Frommer's New Zealand Paperback – Feb 15 2010
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The "Best of" section is great, from Trout Fishing to New Zealand After Dark, and there is a comprehensive calendar of events. -- Independent on Sunday 05 March 2001
This book is a great companion... -- Independent on Sunday 05 March 2001
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Written in a chatty but unobtrusive first-person style by somebody who has visited New Zealand regularly for years, this book is a great companion. The Best of section is great, from Trout Fishing to New Zealand After Dark, and there is a comprehensive calendar of events. The layout and maps are user friendly. This book always tells you where guides or organized trips might be useful or when you could do it yourself unaided.See all Product Description
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The first couple of chapters are general rather than area specific and cover various 'Best of' and Favorite lists such as the Best Beaches, My Favorite Boutique Hotels, The Best of New Zealand outdoors and then general itineraries - the wine lovers tour particularly appealed to me! I guess the purpose of these sections is best viewed as being to whet your appetite. Well worth skimming through as if anything looks particularly interesting to you it may direct you to an area you would not otherwise visit.
There are then eleven sections which are area specific. There is a lot of emphasis on what is a suitable itinerary given a limited time period. Eg The Bay of Islands in 3 Days or Northland in a week. In this way you are constantly being directed towards what the editors consider are the highlights. A feature of this book is that it comes at any given area from multiple directions. For example in the case of Auckland we have Auckland with Kids, Auckland in One Day, Auckland in Two Days, Favorite Moments in Auckland, Auckland Art and Architecture, Auckland Shopping, Restaurants, etc etc.
There is a removeable map in a pouch at the back of the book. I suspect this is not large enough scale to be of practical use and will be no substitute for a proper map if you are on a fly drive tour. However, there are plenty of area maps in the text which show places of interest.Read more ›
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The book was in excellent condition as advertised with no markings or signs of wear. Understanding that the book is somewhat dated it gave us what we wanted in terms of features,... Read morePublished 13 months ago by James Black
As a first time vistor to New Zealand, I found this book to be extremely helpful. It provided an informative overview of the country, and the various recommendations for... Read morePublished on May 9 2002
This guide is an excellent introduction to New Zealand for the first-time traveler. The organization is helpful and the area details are of great value in planning self-guided... Read morePublished on March 24 2002