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The two NZ Frenzy Guidebooks will deliver you to the "real NZ"...the New Zealand that most guidebooks know nothing about...the magnificent New Zealand that lies off the Beaten Track...the New Zealand without tour buses, without tourists, without entrance fees. yes, the Real New Zealand! Read the excellent reviews on an instant-download PDF of the book on
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Photographers will love this waterfall, especially at low-water when you can find lots of fun angles to capture it (without too much mist).

It's pretty difficult to find exact directions as to how to find these riverside hot pools. There are no signs nor obvious paths. Sally Jackson's Hot Springs book has directions, but the road has washed-out a bit since she wrote the guidebook. Entry D4 lists all the details and directions needed to find the pools, as well as advice about the horrid sandflies and how to avoid them.

The rock-hop up to Humboldt Falls is one of my favorite Fiordland adventures. 0% tourists, 100% Pure New Zealand....gotta love it. Entry G16 has all the details you need to find this adventure.

A family of eels lives under the view platform on the lake. If you are patient when you visit to take your reflection photo, you may see the eels come out for a look at you. Most folks never see them because they hurry on to the next touristy photo-op.

I spotted a Fiordland Crested Penguin waddling up this beach on Jan 30 2010. Pretty neat!! Try to go at low tide so you can explore both north and south of this small cove. Page 115 has all the details.

Depot Creek Falls is a hidden nugget of the Haast Pass Rd. Few know of its existence, as it's not signed nor obvious from the road. My book has the exact details needed to find it.

Fantail has an interesting neighboring waterfall that few know about. Just scramble downstream 100m to the next stream gushing out the side-canyon. Bring your water shoes!!

The top of Dorothy Falls requires a steep scramble up a faint path....but it's far more private and interesting than the lower photo-op.

The Katiki boulders, emerging from the hidden tidal shelf, are "out-of-this-world". Definitely an off-the-beaten-path gem. An entire dinosaur fossil was found within one of these boulders and is on display in Dunedin's Otago Museum. All the details you'll need to know are in entry E10.

Moeraki's penguins have prospered so well that they roam up the hillsides to find new nesting spots. You may see some at any time of day in the summer. Details on page 135.


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