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Taupo – the heart of the north

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Surrounded by vengeful volcanoes with a wanderlust, steaming mineral springs, myth, legend and maybe the occasional hobbit (Gollum was known to catch a fish here during the Lord of the Rings!), Taupo (pronounced Toe-por) is one of New Zealand’s most … Continue reading

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World Premiere of “The Hobbit” in Wellington

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Following on the coattails of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, New Zealand’s capital city Wellington is preparing itself for the world premiere of Peter Jackson’s first Hobbit film.  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set for release on December … Continue reading

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Zealandia: The Karori Sanctuary Experience

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Step back in time at the award-winning attraction Zealandia. Home to a ‘living ark’ of endangered species, this extraordinary sanctuary is a must-see for nature lovers. Often referred to as ‘Jurassic Park’ due to its mammal-proof fence that keeps out … Continue reading

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Going off road

To get a closer look at some of our breathtaking and more isolated landscapes often means going off road. For many tourists, a trip to New Zealand isn’t complete without some time spent in a four wheel drive. You won’t … Continue reading

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Hot Air Ballooning – a bird’s eye view

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No matter how slowly you drive, you never really get a full appreciation of the landscape around you. Even a hike up a high mountain will not give you a view of the full extent of the beauty and splendour … Continue reading

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