3 Reasons You Should Go to Great Barrier Island

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I went to Great Barrier Island last weekend. I really recommend going there for three reasons. First of all, it takes four hours from Auckland by ferry.  If you choose to go by plane, it takes just 30 minutes to get there. While you are on the ferry, you can see many dolphins. They are

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Don’t Miss the Wild Black Sand Beach at Muriwai

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Last weekend I was traveling with two of my friends Alexandra and Svetlana. We took a winery tour with Kiwiana Tours. After the wine tasting we went to see the black sand beach at Muriwai, on the west coast of the Auckland region. When we had arrived, the door of the bus opened and I

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Sunrise at Mount Maunganui

Sunrise on Mount Maunganui

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I arrived in Mount Maunganui on Saturday night. The first thing that I did was look for a hostel to spend the night, and I found a hostel at a great price, and with free Wi-Fi. Mount Maunganui is a town in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, located on a peninsula to the north

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Birdwatching on Beautiful Tiritiri Island

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I arrived in New Zealand on Saturday afternoon. I was happy to come back. The people and the smell of rain, reminded me I’m in winter. The day before I went to Tiritiri, I went to a market. I saw a lot of Maori people selling fruit and I could breathe in the aroma of

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Exploring the South Island

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A group of students decided to make the most of the long Easter weekend and go on a trip to explore New Zealand. Here are Patty’s impressions of their road trip: My best experience ! One of the best trips I’ve been in my life was my last Easter Holiday.  My friends and I traveled

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New Zealand: a great destination

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New Zealand is in the spotlight more than ever at the moment as an exciting place to visit. Auckland has also been recognised recently as a wonderful place to visit in the 2012 World Travel Awards, with the city voted Australasia’s Leading Destination by travel agents from around the world.

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What to do in New Zealand

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View LandLopers Trip in a larger map Lonely-Planet-featured travel blogger, Matt Long has written quite a lot recently on his blog, LandlLopers, about his travels in New Zealand. While he was here he visited Waitomo, Rotorua, Christchurch, Wanaka and the West Coast, including Lake Matheson and Franz Josef Glacier. If you want to hear what

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A taste of kiwi

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Written by: Thomas, an FCE student at Languages InternationalKevin Rose preparing for his bungy jump in New Zealand last year Some of the most popular places to visit in New Zealand are the Northland, Rotorua,Queenstown and Milford Sound.In the Northland there are the Bay of Islands, Cape Reinga and the 90 miles beach.In the Bay of Islands, you

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“It’s actually the best time of my life”

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Written by: Patrizia, a student at Languages International Ahipara Bay, Northland, New Zealand I’ve been studying here [at Languages International] for two months and I’m really enjoying my time. I’ve already gone through many experiences and it’s actually the best time of my life.Last weekend, I drove up towards Northland. Those four days were amazing,

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