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Cities and Places of Tourist Attraction in New Zealand

Information about some important cities in New Zealand is given below:

Auckland is the largest city of New Zealand situated between two harbours and dotted with extinct volcanoes. Auckland is the main center of commerce, economy and international transportation. More than one-fourth of the country’s population resides in Auckland in the suburbs of North Shore, Manukau and Waitakere.

  • Volcanic Cones
  • Hunua Ranges
  • Rangitoto Island
  • North Shore Beaches
  • Botanic Gardens

Napier was almost leveled by a strong earthquake in 1931. Today Napier stands tall with some of the outstanding collections of 1930s architecture in the world.

  • National Aquarium of New Zealand
  • New Zealand Wine Centre

The capital of New Zealand, Wellington is also the cultural capital of New Zealand. It is surrounded by rolling hills, a city filled with life and energy. Museums, galleries, heritage buildings and entertainment make it a great place to visit.

  • Karori Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Old St Paul’s
  • Wellington Cable Car Museum
  • Kapiti Island Alive

With a population of more than 350 000, Christchurch is the gateway to the South Island. It is known as the Garden City because of its parks and gardens.

  • Punting on the Avon
  • Kaikoura Farm Park
  • Kaikoura Winery

Dunedin, in the Otago region, is one of New Zealand’s oldest cities. The city is well-known for its Victorian and Edwardian architecture and its close proximity to amazing wildlife.

  • Albatross Colony
  • Cadbury World Chocolate Factory
  • Taieri Gorge Railway
  • Larnach Castle

Holiday List 2010

Public Holiday Date
New Year’s Day 1-2 January
Waitangi Day 6 February
Good Friday 2 April
Easter Monday 5 April
ANZAC Day25 April
Queen’s Birthday7 June
Labour Day25 October
Christmas Day, Boxing Day25-26 December

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