FOUR MORE WAYS TO TAKE A TRIP BACK IN TIME IN NEW ZEALAND

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1. Vol­ca­noes in Auck­land Join a kayak adventure to the vol­canic is­land of Ran­gi­toto—it’s just one of more than 50 dor­mant vol­ca­noes in the Auck­land area—for a prime 360-de­gree view, and then hike through the lava tubes that formed as the is­land be­gan to emerge from the sea 600 years ago. 2. Movie nos­tal­gia in Hob­biton Get in­spired by the loveli­est, most au­then­tic movie set in Mid­dle-earth (and be­yond!) and then re­watch The Lord of the Rings dur­ing your Air New Zealand flight home. (Make sure to tune in to the hi­lar­i­ous LOTR-themed safety mes­sage.) 3. High tea in Hamil­ton Stop in for lunch at the Zea­long Tea Es­tate and take part in an an­cient tea cer­e­mony that show­cases the rich flavours of the plan­ta­tion’s hand­picked or­ganic oo­long, black and green tea leaves, which are har­vested us­ing tra­di­tional Tai­wanese meth­ods. 4. Bird’s-eye views in Hawke’s Bay Go on a sa­fari to see an im­por­tant gan­net colony up-close—and learn the cu­ri­ous story of how the stunning rocky out­crop­ping known as Cape Kid­nap­pers got its name in 1769.

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