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Exploring Southland & Stewart Island

Known for the ‘southern hospitality’ of its down-to-earth locals, Invercargill is a medium-sized town that makes a great base for exploring the ...

 

See & Do | Stay | Food & Drink | North Island

Exploring Ruapehu

Thrust up by the Earth’s powerful forces, the active volcanic triumvirate of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngāuruhoe watch over the central North ...

 

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Exploring Rotorua

You’ll smell Rotorua before you see it – a distinctive sulphur smell identifies this as an active geothermal area. The geothermal activity ...

 

See & Do | Stay | Food & Drink | South Island

Exploring Queenstown

Queenstown has a well-deserved reputation as the adventure capital of New Zealand. Bungy jumping and the Shotover Jet have become iconic ...

 

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Exploring Northland & Bay of Islands

Northland offers a spectacular coastal and marine environment with excellent beaches, truly world-class diving and hundreds of islands to ...

 

South Island | Food & Drink | Shopping | Stay | See & Do

Exploring Nelson & Abel Tasman

There’s so much on offer in Nelson and the Abel Tasman that it can be hard to know where to start! There are plenty of ways to explore the ...

 

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Exploring Mount Cook & Mackenzie

The Mackenzie offers some of the best stargazing in the world. Besides the big sky, there’s blue lakes, sweeping vistas and, of course, the ...

 

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Exploring Marlborough

Marlborough is wine country! You simply must experience some of the delicious drops that have made this region world famous. Another must is ...

 

See & Do | Stay | Food & Drink | North Island

Exploring Manawatū

Manawatū's main centre, Palmerston North, houses the cultural home of New Zealand rugby, but adventure also awaits outside the city itself. Do ...

 

See & Do | Stay | Food & Drink | South Island

Exploring Lake Wānaka

The lakeside town of Wānaka is a hugely popular destination year-round. During winter, it offers easy access to a number of ski areas, and in ...

 

See & Do | Stay | Food & Drink | South Island

Exploring Kaikōura

The image of whales surfacing off the coast of Kaikōura is one of New Zealand’s most iconic sights. Situated in a remarkable natural setting ...

 

See & Do | Stay | Food & Drink | North Island

Exploring Hawke's Bay

Hawke’s Bay’s Art Deco capital of Napier is a sophisticated coastal town full of fascinating architecture. The abundance of Art Deco-style ...

 

See & Do | Stay | Food & Drink | South Island

Exploring Dunedin & Coastal Otago

Like exploring? Then you’ll love Dunedin and Coastal Otago with its proud eco-paradise cred, rich history and buzzing arts scene. Do & ...

 

See & Do | Stay | Shopping | Food & Drink | South Island

Exploring Christchurch & Canterbury

The largest city in the South Island and the second-largest in New Zealand, Christchurch is a cosmopolitan and cultured centre. Founded on the ...

 

See & Do | Stay | Food & Drink | North Island

Exploring Gisborne & Eastland

Attractions and activities around Gisborne and Eastland make the most of the region’s natural charms, deep cultural history and seaside ...

 

See & Do | Stay | Food & Drink | South Island

Exploring Fiordland

Named for the 14 fiords that carve into its coastline, Fiordland contains some of the most dramatic scenery in New Zealand. It’s been an ...

 

See & Do | Stay | Shopping | Food & Drink | Culture | South Island

Exploring Central Otago

Central Otago – affectionately known as ‘Central’ – is home to welcoming rural outposts where you can enjoy the famous southern hospitality in ...

 

See & Do | Stay | Shopping | Food & Drink | Culture | North Island

Exploring Auckland

Straddling two harbours and draped over 48 volcanic cones, Auckland occupies a stunning natural landscape. Known as the ‘City of Sails’, when ...

 

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Beyond the Big City

So you’ve landed in Auckland. You’ll need more than a couple of days to explore New Zealand’s largest city. Don’t forget that beyond the bustle ...

 

See & Do | Stay | Food & Drink | South Island | NZ Info

Queenstown, the ultimate roadie destination

What's Hot New Zealand hits the road in the all-new Mercedes GLA 250 to road-test swanky Queenstown restaurant The Grille by Eichardt’s in an ...

 

See & Do | Culture

Museum remembers speedway legend Ivan Mauger

Canterbury Museum has a significant collection of motorbikes and memorabilia belonging to internationally renowned speedway champion and local ...

 

See & Do | NZ Info

Themed highways

New Zealand’s carefully selected themed highways guide you through some of the best scenery and most enjoyable destinations the country has to ...

 

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Māori & Pacific treasures

Weaving and carving in wood, bone and greenstone, or pounamu, are important Māori traditions. Examples of taonga Māori (Māori treasures) can be ...

 

See & Do | Food & Drink

Food & wine festivals

New Zealand’s cuisine deserves to be celebrated! Many festivals combine delicacies for the tastebuds with musical treats for the ears, and they ...

 

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Kiwiana

Kiwis are a creative, quirky lot in every respect, but their eccentricity culminates in Kiwiana cultural icons! Kiwiana describes all the unique ...

 

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Walking & hiking in New Zealand

Whether you're flying solo or you have a sizeable entourage, there are countless opportunities to get into the New Zealand countryside for a ...

 

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Te Araroa – One of the World’s Longest Trails

New Zealand boasts some stunning multi-day walks all over the country and if you’re into walking and hiking you’ll have heard of New Zealand’s ...

 

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Black water rafting with Waitomo Adventures

Sliding, swimming, clambering, crawling … pull on a padded wetsuit, steel-capped gumboots and a helmet with a headlight, and there’s nothing you ...

 

Transport | See & Do

Rail journeys

Train tracks traversing braided river valleys and volcanic fields, tunnels cutting through majestic mountains, and 19th Century viaducts ...

 

North Island | See & Do

Rotorua – there’s a lot to do!

This week I have been checking out Rotorua. This Kiwi city is well known for its mud pools and unique sulphurous aroma, but the place is much ...

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