Insight Guides: New Zealand

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Insight Guide New Zealand is an indispensable guide to a land of epic scenery, thrilling outdoor experiences and fascinating cultural diversity, accompanied by stunning travel photography. Be inspired by our Best of New Zealand section highlighting unmissable sights and experiences and lavish Photo Features on adventure sports, exploring the national parks, and the Lord of the Rings phenomenon.
With a longer and more in-depth history and culture section than its competitors, ...

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Overview

Insight Guide New Zealand is an indispensable guide to a land of epic scenery, thrilling outdoor experiences and fascinating cultural diversity, accompanied by stunning travel photography. Be inspired by our Best of New Zealand section highlighting unmissable sights and experiences and lavish Photo Features on adventure sports, exploring the national parks, and the Lord of the Rings phenomenon.
With a longer and more in-depth history and culture section than its competitors, this travel guide provides an essential introduction to New Zealand’s Maori culture, settlement and colonization and contemporary politics and environmental issues. The informative text, written by regional experts, is a pleasure to read.
A detailed Places section, with full-color maps, guides you around the regions that make up this breathtaking country, starting in the sophisticated city of Auckland and finishing up in the vast southern extremes of Southland, Fjordland and Stewart Island.
A comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the travel advice you need to plan your trip. The selective listings for hotels and restaurants are the personal recommendations of a regional specialist.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780051765
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2013
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Edition description: Tenth Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 383,641
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Donna Blaber is an award-winning travel journalist who specializes in writing about New Zealand.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Best of New Zealand      
Aotearoa        
The Land        
 
History
Decisive Dates           
Arrival of the Maori  
Voyages of Discovery           
Settlement and Colonisation  
A New Nation           
 
Features
People
Contemporary Art and Literature     
Ancient Maori Art and Society         
Music, Theatre and Film       
Cuisine           
Wines 
Flora, Fauna and the Environment     
Outdoor Activities     
What Makes a Kiwi
Modern Maori Art    
The Farming Life       
Trendsetting Kiwi Fashion    
Spas   
South Island Tracks   
Shaky Ground
Antarctica      
Maori Handicrafts     
Bonanza of the Rings 
Thrillseekers’ Paradise           
Thermal Wonders of Rotorua
Exploring the National Parks 
 
Places
Introduction   
North Island   
Auckland        
Auckland’s Surroundings      
Northland       
The Waikato   
Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty     
Rotorua and the
Volcanic Plateau        

Poverty Bay and Hawke’s Bay          
Taranaki, Wanganui and Manawatu 
Wellington      
South Island   
Nelson and Marlborough      
Christchurch  
Canterbury     
The West Coast          
Queenstown and Otago         
Dunedin         
Southland       
Stewart Island
 
Travel Tips
Transport
Accommodation
Activities
A–Z: Practical Information
Further Reading

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