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North IslandRegions of the North Island
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Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. It is located on the south of the North Island. Wellington is situated around a large harbour and ranges. It is a very hilly city, which gives rise to some very inovative architecture.

78 files, last one added on Feb 04, 2006

Tongariro National Park


The Tongariro National Park is located roughly in the center of the North Island. It contains the three volcanoes: Mt Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro. Mt Ruapehu provides the main skiing areas for the North Island.

14 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2004

Kapiti Island


Kapiti Island is located about 40kms north of Wellington. It is a special place as it is a reserve for New Zealand native flora and fauna. All pests on the island were erradicated around 1996, and since then the native plant and bird species have flourished.
Access to Kapiti Island is by permit only and the number of visitors are limited to a maximum of 50 per day.

16 files, last one added on May 21, 2005

Egmont National Park


Egmont National Park is located in the central west coast of the North Island. Egmont is the European name, but is being phased out in favour of the original name Taranaki.
Mt Taranaki is a classic coned shaped volcano that has been dormant for a long time, although it is expected to erupt sometime in the future.

3 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2004

Tararua Forest Park


The Tararua Forest Park is about 50km north of Wellington and covering 155,000 hectares.
This is a rugged area of steep sided hills covered largely in native beech forest with wind-lashed ridges of rotten rock and tussock grass rising to over 1500 metres in places.

13 files, last one added on Dec 17, 2004



The Wairarapa region is located on the south eastern side of the North Island. It is a large farming area and contains up and coming wineries. It is also noted for its very rugged coast line and great fishing.

17 files, last one added on Dec 17, 2004

Wellington Region


The Greater Wellington Region includes the coastline to the north and to the east (bordered by the Rimutaka Range). The coastline provides popular beaches and fishing areas.

11 files, last one added on Dec 21, 2004



South IslandRegions of the South Island
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Abel Tasman National Park


Abel Tasman National Park is located in the north of the South Island. It is New Zealand's smallest National Park and one of the busiest. It contains magnificent sandy beaches and rainforests

8 files, last one added on Jun 05, 2004

Nelson Lakes National Park


Nelson Lakes National Park is located near the top of the South Island. It covers a large area of mountains and the two main lakes, Rotoroa and Rotoiti.

17 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2004



Kaikoura is located on the north weast coast of the South Island. It is surrounded by large snow covered mountains (in winter) that almost reach the sea.
Kaikoura is very famous for its year round population of male sperm whales. The whales, dolphines and seals are very accessable and numerous in this area.

7 files, last one added on Aug 02, 2004

Mt Cook


Mt Cook or Aoraki is the highest mountain in New Zealand at a height of 3754m. It was actually 10 metres taller a few years ago, but suffered an enormous avalanche. The area also contains Tasman Glacier which is the longest in New Zealand.

17 files, last one added on Dec 17, 2004

Cantebury Region


The Canterbury Region is located on the east coast of the South Island. It includes the city of Christchurch, the fertile Canterbury plains, wonderful coastline and the mountains which rise straight up from the plains. Mt Hutt is the main ski area and is located just 1 hours drive from Christchurch.

13 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2005

Dunedin/Otago Peninsula


The Dunedin region is located in the south east of the South Island. The city of Dunedin has some wonderful architecture and a real Scottish influence, particularly Lanlock Castle.
The Otago Peninsula which surrounds Dunedin is a great wildlife haven. It is well known for its albatross colony as well as seals and pengiuns.

13 files, last one added on Dec 17, 2004

West Coast


West Coast of the South Island is a rugged and sparely populated region. It contains spectacular scenery ranging from beaches, rain forests, glaciers and the highest mountains in New Zealand.

16 files, last one added on Dec 17, 2004

Routeburn Track


The Routeburn track is located quite close to the Milford Track in Fiordland. It is considered by many to be the best rainforest/sub-alpine track in New Zealand.

9 files, last one added on Dec 17, 2004



Queenstown is described as the adventure capital of New Zealand and probably the world!. You can try activities such as heli-skiing, jet boating, bungy jumping, fly by wire, hiking and the list goes on. It is in an ideal location to visit the surrounding areas such as Milford Sound and the well known walking tracks.

35 files, last one added on Mar 21, 2008



Wanaka is about 45 minute drive from Queenstown. The town is situated on Lake Wanaka and surrounded by magnificent mountain scenery.

11 files, last one added on Mar 21, 2008

Milford Sound


Milford Sound is located in Fiordland in the south west of the South Island. It is one of the most well known areas in New Zealand. It is almost impossible to portray the immense scale the towering cliffs and sharply rising peaks of the area. All of the Sounds in the area are actually Fiords and were incorrectly named. The difference is that a Fiord is a flooded glacial vallery and a Sound is a flooded river valley.

14 files, last one added on Dec 17, 2004



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