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Hamilton Gardens. © Hamilton and Waikato Tourism

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Natural attractions

14 quirky gems to discover around New Zealand

Curious, delightful, wacky and weird, New Zealand has many quirky attractions worth a detour. We've rounded up a handful of gems to explore around the country. Read the story . . . 

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Activities

Mitre Peak and Milford Sound: seeing is believing

The ineffable scale and grandeur of this landscape has to be experienced to be believed. Read the story . . . 

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Food and drink

WOAP: a celebration of Wellington cuisine

With pop-up restaurants, kitchen takeovers, talks, tastings, cooking, curing and creating classes and special menus galore, WOAP is as eclectic as it is delicious. Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

Northland road trip: birds, bikes and bush

We cruise up the Brynderwyns, stately and elevated in our campervan. I am pleased to be fulfilling a childhood dream of travelling like a snail – taking my home with me wherever I go. Read the story . . . 

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Food and drink

Indulge: food and drink on Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is home to an abundance of vineyards, cafés and restaurants. But the locals know the best spots... Read the story . . . 

New Zealand’s longest river charges through the Waikato for 425 kilometres and for 16 of those, it makes its way through Hamilton, our biggest inland city. Read the story . . . 

An aerial view of Hamilton's mighty Waikato river. © Hamilton and Waikato Tourism 

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Mauao Mount Maunganui: the view worth the climb

Savour the view from the summit or revel in the glorious beaches around the base track of this sacred maunga. Read the story . . . 

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Bungy jump in Queenstown: test your limits

Pay homage at the home of contemporary, commercial bungy by strapping on a bungy cord and throwing yourself into the ether.  Read the story . . . 

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Te Waikoropupū Springs Scenic Reserve: spectacular freshwater springs

There is near-optically pure water at the sacred ‘Place of the Dancing Sands', the largest freshwater springs in the southern hemisphere. Read the story . . . 

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Trout fishing: some of the best fly fishing in the world

Experience fishing at its very best in the wide, swift-flowing Tongariro River.  Read the story . . . 

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Twin Rivers Motel Visit website
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Twin Rivers Motel

If you're looking for a perfect home base for exploring all the treasures in the Snowy region then we have the perfect place for you... . . . 

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Trafalgar Lodge Motel Visit website

Trafalgar Lodge offers affordably priced motels and lodge rooms in the city centre. 200m from the Nelson i-SITE for Atomic Shuttle connections. . . . More . . . 

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Rainbow Point Motel Visit website

Also known as Airport Motel @ Rainbow Point. Quiet & Comfortable Situated close to Taupo's town centre, airport and a short stroll to the edge . . . More . . . 

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The Victoria Hotel Visit website

The Victoria Hotel is centrally located in the heart of the Dunedin city. It is right next to the Cadbury Chocolate World, one minute walk . . . More . . . 

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Riverview Motel Visit website

Welcome to the Riverview Motel. Owners Mark (a local) and Karen (Irish) extend you a warm friendly welcome. The motel is set on the banks . . . More . . . 

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Absoloot Value Accommodation Visit website
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Absoloot Value Accommodation

Stay at the best location in town at a budget price! We have the views, facilities and friendly staff to insure a high quality stay . . . 

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