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Most people fly into Auckland, the City of Sails, on the North Island.  From Auckland go north to the Bay of Islands to discover how New Zealand was born as a bi-cultural nation when Maori chiefs & representatives of the British Crown signed a treaty at Waitangi in February, 1840.  South of Auckland is Rotorua, a geothermal area and the seat of Maori culture.   You can also visit Matamata and see the remnants of the set of  Hobbitown from the Lord of the Rings.  

The Kiwi - Fruit & Bird

Kiwi fruit still on the vine in late July (winter in New Zealand).  Kiwis are actually Chinese gooseberries.  They were given the name "Kiwi" in a marketing plan to boost sales!

Photo by Jocelyn Carlin

The kiwi is the national symbol of New Zealand & is nocturnal, so signs like this remind drivers to take care, as the flightless birds have little road sense.

Photo by Chris McLennan


New Zealanders are known as "Kiwis"?

Whakapapa ski field on Mt. Ruapehu - skiing on an active volcano is the coolest way to go!

Enjoy some fantastic New Zealand wines along with the breathtaking views.

The "Swoop" at the Agrodome, Rotorua     

Photo by Ben Crawford

Waitangi Meeting House - The Treaty of Waitangi is the founding document of New Zealand.  Visitors can enjoy informative  multimedia presentations, guided tours & live performances.



Photo by James Heremaia

Cape Reinga at the northern end of the North Island.  Maori spirits are said to travel after death to the pohutukawa tree on Cape Reinga.  Sliding down a root to the underworld below, they head north to the ancestral land of Hawaiiki-a-nui.                            
 Photo by Ben Crawford

New Zealand is the perfect place to fulfill your most adventurous dreams!

Photo by Legend Photography

Photo by Destination Northland

Photos courtesy of Tourism New Zealand

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