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Taranaki sunset. © Ethan Brooke

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Your Kiwi winter survival guide

Winter doesn’t have to be synonymous with hibernation in New Zealand. Sure, it can be a bit chilly out there, but we’ve picked some ideas that will keep you out of the cold.   Read the story . . . 

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Ruapehu, Ngāuruhoe and Tongariro: live the high life this winter

The drive around Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngāuruhoe is spectacular in winter, but those who content themselves solely with the view from the window are missing out. Read the story . . . 

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Marlborough: From the vines to the sea

As the probable landing place of the first waka ever to visit New Zealand, Marlborough is the home of the very first people ever to travel to this country.   Read the story . . . 

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Loved by the locals: Bay of Islands

From impressive views and fascinating cultural history to chocolate treats and hidden beaches, we pick the best spots to visit in the Bay of Islands. Read the story . . . 

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Adventure time: whale watching from above in Kaikōura

With some of the deepest water, closest to shore in the world, Kaikōura is visited by a vast array of marine life – including magnificent whales.  Read the story . . . 

There is no better place in New Zealand to see stars than in the heart of the Mackenzie district, where the clarity of the constellations will take your breath away.  Read the story . . . 

See the spectacular skies in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. © Tourism NZ

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Kaikoura

The White Morph - Heritage Collection Visit website
From $130
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The White Morph - Heritage Collection

Waterfront accommodation with views out to the distant horizon, from our Premium Studios. View to the Garden for our Garden Studio and Family Apartments Set . . . More . . . 

From $130
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Pacific Palms Resort Visit website

Pacific Palms Resort offers 1, 2 and 3-bedroom fully self-contained apartments all with good-size balconies or patio areas providing privacy and views of the lush, . . . More . . . 

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From $120
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ASURE Oakleigh Motels

Quiet garden setting. Short walk to town. A friendly welcome awaits you. We can assure you a clean, comfortable stay. Fully self-contained, queen beds. . . . More . . . 

From $120
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Safari Motel Visit website

Halfway between Wellington and Auckland, 14 fully air conditioned ground floor units allows travelers to enjoy all that you would expect in a motel. . . . More . . . 

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Waterfront Motels Visit website

All units with stunning views of picturesque Taylor River. Just 200m to town centre, Clubs of Marlborough, numerous restaurants and the Royal Hotel. . . . More . . . 

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Auckland CBD

SkyCity Hotel Visit website
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SkyCity Hotel

SKYCITY Hotel Cnr Victoria and Federal Sts Auckland . . . More . . .