Tramp through the Waipoua Forest, dive the East Coast shipwrecks, cycle the Bream Trail. Tour the wineries of Waiheke Island and Matakana. Immerse yourself in the Maori culture. Dunk in the hot springs and wander the caves of Waikato. Canoe the Whanganui River. Visit the seal colonies and nature reserves. Hike the glaciers and climb Mt. Cook. Take an eco-tour, with albatross encounters and dolphin swims in Kaikoura. Detailed information on where to stay in every area, from the best values in hotels to recommended campsites, plus everything you ll want to know about the restaurants and foods. The history, the sights and how to see them, all the museums, the art galleries and what you ll find there, the parks and gardens, the mountains and beaches. Shopping, theater, nightlife, entertainment, festivals, scenic drives, city attractions. As a Pocket Adventure Guide, this shows you how to experience the country more intensely and directly than most travelers know how to do seeing the place close-up, through walks, fishing, sailing, kayaking, diving, horseback excursions, culinary adventures, meeting the people. Other guides lack this level of detail, the adventure perspective and the emphasis on direct experience of the country. As a native New Zealander, Bette Flagler delivers an insider s knowledge that you won t find in other guides.
"An activity guide packed with detail on everything from horseback riding and camping to fishing, cruising, hiking and more. Chapters are organized regionally and make it easy to look up local accommodations and eateries, inland and water adventures, and there are even small local maps for quick consultation." -- Midwest Book Review
"I enjoyed your book a great deal. When you can read a travel book like a novel, that says something." -- Rita Shelley
"The book is great. I love the www references, the personal touches and for me the descriptions and comments make me feel like I am already there." -- Richard Hart
"We just used your book again for our second trip to New Zealand. We loved the humorous and honest comments about all the adventures, etc. It was invaluable and fun to read while we were exploring." -- Bonnie
About Bette Flagler
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Published January 1, 2009
by Hunter Publishing.
Travel, Education & Reference.