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Free Travel Newsletter : November 2010

Written by Steph Kendall

Brought to you by New Zealand Tourism Guide www.tourism.net.nz.

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New Zealand is a land of almost endless variety and this is especially so during the summer months of December, January and February. Not only can you fly, pedal, sail, drive, hike or motorbike around our beautiful country, but you can enjoy activities ranging from a relaxing round of golf to an exhilarating river rafting ride, and events as lowkey as the local Santa Parade to outdoor concerts attracting tens of thousands of people. As ever, you'll find that there's a warm (and sometimes wet) welcome waiting from you - whatever the weather...

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Christmas Events

Pohutukawa, New Zealand

December and January really are the best months for the great outdoors in New Zealand, with many New Zealanders leaving their own homes, workplaces and schools behind to enjoy the Christmas season and school summer holidays in destinations around the country. During December and Christmas, for locals and visitors to New Zealand, there is a huge array of activities and events to choose from...(more)


Keeping Cool in the Kiwi Summer

New Zealand is the land of enterprise and ingenuity, so although you can keep cool this summer just by staying in the shade, eating ice-cream and swigging down long, cool drinks, we've got a host of ideas for you which are way more fun...(more)


Mount Hikurangi, Eastland, New Zealand

Off the Beaten Track to... Mount Hikurangi

If you want an escape from all things Christmas, then aim to see the first sunrise of the world's new day and head to the wild, rugged coast of Eastland and visit Mount Hikurangi. This 1,752-metre high peak lies in the Raukumara Range and is considered to be a sacred mountain by the Ngati Porou tribe...(more)


Motorbike Rides in New Zealand

Mount Hikurangi, Eastland, New Zealand

New Zealand is a great destination for motorbiking enthusiasts as its roads are relatively light in traffic compared to many similarly developed countries. What's more these roads wend and wind their way through some truly stunning scenery including coastlines, open plains, mountains, hills and valleys.

Vintage and new motorbike brands such as BMW, Triumph, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and Aprilia bikes are available for visitors to hire. Many motorbike hire and motorbike tour operators offer both guided and self-guided tours and can plan a biking itinerary to suit your personal timeframe, budget, activity, accommodation and dining preferences. Appropriate driving licences will be required.

Find out more about renting a motorbike in New Zealand and check out our great ideas for your Great Kiwi Road Trip.


New Zealand Fast Facts

Tiger Woods' golf caddy is a New Zealander from Wellington called Steve Williams, who began his caddying career on the golf courses of New Zealand at the tender age of six. No mean golfer himself Williams was a two-handicapper by the age of 13, however, by the same age he also realised that he preferred caddying to playing. Williams has also caddied for Australian golfing professionals, Ian Baker-Finch and 'The Great White Shark', Greg Norman.

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