Taking an opportunity to cool off in the calm surf during December's summer heat, vacationers jump in at Te Arai Point. Located near the north tip of New Zealand's North Island, this area is a well known surfing destination.
Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park, also known as The Hidden Valley, is located between Rotorua and Taupo on New Zealand's North Island. The geothermic valley boasts large numbers natural geysers and boiling mud, hot pools and caves to explore.
New Zealand's wine industry has grown rapidly, achieving great international success and award-winning wines. With a unique combination of soil, climate and water, and wine growers hospitality New Zealand has gained an international reputation for superb quality and innovation.
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