|Auckland Intl (AKL)||22 km / 14 miles||NZD 55-65 / 30-45 min||NZD15 / 61 min||Not available||Available|
|Wellington (WLG)||8 km / 5 miles||NZD 30-35 / 15-20 min||NZD 5.50 / 20 min||Not available||Available|
There are a multitude of heritage attractions that have been preserved throughout the country's short colonial history. While in Wellington you can visit the old Government Building, which claims to be the largest wooden building in the Southern Hemisphere.
The country is also famous for being the home of Middle Earth from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies. Attractions include tours of the Hobbiton movie set, or you can consult detailed road-trip intineraries that will explore the iconic scenary of the Hobbit movies.
If you are a food and wine lover, Hawke's Bay is a popular destination in the North Island for exploring some regional wine and cheese.
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|Home of the All Black rugby Union Team|
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Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch all receive a yearly average in excess of 2000 hours of sunshine per annum. The southern and south-western parts of the South Island have a cooler and cloudier climate, with around 1400–1600 sunshine hours per annum; whilst the northern and north-eastern parts of the South Island are the sunniest areas of the country and receive approximately 2400–2500 sunshine hours per annum.
Much of contemporary New Zealand cuisine is derived from British roots. It also includes significant influences from Maori, American and Australian cultures, along with those of other European cultures and more recently Polynesian and Asian cultures. All this reflects a multicultural cuisine with no specific national dish, but plenty of interesting culinary discoveries.
Some Examples Include:
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