Free Travel Newsletter : December 2010
Written by Steph Kendall
Brought to you by New Zealand Tourism Guide www.tourism.net.nz.
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If you're in New Zealand during the summer months, you can choose from an almost endless array of activities and adventures. Not only can you enjoy attractions such as glaciers, hot pools, mountain biking, bungy jumping, jet skiing, rafting, sailing, fishing and golf (to name but a few), you can also enjoy unbeatable al fresco dining with beach barbies (barbecues) or picnics, visit wineries and farmers' markets and enjoy sports, tours, festivals and concerts in the great outdoors.
Have a wonderful time and enjoy your Kiwi Christmas!
Find out about:
- Summer Music
- The First Great Ride - The St James Cycleway
- Off the Beaten Track to... Nelson Creek
- Paragliding in New Zealand
- New Zealand Fast Facts
New Zealand has some truly great musical talent which often goes unsung overseas. Yes, there's way more to New Zealand music than just Dame Kiri and this summer in New Zealand is your opportunity to find out for yourself. With festivals and concerts happening throughout the Christmas and New Year season, you only have to head outdoors...(more)
The First Great Ride - The St James Cycleway
For experienced mountain-bikers, the St James Cycleway, the first of New Zealand's Great Rides to be fully completed, offers 64 kilometres of challenging riding through the river valleys, high-country lakes, beech forest and grassland valleys of the St James Conservation Area near Hanmer Springs...(more)
Off the Beaten Track to... Nelson Creek
Follow in the footsteps of the miners who headed to the West Coast in New Zealand's late nineteenth-century gold rush and try your hand at gold fossicking at Nelson Creek. This shallow creek gold field is about 25 kilometres north of Greymouth in the South Island and recreational gold fossicking is permissible in a designated area...(more)
Paragliding in New Zealand
Paragliding (also called parapenting) enables you to soar through the skies without reaching the (off-putting) heights of parachuting. Paragliding is a mixture of hang-gliding and parachuting and if you have never tried it before, why not take a tandem flight with an experienced instructor? Paragliding is best done in low-wind conditions near the mountains, in thermally active regions or coastal areas with sea-breezes. No training is required and the sport is suitable for almost all ages and sizes.
Find out more about your options for aerial sports such as hang-gliding, paragliding and parachuting in New Zealand.
New Zealand Fast Facts
New Zealand welcomes roughly 2.5 million overseas visitors to its shores every year from over 150 countries including: Australia, the UK, USA, China, Japan, Germany, South Korea, Canada, India, Singapore, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand. To help our overseas readers get the most out of New Zealand Tourism Guide can now be read online in over 50 different languages our Web site.