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Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch Basilica

The ruins of New Zealand's largest classical-style church.
Waiau, New Zealand

The Waterworks

Water-powered gadgets whirr to life in this quirky eco park.
Bulls, New Zealand

The Town of Bulls

The "punniest place on Earth” has nearly as many bull-themed puns as it does people.
Christchurch, New Zealand

185 Chairs

An unusual and powerful memorial in which earthquake victims are remembered by empty white chairs.
Tirau, New Zealand

Big Dog and Sheep

These two delightful animal-shaped buildings host a visitor center and wool shop.
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Cable Car

New Zealand's only running funicular railway.
Hamilton, New Zealand

Riff Raff Statue

The "Rocky Horror Picture Show" character has a hidden camera that broadcasts people doing the "Time Warp."
Dunedin, New Zealand

Beverly Clock

Running since 1864, this clock has yet to be wound, one of the longest-running science experiments known.
Auckland, New Zealand

Sky Tower

A New Zealand communications tower stands as the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere.
Christchurch, New Zealand

Fred and Myrtle's Paua Shell House

A New Zealand couple's shell-adorned home living room, now on display at the Canterbury Museum.
Puponga, New Zealand

Farewell Spit

This deadly little sliver of beach has seen hundreds of whales beach themselves over the years.
Kawakawa, New Zealand

Hundertwasser Toilets

Modern art meets modern convenience in possibly the world's most architecturally important public bathroom.
Muriwai, New Zealand

Muriwai Gannet Colony

New Zealand's west coast is one of the best places in the world to view these large seabirds.
Auckland, New Zealand

Maungawhau (Mount Eden)

The platform atop this verdant volcano was built with the help of a royal elephant.
Larnachs Castle, New Zealand

Larnach Castle

One of New Zealand’s few castles boasts beautiful gardens, grand architecture, and a history filled with family drama.
Waipoua Forest, New Zealand

Tāne Mahuta

Largest Kauri tree in New Zealand.
Kaiteriteri, New Zealand

Tokangawhā / Split Apple Rock

This unusual rock formation looks like an apple that has been neatly sliced in half.
Hot Water Beach, New Zealand

Hot Water Beach

Handcrafted thermal spa washes away each night with the tide.
Wanaka, New Zealand

Stuart Landsborough’s Puzzling World

New Zealand's epic shrine to all things puzzling.
Waimangu, New Zealand

Lake Rotomahana

The once and future home of New Zealand's famed Pink and White Terraces.
Hampden, New Zealand

Moeraki Boulders

Highly spherical boulders on the shores of New Zealand.
Waimangu, New Zealand

Frying Pan Lake

Deadly scalding and one of the largest hot springs in the world.
Dunedin, New Zealand

Baldwin Street

One of the world's steepest streets seems to have houses sliding down it.
Punakaiki, New Zealand

Pancake Rocks

This strange geological landscape erupts with sudden bursts of water.