Fodor's New Zealand 2009

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Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in New Zealand!

·Updated annually, Fodor’s New ...

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Overview

Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in New Zealand!

·Updated annually, Fodor’s New Zealand provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

·Fodor’s New Zealand features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

·If it’s not worth your time, it’s not in this book. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in New Zealand.

·Experience New Zealand like a local! Fodor’s New Zealand includes choices for every traveler, from sunbathing and surfing to bushwalking and horseback riding, and much more!

·Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

·Includes unique, color photos that illustrate the country's history and local activities and a full-color, pullout map of New Zealand.

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400019526
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/23/2008
  • Series: Fodor's Gold Guides Series
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

About this book............6
What’s Where............7
Quintessential New Zealand............11
If You Like............14
Great Itineraries............16
When to go............20
On the Calendar............21

Chapter 1: Auckland............25

Orientation & Planning............27
Exploring Auckland............33
Where to Eat............50
Where to Stay............62
Nightlife & the Arts............69
Sports & the Outdoors............73
Shopping............77

Chapter 2: Northland & the Bay of Islands............81

Orientation & Planning............83
Northland............87
The Bay of Islands............99

Chapter 3: Coromandel Peninsula & the Bay of Plenty............117

Orientation & Planning............118
The Coromandel Peninsula............122
The Bay of Plenty............141

Chapter 4: East Coast & the Volcanic Zone............153
Orientation & Planning............154
The Rotorua Area............159
Lake Taupo & Tongariro National Park............175
Napier & Hawke’s Bay............183
Gisborne & Eastland............195

Chapter 5: North Island’s West Coast............203

Orientation & Planning............204
The Waikato & Waitomo............210
New Plymouth & Taranaki............222

Chapter 6: Wellington & the Wairarapa............251

Orientation & Planning............252
Wellington............256
The Wairarapa............281

Chapter 7: Upper South Island & the West Coast............289
Orientation & Planning............290
Marlborough & Kaikoura............297
Nelson & the Northwest............323
The West Coast............351

Chapter 8: Christchurch & Canterbury............371
Orientation & Planning............372
Christchurch............377
Arthur’s Pass & Canterbury............398

Chapter 9: The Southern Alps & Fiordland............425
Orientation & Planning............426
The Southern Alps............429
Fiordland............460

Chapter 10: Otago, Invercargill & Stewart Island............471

Orientation & Planning............472
Dunedin............475
Otago Peninsula............485
Invercargill............489
Stewart Island............494

Chapter 11: Adventure Vacations............505

Understanding New Zealand............533
Māoritanga: An Insider’s Perspective............534
Flora & Fauna............538
Chronology............542
Kiwi & Māori Glossary............546
Books & Movies............550

Travel Smart New Zealand ............554

Getting Here & Around............555
Essentials............564

Index............581


About our Writers............592


Maps

North Island............8
South Island............10
Auckland............36—37
Greater Auckland............43
Hauraki Gulf Islands............47
Where to Stay & Eat in Auckland............56—57
Northland............89
Bay of Islands............101
The Coromandel Peninsula............123
Bay of Plenty............142
East Coast & Volcanic Zone............158
Central Rotorua............162
Around Rotorua............166
Tongariro National Park............180
Napier............184
Hawke’s Bay............190
Western North Island............211
Taranaki Peninsula............223
Wellington............259
Where to Stay & Eat in Wellington............271
Greater Wellington & Wairarapa............282
Upper South Island............296
Around Blenheim............310
Nelson............326
Greater Nelson............333
Abel Tasman National Park............340
The West Coast............353
Canterbury Region............373
Christchurch............379
Where to Stay and Eat in Christchurch............390
Southern Alps & Fiordland............430
Where to Stay & Eat in Queenstown............454
Otago & Invercargill............476
Stewart Island............495
Milford Track............516
Kepler Track............518

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