Marco Polo New Zealand: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips
Most travellers want to have fun and feel relaxed from the moment they arrive at their holiday destination - that's what Marco Polo Guides are all about. This new series will appeal to all types of travellers, including those who haven't bought a travel guide in the past! Marco Polo's unique insider tips are peppered throughout the guide - offering a real insight into the destination.
Experience all the attractions of New Zealand with this up-to date and authoritative guide, complete with 'Best Of' recommendations. You'll find lonely beaches and breathtakingly beautiful national parks, cozy hotels and authentic restaurants, the top places for adventure seekers and selected hiking trails. There are also tips for shopping and getting by on a low budget, as well as ideas for those travelling with children and for active pursuits and a summary of the country's main festivals and events. Further sections include: Travel Tips, Food & Drink, Links, Blogs, Apps & more and index.
'Kiwi' is the word that perhaps best sums up New Zealand. Shy kiwi birds hide in the undergrowth of the rainforest, vitamin-rich kiwi fruits grow just about everywhere and the Kiwis as the New Zealanders call themselves offer a friendly welcome to visitors from all over the world.
With MARCO POLO New Zealand you will discover a unique natural paradise at the other side of the world. The practical, pocket-sized guide leads you through an amazingly varied landscape: paradise beaches with Mediterranean climate, frozen glaciers in the high mountains, deep fjords, tangled forests with gigantic trees and thermal areas where the ground boils over. On top of that is the exotic appeal of the Polynesian culture of the original inhabitants, the Maori. The Perfect Route covers both islands in all their variety, from Cape Reinga in the north of North Island, past the lively cities of Auckland and Wellington and across to the South Island, the scenically most beautiful of the two whose landscape provided the setting for the Lord of the Rings.
The Best Of pages highlight some unique things about New Zealand (e.g. festive supper with the Maori and the Art Deco town of Napier), recommend places to go for free, and have tips for things to do if it rains and where you can relax and unwind. The Insider Tips reveal where New Zealanders still mainly keep themselves to themselves where you have to pass one test of courage or another in order to have your adventures in the underworld. The Excursions & Tours chapter takes you off the beaten track: along the coast roads you can explore the wild east of the North Island or cycle along disused railway tracks through the highlands of Central Otago. Finally the Dos & Don'ts tell you not to drink from rivers and why you can't stay the night in hotels.
MARCO POLO New Zealand provides comprehensive coverage of all parts of the country. To help you find your way around there are the Where to Start panels for the main cities, a detailed Road Atlas, the useful maps of Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington in the cover, and a separate pull-out map.
About the Author
Marco Polo Travel Publishing offers a wide range of high quality cartographic products and travel guides. Marco Polo Pocket Guides are known for their handy, compact format and Insider Tips. Our Travel Handbooks are the first to include infographics and our Spiral Guides feature unique lay-flat spiral binding. Marco Polo Maps are famous for the high quality of cartography in their Country, City and Holiday Maps.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Where the rainforest meets dreamy bays Marco Polo guides besides Frommer’s are my favorite, but there are also many other series; seems like every series has kind of specialization – while ones are good if you are trying to find good places to eat or sleep, others are best when it comes to art and monuments. Some are going in depth for the selected sights, while others try to cover as much as it is possible. In my opinion Marco Polo guides find the right measure – covering lot of things, yet for some most important going into the details providing extra insider tips. Therefore, using this particular guide visitor to the farthest South East country will be able to experience all that New Zealand offers. You will find inside places to stay and eat, great places to visit, nature trips and tours, list of festivals and other events to visit, best places to visit during the night, shopping centers, places to visit when you are with kids and more. This Marco Polo guide is up-to-date while the best add-on thing found inside are Insider tips, something that will make you carry this handy guide anywhere you go. Convenient, lightweight, full of information and with detailed pull-out map, another edition of known UK publisher Marco Polo is something not to be missed if you are visiting New Zealand.