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New Zealand

  • Photo of New Zealand
  • Photo of New Zealand
  • Photo of New Zealand
Photo of New Zealand
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On its own down near Antarctica, New Zealand is a sparsely populated and exciting backdrop for extreme sports and extreme socialising as well as for solitary confinement. A laid back Kiwi welcome is extended both to adventure seekers using the islands as their own private obstacle course and culture-istas coming to hang in the hip towns never far from the action.

New Zealand seems boundless with vast empty space, perfect for escaping on your own, for bungee jumping, rafting, mountain biking, parasailing or snow sports, maybe? And when your trail leads you into pockets of civilisation you’re much more likely to run into easy going locals than tourist hoards in the airy sidewalk cafes with the nice views. Post adrenalin adventure there might even be time to pop into a gallery or museum to appreciate some of the Maori culture which weaves its way though island life, or take in the sights, sounds and smells of a festival – where better to get down with the locals?

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Independent Touring in New Zealand

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Although small scale compared to neighbouring Australia, New Zealand still demands time to explore it to the full. Both North and South Island have equal appeal but to squeeze both into one holiday is a tall order – here we take a closer look at North Island.

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I want to hire a self driven car while in NZ.

I will be in the country between 26 june to 2nd July. Could you kindly tell me how to go about it? I hold a valid Indian Driving Licence and have been driving since 1980. Thanks

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