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Fodor's New Zealand 2009 (Fodor's New Zealand)

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Publisher Comments:

Fodors. For Choice Travel Experiences.

Fodors helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although youre at the helm, Fodors offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. Its like having a friend in New Zealand!

·Updated annually, Fodors New Zealand provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guidebook.

·Fodors New Zealand features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.

·If its not worth your time, its not in this book. Fodors discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodors Choice designations, ensure that youll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in New Zealand.

·Experience New Zealand like a local! Fodors New Zealand includes choices for every traveler, from sunbathing and surfing to bushwalking and horseback riding, and much more!

·Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

·Includes unique, color photos that illustrate the country's history and local activities and a full-color, pullout map of New Zealand.

Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

Synopsis:

Now updated to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information available, "Fodor's New Zealand" features options for a variety of budgets so travelers make the choices to plan the trip of a lifetime.

Synopsis:

Fodor’s New Zealand

PLAN THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME

Full-color guide • Make your trip to New Zealand unforgettable with 46 maps, illustrated features, and 230 color photos.

Customize your trip with simple planning tools • Top Experiences and Attractions • Field-tested itineraries • Easy-to-read color regional maps

Explore Auckland, the Marlborough wine region, Fiordland National Park, and beyond • Discerning Fodor’s Choice picks for hotels, restaurants, sights, and more • “Word of Mouth” tips from fellow Fodor’s travelers • Illustrated features on hiking New Zealand, Máori art, and New Zealand's geological wonders • Best open-air adventures, wine-tasting experiences, and cultural and food festivals

Opinions from destination experts • Fodor’s local writers reveal their favorite haunts • Frequently updated to provide the latest information

Table of Contents

About this book............6

Whats Where............7

Quintessential New Zealand............11

If You Like............14

Great Itineraries............16

When to go............20

On the Calendar............21

Chapter 1: Auckland............25

Orientation & Planning............27

Exploring Auckland............33

Where to Eat............50

Where to Stay............62

Nightlife & the Arts............69

Sports & the Outdoors............73

Shopping............77

Chapter 2: Northland & the Bay of Islands............81

Orientation & Planning............83

Northland............87

The Bay of Islands............99

Chapter 3: Coromandel Peninsula & the Bay of Plenty............117

Orientation & Planning............118

The Coromandel Peninsula............122

The Bay of Plenty............141

Chapter 4: East Coast & the Volcanic Zone............153

Orientation & Planning............154

The Rotorua Area............159

Lake Taupo & Tongariro National Park............175

Napier & Hawkes Bay............183

Gisborne & Eastland............195

Chapter 5: North Islands West Coast............203

Orientation & Planning............204

The Waikato & Waitomo............210

New Plymouth & Taranaki............222

Chapter 6: Wellington & the Wairarapa............251

Orientation & Planning............252

Wellington............256

The Wairarapa............281

Chapter 7: Upper South Island & the West Coast............289

Orientation & Planning............290

Marlborough & Kaikoura............297

Nelson & the Northwest............323

The West Coast............351

Chapter 8: Christchurch & Canterbury............371

Orientation & Planning............372

Christchurch............377

Arthurs Pass & Canterbury............398

Chapter 9: The Southern Alps & Fiordland............425

Orientation & Planning............426

The Southern Alps............429

Fiordland............460

Chapter 10: Otago, Invercargill & Stewart Island............471

Orientation & Planning............472

Dunedin............475

Otago Peninsula............485

Invercargill............489

Stewart Island............494

Chapter 11: Adventure Vacations............505

Understanding New Zealand............533

Māoritanga: An Insiders Perspective............534

Flora & Fauna............538

Chronology............542

Kiwi & Māori Glossary............546

Books & Movies............550

Travel Smart New Zealand ............554

Getting Here & Around............555

Essentials............564

Index............581

About our Writers............592

Maps

North Island............8

South Island............10

Auckland............36—37

Greater Auckland............43

Hauraki Gulf Islands............47

Where to Stay & Eat in Auckland............56—57

Northland............89

Bay of Islands............101

The Coromandel Peninsula............123

Bay of Plenty............142

East Coast & Volcanic Zone............158

Central Rotorua............162

Around Rotorua............166

Tongariro National Park............180

Napier............184

Hawkes Bay............190

Western North Island............211

Taranaki Peninsula............223

Wellington............259

Where to Stay & Eat in Wellington............271

Greater Wellington & Wairarapa............282

Upper South Island............296

Around Blenheim............310

Nelson............326

Greater Nelson............333

Abel Tasman National Park............340

The West Coast............353

Canterbury Region............373

Christchurch............379

Where to Stay and Eat in Christchurch............390

Southern Alps & Fiordland............430

Where to Stay & Eat in Queenstown............454

Otago & Invercargill............476

Stewart Island............495

Milford Track............516

Kepler Track............518

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400019526
Publisher:
Fodor's
Subject:
Australia & Oceania - General
Editor:
Butler, Stephanie E.
Editor:
McIlvain, Josh
Contribution:
Farley, Sue
Author:
Fodor's
Subject:
Australia/Oceania - New Zealand
Subject:
New Zealand
Subject:
Australia & Oceania
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20080923
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
8.00x6.20x1.23 in. 1.38 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Now updated to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information available, "Fodor's New Zealand" features options for a variety of budgets so travelers make the choices to plan the trip of a lifetime.
"Synopsis" by , Fodor’s New Zealand

PLAN THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME

Full-color guide • Make your trip to New Zealand unforgettable with 46 maps, illustrated features, and 230 color photos.

Customize your trip with simple planning tools • Top Experiences and Attractions • Field-tested itineraries • Easy-to-read color regional maps

Explore Auckland, the Marlborough wine region, Fiordland National Park, and beyond • Discerning Fodor’s Choice picks for hotels, restaurants, sights, and more • “Word of Mouth” tips from fellow Fodor’s travelers • Illustrated features on hiking New Zealand, Máori art, and New Zealand's geological wonders • Best open-air adventures, wine-tasting experiences, and cultural and food festivals

Opinions from destination experts • Fodor’s local writers reveal their favorite haunts • Frequently updated to provide the latest information

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