South Pacific (Moon Handbooks S.)
by David Stanley
For more than 30 years, the award-winning Moon Handbooks series has been the top choice among independent travellers who want a unique experience, a new perspective, and a few new stories to tell. With Moon Handbooks, travellers are given the tools to make their own choices and create a travel strategy that's theirs alone. The result? A more personal and ultimately more satisfying travel experience. From lagoon swimming in the Cook Islands to witnessing the race of the banana bearers in the Heiva i Tahiti festival, travelers will find the best of the South Pacific, both popular and obscure, in this guidebook. Moon Handbooks South Pacific provides in-depth coverage of outdoor recreation, with specifics on swimming, diving, yachting, kayaking, biking, hiking, camping, climbing, caving, and horseback riding. Complete with useful advice on practicalities such as food, entertainment, shopping, visas, money, health, packing, and inter-island travel, travelers will find the tools they need for a uniquely personal experience in this guidebook.
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Beautiful Tourist Attractions in New Zealand
With some of the most beautiful tourist attractions on the planet, New Zealand is a country well worth visiting this year.
Whether youíre looking to get to grips with some real nature, or youíre looking to top up your tan on some glorious beaches, then NZ has
everything you need to have a great time.
Even if youíre holidaying with your children, thereís more than enough for them to sink their baby teeth into. Famous for its
unique landscapes and extremely hospitable people, tourists can choose between the North Island and the South Island. Both have their individual
benefits and attractions, and both are visually stunning. Letís take a look at some of the best tourist attractions to experience in New Zealand
Fiordland National Park
This national park is one of the most visited in New Zealand, and itís not hard to see why. Protected by UNESCO World Heritage
status, Fiordland has mountains, waterfalls and rainforests galore, and youíll be overcome by the abundance of natural beauty and scenery.
This national park is also home to Milford sound; crystal clear waters, dramatic peaks, and staggering coastal marine life. There are
some great rock climbing opportunities to experience too if youíve got the time to spare!
Queenstown is must-visit if youíre holidaying in New Zealand this year, and there are plenty of reasons why. Offering a variety of adrenaline-pumping activities like water rafting, bungee jumping and even skiing, youíll be more than worn out after a day in Queenstown. Furthermore, this town is also naturally beautiful, meaning you can try out these activities surrounded by natural wildlife, glorious weather, lush landscapes and fantastic mountains.
Rotorua can be found in the Bay of Plenty area, and itís a beautiful city that sits on the end of Lake Rotorua. If you like exploring natural wonders, then Rotorua is the place for you, with a whole host of natural springs and geothermal activity. There are also relaxing mud pools to try out! If youíre travelling with your kids then not to worry, because there are activities for them to do to! As the city is located right beside Lake Rotorua, there is lots of water excitement to be had, from jet skiing to fishing.
As the highest mountain in New Zealand,
Mount Cook stands at nearly 4,000 meters high - thatís over 11,000 feet!
Not only is this mountain a tourist hotspot for rock climbing as well as a host of snow activities, but there are also scenic treks
available all over the area. To get a better view of the mountain, why not take a helicopter ride over the terrain, or take a boat
out onto the surround lakes and fish for the day. Mount Cook also offers one of the worldís longest ski runs too, so thereís plenty of
activities to try out whilst youíre here!
The Rough Guide to New Zealand
by Paul Whitfield, Tony Mudd, Catherine Le Nevez
Detailed accounts of every attraction along with crystal-clear maps and plans will show you the very best New Zealand has to offer: from white-sand beaches and vast kauri trees in the north to the hairline fiords and penguin colonies in the south.
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