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Agapanthus flowers with Mount Taranaki in background.

RUAPEHU, TARANAKI & HAWKE’S BAY DRIVING DISTANCES:

AUCKLAND TO: New Plymouth 365 kms, 5 hrs Napier 433kms, 5 hrs 30 mins Mt Ruapehu 340 kms, 5 hrs Martinborough 648 kms, 8 hrs WELLINGTON TO: Mt Ruapehu 330kms, 4 hrs Napier 320 kms, 4 hrs

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Western North Island encompasses a variety of landscapes including the dramatic snow-capped peaks of Mt Taranaki, Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe, while further south are rolling farmlands, all bound by a pristine coastline. For connoisseurs of the grape, Hawke’s Bay Wairarapa region gives you a 350km touring route through world-class wineries. Be sure to call into the Martinbough Wine Centre.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:

1 –10 Nov 2019 – Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival 17 Nov 2019 – Toast Martinborough 19-23 Feb 2020 – Napier Art Deco Weekend 13-15 Mar 2020 – WOMAD NZ Jun 2020 – Food and Wine Classic Hawke’s Bay

» Located in World heritage listed Tongariro National Park, 2,797m high Mt Ruapehu is the North Island’s highest peak and a popular skiing and hiking destination.

MARTINBOROUGH TO Napier 280 kms, 3 hrs 45 mins Rotorua 455 kms, 5 hrs 30mins Wellington 80kms, 55 mins

RUAPEHU, TARANAKI & HAWKE’S BAY

MOUNTAIN, SURF AND WINE EXPERIENCE

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» In Feb 1931 an earthquake registering 7.9 on the Richter scale levelled almost all the buildings of Napier. Napier’s famous Art Deco reputation is a result of the massive rebuilding at the city in the Art Deco style so popular in the 1930s. » Remarkably similar in shape to Japan’s Mt Fuji, 2,518m Mt Taranaki in Egmont National Park is one of New Zealand’s most

accessible alpine areas and has 300 kms of walking tracks throughout the park. » Wine Tasting – The Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa is highly regarded for its fine reds. » Mt Bruce National Wildlife Centre has an important breeding and research program for native birdlife and home to the rare white kiwi. » Nov -Mar visit Cape Kidnappers Gannet Reserve, one of only 2 mainland colonies in the world.

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The New Zealand Book 2019-20 (AUD)  

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The New Zealand Book 2019-20 (AUD)  

Australian issue