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Go Travel New Zealand

Summer 2018

Full of genuine experience New Zealand travel stories. Regionalized and easy to reference. Learn about this amazing country before you arrive. An insiders view on all you need to know. A Journey through the most beautiful country on earth. The culture and excitement will have you spellbound. New Zealand, Land of the Long White Cloud.

New Zealand
Waterford Press Limited
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4 Issues


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wildlife wonders

For wide-eyed international visitors, spotting or even mixing and mingling with curious and abundant wildlife stands out as one of the signature experiences of a New Zealand holiday.From the iconic nocturnal kiwi – surely one of the world’s weirdest birds – to dolphins gracefully slipping through the waves or penguins waddling awkwardly ashore from a day at sea, you never have to go far to find New Zealand’s diverse, unique and precious fauna on show either in a natural habitat or a protected environment.For visitors, there are a multitude of opportunities to see and experience New Zealand’s incredible wildlife from casual encounters in nature to a tour with an expert guide, or volunteering on a conservation project to contribute to safe-guarding the planet. Nowhere else on Earth On…

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close encounters

Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari make it easy to experience the incredible wildlife of the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. Their 4.5 hour eco-safari offers guaranteed marine-mammal viewing year-round, departing direct from the Viaduct Harbour in downtown Auckland.But this experience offers so much more than just whale and dolphin watching. Working closely with the Department of Conservation and local universities they have established New Zealand's only researchbased marine mammal experience - successfully combining upclose and personal viewing of the wildlife with important marinescience studies also conducted on board. Far more than just seeing these magnificent creatures, passengers are fully immersed in the important scientific research efforts taking place and are able to enjoy expert education about whales, dolphins, other marine wildlife and their precious home. Every passenger contributes to…

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dive tatapouri

Walk across the reef at Dive Tatapouri and become immersed in the surroundings, as small fish race across clear water beneath your feet. At the edge of the reef in the clear blue water, graceful stingrays and eagle rays, which come in to interact, can clearly be seen.Learn about the whai (stingray) and the other reef dwellers who come to play from the knowledgeable Dive Tatapouri guides and experience feeding them in the wild for yourself.A unique and memorable activity for all ages who have come along to meet the children of the Maori Sea God Tangaroa.Read more about this remarkable marine ecology experience online at www.divetatapouri.com ■…

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gannet beach adventures

Discover the magic and beauty of the Cape Kidnappers/Te Kauwae-a-Māui coast and its winged inhabitants in Hawke’s Bay.Hop on board for a unique eco-experience with your Gannet Beach Adventures guide. We travel along the beach on trailers towed by vintage tractors to experience the wonder of Hawke’s Bay’s coastline and the world’s largest mainland gannet colony. You’ll be in awe of a landscape formed over 4 million years, the local history and settler stories. Our tour season is late September to late April each year. Tours depart on the day’s low tide, so start times vary from early morning to late afternoon. Stops along the way give you an insight into how nature’s forces have shaped the cliffs. There are lots of great photo spots during the 4-hour return…

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auckland zoo

With naturally inspiring and award-winning habitats, Auckland Zoo is Aotearoa’s largest home of native and exotic wildlife, and just minutes from central Auckland.Discover the iconic kiwi, cheeky kea, and more than 50 of New Zealand’s amazing natural treasures in Te Wao Nui. Showcasing six stunning habitats of our native wildlife, Te Wao Nui will take you on an immersive journey through New Zealand’s natural world - a must see destination for all visitors to Auckland Zoo. Open daily from 9.30am – 5.30pm (Last entry 4.15pm) 99 Motions Rd, Western Springs, Auckland. Visit aucklandzoo.co.nz ■…

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rainbow springs

Walk through our free flight aviaries, feed the largest trout you will ever see or come face-to-face with history when you check out Tuatara!Rainbow Springs is home to many of Aotearoa’s most taonga (treasured) species, including our national icon, kiwi.Our team will take you on a journey of New Zealand’s native wildlife and unique flora and fauna, sharing our cultural stories and our role in conservation.Explore the new Kiwi Burrow, where you can walk through a human-sized kiwi’s home, stand inside a giant kiwi egg and discover lots of other cool kiwi things – all included in your entry to Rainbow Springs.To get a closer look at what happens when kiwi eggs are brought in from the wild, add on a behind-the-scenes tour of the National Kiwi Hatchery –…