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This book is the ideal vacation guide for those wishing to make the most of a short visit to the beautiful islands that make up New Zealand featuring over 60 scenic driving tours. The country is divided into 12 regions, each of which is further divided into a number of day trips or tours designed to offer the best possible combination of sights and experiences. Each region is prefaced with a map and an illustrated introduction, presented as a double -page spread. Subsequent tours have specific maps and colour ...

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Overview

This book is the ideal vacation guide for those wishing to make the most of a short visit to the beautiful islands that make up New Zealand featuring over 60 scenic driving tours. The country is divided into 12 regions, each of which is further divided into a number of day trips or tours designed to offer the best possible combination of sights and experiences. Each region is prefaced with a map and an illustrated introduction, presented as a double -page spread. Subsequent tours have specific maps and colour photographs illustrating the highlights of each particular tour.

As a structured guide to the whole country, Explore New Zealand is the perfect companion for those wishing to discover the real New Zealand beyond the major cities. Regions covered for the North Island are as follows: Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Waikato, Rotorua and Central Plateau, The East Coast/Hawke's Bay, and Taranaki to Wellington. Regions covered for the South Island are as follows: Nelson and Marlborough, West Coast and Alpine Passes, Queenstown and Beyond, The Deep South, Otago and South Canterbury, and North Canterbury to the Kaikoura Coast.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781877246401
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers New Zealand
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Series: Globetrotter Guides
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 12.00 (d)

Meet the Author

John Cobb is the author of several books, including The Walking Tracks of New Zealand National Parks, which he wrote and photographed. His photography has also appeared in a number of scientific calendars.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 11
North Island
Auckland 12
1 Auckland's Heritage 14
2 Auckland's Waterfront 16
3 The Islands of the Gulf 18
4 Auckland's Wild West Coast 20
Northland 22
5 Auckland to Dargaville 24
6 Around the Hokianga 26
7 North to Cape Reinga 28
8 Kaitaia to Kerikeri 30
9 The Bay of Islands 32
10 Coast Road from Russell 34
11 East Coast from Whangarei 36
Coromandel and Waikato 38
12 Around the Firth of Thames 40
13 Coromandel Peninsula 42
14 Down the Coast to Tauranga 44
15 South to Hamilton 46
16 Hamilton and its West Coast 48
17 The Hauraki Plains 50
Rotorua and the Central Plateau 52
18 In and Around Rotorua 54
19 Rotorua Lakes and Hot Spots 56
20 Rotorua to Taupo 58
21 The Volcanic Plateau 60
22 On the Main Trunk Line 62
The East Coast 64
23 Around East Cape 66
24 Te Urewera 68
25 Hawke's Bay 70
26 Through the Wairarapa 72
Taranaki to Wellington 74
27 The King Country 76
28 Taranaki 78
29 The Whanganui River Road 80
30 South-east from Wanganui 82
31 Wellington City 84
South Island
Nelson and Marlborough 86
32 Marlborough Sounds 88
33 Around Nelson 90
34 North of Nelson 92
35 The Nelson Lakes 94
36 Along the Buller River 96
The West Coast and Alpine Passes 98
37 The Punakaiki Coast 100
38 Lewis Pass 102
39 Arthur's Pass 104
40 The West Coast 106
41 Haast Pass 108
Queenstown and Beyond 110
42 Wanaka and the Matukituki 112
43 Wanaka to Queenstown 114
44 Queenstown Highlights 116
45 North along Lake Wakatipu 118
46 Wakatipu to Te Anau 120
47 The Road to Milford 122
The Deep South 124
48 Southland 126
49 The Catlins 128
50 Otago's Goldfields 130
51 Historic Dunedin 132
52 Otago Peninsula 134
Otago and South Canterbury 136
53 Dunedin to Oamaru 138
54 Oamaru to the Alps 140
55 Alpine Heartland 142
North Through Canterbury 144
56 The Canterbury Plains 146
57 Central Christchurch 148
58 Around Christchurch 150
59 Banks Peninsula 152
60 The Kaikoura Coast 154
61 Port Underwood 156
Index 158
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