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Our Touch, your Travels…

This is a preview of the full content of our New Zealand’s Best app.

Please consider downloading this app to support small independent publishing and because:

  • All content is designed for mobile devices and works best there.
  • Detailed in-app maps will help you find sites using your device’s GPS.
  • The app works offline (one time upgrade required on Android versions).
  • All advertising (only present on Android versions) can be removed.

The app will also allow you to:

  • Add custom locations to the app map (your hotel…).
  • Create your own list of favourites as you browse.
  • Search the entire contents using a fast and simple text-search tool.
  • Make one-click phone calls (on phones).
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Running tap water

In general, tap water is safe to drink throughout the country. Water not safe to drink will be labelled as such.

Do not drink untreated water from streams, rivers or lakes as the giardia parasite is widespread.

Bottled water is available, but unnecessary and surprisingly expensive.


Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by Joe Pell