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4:30 9:45 Whangarei 4:30 3:30 7:30 Wanaka 7:00 8:15 4:45 5:15 2:00 7:00 6:30 8:15 Wellington 2:15 8:00 3:30 9:45 6:30 7:00 2:30 Te Anau 3:00 2:00 5:45 4:45 12:00 4:00 4:30 Whitianga 8:00 6:30 6:30 2:30 1:30 6:15 2:15 1:15 8:00 6:30 3:00 3:45 Queenstown 6:30 5:30 5:30 2:30 6:00 2:30 4:30 5:00 Whanganui 9:00 3:30 1:00 3:45 2:45 Picton 10:00 11:45 9:30 3:00 2:00 5:15 5:45 4:00 1:30 Thames 12:00 9:00 2:45 5:30 2:00 2:30 Nelson 1:45 10:15 5:30 4:15 4:15 1:30 5:00 1:30 2:00 Tauranga 5:00 2:15 7:15 4:00 4:45 1:00 9:00 8:00 3:15 3:30 6:30 Cook Mt Aoraki / 2:30 3:30 1:30 11:30 4:00 1:45 4:45 3:00 1:00 Taupo 6:30 13:45 13:30 7:15 2:00 3:30 Milford Sound 3:15 4:00 2:00 10:00 2:30 2:00 3:15 4:00 Rotorua 5:00 12:00 11:15 6:45 3:00 4:00 2:45 3:30 1:30 Invercargill 3:30 5:15 2:45 4:30 1:45 Palmerston North 4:00 7:30 8:00 10:00 2:15 3:00 6:15 5:00 4:45 Haast 4:45 6:15 8:30 5:30 1:15 Plymouth 3:30 4:15 6:45 8:30 5:15 New 8:45 10:00 6:00 4:30 7:00 3:00 3:30 Greymouth 4:00 4:30 6:15 3:30 5:30 5:45 6:30 9:00 Napier 1:45 6:30 8:00 5:00 2:45 3:30 8:00 Franz Josef 2:15 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:45 9:30 8:45 Kaitaia 5:15 5:30 2:30 4:15 10:00 6:45 5:00 4:00 Dunedin 6:45 6:00 7:45 5:00 4:00 5:00 2:15 6:30 7:00 9:30 1:30 5:00 Hamilton 3:00 4:30 4:45 3:00 8:45 h 11:30 Christchurc 0:30 9:30 13:00 7:45 1:30 6:00 Gisborne 4:00 7:45 11:00 4:00 8:15 6:00

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Haumoana

Te Awanga Cape Kidnappers

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Waimarama

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Māori cultural experiences

Bare I (Motukura)

Elsthorpe Kairakau Beach

Waipawa Takapau

Golf Gannet Colony Glamping Wineries

Ocean Beach

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First city to see

Table Cape

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Museum & arts centre Horse trekking Museum of technology Fishing trips Surfing

Opoutama

Waipatiki Beach

Hot pools Hiking

Wineries Arboretums Historic walk

(Te Kuri) Stingray feeding/swimming the sunrise

Morere Hot Springs

Wairoa

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Gisborne

Poverty Bay

Young Nicks Head

Te Reinga Falls

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Waipiro Bay

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Waiapu River Historic church

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Hikurangi 1752 climb

Sunrise summit

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