- Alexandra's Famous Blossom Festival draws the crowds, as does the fact that Alex (as the locals call it) receives the least amount of rain of anywhere in the country.
- In Dunedin, book a tour at the Cadbury chocolate factory, or the Speights brewery. Or maybe both!
- Milton, though small, is a great place to stop. You can tramp through the bush, explore the Heritage Trail or marvel at the glowworms.
- If you're heading to Makarora, take the time to stop at the Blue Pools. A short walk that takes you over a swinging bridge to the pools viewing platform, this is a great walk for kids.
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