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Hanmer Springs Ski Area

Hanmer Springs is most famous for its hot pools, but it also offers great skiing just two hours from Christchurch. The Hanmer Springs Ski Area ...

 

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Treble Cone Ski Area

With 550ha of terrain, Treble Cone is the largest ski area in the South Island, boasting plenty of fun for all levels of skiers and ...

 

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Snow Farm

Snow Farm is New Zealand’s premier cross-country ski area and only Nordic-style ski resort. It regularly hosts overseas cross-country ski teams ...

 

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Mt Cheeseman

This fun clubbie is one of the closest to Christchurch. It’s uncrowded, sunny, and groomed, with challenging off-piste terrain and a ...

 

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Manganui Ski Area

Situated on the majestic Mt Taranaki, the region’s only ski area has two natural half-pipes offering great snowboarding and awesome terrain for ...

 

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Whakapapa Ski Area

New Zealand’s largest ski area, Whakapapa provides a unique skiing experience in a dual World Heritage Area, recognising both its cultural and ...

 

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Mt Hutt

There’s a huge variety of terrain on Mt Hutt’s expansive slopes, which get great snow and are serviced by super-friendly staff. It's no wonder ...

 

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Mt Dobson Ski Field

Famous for all-day sunshine, wide-open, uncrowded runs and a relaxed Kiwi atmosphere, Mount Dobson offers outstanding skiing and ...

 

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Craigieburn Valley Ski Area

A warning to the uninitiated – you won't find any chairlifts, gondolas, grooming, snow-making, or fine dining at Craigieburn. What it does ...

 

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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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Mt Lyford

Head to Mt Lyford for a true Kiwi clubbie experience: you’ll get friendly local families showing you all the best runs, stunning high-alpine ...

 

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Fox Peak Ski Area

Providing old-school club-field skiing high on the Two Thumb Range in South Canterbury, Fox Peak’s views alone make a ski trip worthwhile. With ...

 

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Ohau Snow Fields

Perched above the blue waters of Lake Ohau in the Mackenzie country, Ohau Snow Fields have a reputation for their super-friendly vibe and ...

 

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Mt Olympus

Offering something for all abilities and with some legendary on-mountain accommodation, Mt Olympus bills itself as the ultimate club field ...

 

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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 ...

 

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Roundhill Ski Area

Roundhill Ski Area boasts views of Aoraki Mount Cook towering above the Southern Alps and the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo sparkling ...

 

See & Do | North Island | Destinations

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 ...

 

See & Do | Food & Drink

New Zealand's Top 5 Bars

There’s not much better than a killer drink and a bangin' venue to drink it in, and we’re pretty spoilt for choice around New Zealand’s main ...

 

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Where to find New Zealand's best filming locations

New Zealand’s most beautiful scenery has always been the backdrop to native Kiwi cinema, but our down under, all-locations-covered wonderland is ...

 

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Christchurch City's best cycleways

Christchurch boasts 60 kilometres of cycleways and shared trails, meaning there’s a path to explore from most parts of this humming city. If you ...

 

See & Do | NZ Info

Hey Australia, the travel bubble is coming and you’d better book in now

If there’s one thing we learned in New Zealand in the last year, it’s that the good tourism stuff sells out fast. Last year, with international ...

 

Destinations | See & Do | Shopping

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 ...

 

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

Foiling catamarans, New Zealand SailGP team heading to Christchurch in 2022

An A-list of some of the top names in world sailing will be flying across Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbour in early 2022. ChristchurchNZ has ...

 

See & Do | South Island | Destinations

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, ...

 

Word on the street | See & Do

Two tigers new arrivals at Christchurch's Orana Park

Christchurch's Orana Wildlife Park has got something very special for Christmas – two stunning Sumatran tigers, freshly arrived from Australia ...

 

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Canterbury's best hiking, biking and camping

Strap on your boots, pack up your tents and pump up your tyres, we’re taking to the trails. Prance up the Port Hills Hike: Ōtautahi’s ...

 

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Your summer of activities on the Ōtākaro Avon River

Christchurch's Ōtākaro Avon River has a lot to offer. Join schools of brown trout, Doris the friendly eel and local guides having fun around its ...

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