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The North Island's West Coast encompasses a diversity of landscapes: top surfing beaches; world-renowned limestone caves; and two national parks, one centered on a volcanic mountain, the other on a wilderness river.
Bed-and-breakfasts are often stylishly converted country homesteads; sometimes they're custom built. Find luxury lodges and a wonderful range of self-catering...read more
Throughout western North Island, city restaurants and small, tourist-town cafés alike feature an overall sophistication you might not expect away...read more
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- $1048* & up -- New Zealand in 'Fall' from West Coast, R/T Air New Zealand
Caving: Waitomo's underground landscape encompasses miles of passageways, streams, limestone formations, fossils, and glowworms. Explore with... Read more
The volcanic mountain Taranaki, also known as Mt. Egmont, dominates the landscape, the weather, and the history of the region. New Zealand's... Read more
The Whanganui, New Zealand's longest navigable river, cuts its way through a vast remote wilderness, the single largest tract of lowland forest... Read more
About 17,000 seabirds nest in the Nga Motu-Sugar Loaf Islands Marine Protected Area. Shearwaters, petrels, terns, penguins, shags, and herons... Read more
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The curious and daring among you will discover the vibrant, gilded landscape of Istanbul, the city tha... Read more
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