TWT Travel Binder: New Zealand

Adam’s mom and stepdad took the trip of a lifetime to New Zealand in Spring 2009,
for three whole glorious months.  Oh, to be retired…

They rented a caravan, taught themselves how to drive on the left side of the road, and took on the whole country –waterfalls, lakes, cities, farms, beaches, sheep mobs and more.

Here are some resources to help you plan your own “travels with two” to New Zealand.

 

NEW ZEALAND – GENERAL 
Guides
Official Tourism Guide
National Geographic
New York Times
Frommers
Fodors
Islands Magazine
Globe Trekker
Articles
Budget Travel: A Classic First-Time Trip to New Zealand
Budget Travel: A Month in New Zealand With No Set Plans
Budget Travel: Making the Most of New Zealand
Travel + Leisure: Where to Stay in New Zealand

Beautiful New-Zealand by magical-world.

Photo by Vera & Jean-Christophe/magical-world (flickr)

NORTH ISLAND

Guides
Conde Nast Traveller
Travel + Leisure

WELLINGTON
Guides
Conde Nast Traveller

AUCKLAND
Guides
Conde Nast Traveller
Articles
Travel + Leisure: Kiwi Chic

BAY OF ISLANDS
Guides
Bay of Islands.net
Articles
Travel + Leisure: Great Places to Spend Christmas: Bay of Islands

OTHER NORTH ISLAND DESTINATIONS
Articles
NGT: Drives of a Lifetime: Lord of the Rings Route
Food & Wine: The Gimblett Gravels Wine Region
Travel + Leisure: Romantic Places: Great Mercury Island
Travel + Leisure: Where to Go to Say “I Do”: Waiheke Island
Travel + Leisure: Alex Trebek’s New Zealand
Travel + Leisure: New Zealand’s River Birches, Turangi

who let you in? by van Ort.

Photo by van Ort (flickr)

Bay of islands by hiddedevries.

Paihia, Bay of Islands - Photo by Hidde de Vries

SOUTH ISLAND

Guides
Conde Nast Traveller
Travel + Leisure
Fiordland

CENTRAL OTAGO
Articles
Food & Wine: Discovering New Zealand’s Central Otago: Pinot Noir
Conde Nast Traveller: Veni, Vidi, Vino in New Zealand

MARLBOROUGH
Articles
Travel + Leisure: Cycling Marlborough
Islands Magazine: Heaven by the Glass: Marlborough

OTHER SOUTH ISLAND DESTINATIONS
Articles
Travel + Leisure: Romantic Escapes: Whare Kea Chalet, Wanaka
NGT’s Intelligent Travel: New Zealand’s “Park in the Sky”

Mt. Roy, New Zealand by Sami Keinänen.

Mt. Roy - Photo by Sami Keinänen

Christchurch, New Zealand by Sami Keinänen.

Christchurch - Photo by Sami Keinänen

2000 New Zealand 178 by anoldent.

Milford Track, Fiordland - Photo by anoldent (flickr)

New Zealand: Abel Tasman National Park by elisfanclub.

Glow worms, Abel Tasman National Park - Photo by Eli Duke

New Zealand Travel Agents & Tours
Hobbiton: Movie Set & Farm Tours
Seasonz
Butterfield & Robinson
Smithsonian Journeys
Donna Thomas – New Zealand Travel
Big Five Tours & Expeditions
Natural Habitat Adventures
Globus Journeys
Abercrombie & Kent

 

Have a New Zealand tip, story, or blog post you’d like to share?

 

 

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