Checking out NZ

January 16, 2010
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1001 Best Things to See and Do in NZ, by Peter Janssen (Hodder Moa, RRP $39.99):

Here’s a great book for Kiwis and non-Kiwis alike: if you’re planning a trip anywhere in New Zealand, this book is a must-have.

Now in its second edition, 1001 Best Things to See and Do in New Zealand is packed to the rafters with interesting things you can do from one end of our little country to the other.

The suggestions cover all tastes, interests and abilities, from the expected wine festivals and snow sports to the unexpected.

Fancy a look around Hawera’s Elvis Presley room? For a donation, Kevin Wasley will let you check out his personal collection of Elvis memorabilia.

Or how about the Tongariro National Trout Centre?

This book has something for everyone, from historic buildings to scenic walks.

If you’re stumped for ideas on just what to do for your next holiday, this book is well worth a look.

Jillian Allison-Aitken

I come from the other land down under, where men are men, and sheep are nervous. I'm a sub-editor and in the past have been a proof-reader, news editor and web editor. I am also an ex-columnist, and book and software reviewer for the local daily newspaper.I still read. A lot. And surf the web. Also a lot.You'll find a little about both of those pastimes here, and on By George.

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