Marco Polo New Zealand: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips Experience all the attractions of New Zealand with this up-to date and authoritative guide, complete with ‘Best Of’ recommendations. You'll find lonely beaches and breathtakingly beautiful national parks, cosy hotels and authentic restaurants, the top places for adventure seekers and selected hiking trails. There are also tips for shopping and getting by on a low budget, as well as ideas for those travelling with children and for active pursuits and a summary of the country's main festivals and events. Further sections include: Travel Tips, Food & Drink, Links, Blogs, Apps & more and index; useful too is the ‘Perfect Route' section and the handy pull-out map supplied in addition to the Road Atlas inside. 'Kiwi' is the word that perhaps best sums up New Zealand. Shy kiwi birds hide in the undergrowth of the rainforest, vitamin-rich kiwi fruits grow just about everywhere and the Kiwis – as the New Zealanders call themselves – offer a friendly welcome to visitors from all over the world. With MARCO POLO New Zealand you will discover a unique natural paradise at the other side of the world. The practical, pocket-sized guide leads you through an amazingly varied landscape: paradise beaches with Mediterranean climate, frozen glaciers in the high mountains, deep fjords, tangled forests with gigantic trees and thermal areas where the ground boils over. On top of that is the exotic appeal of the Polynesian culture of the original inhabitants, the Maori. The 'Perfect Route' covers both islands in all their variety, from Cape Reinga in the north of North Island, past the lively cities of Auckland and Wellington and across to the South Island, the scenically most beautiful of the two whose landscape provided the setting for the 'Lord of the Rings'. The 'Best Of' pages highlight some unique things about New Zealand (e.g. festive supper with the Maori and the Art Deco town of Napier), recommend places to go for free, and have tips for things to do if it rains and where you can relax and unwind. The Insider Tips reveal where New Zealanders still mainly keep themselves to themselves where you have to pass one test of courage or another in order to have your adventures in the underworld. The Excursions & Tours chapter takes you off the beaten track: along the coast roads you can explore the wild east of the North Island or cycle along disused railway tracks through the highlands of Central Otago. Finally the Dos & Don’ts tell you not to drink from rivers and why you can't stay the night in hotels. MARCO POLO New Zealand provides comprehensive coverage of all parts of the country. To help you find your way around there are the 'Where to Start' panels for the main cities, a detailed Road Atlas, the useful maps of Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington in the cover, and a separate pull-out map.