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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...

Lucky Rentals

NZ Freephone 0800 801 880 Lucky Rentals offers the lowest rates for Campervan and Car hire in New Zealand. Lucky Rentals provides backpackers wit...

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.

Out and about > Food and drink > Art and culture

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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Ballinor Motor Inn

Ballinor is one of Hamilton's Newest Motels! 3 star plus accommodation with modern, warm, clean and comfortable accommodation at affordable prices....

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Esplanade Motels

13 Spacious, self-contained, modern and warm. Two new one bedroom units opened in 2015. 1,2 and 3-bedroom units (some off-road) for your comfort. ...

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From $38
Whanganui Seaside Holiday Park

Only 6km from city center yet adjacent to the beach. Great fishing, swimming and surfing.Fish, Play AND shopOur beach is popular for both swimming ...

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From $30
Collingwood Camping Ground

Collingwood Camping Ground is a small, clean friendly camp located in the heart of Collingwood and right on the Estuary and Sea front with stunni...

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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. 

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Things I love about Christchurch

Enjoy new spots to people watch on the Avon and do a tiki tour of the street art bringing vibrancy, life and energy to the inner city . . .