Visitors to New Zealand will hear the Bay of Islands mentioned roughly every 5 minutes. The reason behind this is that it is one of New Zealand's most stunning areas and all visitors to Paihia in the Bay of Islands come back raving about it. The Bay of Islands are are often described using the same phrases of idyllic, pretty and naturally beautiful thanks to the combination of rainforest, remote and pristine beaches, relaxed atmosphere, wildlife, adventure activities and fresh, sea air.

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Top Ten New Zealand Summer Destinations

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Top Ten New Zealand Summer Destinations

New Zealand is a country that is stunning to visit at any time of the year, but now that we here in New Zealand are enjoying the Southern Hemisphere Summer

Top Ten places to Skydive within Australia, New Zealand

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Top Ten places to Skydive within Australia, New Zealand

Backpackers who visit Australia and or New Zealand will inevitably take to the skies, attach themselves to a stranger and jump out of a plane. Skydiving is the ultimate in

Travelling around New Zealand in a Spaceship

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Travelling around New Zealand in a Spaceship

There are many must – do things in New Zealand and a decent trip around and across the country is certainly one of them! There are many ways to travel as

Activities to do in NZ if heights scare you

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Activities to do in NZ if heights scare you

Bungy jumping and throwing yourself out of a plane; these two extreme activities seem to be the most popular and most talked about things to do in New Zealand, especially

Living through the Christchurch Earthquake

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Living through the Christchurch Earthquake

(editor note: this article was written after the first Christchurch Earthquake on 4th September). So there you have it, I have discovered that in moments of extreme stress I still

China is a great tourism market for New Zealand

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China is a great tourism market for New Zealand

The Tourism Industry Association announced "Tourism 2025 - Growing Value Together" last Tuesday in Wellington. It said in a fast-changing global marketplace, New Zealand's $23.4 billion tourism industry must be ready

East Bro - 4 day East Coast Stray trip

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East Bro - 4 day East Coast Stray trip

Who's excited for the East Bro? Moi! I got to see more than just Auckland and the surroundings and see some of the East Coast of North Island of NZ.

Top 5 LOTR & Hobbit film locations NZ

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Top 5 LOTR & Hobbit film locations NZ

Many people know what New Zealand looks like by watching the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movies, but does seeing a movie compare to actually seeing the country?...

New Zealand Sheep Facts

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New Zealand Sheep Facts

There are a lot of sheep in New Zealand. There are in fact an estimated 10 sheep to every Kiwi (New Zealanders, not the bird), a few years back the

Buy or Rent a Car or Campervan in New Zealand?

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Buy or Rent a Car or Campervan in New Zealand?

Should you buy or rent a car or campervan for your New Zealand trip? New Zealand offers backpackers a diverse number of transport options. With such a plethora of choices,

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