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  • Cloud 9: One Step Away From HeavenCloud 9: One Step Away From Heaven
    Submitted by wordofmouth on May 26th, 2011
    I could hear the waves below washing over the golden sands along Long Beach, massaging my mind and soul. This was heaven in northern sub-tropical New Zealand. It’s a warm night; the French doors at my $1750 a night Cloud 9 luxury hideaway are wide open. The moonlight dances across the Pacific Ocean in the bay.
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  • Ponsonby – Caffeinated Cultural CapitalPonsonby – Caffeinated Cultural Capital
    Submitted by Krister on March 27th, 2007
    Soy latte, skinny flat white, double macchiato or just a full FAT white with extra shot to get your day rolling, Ponsonby has more cafes than you can shake a teaspoon at. Just shy of the central city, Ponsonby just happens. A well known funky area packed with cafes, funky boutiques, recording studios, galleries and great restaurants. Ponsonby is where its at …Daaaarling!!
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  • Rafting in Roto-VegasRafting in Roto-Vegas
    Submitted by Krister on June 25th, 2007
    Rotorua, locally referred to as Roto-vegas, is a geothermic wonderland of tourist features, activities and striking scenery. The drive into Rotorua is filled with New Zealand native greenery and a spectacular lake view as you drop into Rotorua.
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  • The Rotorua Golf ClubThe Rotorua Golf Club
    Submitted by rotoruagolfclub on August 1st, 2012
    Golf in New Zealand dates back to 1871. It was first recorded having being played in Rotorua in 1902. Golf was played at various venues in and around the Rotorua area on a casual basis until 1906 when the Rotorua Golf Club was formed. Having moved around different locations during the early years the Rotorua Golf Club arrived at Arikikapakapa reserve in 1912 and has been situated there since.
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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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  • 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.
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