Travel New Zealand - Preparation for travellers to Aotearoa, 'land of the long white cloud'
New revised 2017 edition: The ideal preparation for your trip to New Zealand, with over 160 photos and illustrations.
Everything that makes New Zealand unique and how to plan the trip of a lifetime!
New Zealand is unique in many ways: the youngest country on earth, a real Polynesian nation with exciting Maori culture, always lush and green, with welcoming and friendly locals, landscapes from the dinosaur age, a huge range of climates, 80 million years of independent evolution, gorgeous beaches that match any in the world, some of the world?s best walks, the capital for adrenaline activities, with countless attractions , one of the most peaceful countries on earth!
Table of contents:
Unique New Zealand - Landscape - Regions - Animals - Plants (including interesting New Zealand gardens) - People (including famous Kiwis) - Maori (including Maori values, Maori Arts, famous Maori) - New Zealand Culture (including New Zealand slang) - Visa requirements - Getting to New Zealand - Money and cost - When to come (including climate and seasons) - Routes and itineraries - Accommodation types - Customs - Biosecurity - Arrival - Getting around - Risks and dangers - Travel checklist - Northland - Auckland - Waiheke Island - Coromandel - Waikato - Bay of Plenty - Rotorua - East Cape - Taranaki - Lake Taupo - Tongariro - Hawke`s Bay - Whanganui - Manawatu - Wairarapa - Wellington - Marlborough - Nelson - Abel Tasman National Park - West Coast - Lake Wanaka - Queenstown - Christchurch und Canterbury - Dunedin und Coastal Otago - Fiordland - Southland - The best New Zealand beaches - Immigration to New Zealand - Study in New Zealand - More information (websites and books)
Last update 2017 (first published in 2012): New content about freedom camping, separate Waiheke Island section, travelling with children, studying and working in New Zealand and in general more details, updates, links and tips!