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“What a location.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mayor Island

Mayor Island
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Ranked #11 of 52 things to do in Tauranga
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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“What a location.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a must visit if you are into peace & quiet & enjoy walking or tramping. The local native wildlife & native trees make a great trip to this dormant volcano.

Visited June 2013
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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“Magical mayor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Just beautiful ! Lovely big trees, awesome views from coast track, good fishing, nice tranquil camping ground, and interesting beaches to explore

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TAURANGA NZ
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“Disappointing - appears to be controlled by Maori & managed for Maori.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

A beatiful spot, approximately 22 miles from Tauranga harbour enterance but lacks any real managed control and good services to stay on the island for any period of time.South East Bay is the bay to land at and where there is some accommodation.Popular with boaties that have all live aboard conveniences, they moore in the bay for safe anchorage & shelter. Pick the weather carefully, getting to and back from Mayor Island is great in good sea conditions but can be a hell of a trip in bad weather.

Visited December 2012
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Tauranga
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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“one of New Zealand's best kept secrets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We go over on our boat so are independent but you can book a hut or take a tent through DOC, the island is serviced by a ferry (take seasick pills if you tend to get queasy cause it is an open water trip) and showers, toilets and a rustic cook house cater to your needs. Great walks, great beaches, take your camping gear and fishing rod and you are in for a real treat.

Visited January 2012
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