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    Culture and food capital of New Zealand

    Wellington has been named the culture and food capital of New Zealand with it being crammed with more bars, cafés and restaurants per capita than New York! It is also home to the wearable arts show and many amazing artists call Wellington home.

    Deborah Jones

    Cafe Culture

    New Zealand is known for it's cafe culture and the city of Nelson lives up to that! Great cafes in this town!

    Laura Thomas

    There's a whole lot of Whitsunday Islands!

    There are 74 islands which make up the Whitsundays, but only 7 of them provide accommodation. Most transport for the Whitsunday Islands leaves from Airlie Beach.

    James

    A town for tourists

    Queenstown is internationally recognised as a top tourism destination and around 2 million tourists a year come here. Although it is a year-round destination, visitor numbers peak during the ski season (approx. June-Nov), when tourists can outnumber locals three to one!

    Amy Turner

    A Student Town

    Dunedin is home to New Zealand's oldest university - Otago, and tertiary education is the cities largest industry. So students (locally referred to as 'scarfies') make up a large part of the population, with over 20% of Dunedin aged between 15 and 24.

    Amy Turner

    Attractions

    Auckland Zoo

    Our family really enjoyed visiting this zoo. Particularly the great window where you can watch the seals swim past. They have a lot of great animals who all seem pretty content. The day we went the elephant and zoo keeper came onto the lawn while we were eating our picnic lunch! They have good facilities available so you can spend a whole day there if you want. Take insect repellent. We got ravaged by mosquitoes as we sat by a very lovely Japanese pond.

    Beautiful green space in Auckland City Centre. The 75ha park has been developed around the cone of an extinct volcano. Lovely gardens to walk around and the Auckland Museum within The Domain.

    Laura Thomas

    Such a lovely, clean and relaxing gallery with a lot of good art to see but not so much that you leave shattered and all art'ed out! Lovely cafe there too. Right beside Albert Park for a walk before or afterwards.

    Laura Thomas

    The perfect way to unwind after a skiing holiday. Talented, charming therapists and a calm and soothing decor.

    Amy Turner

    The Cable Cars run every 10 minutes between the Lambton Quay Terminus and the Kelburn Terminus at the top of the Botanic Gardens. It's a fun ride with a couple of tunnels and some lovely views. The view of Wellington from the top is beautiful. At the top there is a Cable Car Museum, public toilets, bus stop, Carter Observatory, a shuttle bus to Zealandia, and the start of the walking tracks through the Botanic Gardens. Children love this trip, particularly waving at the passengers in the other Cable Car as they pass each other at the mid-point of the track. It's around $3 or $4 each way.

    Jo B

    Places To Eat

    EKIM Burgers

    These burgers are delicious! And not badly priced. Yummy fresh ingredients and great flavour combos. The chips are chunky and come with home made tomato sauce. It's a great spot they've got on the corner of busy Cuba St, and I love the repurposed caravans.

    The most amazing cafe/bakery food in Auckland in a quaint and quirky atmosphere. They also have a sister shop in Newmarket.

    Elizabeth J.

    This is THE place in Auckland. The venue is amazing right in front of all the yachts and the food and service is just perfect. The waiting staff are so attentive that you don't even need to fill up your own water glass! Food is delicious and the atmosphere great whether your in for eats or in for drinks.

    Laura Thomas

    Located in the Langham hotel, definitely not your typical hotel restaurant and worth a visit even if you're not staying there. There is an extensive selection of food from the 'eight' kitchens from all corners of the world. You need to go hungry as it is buffet style (which again makes it sound not so appealing but it is the fanciest buffet I have ever seen (bill to match). You can choose specialty meats like kangaroo or ostrich (as well as regulars) they cook in front of you, or you can just help yourself to all the other options including a dessert bar, you will likely be going back for seconds or thirds. I plan to visit again next time I'm in Auckland that's for sure.

    Deborah Jones

    This is a good place to go if you don't have children, but it is also the most family friendly café/bar/restaurant in Wellington. They do nice coffee, yummy food, and have a good selection of beer and wine etc. It is a big place, but has lots of areas that give the feeling of being somewhere cosy and more intimate . The outside area is a fun place to hang out and at night it is full of lanterns and fairy lights. They have playgroups for young children on Tuesdays and Thursdays and offer free massages for the care-givers. They also have weekend puppet shows, face painting and sausage sizzle - all for free.

    Jo B

    Traveller Tips

    Auckland Art Sessions

    Within Auckland Art Gallery there is an area where you can join in a actually do some art of your own. On Saturday's the gallery runs a free kids art session on the mezzanine level which is great fun!

    Laura Thomas

    4 seasons in 1 day

    New Plymouth is a great place to visit and live. Each season brings the best part of it with hot (not too hot!) summers and cold winters. However, if you're visiting during autumn or spring then you best pack for any season. With Mt Egmont being a stone's throw away it really messes up the weather - it's often said that you can bike in a complete circle and you'll get a head wind the entire way! So dress warm but bring your shorts and jandles just in case.

    Nigel Wells

    Waterfront Playground

    If you are looking for somewhere for the kids to burn off energy, there is a great playground down by the lake. There are toilet facilities and a café.

    Jo B

    Maitai River

    There are lots of swimming holes in the Maitai River. Ask a local to point you in the right direction of them and cool off in the river!

    Laura Thomas

    Cable Bay Walkway

    If your planning on a day trip to Cable Bay there is a great walk that takes you from the 1st car park right to the top of the hill. Great hike, with some steeper areas at times and worth it for the view at the top!

    Laura Thomas

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