Thursday, May 14, 2009

Diana, Princess of wales memorial fountain

One of the popular tourists spot in London is The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. Millions of people visit it very year. The fountain was designed to express Diana's spirit and love of children. The design aims to reflect Diana's life, water flows from the highest point in two directions as it cascades, swirls and bubbles before meeting in a calm pool at the bottom. The water is constantly being refreshed and is drawn from London's water table.
The Memorial also symbolizes Diana's quality and openness. It is located in the southwest corner of Hyde Park in London, just south of the Serpentine Lake and east of the Serpentine Gallery. Its cornerstone was laid in September 2003 and it was officially opened on 6 July 2004 by Queen Elizabeth II. Also present were Diana's younger brother Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, her ex-husband Prince Charles, and her sons William and Harry.
There are three bridges where visitors can cross the water and go straight to the heart of the fountain. Visitors can relax here for some time; they can feel as they are in home when they visit this special place.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

History places

The Australian National Maritime Museum covers Australian maritime history from the time of sail and includes several floating exhibits moored in the bay, including the naval frigate Vampire.

The State Library is more than just a library with fine exhibitions and collections of early Australiana including Captain Bligh's log from the Bounty.

The AMP Tower is the tallest structure in Sydney. Sitting above the Centrepoint centre (Market and Castlereagh Streets), it is a steel tower topped with a circular, gold anodised structure housing an observation deck and a revolving restaurant. It offers sweeping views of the entire city and Sydney Harbour. The observation deck is fully enclosed with floor-to-ceiling glass and is equipped with high-power binoculars.

A monorail loop connects the Sydney CBD with the western side of Darling Harbour and the Entertainment Centre at Chinatown at five-minute intervals (generally from 7am).

Sydney's greatest icon - The Sydney Harbour Bridge - took eight years to build and opened in March 1932. Linking the city with North Sydney, it carries eight lanes of road traffic and two railway tracks which form part of the city's rail suburban network.

City side of U

On the city side of the 'U' from Market Street, the major attractions are the spectacular Sydney Aquarium, The Imax Theatre and the Chinese Gardens.

The Sydney Aquarium is regarded as one of the world's best. More than 150 metres of clear 'tunnels' pass through the underwater exhibits so you see fish and sharks swimming around and above you. It has more than 5000 residents of 350 species, including the uniquely Australian platypus which lives in river banks and is very difficult to find in the wild.

The Imax Theatre claims to have the world's biggest movie screen eight storeys high and shows spectacular nature films specially made for the format, one every hour from 10am to 10pm. There are usually three movies about 45 minutes long, screened in rotation.

The Chinese Garden is a tranquil escape from the bustle of the city at the edge of Chinatown. It is a large, walled enclave with Chinese pavilions, large ponds full of ornamental carp, trees and stone statues.

Just outside the complex, near the exhibition centre, is the Powerhouse Museum. Australia's largest museum, it is devoted to science, aviation and the decorative arts. It has a lot of 'hands on' exhibits which make it a favourite with children, and is open daily

Landamarks of sydney

The Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, are possibly Sydney's best-known landmarks and international symbols. Click either attraction for more information.

Circular Quay is both a gateway to the city and the harbour. It was where the first European settlement began. Along the quay you'll find buskers and street masseurs and the comings and goings of tourists and locals.

Customs House sits behind the Quay. It's a fine old building with an arts and cultural centre and al fresco dining.

Set into the path along the Quay at regular intervals are round plaques. This is the Writers' Walk which celebrates famous writers and has snippets of their impressions of Australia. Worth a read on your way to the Opera House.

Sydney has a large Chinese community, originally made up of Cantonese speakers from southern China who arrived in the 1850s Gold Rush era and stayed. Sydney's Chinatown is a bustling enclave of restaurants, shops and supermarkets on the southern fringe of the city area between George Street and Darling Harbour.

Tarango Park zoo and other intersiting attractions

Taronga Park Zoo has a vast array of exotic and local animals, reptiles and birds in a spectacular setting.

The biggest patch of green in the city, Hyde Park starts at Queens Square (Hyde Park Barracks) and extends two city blocks to Liverpool Street. It is a pretty walk in daylight and its main attractions are the Archibald fountain at the Queens Square end and the Anzac Memorial at the Liverpool Street end.

Macquarie Street houses several of the most interesting - The State Library of New South Wales, Parliament House, Sydney Hospital, the Old Mint (now a museum) and Hyde Park Barracks and the Land Titles Office.

Nearby Parliament House is the world's oldest continually operating parliament building. The lovely sandstone exterior hides the modern inside which has modern restaurant and swimming facilities to help the politicians with their daily grind. There are free guided tours and the public gallery is open when parliament sits.

St.Marys Catherdal

St Mary's Cathedral (in College Street, running along the north-eastern side of the park) is one of the world's largest cathedrals. On the other side of the park is the Great Synagogue. Both have free tours.

Located near the Domain is the Australian Museum. Apart from interesting displays for adults, there's plenty of hands-on stuff for the kids. The Australian Museum claims to be one of the best six natural history museums in the world and has the largest and oldest collections of its type in Australia.

Across from the domain is the excellent Art Gallery of NSW. The permanent display is varied, rewarding and free and there are regular inspired temporary exhibitions where there is a charge.

Royal Botanic Gardens. These Gardens open from sunrise to sunset. Admission is free and there are free guided walks. A wonderful collection of plants and a great place for a stroll or picnic. There's also a nice restaurant.

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The area behind Parliament House and Hyde Park Barracks is a park called The Domain. A largely recreational area, and a favourite with lunch-time joggers, it contains the Art Gallery of NSW, and includes Mrs Macquarie's Point with fine views of the city, Harbour Bridge, and the Opera House across the Royal Botanic Gardens. It's also the venue for large, free open-air concerts and events like Opera in the Park and Carols by Candlelight

Vacation in Australia

People always ask us which places worth visiting in Australia. Well, we decide to make a list with description of each of these tourist destinations in Australia. Please remember that this is a selection of just 10 of the most visited places, and in our opinion, there are at leat 30 places that should not be missed.
Sydney - Is the main entry point in Australia for most people, and the city offers many interesting sites to visit such as the Opera House, Darling Harbour with marine aquarium, lots of Shopping malls, museums, and it worth a visit to the other side of the bay including the Zoo and the beach of Mainly. Visiting the downtown tower (Sydney Tower) will have a complete view of the city from the top. The Blue Mountains will provide a beautiful panorama of the valley. The nightlife in Sydney is one of the most active in all Australia.
Cairns - is a small city without any big attractions, however the things you can do around are fantastic, such as going to the Great Barrier Reef (and if you can go to the outside reefs better, because the inside reefs are not very spectacular, although the cost will be well more expensive.). The Cable car until Kuranda over the rainforest offers unique views and you can go for a stroll and watch the waterfalls and forest in a closer look. Other day tours worth to visit such is Port Douglas and a little further Daintree National Park (It is considered the forest with the biggest variety of plants per square meter on the planet).
Gold Coast - pretty beaches special for surfers and beach lovers. Other attractions are the Theme Parks and the busy night life in Surfers Paradise. The surrounding mountains and National Parks should not be missed with many waterfalls, flora and fauna to be appreciated.
Fraser island - very nice with tracks on the sand for 4WD vehicles and pretty crystal clear Lagoons besides lots of nature to see. Close by, in the Sunshine Coast, Noosa is the most interesting city to stop at leat for 1 day and Brisbane the capital of Qld, is an interesting city to stay or to be the departure point for all other cities in QLD.
Whitsundays - paradise for nautical sports with excellent nightlife and restaurants. The photo of helicopter in the top of this page is from the Whitsunday’s. One of the best gateways to the Great Barrier Reef and island resorts. Perfect place to do a tour in a sailboat
Ayers Rocks - In the heart of Australia, close to the city of Alice Springs. It is the biggest rock monolith in the world and a sacred place to the Aborigines. All the surroundins are deserts full of special places. Alice Springs is the depar
Great Ocean Road - about 3 hours driving from Melbourne, following the coast and mountains. The erosion caused by the sea and winds created giant monoliths of rock, called The 12 Apostles. (Now only 8 remains standing). Melbourne is an excellent urban city to visit, being the F! pilots the preferred city circuit. The international atmosphere and multiculturalism, nightlife, and the variety of excellent restaurants, makes Melbourne a must visit city in Australia. ture point.
Kakadu National Park - Close to Darwin. One of the most beautiful National Parks in Australia with plenty of wild life and variety of native plants. The only negative point, is that it is so popular, that is difficult to walk alone in the park without finding other tourists.
Tasmania - One of the prettiest places in Australia, and in certain way it reminds some New Zealand landscapes. Nice cities with excellent infra structure to visitors. The nature is the highlight, with spectacular beaches. The mountains and lagoons are well known for their beauty and wild life, and there are many historical places from the time Tasmania was a biggest prison for British convicts.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Greek islands

Greece is a peninsular and mountainous country located in the Southern Europe, on the Mediterranean. Greece is surrounded by the Aegean and Ionian Sea and is characterized by the large number of islands.
Millions of people spend their holidays in Greece beacause the country has more than 1400 islands scattered in both the Aegean and Ionian Sea. 169 of these islands are inhabited. Every islands differs from any other, with its own beauty and charm. There are popular Greek islands for every type of character: remote and quiet islands, touristy ones, Greek party islands, unspoilt greek islands, romantic Greek Islands, etc...
Greece islands attract much people and for most of it, it is the lure of sand, sea and year round of sunshine weather, which is the biggest attraction of the travel.
The most popular islands of Greece are: Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Corfu, Lefkada, Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Alonissos, Skiathos, Crete, Rhodes and many others... All proposes a large selection of hotels...

kris Cruisers

Kris Cruisers operates the newest and most luxurious fleet of fully equipped luxury cruisers on the River Thames with boats sleeping between 2 and 10 people. They are available for hire from as little as a 3 or 4 night short break to one week or more. You can explore the whole 124 mile length of the River Thames from Teddington right up to Lechlade in Gloucestershire. Boating holidays have never been so good.
Whether you have a week, a day or just a few hours, relax, unwind and discover the hidden treasures of the River Thames with Kris Cruisers Boating Holidays.
The pleasures of boating on the Royal River Thames.
Light and shade, sun and shadow, rippling water, a different pace of life - these are the things you will appreciate in a day spent on the River.
The rush of driving along busy roads, of queuing in congested towns will fade into the background as you travel at a gentle pace - your own pace - where the beauty of the surrounding scenery is something you and all in your party can see and enjoy.
A boating holiday with Kris Cruisers really is a holiday with a difference. Starting from marina base at Datchet you can set off to cruise the River Thames, one of the most beautiful waterways in Europe. Meander up or downstream wherever the mood takes you enjoying the change of pace as you go. Moor up at Windsor, Henley, Oxford and many other wonderful towns and villages along the river. You can even take the family to some famous attractions close to the river such as Legoland and Thorpe Park. Our superb fleet of self-drive motor cruisers are available from as little as a short break to one week or longer.
No previous boating experience is necessary a modern river cruiser is easy to drive and mastering the controls is quickly learned. Tuition will be given on boat handling and safety by one of our instructors who all hold the RYA Inland Waters Helmsman Certificate.
The perfect holiday for a family or friends.
Downstream will bring you to historic Runnymede with its many associations - Magna Carta, the memorial to President Kennedy and, atop Cooper's Hill, the one to the Commonwealth Airforces. The river winds on past London Stone marking the former limit of jurisdiction of the City of London, down to the busy town of Staines and then on to Laleham where riverside homes and bungalows front the meadows which once surrounded Laleham Abbey.
At many spots along the river you will find ideal moorings where you can tie up and enjoy a picnic. Or perhaps you may prefer to visit one of the riverside restaurants and pubs which pride themselves on their standards of gastronomic excellence. The choice is yours

Bicester Village

What do Princess Anne, Shilpa Shetty, Stella McCartney, Victoria and David Beckham, Helen Mirren, Ivana Trump, Liz Hurley, The Duchess of Kent, Jerry Hall, Cherie Blair and "Weakest Link" dominatrix Anne Robinson have in common?
They've all bagged a bit of a bargain at Bicester Village.
100 boutique designer outletsDiscount prices in more than 100 chic designer and brand name boutiques have been drawing thrifty fashionistas to Bicester Village, a designer brand outlet mall ten miles from Oxford, for years. They've kept this wonderful place - where everything is at least 30 to 50 per cent off normal prices - almost a secret.
But lately, visitors from Europe and the Far East, are finding their way out from London - an hour away by train - to shop, before exploring nearby Oxford, the Cotswolds and other attractions of the region. They find last season's Diors, Ralph Laurens, Salvatore Ferragamos in a quiet and uncrowded villagey atmosphere.
Bicester Village bills itself as a place for luxury shopping in chic designer boutiques. But it's the savings that bring the customers. Even though goods aren't cheap by any measure, they are much cheaper than in the equivalent shops on Bond Street or Fifth Avenue. And the selection of shops is impressive - ranging from some of the better UK high street brands to a stratosphere of genuine global designer brands.

All of the shops at Bicester Village offer at least 30 to 50 per cent off normal retail prices. But arrive at the change of the season, when shops are making room for next season's goods and savings of 70 to 90 per cent are not unheard of. I bought a skirt from a hugely famous designer that was reduced from £105 to £7.

Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park opened in 1970 and was the second Safari park to open after Longleat in the UK. Today it is an award winning attraction which makes a valuable contribution to conservation. Most of all, it is a place where families can enjoy being together and seeing animals in a beautiful environment.

Real African Safari Experience in England
Have you ever dreamed of what it is like to actually go on safari? This wildlife photography workshop at Woburn Safari park provides the closest comparison you will ever experience in the UK to actually being abroad on safari.
Photograph Lions, Tigers, Wolves & Bears
Our main focus will be on lions, lion cubs, tigers, brown bears and wolves. We will then spend as much time as allows photographing the remainder of what Woburn has to offer.
Close-up Photos of all Prime Species
Amazingly, we will be photographing the animals from just a few feet away. This is wildlife photography at its best. There will be no obstructions between ourselves and the animals, so you should be leaving this workshop with some phenomenal wildlife photos.

Drive through the safari park with 30 species of animals in natural groups just a windscreen's width away plus the action-packed Wild World Leisure Area.

Just a windscreen's width away from rhinos, giraffes, lions, tigers, elephants, monkeys and lots more plus the action-packed Wild World Leisure Area. There are 8 daily animal demonstrations and shows during the season andRainbow Landing, where parrots fly down to feed from visitors' hands, plus more animal encounters and Sea lion Cove, and new Land of the Lemurs. A full day out with an all-inclusive price.

Natural History Museum

National Army Museum is located approximately 15 miles from central London. This museum is worth the journey if you are interested in learning about the history of the British Army. It unfolds the story of the British Army from the fifteenth century to the present day and is home to an impressive collection of old and new vehicles, armoury of the years gone by, vibrant uniforms and records which detail significant historic events.
Visit the National Army Museum and find out how Britain’s past has helped to shape their present and future. Discover the impact of Army has had on the story of Britain, Europe and the world, and see how the actions of a few can affect the futures of many.
Management arrange public events programme which offers a range of changing conferences free lectures, exhibitions, events and activities to help students of all ages enjoy new experiences with every visit.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls which is one the best vacation spot which any one can imagine. It is also counted as the 7th wonder of the world. Niagara Fall is a vacation spot which is known for its natural beauty. It’s so beautiful that no one can imagine. It’s a place that if you get a chance to visit you will be the one of the lucky person of the world. Some of the famous visitors of Niagara falls are princess Diana, Jimmy carter.
One fifth of the worlds fresh water supplies are in the Upper Great Lakes, all of which flows over Niagara Falls. The combined flow of water over both the Horseshoe Falls and American Falls is calculated at 750,000 US gallons of water per second.
The height of the Horseshoe Falls is 177 feet and the American Falls is 176 feet, although the drop to the rocks is about 70 feet. The length at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls is 2,200 feet and the American Falls is 850 feet. The depth of the water at the base of the Falls can be as deep as 185 feet.

Maid of the Mist
You can do lots of things when you will visit the Niagara Falls like maid of the mist. This is a boat ride that takes you close to Niagara Falls .you can experience both the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls. The horseshoe Falls is so big and the power with which the water falls down is unimaginable.

Skyline Tower
There is also a skyline tower near the Niagara falls from where you can see the falls from the top of the tower. Many visitors love to see from the observation deck which is 775feet above the mighty falls. The tower also consists of plaza level where all the apecial events and exhibitions are held.

Movie land Wax Museum of arts
You can also visit wax museum of arts to increase your fun and excitement. Here you get a chance to take pictures with the most favorite stars .The museum is decorated in different and creative way where there is much variety of movies, television and music stars attractions.

Whirl pool Aero Car
On the way to one of the best vacation spot you also get a chance to have a ride on the whirlpool aero car. It takes you around the falls. You experience one of the most beautiful and natural scenes of the Niagara River. Its unique and always unforgettable.
That’s not it there are many other activities to do when you visit Niagara Falls like if you are interested in casinos, House of horrors, Dinosaur park mini golf Niagara Falls is the right place. It’s a spot where you can experience natural beauty, excitement, thrill at the same

Tourist Attraction in Paris

Tourist Attractions in Paris

Paris is a major holiday destination in the world, offering you endless choice of tourist attractions. One of the four global cities of the world, Paris is world-renowned for its unique cosmopolitan culture and rich architectural heritage. Major tourist attractions in Paris are its world-famous museums, art galleries, theaters and operas, shopping avenues and amazing architectural and recreational attractions. Paris has a wide variety of tourist attractions offering something for every one. You just need an experience tour guide to show you the best tourist attractions in Paris. Travour has carefully selected the most popular tourist attractions in Paris for your quick reference.

Below is a short account of major tourist attractions in Paris.

Eiffel Tower: Eiffel Tower is among the leading tourist attraction in Paris, France. One of the greatest modern architectural masterpieces in the world, Eiffel Tower was designed and built by a renowned French engineer Gustave Eiffel to commemorate the centenary of French Revolution in 1889. Eiffel Tower is made from 18, 038 pieces of puddled iron, and it rises to over 300 meters above the ground and weighs around 7, 000 tons. The tower provides stunning views of Paris city and the surrounding Ile de France region. Eiffel tower has two world-class resturants at lower levels, while the top platform of the tower has a bar, a souvenir shop, and the replica of office of Gustave Eiffel. One can reach to the Tower's summit, by covering as many as 1, 665 steps. More...

Louvre Museum: Louvre Museum is another must see tourist attraction in Paris, France. Louvre Museum is the largest art museum in the world, with an unmatched collection of items, covering the full spectrum of art through the ages. The museum displays the art from Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, and the western art from the Middle Ages to 1848, consisting of some of the finest paintings, drawings, and sculptures in the world. The world-famous painting of Mona Lisa by renowned Italian painter Picasso is the most popular attraction of the Louvre Museum. More...

Notre Dame Cathedral: The 12th century Notre Dam Cathedral in Paris is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Its construction was started in 1163 during the reign of Louis VII and was completed roughly 200 years later in about 1345. The Notre Dam Cathedral is about 110 ft high with sexpartite vaulting, flying buttresses and large windows. It was the first cathedral in France to be built on a truly monumental scale, and became a prototype for future French cathedrals.

Avenue des Champs-Élysées: Champs-Elysees is perhaps the most stunning and glamorous avenue in the world. This 2 km long and 70 meters (235ft) wide tree-lined avenue is home to cinemas, cafes, car showrooms, and luxury specialty shops.

Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a dream place for walking tours, especially during the evening and night when it's fully illuminated.

Musée d'Orsay: Musée d'Orsay or Orsay Museum is another wonderful museum in Paris, displaying a rich collection of art from second half of 19th century to early 20th century. The museum showcases highly regarded Impressionist and Post-impressionist works.

Sacre Coeur: The 19th century Basilique Sacre Coeur remains one of the most visited tourist attractions in Paris. Also known as Basilica of Sacred Heart, Sacre Coeur is situated at the highest point in Paris. The beautiful basilica features a large medieval dome, which offers breathtaking views of the city.

Other major tourist attractions in Paris include the Arc de Triomphe, Centre Georges Pompidou, Rodin Museum, Place des Vosges, Saint Chappell and Picasso Museum to name a few.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Tauranga in New Zealand is an amazing place to visit for tourists, which includes a lot of interesting places and scenic beauties. Population in Tauranga is increasing rapidly because of the traffic of retired people coming in and staying as they look for a warm and cozy place. The interesting activities which draw a lot of tourists to Tauranga is mostly water based, to name a few:

* Bungee Jumping
* Caving
* Golfing
* Hiking
* Horse trek
* Skiing
* Mountaineering

Mt. Maunganui attracts a lot of surfers from all over the world. The important places of interest in Tauranga are:

* Theme parks
* Heritage attractions
* Museum
* Art galleries
* Maori marae visits
* Thermal spas
* Vineyards

Apart from these places of interest, people who love shopping will have a gala treat here as the shopping malls are loaded with hi- fashion stuff. A chain of restaurants, café and bars offer a varied variety of mouthwatering food and drinks. People often visit Tauranga for partying and shopping.

Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in New Zealand Tauranga has a lot of accommodation facilities to offer to their guests. These include Luxury hotels, budget hotels, motels, Dormitories, Apartments and lot more. One must include this amazingly enjoyable destination in their New Zealand Tour, and witness the charisma of the city.


Dunedin has mostly moderate climate with warm summers and cold winters. Snowfall is rare, but often happens in the hilly areas. Temperature in summers can blow up to 30°C. Dunedin has a large population of approximately 125,000, which is rapidly increasing.

Dunedin is one of the best locations for hiking and observing scenic beauties in New Zealand because of its green and bushy hills, valleys at the harbor, and the architectural finesse. The archeological properties include:

* Flemish Style railway station
* 19th century castle
* University Buildings
* Neo-gothic convent
* Dunedin’s Art gallery
* Museum

Accommodation in Dunedin is never a problem as being one of the major tourist attractions in New Zealand, lot of luxury hotels, Cottages, apartments, bungalows are there. These hotels are equipped with modern and deluxe amenities. Business class people get computer, internet and conference facilities. Leisure travelers get swimming pools, Jacuzzi and options for horse riding, tennis and much more.

Roadways and New Zealand tours are co-facilitated by each other. Roads are marvelous and apt for driving. Visitors mostly hire cars and jeeps for visiting places and excursions. Apart from rented cars one can travel in train as well, Dunedin claims to have one of the busiest railway stations in New Zealand. Many of local residents as well as tourists sometimes commute through this famous train service.

Dunedin International Airport is one of the airport with heavy international and domestic rush. Earlier the airport was only domestic, but the soaring need of tourism brought up the new face of this current international airport.

Dunedin tour is a remarkable experience with a hint of almost all possible factors enhancing the joy of a vacation.


The climatic condition of Invercargill is of the oceanic type. There is a similarity with the British Isles. The rainfall is about 1112mm.

Anderson Park consists of the Georgian style residence. It is set in an area of about 24 hectares of land. The Invercargill has a wide array of arts of New Zealand. The house was established by the renowned businessman Sir Robert Anderson. The construction was completed in the year 1925.

Queen’s Park is indeed one of the major attractions of the tourists. The Queen’s Park stretches up to an area of 200 acres. The Queen’s Park is situated in the northern part of the city center. The park has the 18-hole Golf Course and a Botanical Garden. There is an aviary and the sports ground. The Queen’s Park was the venue where the 2006 State Twenty20 Cricket Knock-Out Tournament was organized.

One of the interesting things about the name of the streets in Invercargill is the names. They are named after names of the rivers. They are Tyne, Don, Dee, Esk, Mersey, Thames, Spey, Yarrow, Eye and Tay Rivers.

The city has a well-developed infrastructure. The Invercargill is served by the Invercargill Airport. The state highway New Zealand connects the Fiordland and Catlins. The city is located at the southern part of the Main South Line railway.

There are different places of accommodation in Invercargill. The hotels are at par with the international standard. You can put up in any of the hotels in Invercargill according to your requirement.

Trip to Invercargill will be a memorable one.


Hamilton has moist and temperate climate with a good amount of rainfall. Thick layer of fog can be seen during winters. Summers are generally hot with maximum temperature of 30° C [approximately]. Winters are moderately cold.

Hamilton in New Zealand holds innumerous places of interest, some of them are as follows:

* Hamilton gardens
* Hamilton Zoo
* Waikato Museum of Art & History
* Waipa Delta Steamboat Cruises
* Hot Air Balloon Festival
* Max's Balloon Adventure

To reach out to these places the most favorite mode of transportation is rented cars, since the Hamilton city is quite flat roads are in good condition and are absolutely feasible for driving but it is advisable to hire a driver to avoid situations. Bus facility is also catching up slowly though the service is quite well spread and frequent. Travelers can avail the service.

Being one of the awesome places amongst the Tourist Destinations in New Zealand, Hamilton bags a lot of good accommodation facilities for its guests, ranging from high class deluxe hotels to budget hotels and so on. This facilitates all kinds of travelers according to their needs and desires.

Hamilton visit is an integral part of New Zealand Tours; one should not miss to witness the finesse of natural architecture and tranquil visuals.

Tourist destination in New Zealand

Tourist destinations in New Zealand are quite a few and each one of them has a special significance. Tourist destinations in New Zealand include the beautiful mountains, glaciers, lakes and valleys.

Tourist destinations in New Zealand can be found in the northern most part of north island i.e in Cape Reinga to the southernmost part of the south island. Tourist destinations in New Zealand include some of the most amazing scenic beauties of the world. Sightseeing in New Zealand includes the awesome glaciers, beautiful rain forests, beaches and rolling farmlands.

Some of the best Tourist destinations in New Zealand are as follows:

Bay islands: The natural beauty of this place is truly mesmerizing. The place has a wonderful aquatic playground, a cluster of 144 beautiful islands and a myriad of secluded beaches. The beaches are tidy and clean and receive many types of visitors throughout the year. The white sand adds to the beauty of the beach.

Rotura: This place is often touted as the “natural spa” is a most famous New Zealand Tourist Destinations of the South Pacific. A little away from the city centre one can find the steaming water roaring from the ground. Large pool of mud bubbling outside can also be seen in this place. This is excellent spot for relaxation and is flocked by tourists round the year.

Queen stone: This place is famous for the action adventure sports. Sports like bungy jumping, jet boating, tramping, mountain biking, snow sports are the main attractions of this place. Other activities include the golf, cruises, fishing, fine dining and wine trails. Some tourists may simply enjoy the beauty by sitting along the banks of the river Wakatipu.

Milford Sound: This place is famous for its national park. It is also well known for its fiords that can be accessed by road. Various types of birds like flightless parrots and other varieties are found here.

Auckland: Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city .Its landscape is dominated by volcanic hills. The harbors, beaches and bays make it a hot tourist destination.

Christchurch & Akaroa: The city of Christchurch is one of the popular tourist destinations

Auckland In new zealand

Geography and climate of Auckland: The place is famous for its volcanoes. About 50 volcanic vents are there in the place which take the form of cones, lagoons and depressions. Some of these vents have produced extensive lava flows. The most recent and largest volcanoes can be found in the Rangitoto Island. These vents were formed about 1000 years back. The island has a rich acidic soil and hence few birds and insects can be found here.

Climate of Auckland: Auckland has a warm and temperate climate which is characterized by warm humid summers and mild damp winter. The daily average temperature of this place is about 23.7 degree Celsius while during winter the temperature may even drop to -2.5 degree celsuis.

Tourist attractions in Auckland are many and range from various parks to market places. The Auckland town hall is famous for holding important concerts and meetings. The best places for shopping are New market and Parnwell.

Sightseeing in Auckland also includes visits to many art galleries and museums. The Auckland Art gallery and museums like Auckland War Memorial Museum and the National Maritime Museum deserve special mention.


The important facts about Nelson state that the Nelson Tasman is under the administration of unitary authorities and the Council of the Tasman District. There have been plans for joining the two authorities.

The geographical facts about Nelson state that there are beaches and a harbor. There is a Boulder Bank which protects the entrance of Harbour. The maximum temperature in summer is 22 and the minimum temperature in summer is 13 degree centigrade. In winter the temperature is between 3 and 13 degree centigrade.

There are different modes of transportation in Nelson. The different modes of transportation by which you can travel to the nearby places of the city are car, boat, bus and plane. The city is served by Nelson Airport. The Nelson Airport s regarded as the 4th busiest in New Zealand. There are regular flights from Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. There is Cook Strait ferry service. It operates between Wellington and Picton. Bus is yet another mode of transportation in Nelson.

The major places of interest in Nelson are Suter Art Gallery, Natureland, Miyazu Japanese Garden, WOW- The World of Wearable Art and Collectable Cars. The WOW The World of Wearable Art and Collectable Cars is a museum. A fashion show was organized at the Trafalgar Centre in the year 2004 and the museum was dedicated to the fashion show.

Your child will be interested to visit the Natureland. It is an amateurish zoo and pretty popular among the young kids. The zoo also has a small aviary.

Nelson Tours should be among your tour itinerary if you are planning for a trip to New Zealand.

Palmerston North

Palmerston North in New Zealand stretches up to an area of 32,594 hectares. The city is at a distance of 140 Kilometers from the northern part of Wellington. The city is about 35 Kilometers from the Manawatu River.

The climatic condition of the Palmerston North is about 22 degree centigrade during summer and it is about 12 degree centigrade in winter. The average rainfall is about 960mm. Both the inhabitants and the tourists enjoy 200 rain free days every year.

The city has a developed infrastructure. Palmerston North has some of the best transportation facilities in the region. The area is well-developed. There is heavy traffic in the Highways. The city is served by the Palmerston North International Airport. There are both domestic and international airlines connecting to the major places. It has emerged as one of the major airports in New Zealand. The railway network is a developed one. The North Island Main Trunk railway is connected to Palmerston North-Gisborne Line. The bus service is one of the common modes of transport by which you can commute to the nearby places. There are 5 town buses and a campus bus.

The sightseeing attractions in Palmerston North are New Zealand Rugby Museum, City Library, Te Manawa and a lot more. The New Zealand Rugby Museum opens from 10am to 12pm and from 1.30 to 4pm. The other options that will keep you busy during your trip to Palmerston North are Centrepoint Theater, Regent on Broadway, Cinema Gold. Here you can spend some wonderful time with your family members.

There are a number of modern places of accommodation in Palmerston North. The hotels cater to the needs of the discerning travelers.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

London Bridge

One of the famous spot for tourist is the London Bridge .It is a bridge between the City of London and Southward in London, England, over the River Thames. Situated between Cannon Street Railway Bridge and Tower Bridge, it forms the western end of the Pool of London. On the south side of the bridge are Southward Cathedral and London Bridge station; on the north side are the Monument to the Great Fire of London and Monument tube station. Tourists can almost have an entire view of the city of the London. The night view of city of London from the bridge is also very fascinating. Thousands of visitors visit these attractions. Tourists travelling to London do not miss the chance of visiting the city of London. Without the sightseeing of London national and landmark icons tourists’ trip will be incomplete.
It was the only bridge over the Thames downstream from Kingston until Putney Bridge opened in 1729. The current bridge opened on 17 March 1973.
The bridge carries part of the A3 road, which is maintained by the Greater London Authority; the bridge itself is owned and maintained by the Bridge House Estates an independent charity overseen by the City of London Corporation.
Tower Bridge is often mistakenly referred to as "London Bridge”. The area between London Bridge and Tower Bridge on the south side of the Thames is a Business Improvement District (BID) and is managed by Team London Bridge.

Buckingham Palace

Another famous tourist attraction of London is the Buckingham Palace which is the official Residence of Queen. Thousands of people visit every year to have a view of the palace. They are very keen and eager of having a view of the palace. It is the most famous and easily recognized by anyone because of its building.
The Palace is a working building and the centerpiece of Britain's constitutional kingdom. It houses the offices of those who support the day-to-day activities and duties of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh and their immediate family. The Palace is also the venue for great Royal ceremonies, State Visits and Investitures, all of which are organized by the Royal Household.
Although Buckingham Palace is furnished and decorated with priceless works of art that form part of the Royal collection, one of the major art collections in the world today, it is not an art gallery and nor is it a museum. Its State Rooms form the nucleus of the working Palace and are used regularly by The Queen and members of the Royal family for official and State entertaining. Buckingham Palace is one of the world's most familiar buildings and more than 50,000 people visit the Palace each year as guests to banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions and the Royal Garden Parties.
Visitors are allowed access by and organized tour to some areas of the Palace
During the summer, the Changing of the Guard takes place at the front of the Palace and is a popular event for visitors to the capital from 1st April to Early July and on alternate days at other times.
Since 1660, Household Troops have guarded the Sovereign and the Royal Palaces. The Queen's Guard usually consists of Foot Guards in full-dress uniform of red tunics and bearskins.
The Changing of the Guard takes place in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace at 11.30 every day in summer, every other day in winter, and lasts about 45 minutes. The New Guard marches to the Palace from Wellington Barracks with a Guards band, the Old Guard hands over in a ceremony during which the sentries are changed and then returns to barracks. The New Guard then marches to St James's Palace leaving the detachment at Buckingham Palace.

Big Ben In London

One of the best known landmarks of London is Big Ben (Palace of Westminster). The name Big Ben actually refers not to the clock-tower itself, but to the thirteen ton bell hung within. The four dials of the clock are 23 feet square, the minute hand is 14 feet long and the figures are 2 feet high. Minutely regulated with a stack of coins placed on the huge pendulum, Big Ben is an excellent timekeeper, which has rarely stopped. There are even cells within the clock tower where Members of Parliament can be imprisoned for a breach of parliamentary privilege, though this is rare; the last recorded case was in 1880.The tower is not open to the general public, but those with a "special interest" may arrange a visit to the top of the Clock Tower through their local (UK) MP.
This is the world's largest four-faced, chiming clock and the third largest free-standing clock tower in the world. It celebrates its 150th birthday in 2009, during which celebratory events are planned.
Tourists come to these attractions for sure because Big Ben is also famous at New Year time. Millions of people gather around the tower and as the clock struck 12 celebration starts. All the fireworks and song starts. Everyone wish each other for the New Year. Londoners who live an appropriate distance from the Clock Tower and Big Ben can, by means of listening to the chimes both live and on the radio or television, hear the bell strike thirteen times on New Year's Eve. Similarly, on Remembrance Day, the chimes of Big Ben are broadcast to mark the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month and the start of two minutes' silence.
The night view of the Clock tower is also very fascinating with a view of London eye in its background makes it more beautiful. Tourists must not miss the night view. The light of the tower makes it more prominent and beautiful. The clock has become a symbol of the United Kingdom.

Windsor Castle

Tourists who planned to spend their vacations in London but they do not where to go, where to start their tour might create certain problems. If they do not find a way to get to these attractions it can spoil their trip. Main thing is that they get a perfect start where they can enjoy and have fun. Tourists who are travelling in planes and who enjoy their every moment they are use to looking down the windows. Windsor Castle is one of the tourist attractions which can be seen even if they are at heights. Looking down from a plane circling Heathrow, the crenulated towers of Windsor Castle are often the first sight of the UK a visitor gets. They are unmistakable.
Second thing is when you have decided to visit Windsor castle you must know how to get there? Windsor is an easy train journey from London. The castle, a short walk from the station, lead the town. Windsor Castle is one of the biggest castles in the world. The building itself (not including grounds) covers 13 acres .William the Conqueror picked the site, west of London overlooking the Thames and it has been a Royal residence and fortress ever since - almost 950 years. The Queen still spends most weekends there and, we've heard it is her favorite "home from home".
You can easily spend a whole day visiting. Expect to see:
•The State Apartments Very grand, ceremonial rooms
•The Semi State Rooms Because they either overlook the Queen's private apartments, or they are in use for annual ceremonial events, these rooms are not always open.
Art treasures from the Royal collection Imagine having family portraits by Holbein, Rubens and Van Dyke.
•St. George's Chapel Where 10 sovereigns and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor are buried.
•Queen Mary's Doll House An amazing collection of tiny works of art, book and music manuscripts that is always popular with visitors.
Because Windsor is a working castle, with many ceremonial events, the schedule of openings and the price of tickets is a bit complicated. Best check the Windsor Castle website for the latest information. Even at the full price of £14.50, tickets to Windsor Castle are a great deal. Register when you buy one and you can re-enter the castle an unlimited number of times for a whole year.

Madam Tussads

Madam Tussads has become one of the famous tourist attractions. People who are visiting London and do not know where to start their trip Madam tussads is the perfect start for them. It is one of the famous tourist’s attractions of families. Madam tussads is a place where you can find many statues of wax that look almost real. The Wax museum is divided into four themed sections each featuring an array of exhibits, interactive experiences and wax figures.
Marie Tussaud (1761-1850), a native of Strasbourg, France, learned the fine art of sculpting from her mother’s employer, a physician skilled in the art of wax modeling. The doctor, Philippe Curtius, was one of the first to display such works of art, opening an exhibition in 1776. Young Marie made her first sculpture at the tender age of 16, fashioning a likeness of French enlightenment writer, Francois Voltaire.

Her first solo exhibit appeared on Baker Street in 1835 followed by her famous Chamber of Horrors collection in 1845, where Madame Tussaud displayed a collection of death masks that she had made of the victims of the guillotine during the French Revolution in Paris. In the meantime, she added many likenesses to her collection. In 1884, several decades after her death, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum moved to its current location on London’s Marylebone Road, where millions have stood on queue for hours to get a glimpse at her work and that of her successors.

The current museum suffered a fire in 1925 and many statues were lost. However, the molds remained intact and several of the pieces were recreated. It is now one of London’s busiest attractions and during peak tourist season, it is common to encounter long lines that stretch for blocks. The museum started an overseas expansion in 1970, when it opened a branch location in Amsterdam. Today it has expanded to many more cities including Las Vegas, New York City, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, with a Washington DC location opening in fall 2007 and another scheduled for Hollywood.

What visitors can see
Visitors can view world leaders, actors/ actresses, sports legends, famous writers and artists, musicians and many other characters. Madam tussad also includes several themed sections named as Chamber of Horrors and an taxi ride for a journey through history.
While the London museum has a decidedly British slant, visitors from all over the world will recognize a majority of the characters. Chamber of horrors is the most interesting section .People who is scared of the dark and has light heart must avoid to go in this section because some dangerous people are kept free who comes suddenly from anywhere so that you get scared. Children are not allowed to go in this section. In the other section you can have a journey of the history on a taxi. It’s a safe ride which everyone can enjoy and discover the history as well.
Tourists who come for vacation to London must visit this place but before going if they want to enjoy every moment of their trip they should pre planned everything first. So when u will go to Madam tussads you will have to go through a long queue to get your turn to buy the ticket and experience the fun in Madam tussads. To avoid these kind of problems that can dishearten you have an opportunity to buy your tickets online so that when you go to Madam tussads you don’t have to stand up in a long queue. You can easily go inside by buying the tickets online and enjoy your time in Madam tussads.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

London Eye

One of the famous tourist attractions of London is the millennium eye .more than 3.5 million tourists visit millennium eye every year. Millennium eye is also known as the London eye .It is the iconic landmark and a symbol of Britain. Paris has the Eiffel Tower, New York the Empire State, and now London has the London Eye - an extraordinary symbol for an extraordinary city. Although it is a paid for visitor attraction still millions of people come to visit. Tourists who are visiting London for the first time never miss the chance of visiting all the spots of London. Millennium eye is counted in one of the top attractions. It is at the height of 135 meters .It is the biggest wheel in Europe and the most famous tourist attraction in United Kingdom. It is located on the South Bank of the River Thames in London, United Kingdom, between Westminster Bridge and Hungerford Bridge. Just like Empire state building London eye offers way to take in over 55 of London's most famous landmarks in just 30 minutes! You can get a chance of 40 min ride and you can view the London up to 40 kilometers in all directions. Visitors also get a 10 % discount when they go in group of 15. The night view of London eye is also very beautiful .Its one of the interesting , exciting tourist attraction of the world