Free Travel Newsletter : July 2010
Written by Steph Kendall
Brought to you by New Zealand Tourism Guide www.tourism.net.nz.
Congratulations to Wendy Assenberg, this month's lucky Free Travel Newsletter subscriber, winning "The Ultimate New Zealand DVD".
You may well ask 'How do New Zealanders entertain themselves in the winter months?' Well, there is skiing, snowboarding and other snow activities of course, but there's also rugby, fishing and dancing. (Yes, we said dancing!) You can join in with the locals with any of these activities during your stay, as well as enjoying New Zealand's almost unlimited range of activities and attractions.
Find out about:
- New Zealand Rugby
- Off the Beaten Track to... The Kauri Coast
- Dancing Away the Winter
- Winter Fishing
- New Zealand Fast Facts
New Zealand Rugby
For many New Zealanders rugby is more than just a sport, it's their passion, their raison d'etre and if you go to watch rugby in New Zealand, you'll soon see 'shy, retiring' Kiwis in their true (All Black) colours. Whether it's little league or major league, amateur club rugby or world cup rugby, you'll have great fun standing on the sidelines supporting the local team... (more)
Off the Beaten Track to... The Kauri Coast
Ninety minutes north of Auckland, you simply turn left to discover the beautiful, rugged and unspoilt beauty of the Kauri Coast. Along this stretch of coast in Northland, you can relax and spend time at some wild surf beaches, crystal clear lakes, spectacular sand dunes and view giant kauri forests... (more)
Dancing Away the Winter
It's a well-known fact inside New Zealand, that it's difficult and expensive to keep houses warm during the winter months. One easy, low cost solution for getting nice and toasty this winter for Kiwis and visitors alike simply involves stepping out of those sheepskin slippers and lacing up your dancing shoes instead. Keeping warm by dancing away the long winter nights is a great, fun way to meet like-minded, active individuals... (more)
If you are keen on fishing and visiting New Zealand during its winter months (June to September), then head to the Lake Taupo region in the middle of the North Island, where there is no closed season and fishing is offered all year round. Rainbow trout are the main catch as thousands migrate up the Tongariro River... (more)
New Zealand Fast Facts
Just how big do you think New Zealand is? Although its population is relatively small at 4.3 million, New Zealand's total land area (of 268,021 square metres) is just a little less than that of Italy's or Japan's. New Zealand also has over 15,000 kilometres of coastline and the seventh largest EEZ (exclusive economic sea-zone) in the world of over four million square kilometres. Take a peek at our online postcard gallery for images of New Zealand's stunning land and seascapes.