Hip Guide to New Zealand
New Zealand is a spectacular land boasting thermal areas, alpine wilderness, dramatic fiords, endless beaches and warm hospitality. Whether you come for trekking, skiing, water sports, or a taste of New Zealand culture, you’re sure to experience a unique adventure in New Zealand. The Hip Guide to New Zealand offers highlights of the country, and contains many tips for making your stay here more rewarding.
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Reports of hippies here and there. Kiwis are known for their friendliness and hospitality. Hippies can be found in the Coromandel, which is a peninsula just kind of across from Auckland. In Nelson at the top of the south island there are little communities of hippies scattered about.
Refreshingly different video tour of Wellington focusing on the locals.
Video by Overlander
Another great video by Overlander
Visit New Zealand with this map. Double-click to zoom in, click and drag to move it around. Change from satellite view to road map to combination maps.
1 January(1) New Year’s Day
2 January(2) Day after New Year’s Day
6 February Waitangi Day
The Friday before Easter Sunday Good Friday
The day after Easter Sunday Easter Monday
25 April Anzac Day
The first Monday in June Queen’s Birthday
The fourth Monday in October Labour Day
25 December1 Christmas Day
26 December2 Boxing Day
(1) or the following Monday if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday
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