Synopses & Reviews
The sun shows up here first for a reason. Come for bracing light or caverns underground, glacial valleys or black volcanic sand. Tour every landscape on earth, all rolled into one country. Dig for pipis on the beach, or sample oysters on a platter. Savour solitude with a view, or city culture. Things are never just black and white in New Zealand.
Stick Out Your Tongue - taste the freshest seafood, world-class wines, or the best lamb roast there is.
Roll Your Eyes - yet another magnificent view of mystical mountains, braided river plains or calming coastlines.
Slap Your Thighs - a good time"s easy to find, from happening Auckland to waterfront Wellington.
Stand Up Proud - and experience Maori culture firsthand: take part in a powhiri, or fill your puku at a hangi.
Run At It Shouting - bungy jump, sea kayak, surf, trek and hit the white water with the best of them.
'Lonely Planet guides are a must-pack\' --Toronto Star, February 2006
Lonely Planet guides are a must-pack' --Toronto Star, February 2006
New Zealand is a red-hot tourist destination for adventure travel, and the incredible landscape brings people from all over the world. This top-selling, definitive guide includes a full-color outdoor activities chapter, a special Maori Culture section, and an in-depth history chapter by the country's preeminent historian.
Discover New Zealand
Glimpse Mitre Peak through the mist on majestic Milford Sound
Hold your nose and dip your toes in a Rotorua thermal pool
Shelter from windy Wellington with the arts crowd in a low-lit lounge bar
Enjoy a hangi - but stop short of getting a moko - on a Maori cultural tour
In This Guide:
Food &Drink chapter by Lauraine Jacobs, editor of award-winning Cuisine magazine
You asked, we listened - more budget accommodation
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