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Bulls, New Zealand

The Town of Bulls

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

Gumboot Capital of the World

Taihape's claim to fame is a fictional Kiwi farmer wearing gumboots.
Wellington, New Zealand

Old Bank Arcade Animated Musical Clock

A charmingly old-fashioned reminder of the historic building's former life.
Auckland, New Zealand

Maungawhau (Mount Eden)

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

Rere Rockslide

Nature's slip and slide.
Tirau, New Zealand

Big Dog and Sheep

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

Opossum World

This museum/fur store is devoted to educating guests on how awful opossums can be.
Auckland, New Zealand

Sky Tower

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

Farewell Spit

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

Mount Sunday

Edoras, capital city of Rohan in Lord of the Rings, once sat atop this isolated New Zealand mountain.
Kawakawa, New Zealand

Hundertwasser Toilets

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

The Longest Place Name In The World

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauo tamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronuku pokaiwhenuakitanatahu.
Wellington, New Zealand

Moniac Machine

A strange machine made to evaluate the world economy using water and lots of tubes.
Ohope, New Zealand

Whakaari/White Island

The explorer Captain Cook may have named it White Island, but the Maori call it Te Puia o Whakaari – The Dramatic Volcano.
Cardrona, New Zealand

Cardrona Bra Fence

Hundreds of bras, blowing in the wind.
Waipoua Forest, New Zealand

Tāne Mahuta

Largest Kauri tree in New Zealand.
Wellington, New Zealand

Wrights Hill Fortress

Anyone wanting to know what a dwarven mine sounds like need only visit the tunnels of this New Zealand artillery compound.
Waimangu, New Zealand

Lake Rotomahana

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

Frying Pan Lake

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

Putangirua Pinnacles

These phallic stone spires once served as Tolkien's Paths of the Dead.
Hot Water Beach, New Zealand

Hot Water Beach

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

Rotorua

Major tourist destination known for its bubbling mud-pools and hot thermal springs.
Lake Tarawera, New Zealand

Te Wairoa Buried Village

A Maori village obliterated by an 1886 volcanic eruption.
Wellington, New Zealand

Colossal Squid

The world's only complete colossal squid specimen is on display at the Te Papa Museum.