East Coast and the Volcanic Zone Sights

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ASB Bank

  • Building/Architectural Site

One of Napier's more notable buildings is at the corner of Hastings and Emerson streets. The Māori theme on the lintels is probably...


  • Farm/Ranch

At this working sheep-and-cattle farm you can get a guided tour through the farm(where you can get up close and personal with the animals)...

Aratiatia Dam

  • Dam

The Waikato River is dammed along its length; the first construction is the Aratiatia Dam, 10 km (6 mi) northeast of Taupo (turn right...

Art Deco Trust

  • Tour–Sight

The Art Deco Trust has a couple of excellent guided walking tours of Napier. A one-hour walk starts daily at 10 from the Napier Visitor...

Blue Baths

  • Bath/Hot Spring

At the southern end of the Government Gardens you can soak in this thermally heated swimming pool, which was built in the 1930s. Open...

Blue and Green Lakes

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

You'll find these vibrant lakes on the road to Te Wairoa and Lake Tarawera. The Green Lake is off-limits except for its viewing area,...

Brookfields Vineyard

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

One of the most handsome wineries in the area, Brookfields features rose gardens and a tasting room that overlooks the vines. The gewürztraminer...

Buried Village Te Wairoa

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

At the end of the 19th century, Te Wairoa (tay why- ro -ah, "the buried village") was the starting point for expeditions to the pink-and-white...

Bushmere Estate

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

In the Central Valley region of Gisborne and only a few minutes drive from the city center, this small estate grows mainly chardonnay...

Cape Kidnappers

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

This outstanding geological feature was named by Captain James Cook after local Māori tried to kidnap the servant of Cook's Tahitian...