Top Seven New Zealand Cities

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1.              Wellington


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Amazing View of Wellington City

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, sits near the North Island’s southernmost point on the Cook Strait. This is a compact city, it encompasses a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, a working harbor and colorful timber houses on surrounding hills. From Lambton Quay, iconic red Wellington Cable Car heads to Wellington Botanic Gardens. The strong winds through the Cook Strait give it the nickname "Windy Wellington."
Wellington is a vibrant city of New Zealand with a thriving cultural life, talented people, and cutting-edge businesses. Known as the arts and events capital of New Zealand, the city has an abundance of recreation opportunities. It is a compact city with a dramatic landscape and sound infrastructure. Wellington City Council wants to capitalize on these competitive advantages to help achieve economic growth, greater prosperity and an improved quality of life for all Wellingtonians. Creative Wellington - Innovation Capital is the Council's long-term strategic vision for the city and its development. It aims to promote Wellington's reputation as New Zealand's center of creativity and innovation in order to attract and retain smart, innovative people and creative, forward-looking enterprise.

2.              Auckland


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Wonderful Scene of Auckland City 

Settling in a new country is an exciting experience. It can also be complicated and confusing at first. In this guide to day-to-day life in New Zealand you’ll find useful information, suggestions and web sites. Things that will help to make your first days satisfying and enjoyable. Auckland is in the upper North Island. Auckland is the home to over 1.2 million people, which represents a third of New Zealand's total population and is the fastest growing city in the country. A coastal city set amidst beautiful harbors, Auckland is a perfect blend of sophisticated city living and outdoor beauty that makes it one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.
The second largest city in New Zealand and the world's biggest Polynesian center. Auckland is a diverse mix of contemporary lifestyle, sporting achievements, economic vibrancy and colorful multi-cultural uniqueness, set in pristine marine-based environment.

3.              Christchurch


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Very Beautiful View of Christchurch City
Christchurch city is located midway down the East Coast of the South Island in New Zealand. Christchurch is the South Island's largest city of New Zealand. It's a vibrant, cosmopolitan place with exciting festivals, modern art galleries, great shopping and award-winning attractions. The city was named after Christ Church, a college at the University of Oxford and was known as Christ Church.
Christchurch City is alive with color, atmosphere, world-class attractions, including the International Antarctic Centre, Orana Park and Willowbank Wildlife Park. Christchurch is known as the "Garden City" because of its spectacular gardens. Christchurch is by far the largest city in the South Island New Zealand and is home to the busiest airport in the South Island. Christchurch is also home to several excellent cafes, bars, restaurants shopping center. Many popular destinations such as Kaikoura, Lyttelton, Sumner, Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula, Mt Hutt and South Canterbury are two hours’ drive from Christchurch. Christchurch was significantly damaged by the earthquakes between 2010 and 2012. Christchurch is a both a great destination for those whose looking for city attractions, comfort as well as being the South Island's most and important hub.
Christchurch attractions offer a full range of activities such as horse riding, jetboating, guided hiking tours, fine restaurants, wineries and scenic flights. Christchurch accommodation offers a comprehensive range of options and caters for all needs with a selection of Five Star accommodation, backpackers’ accommodation, motels, lodges, bed and breakfasts and much more.

4.              Queenstown


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Wonderful Scene of Queenstown City
Queenstown is Situated in the heart of the South Island, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by the beautiful Remarkable mountain range. It has been regularly rated as one of the world's top tourism destinations, seeing 1.2 million visitors per year.
Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways make international flights into Queenstown. International flights into Christchurch and Auckland connect to this city through domestic airlines Air New Zealand and Qantas New Zealand. The Southern Lakes region wins the title of most beautiful and diverse region in the New Zealand. With its many mountains, crystal alpine lakes and amazing countryside, the Southern Lakes region has a very interesting historical and cultural background that highly complements the breath-taking scenery.

5.              Dunedin

Dunedin City View
Dunedin city of New Zealand is a region of unique landscapes and fascinating cultural history. Enjoy getting close to rare wildlife. It is known as the Edinburgh of New Zealand, Dunedin is the country's city of the south, wearing its Scottish heritage. Surrounded by amazing hills and at the foot of a long, picturesque harbor. Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. The accommodation is very good and plentiful. The nightlife buzzes with funky bars and fantastic restaurants. The natural attractions are unique and fascinating. 
Population of Dunedin city about 122,000 people. It is absent of the buzz and fast pace of a large metropolitan city in New Zealand. Many people are choosing to settle here, taking advantage of the lower cost of living, the low traffic and low crime. It has very accessible recreational and cultural venues, great shopping centers, supermarkets, restaurants, as well as first-rate health care and education. Dunedin city is the financial hub of Otago and excels in areas such as agriculture, engineering, manufacturing, information communication technology, biotechnology, fashion, forestry and many more.

6.              Nelson

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View of Nelson City
Nelson is in the north of the South Island of New Zealand. Nelson City rests on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay with population of the city is about 60,000. Nelson is known for its beautiful sunny, warm climate and its local arts and crafts scene. Nelson is home to the World of Art and Classic Cars Museum. There are three National Parks; the Abel Tasman National Park, the Kahurangi National Park and the Nelson Lakes National Park. Also, near to Nelson, are the amazing Marlborough Sounds. There are many parks, gardens, historic houses, museums and many other places of interest in and around Nelson city.
Nelson city is generally calm as the surrounding mountains form a horseshoe to the east, west and south protecting the region from bad weather. Predominant winds are northerly or north-easterly sea breezes and then south-westerlies.

7.              Tauranga

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Tauranga City View
Tauranga is the largest & beautiful city in the Bay of Plenty and one of the fastest growing population centers in the country. Central to Auckland, Rotorua & Hamilton, and just a fifteen-minute drive from one of New Zealand's most popular beach towns, Mount Maunganui.
Downtown Tauranga has several historically significant areas to view during a scenic walk around the area. The Strand waterfront area is modern and always buzzing, and is home to several cafes, restaurants, and nightclubs. Across the road on the water’s edge, tidal stairs bring the harbor literally to your feet and children are easily entertained at the playground.

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