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10 short breaks for Labour Weekend

Labour Weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. And, as the first long weekend since way back in June, it’s the ideal time to get out and explore New Zealand. Here are 10 ideas to get you started. Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park: home to our own Everest

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is a rugged land of ice and rock, with 19 peaks over 3000 metres, including New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki Mount Cook.  Read the story . . . 

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New Chums Beach: a slice of heaven

The east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula has more than its fair share of pretty beaches. Happily, there are still a few that have escaped the developers. New Chums is one. Read the story . . . 

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Franklin: coast to coast charm

Boasting cafés, vineyards, farmers’ markets and beaches; a vintage steam railway, even a racing car track – there’s an awful lot to do in this bucolic corner of the country. Read the story . . . 

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Milford Foreshore Walk

Wander through beech forest and along the sandy foreshore of Milford Sound, learn about the area from interpretative panels and enjoy fabulous views of Mitre Peak on this easy walk. Read the story . . . 

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Five fun things to do in Ruapehu

From exploring the Tongariro National Park to venturing up the majestic maunga, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in the Ruapehu region.  Read the story . . . 

The southern corner of the South Island’s West Coast is home to landscapes so wild and spectacular, it has been recognised by UNESCO as an area of international significance.  Read the story . . . 

The wild and untouched landscapes of Haast. © Tourism West Coast

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Wellington CBD

Park Hotel Lambton Quay Visit website
Park Hotel Lambton Quay

WELCOME TO PARK HOTEL A place to stop, rest, relax and take time out. Centrally located for work or play, Park Hotel is a contemporary . . . More . . . 

4.5 /5
151 on London Motel & Conference Centre Visit website

151 on London is an impressive complex boasting 26 luxury air conditioned suites built with your comfort in mind. It is situated on SH3, at . . . More . . . 

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From $160
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858 George Street Motel Visit website

13 luxury studio, family and executive units located on George Street, Dunedin. Just minutes walk to city shops, university, hospital,restaurants and the Forsyth Barr Stadium. . . . More . . . 

From $160
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Harvest Lodge

Havelock North's only 5-star Qualmarked motel. Classic comfort with a touch of class. Welcome to Harvest Lodge, Havelock North's only 5-star Qualmark-rated motel. . . . More . . . 

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Equestrian Lodge Motel Visit website

Set in 2.5 acres of peaceful landscaped gardens away from traffic noise, yet only a 5-minute stroll to shops, restaurants, 18-hole golf course and i-SITE. . . . More . . . 

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Auckland Airport

Mercer Backpackers Visit website
Mercer Backpackers

Historic Mercer Hotel Backpackers is at Mercer Airport on Koheroa Rd between SH 1 at Mercer and SH 2 at Mangatawhiri. . . . More . . .