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North Island best of: nature

Lush rainforests harbour a wide variety of native animals, and the warmer waters around the North Island’s coast are home to some of the world’s ...

 

NZ Info | Destinations | South Island | See & Do | Travel Guides

Top 50 things to do in the South Island

Te Waipounamu, New Zealand’s biggest island, is packed with dramatic landscapes, rugged wilderness, and adventure ranging from the sea to the ...

 

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North Island best of: golf

Take your pick of ocean or lake views, native bush filled with birdsong or rolling green hills and buckets of sunshine, and enjoy a round on ...

 

Destinations | South Island | See & Do

Best of the South Island: Nature and wild animals

Te Waipounamu, the South Island, is home to incredible untouched wilderness, nature reserves and some of the rarest wildlife in the world. ...

 

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First look at the designs for the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena

These four preliminary design images give an exciting glimpse at what Christchurch's new stadium, the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena, will look ...

 

Destinations | South Island | Culture | See & Do

The Court Theatre: Creating theatre in the heart of Christchurch

A 21st Century home for New Zealand’s largest producing theatre company. The Court Theatre is officially moving back to Chistchurch's central ...

 

Destinations | South Island | Culture | Word on the street

Christchurch is about to get an architecturally designed new art home, Ravenscar House Museum

Ravenscar House Museum, Christchurch's stylish new home for a wonderful collection that celebrates New Zealand art and artists, opens to the ...

 

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The Catlins & Clutha

To the east of Invercargill on the southeastern coast of the lower South Island you can find the spellbinding ...

 

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Christchurch and Northland on TIME Magazine's top 100 world's greatest places

It's official: Christchurch and Northland are two of the greatest places in the world according to TIME Magazine. The magazine’s annual travel ...

 

Destinations | South Island | See & Do | What's On | Word on the street

Christchurch's Bread & Circus - World Buskers Festival dates announced for 2022

The world-famous world buskers festival is returning to infuse the streets of Christchurch with laughs, creativity and belief-defying acts this ...

 

Destinations | North Island | South Island | What's On

L.A.B's summer 2022 tour coming to Auckland, Christchurch and New Plymouth

It wouldn't be summer without an L.A.B tour, and this one is no different. The legends are hitting the road, and they're bringing some pretty ...

 

NZ Info | Destinations | South Island | See & Do | Travel Guides

Top 20 things to do in Queenstown this winter

Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most popular destinations for a reason – this stunningly scenic South Island town is overflowing with ...

 

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Top 5 free kid-friendly things to do in Wellington

New Zealand’s capital has got it going on – you’ll never be short of cool things to do in Wellington, whether it’s soaking up the culture, ...

 

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Best free things to do with the kids in Auckland

Looking for some kid-friendly activities around Auckland? There are plenty of things to explore in New Zealand’s largest city, and we’ve rounded ...

 

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Top 5 free kid-friendly activities in Dunedin

If you’ve got a pack to entertain, you’ve come to the right place. Dunedin, the ‘Edinburgh of the south’ is bursting with interesting and unique ...

 

Destinations | South Island | See & Do | Word on the street

Christchurch wildlife park helping to save the rhinos

Christchurch’s Orana Park is stepping up to help save rhinos from extinction, beginning construction on a new White Rhino Conservation Centre ...

 

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Top 5 free things to do with the kids in Christchurch

Looking for some budget-friendly things to do with the kids? We’ve got some great ideas for free family activities around Christchurch – plus a ...

 

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Tūroa Ski Area

Tūroa Ski Area offers varied terrain and features both Australasia’s longest vertical descent and New Zealand’s highest lift, the six-seater ...

 

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Porters Alpine Resort

Laid back and accessible, Porters is a fantastic and welcoming field just 89km from Christchurch - and the drive swings past the incredible ...

 

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Rainbow Ski Area

Less than two hours’ drive from Nelson or Blenheim, Rainbow overlooks Lake Rotoiti in Nelson Lakes National Park. The views from the top are ...

 

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Tukino Ski Field

Nestled on the eastern slopes of Mount Ruapehu, Tukino offers the combination of adventure and lack of crowds, coupled with the friendliness and ...

 

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Temple Basin

Temple Basin is an amazing ski and snowboarding area in the middle of the Southern Alps, surrounded by the beauty of the alpine Arthur’s Pass ...

 

Destinations | North Island | See & Do

The perfect summer destination: Whitianga & The Coromandel

If you’ve never spent a summer holiday in one of the North Island’s favourite getaway spots, what are you waiting for? With a history as a ...

 

Destinations | Shopping | See & Do

Wānaka: a scenic fashion hub

Fashionistas will want to jot this one down in your travel plans: New Zealand has an epic shopping destination all our own, and it’s nestled ...

 

Destinations | South Island

Timaru

Promoted historically as “the Riviera of the South”, Timaru is a popular summer destination for a seaside holiday, especially when the ...

 

Destinations | South Island | See & Do

Hanmer Springs & Hurunui

The alpine spa resort of Hanmer Springs is the jewel in the crown of the Hurunui District’s tourist attractions. Coming a close second, though, ...

 

Destinations | See & Do

46° below: Explore the Subantarctic Islands this summer

Expand the 'travel local' mantra slightly and scratch your travel itch in the Subantarctic Islands. Your passport might be gathering dust, but ...

 

Destinations | North Island

Taranaki catches the eye of Lonely Planet

The tranquil, beautiful Taranaki region has joined such locations as The Azores in Portugal, Choquequirao in Peru and The Tuamotus, French ...

 

Destinations | North Island | Travel Guides

North Island Itinerary

The South Pacific’s largest city, Auckland, is the arrival point for many to the North Island, a place of endless natural beauty and fascinating ...

 

South Island | See & Do

South Island Itinerary

Explore the spectacular scenery and discover the amazing wildlife of the rugged South Island – but take time to enjoy the fascinating cities and ...

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