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Explore New Zealand this Autumn. © Sandy Millar

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Natural attractions

Eight short escapes for the Easter break

Easter is coming up, and with a combination of school holidays and the first enticing taste of Autumn, it’s the perfect time of year to plan a short escape.  Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

Otago Peninsula: catching the wind

Otago Peninsula is the ruins of a gutted volcano, an eroded pudding of lava that cradles in its arms the glorious Otago Harbour. Read the story . . . 

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Activities

Loved by the locals: Taupō

From Māori rock carvings to hidden hot springs, boutique shopping, MTB trails or taking the plunge in the lake, locals know the best things to do in Taupō. Read the story . . . 

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Wellington: culture, activities and the weather

From ballet to fashion to art to birds to parliament to gardens – Wellington's got it all (just try to get it on a good day). Read the story . . . 

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Raglan: you don’t have to be a surfer, but it helps

Ask anyone with salt-draggled hair and the odd piercing where the best surf break in New Zealand is and there’s a fair chance they’ll name Raglan without a moment’s hesitation. Read the story . . . 

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Get outside: 14 must-do short walks

New Zealand is blessed with so many beautiful and varied landscapes. Often the best way to discover them is on foot.  Read the story . . . 

The Queen Charlotte differs from others in the network of New Zealand’s Great Walks, in that the accommodation is in a whole other class to traditional bush-bashing experiences. Read the story . . . 

Marlborough Sounds view from Queen Charlotte Track. © Dmitry Naumov

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Whitianga

Albert Number 6 Visit website
From $95
4.3 /5
Albert Number 6

Attractive, comfortable motel with great hospitality, situated on the main street of Whitianga and within a minute's walk of the beautiful Buffalo Beach. . . . More . . . 

From $95
3.9 /5
3.9 /5
Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn Visit website

If Doubtful Sound is your destination, Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn is the closest accommodation to the Doubtful Sound departure point. Our hotel has magnificent lake . . . More . . . 

Eastland Pacific Motor Lodge Visit website

18 luxuriously appointed ground-floor studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units ( 5 new units built 2013 ),remaining units refurbished 2013.10 units with spa baths, serviced daily. . . . More . . . 

From $15
Tumu Toka Curioscape

Relax and unwind in our unique coastal campsite - the perfect spot for a break on your journey. Stay, Eat, and Explore the Catlins. . . . More . . . 

From $15
4.7 /5
4.7 /5
Wairoa Motel

Peaceful, quiet accommodation 600 mtrs from the main road with Swimmimg Pool, Heated Spa, Mountain Bikes, Free WiFi and 5 Sky Television Channels. . . . More . . . 

Kaiteriteri

Kaiteriteri Beach Camp Visit website
From $38
Kaiteriteri Beach Camp

Kaiteriteri is the destination to experience all year round! Located right on the beach front, we offer a range of accommodation from camping and budget . . . More . . . 

From $38