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 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

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With our flexible Work & Play packages, not only will we show you a great time and introduce you to like-minded working holiday makers, but we also have the inside

New Zealand Language

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New Zealand Language

Te Reo Maori — the Maori Language Any visitor to New Zealand will become immediately aware of the Maori language as the vast majority of place names are of Maori origin.

Exploring the South Island NZ

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Exploring the South Island NZ

Two staff from Nomads Capital, our Nomads capital, on their way to discover and explore the South Island of New Zealand in 1 and a half weeks. We traveled with Stray

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

New Zealand - top independent travel destination for 2010

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New Zealand - top independent travel destination for 2010

"Picking New Zealand for a list of great destinations for independent travellers is a bit like picking the Beatles for a list of Great British band". BootsnAll could not have

6 things NOT to say to a Kiwi

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6 things NOT to say to a Kiwi

Us Kiwis are a pretty hard bunch to piss off. Notoriously blase about, well, just about everything, we're not generally the type to kick up a fuss. But, believe it

5 Things you can do Naked in New Zealand

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5 Things you can do Naked in New Zealand

The nudist revolution! It's everywhere, top 10 nudist beaches around the world and now even top 10 nudist beaches within each individual country, there was even talk of a nudist

See a Kiwi Bird in New Zealand

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See a Kiwi Bird in New Zealand

A question we often get at reception of Nomads Fat Camel or here at the Mad Travel Shop in Auckland is where can I see a kiwi in NZ? You

New Zealand’s incredible landscape

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New Zealand’s incredible landscape

New Zealand is often considered the most beautiful country on the planet and this might just be true. New Zealand geographically is made up of two main landmasses, the North
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