"New Year in New Zealand" Top 5 Page for this destination North Island by alusru

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I want to come back

So many nice places and too much I couldn't explore, I have to come back!

Two weeks - too short

Auckland was our base, Coromandel at the end of December, New Years Eve in Auckland, Bay of Islands in the first few days of the new year and Rotorua, Taupo, Napier, Gisborne, Opotiki, Whakatane, White Island and Waihi Beach toured with a Campervan afterwards.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:friendly people, great scenery
  • Cons:service is non-professional
  • In a nutshell:reminds me of Austria - but language, trees and houses are wrong!
  • Last visit to North Island: Jan 2004
  • Intro Updated Aug 3, 2004
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  • cleocat's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2006 at 12:29 PM

    There is a little town in SA called Napier as well. Wonder which one had the name first.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2006 at 12:15 AM

    nice North Island page Ursula

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2006 at 3:11 PM

    Thx for the warning re Napier... I would love to travel the States in a motorhome :) I hope you are well Ursula. Hugs ~ Jen ~

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2006 at 5:02 AM

    We were due to make our first visit to Auckland this year but had to cancel. One day I'll get there! Do you know where "contemplating your navel" comes from? leyle

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2005 at 2:24 AM

    Great overview page!

  • novsco61's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2005 at 11:49 PM

    Hi Ursula, thanks for sharing this great page with us. Tourist trap tip is very good.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2005 at 1:36 PM

    The Bay of Islands is a wonderful place, indeed, I see.

  • mapakettle's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2004 at 5:39 AM

    New Zealand is Ma Kettle's dream. She used to teach NZ in school to her students, as well as Australia, consequently many of her ex-students made this area their first destination as adults. Pa

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2004 at 3:54 PM

    Hi Ursula ,this is a very nice page of North Island NZ. pretty far away from Vienna eh .Your pictures are beautiful .I hope we will make it to New zealand some day,

  • genispp's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2004 at 1:10 AM

    Beautiful page. I like your photos


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