Auckland is a cosmopolitan capital that combines outdoor activities and sophisticated culture. The famous Sky Tower offers a magnificent view of this unique city with the numerous museums and restaurants. Oakland has a tradition in sailing and one of the greatest events taking place here is the America's Cup.
Bluff is one of the oldest European settlements in New Zealand.The port of Bluff is the gateway to Stewart Island, and home of Bluff oysters – reputed to be the best in the world. The oyster season runs from March to August, and in May the locals put on a lively festival to honour Ostrea chilensis (that’s Latin for Bluff oyster). As the oldest European settlement in New Zealand, Bluff has a rich and varied history. Check out the maritime museum for exhibits that focus on whaling, oystering, and shipwrecks.
Bay of Islands is a great holiday destination, with natural beauty and cultural interest. It has amazing beaches and a great variety of water and land activities, like nature walks, fishing, diving, biking or just relaxing. There are also a lot of significant historic sites to visit.
Milford Sound, located into the Fiordlant Nacional Park in South Island, New Zealand, enters for 15 km inland from the sea and is surrounded by tall cliffs. Lush rainforests cling to steep slopes and the sea water is home for seals, penguins and dolphins. Indeed, the natural beauty of this landscape is breathtaking.
Doubtful Sound is a quiet place that will impress you with its waterfalls, huge mountains and rare species of marine life. A few years ago only the most courageous seamen used to approach the sound, today is one of the most beautiful protected places in the National Park Fiordland, attracting tourists from all around the world.
Dunedin is the second largest city in South Island. It is known for its Victorian architecture, the alternative atmosphere, the excellent outdoor activities and the variety of wildlife including albatross, penguins and seals.
Eden is a coastal city in the region of New South Wales in Australia. It is located 478km south of Sydney, among various Bays. Rough cliffs cover the east side of the city, while a sandy beach, ideal for surf, named Aslings Beach is situated north of the cliffs. The port of Eden is the largest port in the region.
Hobart is the capital of Tasmania and the second oldest city in Australia. Mount Wellington, a reference point for the city, dominates to the landscape. Along the harbor, stone warehouses and docks of the 19th century have been converted into pubs and restaurants, keeping the old atmosphere. City's highlights include the exquisite wineries of Cole Valley and the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Garden.
Kaikoura is a town on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Few places in the world can boast of such natural wonders as those offered by land and sea in Kaikoura. Kaikoura has a rich history and culture to explore. There is plenty to choose from and lots of activities that cater for all abilities marine or land based. The local speciality is crayfish, you will be spoilt for choice whether you are eating in or dining out. Kaikoura's community cares about its environment and is taking steps to protect it. Enjoy this piece of paradise.
Lyttelton is a port town on the eastern coast of the South Island of New Zealand. In 2009 Lyttelton was defined as "an area of special or outstanding historical or cultural heritage significance or value". Lyttelton was the location for most of the exterior scenes in Peter Jackson's 1996 horror movie The Frighteners.
Port Chalmers is a historic suburb and the leading port of the city of Dunedin in New Zealand. This place is a wonderful mixture of rich heritage and a modern way of life. Visitors here enjoy the vibrant atmosphere full of galleries, boutiques, cafes and restaurants. The nature of the village offers spectacular views of isolated sandy beaches and forests. There is no doubt that this port offers an excellent experience of holidays.
Picton is a north-east town in the South Island of New Zealand. This pretty port town is filled up with numerous cafes, restaurants and galleries. For the most adventurous, sea kayaking is very popular here. Fishing and dolphin watching are, also, very common activities. Finally, you should not miss to conquer the major local attraction: the Queen Charlotte Track. Hiking, here, is a gorgeous experience! This place is backed by forested hills and it is full of beautiful tiny beaches. Undoubtedly, breathtaking views are a fact in this side of the world!
Sydney, a diverse city, the largest in Australia, with many sights of interest, such as parks, sandy beaches and shopping areas
Sydney stands on a deep natural harbor and is not only the largest city in Australia but also the oldest and most diverse. Significant points of the city is the Harbor Bridge, the impressive Opera House and the historic district "The Rocks", with shops, cafes, galleries and crowded streets. Also don't miss the world famous beaches for surfers and the sandy beaches.
Tauranga has all the amenities of a big city. The port Mount Maoungkanoui has the homonymous volcano as background. There you will find some of the most famous beaches of New Zealand, while Tauranga is just opposite the Harbour Bridge. You can charter a boat to go fishing, do scuba diving, dolphin watching or just sightseeing.
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