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Hostelling International Tripbook for

Natural New Zealand

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New Zealand is bursting with dramatic, untouched scenery, continuously tempting adventurers to explore its depths. Stay at one of our hostels here and you’ll never be far from the natural world. Auckland is a bustling metropolis yet it’s surrounded by ocean and mountains and not far from lush islands and idyllic beaches. Rotorua is nicknamed the thermal wonderland of New Zealand for its bubbling mud-pools, steaming geysers and seething volcanoes. In Christchurch you’re only minutes away from sandy coastline, the snow-dredged slopes of the Southern Alps, relaxing parkland or wetland oases. Go on a whale and dolphin-watching tour in Kaikoura or visit a blue penguin colony in Oamaru – wildlife is everywhere here. The landscape of this truly inspiring country will leave you open-mouthed at every turn. Becoming contentedly lost in a wilderness of thick forest, gleaming fjord, crashing waterfall, rocky mountain range or glacial wonder is entirely possible.