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Sheep in New Zealand

Sheep in New Zealand Like the kiwi in its many manifestations, another icon of New Zealand is the humble sheep. To many people, particularly the older generation, the first two things that spring to mind when thinking about New …

Five Largest Cities in New Zealand

Five Largest Cities in New Zealand Auckland | Christchurch | Wellington | Hamilton | Tauranga New Zealand's five largest cities are Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton, and Tauranga. However, the word "city&…

Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand Attractions | Accommodation | Access Abel Tasman National Park Abel Tasman National Park lies at the north end of the South Island. It is known for its golden beaches, crystal clear wate…

Rabbit Island Nelson

Rabbit Island, Nelson, New Zealand Nelson | Access | Map of New Zealand's sunniest towns Relaxing on the beach Over the Christmas and New Year period, many New Zealanders will be heading to the beach . Rabbit Island (Mo…

Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo The turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo Lake Tekapo is a small town in the South Island, about a 3-hour drive mainly west of Christchurch. As the name suggests, the town is on the shore of beautiful Lake Tekapo, which is…

New Zealand's Superlatives

New Zealand's Superlatives Highest Mountain | Longest River | Biggest Lake | Tallest Building | Biggest City | Waterfall | National Park | Garden | Highway | Oldest Building | Tallest Geyser | Execution | Prime Mi…

i-SITE Visitor Information Centres

i-SITE Visitor Information Centres in New Zealand Meeting Points | Listing | Accommodation i-Sites are tourist information centres found all over New Zealand in an official network of over 80 in the major towns and tourist …

Mount Maunganui Beach Tauranga

Mount Maunganui Beach Tauranga Bay and beach seen from Mt Maunganui Mount Maunganui Beach (aka Ocean Beach) in Tauranga (which means "safe anchorage" in Maori  by the way) is great for both swimming and surfing. Safe…

Cathedral Cove Te Whanganui-A-Hei

Cathedral Cove (Te Whanganui-A-Hei) Cathedral Cove Te Whanganui-A-Hei - the limestone rock arch separates two white, sandy beaches Cathedral Cove (Te Whanganui-A-Hei) is a stunning beach that includes a natural arch on the Co…

Lake Hauroko South Island

Lake Hauroko Tourism | Access | Accommodation | New Zealand Lakes Views of the lake are stunning The deepest lake in New Zealand is Lake Hauroko in Fiordland National Park, with a maximum depth of 462 meters. Lake Hauroko…

Lake Taupo North Island

Lake Taupo Tourism | Hydroelectricity | Access | Accommodation | New Zealand Lakes There is much to see and do in the Taupo area The largest lake in New Zealand is Lake Taupo in central North Island, and, at 623 square km…

New Zealand Lemons

New Zealand Lemons Most people are aware of kiwifruit and its association with New Zealand, but the country is also a major producer of lemons. History The first lemon tree is believed to have arrived on a boat from Sydney, …

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