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Exploring Hawke's Bay

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

 

Exploring Dunedin & Coastal Otago

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

 

Exploring Christchurch & Canterbury

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

 

Exploring Gisborne & Eastland

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

 

Exploring Fiordland

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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 ...

 

Exploring Central Otago

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

 

Exploring Auckland

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

 

Beyond the Big City

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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 ...

 

Queenstown, the ultimate roadie destination

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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 ...

 

Museum remembers speedway legend Ivan Mauger

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

 

Themed highways

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

 

Māori & Pacific treasures

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

 

Food & wine festivals

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

 

Kiwiana

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

 

Walking & hiking in New Zealand

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

 

Te Araroa – One of the World’s Longest Trails

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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 ...

 

Black water rafting with Waitomo Adventures

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

 

Rail journeys

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

 

Rotorua – there’s a lot to do!

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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 ...

 

Fishing & hunting in New Zealand

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From the one that got away to the one that didn't, you're guaranteed to find a new story to tell. Whether it's the thrill of a big game fish on ...

 

Experiencing New Zealand wildlife

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Since the arrival of humans in New Zealand, habitat disturbance, hunting and introduced predators have taken their toll, and many species are ...

 

Buses & coaches

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There are numerous bus, coach and shuttle options available throughout New Zealand, from scheduled services to coach packages, shuttles and ...

 

Experiencing the past

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Travel back in time and unearth ancient traditions and rich heritage on your journey through Aotearoa. Museums New Zealand’s museums exhibit an ...

 

Top 6 Māori cultural experiences

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Māori culture is unique to New Zealand and the cornerstone of the country's cultural make-up. It is far more than just a tourist atraction, and ...

 

The thrill and fear of the Shotover Canyon Swing

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I like to think I'm up for participating in most of New Zealand's crazy activities! I've jumped off a bridge with a bungy cord around my feet ...

 

Learn to speak basic Kiwi-ese, New Zealand Slang and Sayings

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Like all countries, New Zealand has its own slang. Familiarise yourself with basic Kiwi-ese words and sayings and you’ll be “away ...

 

Million-dollar Views from the Top of Mount Maunganui

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I’ve heard so much about the fantastic walk to the top of Mauao – the ‘Mount’ for which this place is named – that I’m really keen to try it, ...

 

Larger than Life

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If you like your art monumental, be sure to visit the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū and view Ron Mueck’s spectacular work chicken ...

 

Whitford and the Pohutukawa Coast: Auckland's rural treasures

North Island - See & Do

Next time you're visiting Auckland, don't limit yourself to the urban areas – New Zealand's largest city is surrounded by off-the-beaten-track ...

 

Weekend Escape to Akaroa

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Most people think dolphins, France and tourists when hearing Akaroa. And while Akaroa is a prime location for dolphin watching and French fare, ...

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