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Summertime Christmas in New Zealand

Courtesy of <a href="http://www.charlestoncvb.com">Charleston Area CVB</a>

Photo: Courtesy of <a href="http://www.charlestoncvb.com">Charleston Area CVB</a>

Pack your bathing suit for Christmas: December is high summer in New Zealand. In the northerly Bay of Islands, spend your holiday exploring subtropical beaches, deep-sea fishing, and sampling local wines and seafood.

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Destinations: Northland · Russell

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    Omata Estate

    The luxe vineyard homestead has huge guest rooms. You can sip local wines on a jetty in your own private bay.

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    Kamakura

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    Scopes New Zealand

    Make a beeline for the town of Kerikeri and buy the kids a kaleidoscope crafted from 40,000-year-old kauri wood.

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    Duke of Marlborough

    The bar holds the oldest pub license in New Zealand.

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