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  • Unique NZ Food Experience - the main actorUnique NZ Food Experience - the main actor
    Submitted by hartmindfood on May 5th, 2011
    Ask most New Zealanders to describe New Zealand cuisine and we struggle for an answer or that we don’t have one - that New Zealand is too young, too multi-cultural, or too British ... Yet when asked to describe a New Zealand food experience we easily share common stories that all celebrate our own history and fabric of life. The tastes and smells directly linking us to memories that connect with our own land and culture. For me, this is the basis of Gastro-tourism – making a direct link - a cultural shortcut - to the land through its food.
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  • Waiuku Christmas Display 2012Waiuku Christmas Display 2012
    Submitted by weschristmas on October 30th, 2012
    Waiuku will be one of the most exciting places to visit leading up to the Christmas season. Catch the Glenbrook Vintage Train to ‘Santa’s Wonderland’. The train will arrive into Waiuku the 2nd, 9th, 16th (Santa’s Train) and 23rd of December.
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  • Whangamata - Coastal CoolnessWhangamata - Coastal Coolness
    Submitted by Krister on February 7th, 2007
    Whangamata located in the greener than green Coromandel Peninsula, provides a great way to recharge your batteries on New Zealand’s east coast. A small town of close to 3500 residents explodes to somewhere between 40 and 60,000 during the summer holiday months. Although the growth in Whangamata has boomed in the last 20 years it hasn’t lost its cool kiwi style beachyness.
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  • Whangamata Walk to Luck at Last Mine - great for familiesWhangamata Walk to Luck at Last Mine - great for families
    Submitted by wippywoppy on February 3rd, 2012
    Our family is a regular visitor to the beautiful Whangamata on the Coromandel at every opportunity and in the recent summer holiday break we discovered an activity suitable for our whole family , and an alternative to the surf and sand of Whangamata. The Luck at Last Mine walk is 7km north of Whangamata , a pleasent and easy 50-60 minute walk each way through forest, and bush, following a stream to old mining relics.
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  • Wharariki Beach Golden BayWharariki Beach Golden Bay
    Submitted by chasann on January 6th, 2010
    After repeated comments from many folk that we should go to this beach just down the road from Farewell Spit we finally did it. The wind was strong so we changed our car park thus affording us a little shelter as we exited the car and wondered about the wisdom of our decision before embarking on the 15 minute walk to get to the beach. The car park was almost full and a few vans were in the overflow car park so assumed all must be well and off we went. Once on the other side of the hill the walk was pleasant, no wind at all which lulled us into a false sense of security. On exiting the cover of some trees and the hill, the full force of the wind took us by surprise as did the beauty of the beach below which was a visual feast.
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  • WharepukeWharepuke
    Submitted by Jangoy on June 6th, 2011
    My husband recently turned 70 and wished to plan his own 'made to measure' day. While researching he came across a place that ticked all the boxes. Wharepuke located 1km from central KeriKeri.
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  • What to Do & Where to Eat in WellingtonWhat to Do & Where to Eat in Wellington
    Submitted by holidayLOVER on July 23rd, 2008

    I get to visit Wellington more than several times year, so I thought I would put together my own guide on "what to do" and "where to eat". I'm not a local, in fact I live in Nelson, so this is a really about what I have discovered to be good and some things that are mind-blowingly great.
    Rating: 3 comments
  • What's Gastro-tourism about?What's Gastro-tourism about?
    Submitted by hartmindfood on June 29th, 2010
    Gastro-tourism is a word that many of us hear nowadays, but not too many are aware of what it is. I offer a great definition, written by Prof. Barbara Santich of Uni.Adelaide, - that makes a lot of sense to me- as someone studying gastro-tourism in New Zealand, and I hope to you as well.
    Rating: 5 comments
  • Why We Love KaikouraWhy We Love Kaikoura
    Submitted by holidayLOVER on March 1st, 2009

    Located on State Highway 1 just two and a half hours drive north from Christchurch is the town of Kaikoura. Kaikoura is a very small district, with a population of just over 3600*, yet it attracts almost a million tourists annually. The wildlife is phenomenal and the scenery is breathtaking. Most people come to see the wildlife (namely; whales, birdlife, dolphins and seals), surf on the waves, or scuba dive below, and of course eat crayfish. My mother now lives in Kaikoura, so my husband and I visit about once a month. What follows below is a few of the things we love about Kaikoura.
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  • Zzz...4 Sleepy Hostel and Hotel AlternativesZzz...4 Sleepy Hostel and Hotel Alternatives
    Submitted by jamesc on September 26th, 2012
    New Zealand has long attracted travellers from all over the world. From Polynesians, to Captain James Cook, to backpackers from Australia, Europe and beyond, New Zealand will always hold a special appeal to the traveller.
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