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In the north, Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand. Interestingly, it has the highest population of Polynesian residents anywhere in the world. Situated on an isthmus between two harbors, it is known as the City of Sails. Most visitors on a New Zealand tour have the opportunity to ascend Mount Eden, an extinct volcano, for magnificent views of the city and the coast.
In the resort area of Rotorua, also on the North Island, consider soaking in one of the geothermal pools. Here you can learn about the Maori, the native people of New Zealand. On your New Zealand vacation, you can also watch a cultural show and enjoy a hangi dinner, made up of foods cooked by thermal heat in an underground pit.
Queenstown is a hugely popular high-alpine town in southern New Zealand, with looming mountains as well as sparkling lakes. If you appreciate exhilarating adventure on your New Zealand tour, take a jetboat ride along the scenic rivers. Or if you really want an adrenaline rush, consider sky diving, rock climbing, bungee jumping or heli skiing in what is known as the Adventure Capital of the World. More leisurely pursuits include shopping, wine tasting and dining in world-class restaurants.
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