake Waituna) and wetlands was one of the first sites in the world to be named "a wetland of international significance"...

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