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New Zealand's top destinations revealed

Media Release
For Immediate Release
6 March 2014

New Zealand's top destinations revealed

North Island gem The Coromandel has been announced as New Zealand’s number two destination to experience following a trans-Tasman consumer poll conducted by leading travel experience provider Experience Oz and NZ.

More than 2000 votes were cast by both New Zealand and Australian consumers which saw the local vote pushing Taranaki over the line to take out the top spot.

The absence of major cities Auckland and Christchurch from the top ten shows that Australian tourists are keen to head off the beaten track and immerse themselves more in the land and culture of regional New Zealand.

Also making the New Zealand Top Ten Destinations to Experience list were Nelson, Bay of Islands, Milford Sound, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, Ruapehu and West Coast.

The initial shortlist of 20 New Zealand destinations featured the best cities, natural icons, adventure capitals and local favourites including Auckland, Dunedin, Hawkes Bay, Nelson, Stewart Island, Wellington and plenty more, with regional tourism offices really getting involved and encouraging their local communities to vote.

Experience Oz and NZ Business Development Manager Michelle Woodroff said the New Zealand Top Ten Destinations to Experience consumer poll is a great opportunity to identify the best destinations in New Zealand for the local, regional and international tourism market to visit.

“With Australians accounting for almost half of all visitors and therefore New Zealand’s largest inbound tourism market, the results show what they believe to be the best experiences, and also what the New Zealand locals believe to be the hidden gems of their homeland” Ms Woodroff said.

Please visit http://www.experienceoz.com.au/nz-top-10 to see the full Top Ten Destinations to Experience list and why each destination made the list.


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