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Millions of years in the making, the Hamilton and Waikato regions caves, including the world-famous ones at Waitomo, provide a playground unlike any other.
As if it is not enough that nature has carved out a glowworm-studded underground marvel, enterprising locals have added adventure activities to enhance the experience further.
Maori often describe themselves as Tangata whenua (people of the land) to underline their connection with their tribal home ground.
Anyone who scents the pungent tang of Rotorua's sulphur meets the earth as Tangata whenua.
Rotorua is home to the ancient fiery atua (god) Tamaohoi, the earth is alive and demands respect from all who walk here. .
In 1909 Hine O te Rangi, Jean Batten CBE, 'Daughter of the Skies', to the Te Arawa people was born in Rotorua.
In 1936 Jean Batten (28) world celebrity New Zealand's pioneer aviatrix sent Auckland into raptures when she landed her tiny Percival Gull on a small grass airstrip at Mangere after crossing the Tasman in 10 and a half hours.
She emerged from the cockpit glamorous in makeup and white flying suit.
In what is believed to be a New Zealand-first, TOP 10 Holiday Park Russell has declared the property smoke-free.
The popular holiday park in the Bay of Islands will be an entirely smoke-free zone from May 31, coinciding with World Smoke Free Day.
Next Generation Holiday Parks, who manage the property, said the initiative supports the New Zealand Government's goal of a smoke-free country by 2025.
Ministry of Transport research and statistics shows that in the 12 months to Feb. 22 there have been 316 road deaths in New Zealand.
In 2014 the New Zealand Herald reported that in about three-quarters of crashes, visitors were found at fault, including 11 crashes that were fatal.
About two percent of NZ's road fatalities are caused by tourists, but challenging driving conditions in the South Island can be a trap for visitors and concerns are growing as accidents increase.
State Highway 5 at 247km is the second shortest of New Zealand's eight national highways but it is the North Island's direct route to an amazing geothermal world which steams, hisses and bubbles.
It opens the door to New Zealand's iconic Te Puia, at Rotorua and the living Maori village of Whakarewarewa, giant Californian Redwoods in Whakarewarewa Forest, Huka Falls, Waimangu Volcanic Valley, and excellent Holiday Park accommodation.
Kaiteriteri about 60km north of Nelson is one of New Zealand's most popular seaside playgrounds with one of the best beaches in the South Island.
Few spots boast such natural beauty and accessibility to a wide range of recreational activities as well as proximity to one of the country's most sunny national parks.
Kaiteriteri is one of the three key gateways to Abel Tasman National Park.
Kees and Carol asked GoSee about a Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) for their planned Jayco Starcraft caravan.
A Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) does not help you adjust ball weight.
It distributes the overall weight of the rig over all wheels- caravan and tow vehicle.
They also want to know about ball weight restrictions. With their Ok here is the discussion for the benefit of Goseers:
The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) has entered into a new business partnership arrangement with two of the world's largest insurance organisations, JLT Insurance Brokers and AIG. 'As a well-respected brand, many of our members will know of AIG through their support of the All Blacks', TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts says.
JLT is in a position to leverage its in-depth knowledge of the tourism landscape and has invested in a dedicated tourism team to support TIA members, Chief Executive Matthew Riddle says.
Anytime you are visiting a new town or city in New Zealand, the best place to stop in at is an i-SITE.
This is not an optometrist to treat your tired travel eyes.
Would be nice, though...
An i-SITE is a visitor information centre with a team of local people who are experts in everything there is to see and do in their hometown.
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