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The eight salt and fresh water types attract a lot of interest. Explore a selection of fantastic angling pictures in the latest issue of Land Sucks. Use this practical guideline to understand how to differentiate between different types of fish. Understand the behaviour of bluemarlin bites and advice on how to increase the quota. Following Marlin's movement in the Great Harlin Race provides interesting results.
Explore a selection of fantastic angling pictures in the latest issue of Land Sucks. Take a look at some of Baja's angling advice from the Villas del Palmar Fishery Tour competition. Use this practical guideline to understand how to differentiate between different types of sharks. Explore a photo and video galery that features the best pictures and video clips from the May HUK Shots competition.
Perfect image - 8 days North Island tour
From the Bay of Islands to the Tongariro National Park, this 8-day self-drive route takes you to some of New Zealand's most breathtaking North Island sandy shores and highlights. Sail the Bay of Islands, immerse yourself in the links of Hot Water Beach, rediscover chalk caverns in Waitomo and hike to the Tongariro crossing.
You will be amazed by the landscape New Zealand has to offer. What a delight! Keep in mind that these self-drive trips are adaptable; you can add or remove a day from the route. Auckland City of Sails. Bay of Islands is only three and a half hour's north of Auckland by car.
With 144 isles, this scenic area is New Zealand's most beautiful marine reserve and a world-class adventure site for many different types of outings. The Bay of Iceland, known as the country's native land, is steeped in cultural diversity and heritage and is the ideal base for your New Zealand trip.
Stay two nights at Flagstaff Lodge in the Bay of Island. 1912 luxury renovated mansion with shop fitting, central Russell, the historical center of the Bay of Islands. By far, the best way to explore the Bay of Islands is to sail. This bay, with its untouched nature, is the meeting point in the South Pacific for ocean-going yacht charter on global cruise, global sports fishing, golf and sea lovers.
Then, once again, the geographic changes will surprise you as you wind your way through the central North Island's hotbed. An overnight stay at Colleith Lodge in Coromandel. Overnight at Kamahi Cottage in Waitomo. It is a countryside house shop situated in an easily 30 minutes ride to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
Luxurious rural Bed & Breakfast accommodations in a quiet environment. Waitomo is one of New Zealand's most impressive marvels - a festival of natural history that has been going on for the last hundred thousand years. Thousands of leagues of labyrinthine caverns, glowworms, underground seas, statalactites and storagmites and all sorts of lime crust animals - a forgotten paradise awaiting discovery.
An overnight stay in the A-Kahu house in Rotorua. Located at Kawaha Point on the outskirts of Rotorua this is a luxurious lakeside location with the relaxing atmosphere of a B&B. The rooms are spacious, nicely furnished and bathed in sea view. Located at Kawaha Point on the outskirts of Rotorua this is a luxurious lakeside location with the relaxing atmosphere of a B&B. The rooms are spacious, nicely furnished and bathed in sea view.
On your way to Rotorua you will pass through a mix of arable land, lake land and forests. You will know that you have reached the town of Rotorua when you see (and smell!) the jets of thermostats. Since the 18th century gelsire, sludge pool and hot spring have attracted people to Rotorua, and the vibrant, breathtaking scenery surprises again and again.
Situated on the outskirts of a large pond in the craters of an old vulcano, this quaint town is also the heart of New Zealand's Maori people. Featuring 16 glittering pristine seas within a 20-minute car ride of the town, as well as beautiful woodland surroundings, Rotorua has established a North Island Outdoor adventure center that offers a variety of adventures.
Stay two nights in Chalet Eiger in Taupo. Undoubtedly one of the best kept mysteries of Lake Taupo, this luxurious resort offers a truly cosmopolitan mix of Kiwi hostelry, traditional Europe and Asiatic cuisine. Enjoy a variety of sceneries that can't be found anywhere else in the globe.
The Tongariro was New Zealand's first ever World Heritage Site and is part of the Lake Taupo World Heritage. The Tuwharetoa tribe in New Zealand provided the opportunity for the three splendid vulcanos - Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe - to be brought to New Zealand in 1887. Located well midway between Auckland and Wellington International Airports, leaving New Zealand is either a 4-hour ride to one of these international airports or a 1-hour ride to take the domestic Lake Taupo out.
And if you want to expand and resume the Picture Perfect South Island Tour, you can travel from Taupo to Nelson.