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What are the best tourist websites?

If you are wanting to know what's going on in your area - whether you fancy going to a local farmers food market, laughing yourself silly at a local comedy night or expanding your cultural horizons at a local art exhibition - the by far the best place to find out this information is the regions tourism website:

Destination Lake Taupo

The physical environment of the Lake Taupo region is what makes us so unique. The volcanoes of the Taupo Volcanic Zone created our environment - understanding how this shaped our landforms and lakes will help you better appreciate the forces of nature. Human settlement has also altered our environment and our History section will provide you with details of changes in the relatively short period since human habitation began.

http://www.laketauponz.com/

Hawkes Bay Tourism

Located on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, Hawke's Bay Wine Country is New Zealand's leading food and wine region. With over 2200 hours of sunshine, Hawke's Bay is a year-round holiday destination with an eclectic mix of visual and sensory experiences.

http://www.hawkesbaynz.com/

Lake Wanaka Tourist Site

The official site for Lake Wanaka. What's new, what's hot, and feature articles, plus information on events, seasons, business, travel, education, national park and the region.

http://www.lakewanaka.co.nz/

Christchurch and Canterbury

Excitement - relaxation - sunshine and snow - world class sporting and cultural events - wining, dining and accommodation - unique attractions and activities - and all within two hours of Christchurch International airport.

http://www.christchurchnz.com

Taranaki

The official Taranaki tourism site with all tourist information on Taranaki accommodation and attractions.

http://www.taranakinz.org/

The Central South Island

Welcome to the Central South Island, a region that is still very much unspoiled, spectacular and offers a different part of New Zealand often only the domestic market knows about. This website can assist with all the tourist information you require to plan a visit to this spectacular region.

http://www.southisland.org.nz

Southland Tourism

Explore Southland's key attractions such as Stewart Island, New Zealand's new National Park, the Catlins, and the Southern Scenic Route, New Zealand's most diverse touring route. Invercargill is Southland's capital and has a wide range of facilities and activities.

http://www.southland.org.nz

Northland Tourist Information

Rich in culture and history and blessed with a pristine natural environment, no visit to New Zealand is complete without a visit to Northland. Learn about the arrival of the first maori canoes to New Zealand and the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Northlanders today live, work and thrive in an environment which is the envy of those inhabitants of big cities and a more bustling lifestyle.

http://www.northlandnz.com

Tourism Rotorua

The heartland of Maoridom, Rotorua is where the Arawa people have lived, worked and played for more than six centuries. Te Arawa have been guiding visitors through their geothermal backyard for more than 160 years, with their welcoming tradition passed down from generation to generation. The warm spirit of this living culture enthrals everyone who comes this way.

http://www.rotoruanz.com

Tourism Dunedin

Dunedin's Otago Peninsula, is renowned for its Albatross colony and various species of penguins, seals and pelagic birds. Dunedin is known for such tourist attractions as the Taieri Gorge Railway, recognised as one of the world's great train journeys, Heritage Tour at Speights Brewery, Cadbury Chocolate World or stately homes such as Olveston or the grandeur of Larnach Castle, standing as a sentinel atop the peninsula.

http://www.dunedinnz.com/tourism/

Wellington Tourism

Perched on the edge of a spectacular harbour, encircled by green, towering hills, Wellington is a stunning and compact city. Check out our website for all the information you need to plan a break in the cultural capital, including maps, and online booking for accommodation & attractions.

http://www.wellingtonNZ.com

Tourism Auckland

Imagine an urban environment where everyone lives within half an hour of beautiful beaches, hiking trails and a dozen enchanted holiday islands. Add a sunny climate, a background rhythm of Polynesian culture and a passion for outstanding food, wine and shopping and you're beginning to get the picture of Auckland. Auckland's blend of islands, Polynesian culture, glistening harbours and modern city environment creates an unbelievable lifestyle ranked amongst the best in the world. Discover why Auckland is one of the best places in the world to live and and visit.

http://www.aucklandnz.com/

Official New Zealand Website

The official tourist website for New Zealand. Contains loads of travel articles and listings for related travel businesses. Also contains a route planner and ideas for what to do when you get to NZ

http://www.newzealand.com

Queenstown Tourism

A magical season of snow-capped mountains and blue skies when visitors and locals alike relish an enviable lifestyle and stunning environments. Renowned as the premier winter destination of the Southern Hemisphere, winter activity in the Southern Lakes region centres on the alpine playgrounds of Queenstown and Lake Wanaka. It is a gorgeous time of year to visit

http://www.queenstownnz.co.nz/