Travel to New Zealand to taste the islands’ unique cuisine, discover Maori culture, and drive through “Middle Earth” landscapes–with National Geographic experts as your trusted guides.
This newly revised edition of National Geographic’s comprehensive New Zealand guide brings the visitor attractions, museums, hotels, restaurants, and ski resorts of this dynamic country right up to date. The Christchurch chapter has been fully up to date to reflect the recovery and rebuilding after the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, and a new two-page experiential feature on traveling the Great Rides cyclist trails of New Zealand has been added. Go back and forth information tips for Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Canterbury, and excursions around the entire islands have all been up to date, featuring new activities. Walks in Auckland and Dunedin, in addition to a Tongariro Alpine crossing, are also provided, at the side of suggested drives across the East Cape and through the Catlins; all include maps and reservation details. Informative features take the traveler “In Pursuit of the Rings,” into the realm of a natural world wonderland, and high up into New Zealand’s ski country and glaciers. And, of course, the contemporary at the conquering All Blacks–2015 Rugby World Cup winners–is lovingly chronicled.