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Thrifty Car Rentals

There's so much to see and do in New Zealand and what better way to do it than travelling in a Thrifty rental car! If you're after convenience Thri...

GO Rentals

Kia ora and welcome to GO Rentals. We're a big team of extremely passionate people who GO further in every way to make your journey a roaring succe...

Interislander

*Where the journey becomes a destination.* Interislander travels between the North and South Islands of New Zealand and is one of the most spectac...

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Omega Rental Cars, Auckland

Omega Rental Cars Auckland Airport/City has depots nationwide providing quality vehicles and first-class service. Our modern fleet of hire cars inc...

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Auckland Hop On Hop Off Explorer

The Auckland Hop On Hop Off Explorer is an all day sightseeing tour with full commentary visiting Auckland's big 14 attractions. Buses leave every ...

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Sealink

Stunningly beautiful Great Barrier Island offers a truly back-to-nature experience.Remote and rugged, "the Barrier" is a great place to really esca...

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Eastland: sun, sand and seclusion

State Highway 35 is your key to over 300km of gloriously underpopulated coastline.

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Moeraki Boulders: those mysterious spheres

Just south of Oamaru, you’ve got this nice, sandy beach, right, but at a certain point there’s a collection of perfectly round boulders, some smooth-skinned and perfect, others fracturing along buttery veins of quartz, others eroded away to little more than a pile of quartzy rubble.

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Matakana coast and country: weekend wonderland

It’s not that long ago that Matakana was just a bend in the road between Warkworth and Leigh. Now it’s a byword for gourmet food, top-quality wine and arthouse cinema, writes Sarah Ell.

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Commercial Hotel Bed & Breakfast

Completely Refurbished 2011. Heritage listed waterfront pub, built in the 1880s, is now operating as a boutique Bed & Breakfast. Idyllic riverfront...

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Alpine Motel

The small and friendly motel that is BIG on service and LOW on price. Our units are all ground floor, from smaller studios with kitchenette and ens...

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Opononi Dolphin Lodge

Opposite spectacular Hokianga Harbour and beach. Breathtaking sunsets and friendly Kiwi hospitality. Spacious accommodation to suit individuals, co...

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Livingston Motel

15 spacious, modern units, recently refurbished with new beds throughout. 11 of the units have large, private spa pools, individually filled and c...

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Things to do | Food and drink

Classic New Zealand Wine Trail: Napier to Blenheim

What better way to taste your way across islands and through three of New Zealand's major wine-producing regions than on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail . . .

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Things I love about Dunedin

Take a trip to see the albatross of Otago Peninsula or discover the glory and tragedy of Olveston . . . 

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Hokianga: harbouring history

Though sparsely populated now, the Hokianga, stretching northeastwards towards the Bay of Islands on the opposite coast, has one of the longest histories of human habitation of anywhere in New Zealand.

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Dunedin city: islands in the flow

Writer and filmmaker Bill Morris recommends hunting out the stayers when you visit Dunedin, the ones who guard a poorly kept secret — that this is is one of the world’s great cities, without the traffic and with all the natural splendours of ten other cities.