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Auckland
Auckland may not be New Zealand's capital (a distinction going to Wellington) but it's New Zealand's largest city and, along with Christchurch on the South Island, the major gateway to the joys of this most diverse and beautiful country. Auckland teems with life, from the vibrant waterfront called the City of Sails through the busy, ever-expanding Downtown district to the highly individual suburbs and glorious beaches.
Bay of Island
Bay of Island situated 60 km north-west of Whangarei & close to the northern tip of the country. The Bay of Islands is an area in the Northland region of the North Island of New Zealand. Bay of island one of the most popular fishing, sailing and tourist destinations in the country, and has been renowned internationally for its big-game fishing since American author Zane Grey publicised it in the 1930s. The bay itself is an irregular 16 km-wide inlet in the north-eastern coast of the island. A natural harbour, it has several arms which extend into the land, notably Waikare Inlet in the south and Kerikeri and Te Puna (Mangonui) inlets in the north-west.
Christchurch
Christchurch is located at the southern corner of Pegasus Bay, in the middle of the east coast of the South Island, linking Banks Peninsula and the Canterbury Plains. This is considered as the second largest city in New Zealand, and the main city in the Canterbury region. Christchurch has more than 740 parks and a widespread system of rivers, wetlands and streams. This place is also known as the Garden City. It is covered by the Pacific Ocean and hills and known as the beautiful place of Newzealand. While planning holidays in Australia you can include this place to enjoy golfing, bungy jump, wind surfing, hot air balloons, mountain biking and more.
Dunedin
Dunedin has fifth largest population in New Zealand, the largest in size of council boundary area, and the hub of the sixth-largest urban area. Dunedin is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the region of Otago. For historical and cultural reasons and its location, Dunedin is considered one of the country's four main centres, although Hamilton has overtaken it in urban-area population and Tauranga has a slightly larger urban-area population.The city stands on the hills and valleys surrounding the head of Otago Harbour. The harbour and hills are the remnants of an extinct volcano. It is the home of the University of Otago.
Fox Glacier
Fox Glacier falls 2,600m on its 13km journey from the Southern Alps down to the coast, with it having the distinction of being one of the few glaciers to end among lush rainforest only 300 metres above sea level. The Fox Glacier is a 13 km long glacier situated in Westland National Park on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. It was named in 1872 after a visit by the then Prime Minister of New Zealand, Sir William Fox. Fed by four alpine glaciers, Although retreating throughout most of the last 100 years, it has been advancing since 1985 at an average of about a metre a week.
Franz Josef
Franz Josef is an undersized town located in the West Coast area of the South Island of New Zealand. This place is all about the glaciers and adventurous activities on the ice covered land. Those who want thrilling adventure among the beautiful glaciers must visit this gem in New Zealand holidays. Visit two of New Zealand's finest National Parks, separated by the imposing Southern Alps. Explore the enormous area of the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier snowfields with a helicopter tour in this area. Take a picturesque scenic helicopter flight on Franz Josef Glacier or take a guided tour among the pinnacles, ice caves and seracs of New Zealand's South Island. Ice climbing and adventurous day out is really popular thing to enjoy at this place.
Hamilton
Hamilton is in the Waikato region of the North Island, approximately 130 km (80 mi) south of Auckland. Hamilton is the centre of New Zealand's fourth largest urban area, and Hamilton City is the country's seventh largest territorial authority. It sits at a major road and rail nexus in the centre of the Waikato basin, on both banks of the Waikato River. With the exceptions of low hills around the University of Waikato, Hamilton Lake and to the west of the city, and an extensive network of gullies, the terrain of the city is relatively flat.The lake is formed in the crater of an ancient volcano.
Lower Hutt
Lower Hutt is in the Wellington Region. It is the tenth largest city in New Zealand in population, and covers an area of 376.74 km. Lower Hutt council has adopted the name Hutt City Council, but neither the New Zealand Geographic Board nor the Local Government Act recognise the name Hutt City. Lower Hutt is a city in the Wellington region of New Zealand. This alternative name can lead to confusion, as there are two cities in the Hutt Valley, Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt. The Upper Hutt City Council objects to the name of Hutt City. The former Hutt County included much of the area of both Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt.
Manukau
In Auckland Region / Greater Auckland area of New Zealand, Manukau City is a large city. The city is sometimes referred to as South Auckland, but this term does not possess official recognition and does not encompass areas like East Auckland, which is within the official boundaries of Manukau City. Manukau City is a relatively young city, both in terms of legal status and large-scale settlement - though with a current size of 362,000 inhabitants (June 2008 estimate), it is also the third-largest in New Zealand as well as the country's fastest-growing. The name Manukau comes from the Manukau Harbour west of the city, is of Maori origin, and means 'wading birds',[citation needed] although it has been suggested that the name of the harbour was also sometimes rendered as Manuka, meaning a marker post with which an early ch...
Mount Cook
The mountain, which attracts climbers from all over the world to its snow-covered peaks, stands in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, on New Zealands South Island. Standing 3754m (12,316ft) high, Aoraki Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand. Aoraki means GÇÿCloud Piercer in Maori and the mountain is so called due to its breathtaking peaks which tower high above the clouds. The national park, which was formally declared in 1953, covers an area of 70,111 hectares (173,251 acres). There are regular guided tours from Mount Cook to the Tasman Glacier, which, at 27km (17 miles) long, 3km (1.9 miles) wide and 600m (1968ft) deep, is New Zealands largest glacier. Other highlights include the smaller Hooker Glacier, Murchison Glacier Mount Tasman and Mount Dampier. Outdoor activities include helicopter rides, alpine f...
North Shore
North shore is also the country's fourth largest city in land, with an area of 129.81 square kilometres and a coastline of 141 kilometres. It is one of four cities in the Auckland metropolitan area. North Shore City (usually informally the North Shore, or sometimes just The Shore) is a city in the Auckland region of New Zealand. As per June 2008 cencus estemated population was 223,000, making it the fourth most populous city in New Zealand. It is the most densely populated city in the country because, unlike other New Zealand cities, most of the city's area is urban or suburban in character.
Queenstown
Queenstown is an adventurous resort town in Otago located in the South-West of Newzealand. Queenstown's is also known as the "Adventure Capital of the World" from bungy jumping to jet boating, white water rafting to tandem and skydiving this place offers all. Queenstown is destination that provides travelers the chance to really experience the real thrill. It is safe and refreshing destination to have fun in Australia tours. Here you can reach your full potential and at few point you can actually exceed it. This is considered as the thrilling and most exciting place.
Rotorua
A deep-rooted Maori cultural concept, Manaakitanga places a responsibility on us as your hosts to give you the best of ourselves, our time and our history. Whether in search of experience Maori culture, geothermal earth forces, spa rejuvenation, thrills and adventure, or any of the other natural resources such as 16 lakes, some of the world's best mountain biking trails, fantastic trout fishing and myriad forest walking tracks Rotorua delivers it all. "Rotorua - feel the spirit Manaakitanga" is our catch-cry and it holds a pretty powerful promise as well as an invitation to experience our extraordinary slice of New Zealand.
Tauranga
Tauranga is one of New Zealand's most growing cities, Its population increase at the rate of 14% in between the 2001 census and the 2006 census.Tauranga is the largest city in the region of the Bay of Plenty, in the North Island of New Zealand, and is the fifth largest city in New Zealand. It is approximately 205 km (127 mi) south-east of Auckland. Tauranga has an urban population of 116,000 (June 2008 estimate), and covers 64.9 sq miles (168 km). Tauranga has two parliamentary seats, Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty. The City of Tauranga was constituted in 1963. It was renamed Tauranga District in 1989, after the local body reforms, but was reproclaimed a city in 2004.Tauranga is one of New Zealand's main centers for business, international trade, culture, fashion, horticultural science, education and entertainment. It ...
Te Anau
Te Anau is a town in the South Island of New Zealand. The 2001 census recorded the town's population as 1,857. Te Anau is on the eastern shore of Lake Te Anau in Fiordland. Lake Te Anau is the largest lake in the South Island and second only within New Zealand to Lake Taupo. Tourism and farming are the predominant economic activities in the area. Lying as it does at the borders of Fiordland National Park, it is the gateway to a wilderness area famed for tramping and spectacular scenery. Many species of bird life are also found locally, notably the endangered Takahe which can be found at the Fiordland Wildlife Park. The town has a wide range of accommodation, with over 3,000 beds available in summer. Te Anau is connected by highway with Invercargill to the southeast, Queenstown to the northeast, Gore to the east, and Ma...
Waitakere
Waitakere name came originally from a Maori chief and was applied to a village near the northern boundary of the current city and later to the county that covered much of the current city. Waitakere City is New Zealand's fifth largest city, It has annual growth of about 2%. It is part of the Auckland region, and is incorporated in the Auckland metropolitan area. Most residents live near the city's eastern borders with the Waitemata Harbour and neighbouring Auckland City. The forest-covered Waitakere Ranges dominate the city's western skyline, rising from the rugged surf beaches of the Tasman Sea to an altitude of over 400 metres..
Wellington
New Zealand's most Southern capital, situated at the southern tip of the North Island, enjoys a beautiful natural setting, nestled as it is between a beautiful harbour and rolling green hillsThis dynamic city is not only the political capital of the country, but also (as most Wellingtonians will proudly tell you) its arts and culture capital, and here you will discover the country's heritage, which is present everywhere, from the many historic buildings downtown to the Parliament Buildings themselves to Te Papa, the national museum, one of the jewels in New Zealand's crown and one that dominates the city's skyline on the waterfront. The Polynesian explorer Kupe is credited with the initial discovery of Wellington Harbour, which he named Te Whanganui a Tara (the Great Harbour of Tara) after his son. From Maori tradition...
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