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Alpine Recreation

A trip in to the beach

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Enjoy the beautiful waters of New Zealand's cruising play ground.

North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland

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David Jones

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Boat was immaculate, and functioned well. Sails were adequate. Stern door needed adjustment, which I assume has been ...

Boat was immaculate, and functioned well. Sails were adequate. Stern door needed adjustment, which I assume has been accomplished

Reviewed 3 days ago

Maori Tours Kaikoura

"Unique and Fascinating"(Lonely Planet)

South Island > Kaikoura Region > Kaikoura

Maori Tours Kaikoura
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ilene resnick

United States

Ranking: 10/10

There were 9 of us traveling together, ages 13 - 80 and on our second day in New Zealand we had a private tour with R...

There were 9 of us traveling together, ages 13 - 80 and on our second day in New Zealand we had a private tour with Rebecca and her brother in law.
We each loved the tour! They made it personal and genuine. We really felt like we were getting a view into the world of the Maori, their culture and their ways. Cannot say enough good things about it, and would do it again!

Reviewed 3 days ago and experienced in December 2014

The "nuggets" at Nugget Point

Nugget Point Walk

Time: 10 - 30 min return depending on walk taken

South Island > Southland > Owaka

Nugget Point Walk
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Fanny DeBon

France

Ranking: 10/10

We stopped at Nugget Point where there is a DOC shed to see Yellow Eyed Penguins. It was an amazing experience to 'sp...

We stopped at Nugget Point where there is a DOC shed to see Yellow Eyed Penguins. It was an amazing experience to 'spy' them on the beach.

Reviewed 4 days ago and experienced in December 2014

Kaitoke Regional Park Camping Ground
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Christian Jenny

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent camp site which makes you feel you are well away from civilization. Site is large and has many trees around...

Excellent camp site which makes you feel you are well away from civilization. Site is large and has many trees around so plenty of shade on a hot day. Many tables scattered around where you can have your meals. Toilets are basic but all clean. There is a nice roofed outdoor kitchen area with sinks and BBQ to use. Loved to have a river right next to the site where my 7 year old boy had plenty of fun to play in. For Lord of the Rings Fans there is a 20 minute walk through the bush to visit the film set of Rivendell and that is all free of charge for a change! Unfortunately we run out of time and only stayed for a day. Wish I could have spend another couple of days to soak up nature.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Queenstown-Glenorchy Road, TwentyFive Mile Stream - Overnight Campervan Parking
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Steffen Paul

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice location, best view of the mountains with direct access to Lake Wakatipu. No toilets, no ranger, but sandfl...

Very nice location, best view of the mountains with direct access to Lake Wakatipu. No toilets, no ranger, but sandflies of doom in the morning. No tap. Still one of the best (or the best) free campsite we have seen.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Stunning deserted Mutton Cove

Separation Point Walk and Seal Colony - Abel Tasman National Park Totaranui to Separation Point

Time: 5-6 hours return, Distance: 12km

South Island > Nelson Region > Nelson

Separation Point Walk and Seal Colony - Abel Tasman National Park Totaranui to Separation Point
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Pauline Gibson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Really beautiful, well signposted, amazing beaches and views on the route.

Really beautiful, well signposted, amazing beaches and views on the route.

Reviewed 6 days ago and experienced in December 2014

Waipu Caves Walk

Time: 1 hr each way Distance: 2 km

North Island > Northland > Waipu

Waipu Caves Walk
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Sophie Huybrechts

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

We found this non-commercial galaxy of glowworms in this cave. Amazing and totally by ourselves, no other tourists.

We found this non-commercial galaxy of glowworms in this cave. Amazing and totally by ourselves, no other tourists.

Reviewed 7 days ago and experienced in December 2014

Stunning tail shot
Whale Watch Kaikoura
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Frank Wijnands

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great! It was well worth the fee, as we got lucky and were able to see five whales - normally the average is one to t...

Great! It was well worth the fee, as we got lucky and were able to see five whales - normally the average is one to two whales per tour. It was a comfortable boat with lovely, informative staff.

Reviewed 8 days ago and experienced in December 2014

Beautiful Bark Bay Beach

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle

Dry feet, happy feet!

South Island > Nelson Region > Abel Tasman

Abel Tasman Sea Shuttle
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Felix Holm

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Takes you to inaccessible beaches, where you can have a walk. They do a nice guided tour along some seal colonies on ...

Takes you to inaccessible beaches, where you can have a walk. They do a nice guided tour along some seal colonies on the way there.

Reviewed 8 days ago and experienced in December 2014

Purakaunui Falls head on

Purakaunui Falls walk - Catlins

Time: 20 min return

South Island > Southland > Owaka

Purakaunui Falls walk - Catlins
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Logan Leduc

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Gorgeous. Short but beautiful waterfalls. Perfect for photographs! Slow the shuttle speed!

Gorgeous. Short but beautiful waterfalls. Perfect for photographs! Slow the shuttle speed!

Reviewed 8 days ago and experienced in November 2014

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