1.0 From Auckland to Whangamata

1.0 From Auckland to Whangamata

Whangamata, southern gateway to the Coromandel peninsula, is recognised as being one of the most popular beach resorts in New Zealand.

10.0 Glenorchy and Arrowtown

10.0 Glenorchy and Arrowtown

Glenorchy is a small settlement at the northern end of lake Wakatipu (~45kms from Queenstown). Arrowtown is a historic gold mining town. Both are in the south island region of Otago.

11.0 To Dunedin and Otago Peninsula

11.0 To Dunedin and Otago Peninsula

Dunedin is the 2nd largest city in the south island of NZ and the principal city of the Otago Region. Otago's major centres include Dunedin, Oamaru, Balclutha, Alexandra and the major tourist centres Queenstown and Wanaka.

12.0 Moeraki Boulders

12.0 Moeraki Boulders

Moeraki Boulders are large spherical boulders lying on the Otago coast between Moeraki and Hampden. Boulders are grey-colored septarian concretions which have been exhumed from the mudstone enclosing them.

13.0 Oamaru and Christchurch Airforce Museum

13.0 Oamaru and Christchurch Airforce Museum

Oamaru: largest town in North Otago. Many public buildings use the local limestone known as Oamaru stone as their construction material. Christchurch: the Air force Museum is to preserve/represent the history of NZ military aviation.

14.0 Bikes and Cars

14.0 Bikes and Cars

Some oldtimers.

2.1 Te Wairoa - Buried Village

2.1 Te Wairoa - Buried Village

Te Wairoa was established by the Christian missionary in 1848 as a model village. The eruption of Mt Tarawera on June 1886 killed more than 150 people and covered all houses with mud and rocks.

2.2 Rotorua - Hells Gate

2.2 Rotorua - Hells Gate

Hells Gate geothermal attraction features boiling hot pools and erupting waters with t° in excess of 100C°, steaming fumaroles, hot water lakes, sulphur crystals and deposits, NZ's largest active mud volcano.

2.3 Katikati - Mural Town

2.3 Katikati - Mural Town

The murals of Katikati are an interpretation of the town's history, its people and events. They draw inspiration from the past as they help the town look to the future. From three murals in 1991, the town now features 44.

2.4 Waihi, New Zealand's heart of Gold

2.4 Waihi, New Zealand's heart of Gold

Waihi is located at the Southern of NZ's Coromandel Peninsula has a rich history which includes over 100 years of gold mining.

3.1 Rotorua - Te Puia - Wai O Tapu

3.1 Rotorua - Te Puia - Wai O Tapu

Wai O Tapu is an active geothermal area in NZ's Taupo volcanic zone. The area has many hot springs in addition to the Lady Knox geyser, Champagne Pool, Artisit's palette, Primrose Terrace and boiling mud pools. the area covers 18sq kms.

3.2 Rotorua - Wai O Tapu - Lady Knox Geyser

3.2 Rotorua - Wai O Tapu - Lady Knox Geyser

The Lady Knox Geyser is a geyser in the Waiotapu area of the Taupo volcanic zone. It is erupting daily @ 10:15am by dropping a surfactant into the opening of the vent. Eruptions produce a jet of water reaching up to 20m.

3.3 Rotorua - Te Puia - Wai O Tapu - Maori Arts

3.3 Rotorua - Te Puia - Wai O Tapu - Maori Arts

Te Puia is NZ's living Maori cultural center, located 5min from Rotorua. Situated in the Whakarewarewa geothermal valley, Te Puia's 60Ha site is home to the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.

4.0 Napier

4.0 Napier

Napier, is the capital of the Hawke's Bay Province. on Feb 1931 Napier suffered a disastrous earthquake. The extensive rebuilding that took place in the 1930's is the reason for the Art Deco flavor in the city.

5.0 Wellington

5.0 Wellington

Wellington is the capital city and 2nd most populous urban area of NZ, with almost 400K residents. It is located at the southwestern tip of the North Island.

6.1 Nelson - Founders Heritage Park - Japanese Garden

6.1 Nelson - Founders Heritage Park - Japanese Garden

The Founders Heritage Park allows to explore Nelson's heritage and to learn stories of local people. The Miyazu (Japanese) Garden celebrates Nelson's relationship with its Japanese sister city.

6.2 Nelson - on the road towards Kaiteriteri

6.2 Nelson - on the road towards Kaiteriteri

This beach town is 13kms from Motueka and handy to the Abel Tasman National Park. Kaiteriteri is known for its beautiful golden sand and clear blue-green water.

6.3 Nelson - WOW Museum

6.3 Nelson - WOW Museum

The World of WearableArt and Classic Cars Museum (WOW) is a museum devoted to wearable and classic cars located in Nelson.

7.0 From Nelson to Hokitika - Punakaiki (Pancake rocks)

7.0 From Nelson to Hokitika - Punakaiki (Pancake rocks)

Pancake Rocks are limestone formations that began forming 30mil. years ago, when lime-rich fragments of dead marine creatures were deposited on the seabed, then overlaid by weaker layers of soft mud and clay.

8.0 Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers

8.0 Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers

Franz Josef glacier is a 12kms long glacier located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of the NZ's South Island. Together with the Fox Glacier, it is unique in descending from the Southern Alps to less than 300m above sea lelvel, amidst a temperate rainforest.

9.0 To Queenstown over the Crown Range Road

9.0 To Queenstown over the Crown Range Road

Queenstown is the Southern's hemisphere's premiere four seasons alpine and lake resort, nested on the shores of lake Wakatipu.