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  • Dunedin New Zealand - Things to Do: Dunedin Visitor Information Centre, Royal Albatross Centre, Elm Wildlife Tours, Penguin Place & Otago Settlers Museum
    picturesque boat cruises art galleries and much more With so much to see and do in this tourist playground I suggest you take a visit to the Dunedin Visitor Information Centre However for a general overview of the more renowned and must do Dunedin activities I have personally selected For the nature lovers you have hit the jackpot when you visit the Otago Peninsula as this is most definitely one of the best eco tourism spots in the world Once you have visited Dunedin you will understand why it is referred as the wildlife capital of New Zealand The award winning Elm Wildlife Tours is a Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Activity and offers guided tours on the Otago Peninsula so you can experience up close some of the world s rarest wildlife including Royal Albatross sea lions blue penguins New Zealand fur seals and yellow eyed penguins Monarch Wildlife Cruises and Tours is another must mention Qualmark endorsed activity with a range of tours available including a 1 hour cruise half day cruise coach tour or a full day premier Otago Peninsula Package Other top wildlife attractions on the Otago Peninsula include Penguin Place which is home to the Yellow eyed Penguin Conservation Reserve and offers a 90 minute guided tour of these awesome birds Staying on the bird theme you can t visit Dunedin without going to the impressive Royal Albatross Centre to view the breath taking and fascinating world of these magnificent birds Art enthusiasts will enjoy the Dunedin Public Art Gallery that is located in the heart of the city and is considered one of the finest art galleries in the country boasting an impressive collection of historical and innovative contemporary works There is also a terrific Otago Arts Trail Dunedin is home to some great museums including

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  • Dunedin New Zealand - Shopping: Hallensteins, Glassons, Michael Hill Jeweller, Arthur Barnett, Jan McLean Originals & Tanya Carlson
    design Tanya Carlson is a Dunedin designer with her own label and has developed a reputation for exceptional tailoring and stunning detail for women s clothing while the discerning man should make a visit to the Elusiv Shop for stylish men s clothing with a Kiwi twist including funky male jewellery However if your clothing tastes or budget don t quite stretch to designer clothes then don t despair as there are plenty of other nifty unique shops offering original Kiwiana that wont break the bank account Of course you will also find plenty of New Zealand and international chain store brands such as Hallensteins Glassons Michael Hill Jeweller etc all offering fabulous clothing and fashion items at reasonable prices An iconic Dunedin company Arthur Barnett department store was established in 1903 and offers a range of quality cosmetics lingerie fashion and accessories children s wear casual living home linens appliances furnishings and luggage Of course it isn t just fashion clothing that attracts shoppers into the heart of Dunedin Make sure you visit the fabulous Jan McLean Originals store to view and purchase the beautiful porcelain dolls crafted by this talented Dunedin doll maker Bob Wyber Contemporary Jewellery store is located in Stuart Street Dunedin however you will find his unique work showcased at various locations around New Zealand If you are looking for some stunning New Zealand jewellery that is one of a kind or of limited series then look no further Bob claims that much of his inspiration comes from the shapes forms textures and colours of the South Island environment He works in sterling silver copper gold pounamu greenstone paua and Queensland boulder opal His work is individually hand made using simple traditional hand tools and techniques Art lovers will not be disappointed either when visiting

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  • Sahara Guesthouse, Motel & Deluxe Studio Units - Dunedin New Zealand - Read our Testimonials : Testimonials
    Wed 12 17 14 10 45PM Message Hi Just writing to let you know what a great time I had in Dunedin I can highly recommend to anyone that Sahara motels are the place to say You provided me with great service and such a nice place to stay Many thanks From Mike Date Mon 06 12 06 6 54PM Message Your motel was just fabulous the hosts were very friendly and the motels were spacious and very warm thank you for your hospitallity Kind Regards Rachel From Rachel Jackson Date Mon 06 12 06 6 53PM Message Thanks for looking after us You have great accommodation and the best thing about it is that it is close to the city centre university hospital All the things we needed Will be back next year Christchurch From Paul Date Mon 06 12 06 6 52PM Message Hi All Great web site Dunedin is a beautiful city Will be home soon Kiwi Albany New York From Lj Date Mon 06 12 06 6 51PM Message Thanks for a really relaxing time Back to work in europe now Cya next year West Keys From Simian Date Mon 06 12 06 6 51PM Message Looking forward to my genealogy trip to search the Resouces in Dunedin November 7 12 Ma ey Waitakere City Auckland From Briar McKeown Date Mon 06 12 06 6 49PM Message Nice place you ve got might have to stay next time I am down your way visiting Christchurch New Zealand From Hamish Goodwin Date Mon 06 12 06 6 49PM Message Thanx 4 the info about my beautiful home town I would love to leave Auckland and come back there Auckland From Jennifer Lee Pili Date Mon 06 12 06 6 48PM Message Great website My wife and I

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  • New Zealand's Information Network :: New Zealand Information :: North Island
    in the country s foremost tourist resort and thermal hotspot Rotorua on the Central Volcanic Plateau Here boiling mud pools and gushing geysers entertain visitors and demonstrate the powerful forces at work in the geothermal region that extends through the Bay of Plenty out to White Island New Zealand s most active volcano Despite its volcanic creation much of the North Island is covered with emerald green dairy pasture and gentle rolling hills dotted with millions of sheep The visitor soon gains the impression that New Zealand is one huge sheep and cattle farm which is partly true as most of the 4 million population is concentrated in the main cities Auckland the Queen City of the north has one million inhabitants and welcomes around 1 4 million overseas visitors as New Zealand s main gateway Other main North Island centres are Hamilton Napier New Plymouth Wanganui Palmerston North and Wellington Regional differences can be discerned in this diamond shaped island The Far North is subtropical with deeply indented bays adorned with golden sand beaches and backed by lush forests Tall ramrod straight Kauri trees tower skywards in remnant forests on the Kauri Coast The east coast boasts a shimmering aquatic playground called the Bay of Islands The Waikato Basin centred on Hamilton is the island s richest dairy pastureland perhaps the finest in the world Taranaki is similarly endowed with lush grasslands formed around the distinctive volcanic cone of Mt Taranaki Egmont East Cape is a sparsely populated scenic touring route along a Sunshine Coast where the world s first light of day illuminates a picturesque coast This leads down to the rich fertile Hawke s Bay plains producing abundant fruit and wine crops Further south are classic hill country sheep farms in the Wairarapa Overseas visitors can start

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  • New Zealand's Information Network :: New Zealand Information :: South Island
    snow capped summits and stretch southwards for 600kms along an alpine fault line The Alps embrace an area larger than Switzerland thrusting up to a height of 3700 metres in the Mt Cook National Park and giant glaciers descend the rock and ice bound slopes to within 300 metres of sea level on the wild West Coast The West Coast is a scenic delight crowded with lush mysterious rainforest tumbling mountain streams picturesque glacial lakes and a storm lashed coastline By contrast the Canterbury Plains lie like a broad patchwork quilt of cropping paddocks sheltered by the main divide of the Southern Alps Nature reigns supreme in the vast wilderness areas that constitute national parks in Fiordland Westland Arthur s Pass Mt Cook Mt Aspiring Kahurangi Abel Tasman and Nelson Lakes Central Otago and Southland are criss crossed with mountain ranges often bearing the characteristic rounded form of glaciated land Sapphire blue lakes clouded with rock flour ground from glacier beds dot the landscape Interspersed between the ranges throughout the whole island are vast run holdings measured in thousands of hectares that give a new meaning to the term sheep station Resort towns like Queenstown and Wanaka draw people from around the world who appreciate pure powder ski slopes and breathtaking scenery Christchurch dominates the human landscape as the largest South Island city proud of its English heritage stately homes gardens and vibrant arts and crafts Dunedin does its Scottish forebears proud as a thriving university city with splendid historical buildings and fascinating wildlife reserves Nelson and Blenheim are the epitome of top town lifestyle centres blessed with abundance of sun golden sand seafood fine wine fresh produce fruit arts and crafts As an added bonus for the traveller the South Island has excellent highways and little traffic congestion as

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  • New Zealand's Information Network :: New Zealand Information :: Stewart Island
    is 64km long largely uninhabited with only a tiny settlement at Oban in Halfmoon Bay Oban has a range of accommodation a few eateries and general store but no banks However some businesses will exchange foreign currency Unlike the two main islands there is no beech forest just hardwoods tree ferns and unusual varieties of orchid Undergrowth is surprisingly dense and the bush is impenetrable in many places Stewart Island was known to the Maori as Rakiura glowing skies either on account of the striking sunsets or the periodic southern lights Aurora Australis The island is a dream location for ornithologists and bird watchers and offers the best kiwi watching in New Zealand Tours run to Ocean Bay and Mason s Bay where the timid nocturnal kiwis often scuff about on beaches hunting for sand hoppers in seaweed Other bush birds include weka kaka parakeets robins fernbirds tui and bellbirds Numerous sea birds can be seen along with Fiordland crested yellow eyed and little blue penguins Red and whitetail deer glide through the forest margins Stewart Island is increasingly popular as an isolated unspoilt get away from it all destination The Rakiura Track is a great tramping experience providing a good insight into the island s history flora and fauna The Department of Conservation office issues Great Walks passes for this track and can provide detailed maps and route guides The North West Circuit is a far more ambitious route linking ten backcountry huts Mud holes and very changeable weather switching from bright sunshine to teaming rain within 30 minutes makes this a challenge for the most experienced tramping group Access to Stewart Island is by air from Invercargill airport with a strict luggage allowance of 10 kg per person or by ferry from Bluff on a one hour crossing

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  • New Zealand's Information Network :: New Zealand Information :: Accommodation
    found near main tourist centres such as Rotorua and Queenstown Other private lodges in remote wilderness settings cater mainly for hunters and fishermen HOTELS 90 250 per room per night These are normally large tourist complexes which are part of international chains such as Hyatt Novotel Sheraton Regent Travelodge and Vacation hotels In smaller towns some old style hotels are public license pubs which have rooms attached and these can represent good value for money Hotel rooms in New Zealand provide facilities for tea and coffee making MOTELS 70 150 per unit per night These normally come with well equipped kitchens and all other amenities Best Western Budget and Flag can be found throughout the country along with other chains and private motels Motels range from compact studios with microwave and tea making facilities to fully self contained two or three bedroom suites at the upper end of the scale Where there are more than two guests additional adults usually pay 15 25 per night making motels exceptionally good value for travelling groups or families Upmarket motels are often described as Motor Inns or Motor Lodges and have superior facilities including bars and restaurants BED BREAKFAST GUESTHOUSES 70 150 double per night These are ideal for couples who enjoy the personal experience of meeting Kiwis in their own environment This market is burgeoning in New Zealand and the range of beautiful private houses and historic colonial homesteads in picturesque settings is staggering They offer lodging and breakfast at one set price and are great value considering the personal attention and travelling advice that you get Homestays offer a room in a private home and treat travellers as a house guest sharing breakfast with the host family The rural equivalent is Farmstays which function the same way with the added bonus

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  • New Zealand's Information Network :: New Zealand Information :: Transportation
    a three hour journey In Bluff a daily schedule operates to Oban the main settlement on Stewart Island BUS AND COACH SERVICES Daily passenger services operate throughout New Zealand linking some 1100 cities towns and small communities Inter City operates the largest network in both islands Newmans Coach Lines services the North Island Mount Cook Line operates a range of services in the South Island Backpacker buses such as Kiwi Experience and Magic Bus connect most tourist spots providing flexibility for travellers to get on and off for local excursions RAIL SERVICES Tranz Scenic rail services offer a number of scenic routes around the country providing visitors with the opportunity to view spectacular scenery from a totally different perspective to road travel Light meals snacks and bar service are available from the buffet car The Overlander service departs each morning from both Auckland and Wellington and The Northerner operates the same route as a night service from Sunday through Friday The Tranz Coastal runs between Christchurch and Picton daily and the Tranz Alpine between Christchurch and Greymouth traversing the Southern Alps TAXI SERVICES Most cities and towns have plenty of taxis available for service The main centres have cruising cabs in busy areas that can be hailed As a general rule it is better to telephone a taxi booking or go to a taxi stand RENTAL CARS The international car hire companies are represented at all airports and city centres Numerous local independent operators compete with them in the cities so it is wise to check their rates Bring your home country automobile club membership card with you to receive Automobile Association member discounts and free maps CAMPERVANS This is one of the best ways to enjoy a New Zealand holiday and see all the eco tourism highlights in relative

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