Archive: New Zealand

Top 10 Things We Forgot to Mention About New Zealand:

Before we leave Aotearoa, there are a few things we feel we should discuss....

By Meredith Bragg | May 2, 2006; 07:05 AM ET | Comments (7)

Three Dozen Tours To Lure Them All

Even with the elvish ears on and the bow in my hand I wasn't feeling it. New Zealand is a beautiful country, but it isn't Middle-earth, despite the assertion of signs at Wellington airport welcoming travelers. (This fantastically ginormous one...

By Meredith Bragg | April 20, 2006; 01:29 PM ET | Comments (2)

Oamaru Outing

Napier, a city situated close to the wine-making region of Hawkes Bay on New Zealand's North Island, is well known as the "Art Deco City." Due to a devastating earthquake in 1931, a good portion of the downtown area was...

By Meredith Bragg | April 12, 2006; 11:59 AM ET | Comments (1)

Camper Van Life

Campervans appear to be the preferred method of tourist travel in New Zealand. Sometimes it seems like there are more RVs on the road than regular cars. As a backpacker, I find them completely irresistible. The prospect of removing that...

By Meredith Bragg | April 10, 2006; 09:31 AM ET | Comments (2)

Ice Bound

In downtown Christchurch stands a striking statue of Robert Falcon Scott, the famed British explorer who died returning from the South Pole in 1912. While the site of the towering figure seemed somewhat out of place next too the lush...

By Meredith Bragg | April 5, 2006; 09:52 AM ET | Comments (1)

Welcome To New Zealand

From the time we landed in Auckland, we were told to hurry up and leave the North Island. The guy at passport control -- a proud Aucklander -- started the trend. Though he clearly loved New Zealand's most populated city...

By Meredith Bragg | April 1, 2006; 11:47 AM ET | Comments (5)


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