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Wellington, New Zealand
Located near the southern tip of New Zealand's North Island, Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, and the country's second largest urban area. According to the 2006, 179,446 people lived in the city of Wellington. The urban area is of course much larger, and as of 2007, had an estimated population of 431,400.

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New Zealand

By DK Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2019-07-16
Paperback (304 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New Zealand
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DK Eyewitness travel guides: award-winning guidebooks

Discover New Zealand with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful country before you've even packed your case - hike up mountains and glaciers, taste world-class wines, go whale-watching or enjoy spectacular coastal drives. The DK Eyewitness Guide to New Zealand covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won't miss a thing.

  *  Gorgeous, all-new colour photography so you can imagine yourself there
  *  Reasons to love New Zealand: Maori culture, geysers and mud pools, pristine beaches - what will yours be?
  *  See New Zealand from a different angle - 24 pages of fresh ideas for exploring the country's landscape and culture
  *  A year-long calendar of events in New Zealand gives a selection of sporting occasions, celebrations and festivals for all seasons
  *  Expert advice covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe
  *  Detailed, colour maps help you navigate the country with ease
  *  Expert tips to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds
  *  The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop
  *  Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries cover the whole country, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route
  *  Hand-drawn illustrations show the must-see attractions, including Auckland's Skytower, Olveston Historic Home and Fiordland National Park
  *  Covers The North Island: Auckland, Northland, The Central North Island, Wellington and the South; The South Island: Marlborough and Nelson, Canterbury and the West Coast, Otago and Southland.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New Zealand is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip.

About DK Eyewitness Travel: For 25 years, DK's beautifully practical Eyewitness guides have been combining inspiring ideas and expert advice with easy-to-read maps and vivid photography to inform and enrich your holiday. This year they have been given a stunning new look that you will love even more. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

Wellington City Journal, City Notebook for Wellington, New Zealand

By Dragon Dragon City Journals

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (206 pages)

Wellington City Journal, City Notebook for Wellington, New Zealand
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Journal your time in the city!

Here's the Dragon Dragon City Journal deal: You wander the world having adventures, exploring citie and such. Dragon Dragon offers you 200 pages to document your experiences. That’s it. Simple. Beautiful. True.

To help keep things organized, we’ve given each journal a unique city name.

Wherever you go in this life, a Dragon Dragon City Journals can help make the going better and the remembering easier!

Fodor's Essential New Zealand (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor s Travel Publications
Released: 2016-08-23
Paperback (688 pages)

Fodor s Essential New Zealand (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

New Zealand's sweeping vistas have captured the imagination of travelers around the world. Visitors flock here to sample world-class wines, snap up young designers' wares, and tour "Middle-earth." Fodor's Essential New Zealand, in full color, helps visitors make the most of their time, whether they choose to stay on the North or South Island or island-hop through the country.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on national parks, sailing, birding, wine tours, and Maori art
· Major sights such as Abel Tasman National Park, Aoraki/Mt. Cook, Bay of Islands, The Coromandel, Hawke's Bay, Otago Peninsula, Queenstown, and Waitomo Caves
· Coverage of: Auckland, Northland and the Bay of Islands, The Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty, East Coast and the Volcanic Zone, North Island's West Coast, Wellington and the Wairarapa, Upper South Island and the West Coast, Christchurch and Canterbury, The Southern Alps and Fiordland, Otago, Invercargill, and Stewart Island

Lonely Planet New Zealand (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Brett Atkinson, Peter Dragicevich & Samantha Forge

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-09-18
Paperback (704 pages)

Lonely Planet New Zealand (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s New Zealand is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Glide through turquoise waters past pods of orcas in Bay of Islands; try black-water rafting in astonishing Waitomo Caves; watch the ground breathe steam in volcanic Rotorua; and hit the slopes in Queenstown and Wanaka – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s New Zealand:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics
  • Covers Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland, Waikato & the Coromandel Peninsula, Taupo & the Central Plateau, Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty, the East Coast, Wellington & Around, Marlborough & Nelson, the West Coast, Christchurch & Canterbury, Dunedin & Otago, Queenstown & Wanaka, Fiordland & Southland

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s New Zealand is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s New Zealand’s North Island or New Zealand’s South Island for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times

‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)

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Wellington Travel Guide (Unanchor) - The Best of Wellington: 3-Day Itinerary

By Bonnie Etherington
Released: 2013-11-11
Kindle Edition (36 pages)

Wellington Travel Guide (Unanchor) - The Best of Wellington: 3-Day Itinerary
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The Best of Wellington: 3 Day Itinerary

Many travellers to New Zealand arrive in Wellington and then head straight down to the South Island to ski and take part in other adventure sports. But, if you're looking for something a bit different from the usual Kiwi travel experience, or if you're looking at supplementing your adrenalin-filled holiday with some downtime in a city, then Wellington is for you.

Wellington, New Zealand's capital city is known for its quirky art culture, its boutique shopping, its friendly locals, and its historical heart, and this three day itinerary selects the best of what's on offer. From its natural heritage, to its historical origins, and finally to the modern vibe that keeps the streets hopping, you can experience it all.

This guide has been created so that you can get the most out of Wellington with the least amount of stress and fuss. Use the day itineraries to plan what to see and do, and the directions provided to figure out the best way(s) to make your way around the city.

== This Wellington itinerary includes the following sights ==

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
What better way to get a real feel for the capital and the country than this museum? Entrance is free or by optional donation.

Cuba Street
Known for its alternative vibe and colourful atmosphere, this pedestrian-only zone is a must-walk for those who want to get a taste of Wellington sub-cultures, and buy something crazy along the way.

Zealandia: The Karori Sanctuary Experience
Want to see what New Zealand might have looked like 1000 years ago and spot some endangered wildlife? Zealandia will give you the experience to do just that.

These sights and many more are included in this itinerary, along with tips on how to get there, what to focus on to get the most out of your experience, and other useful hints.

== Here is the complete list of what you will encounter in Wellington ==
- The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
- Zealandia: The Karori Sanctuary Experience
- Museum of Wellington City and Sea
- The Waterfront
- Cable Car & Lookout
- Cable Car Museum
- Carter Observatory & Planetarium
- Botanic Gardens
- Parliament Buildings
- Courtenay Place
- The Weta Cave
- Cuba Street Dining & Shopping
- Bartley & Company Art

== Still unsure? ==
Feel free to contact me via the email address provided under my profile in the itinerary.

Fodor's New Zealand (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Released: 2014-08-12
Paperback (688 pages)

Fodor s New Zealand (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of New Zealand, including Auckland, Fiordland National Park, Marlborough wineries, the Southern Alps, and the Bay of Islands. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.
MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Queenstown to Wellington
PERFECT HOTELS for every budget
BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes
GORGEOUS FEATURES on Middle-Earth and Māori art
VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save
INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts
COLOR PHOTOS AND MAPS to inspire and guide your trip


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