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The iconic Wānaka Tree. © Rob Brown

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Eight awesome Autumn adventures

With sunny days, cool nights and photogenic foliage, Autumn is possibly the best time of year to travel in New Zealand. We've put together some suggestions to make the most of the season. Read the story . . . 

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East Waikato: discovering Middle Earth

Driving down into the guts of The Mighty Waikato from the Kaimāī ranges you get a good look at the land as it flexes its muscles. Read the story . . . 

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Tauranga: the perfect blend of city and laid-back lifestyle

Fast-growing Tauranga is becoming a city to be reckoned with, comprising the perfect blend of city and laidback lifestyle. Read the story . . . 

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Clutha: a land of giants

Clutha is one of the less-frequented but most beautiful wedges of the South Island. There’s a wild edge to the landscape and spectacular natural beauty, especially along its coastal fringes. Read the story . . . 

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Castlepoint Scenic Reserve: the views, the views, the views

Castlepoint has long, languorous beaches, exquisite sunrises, sheltered lagoons and fossil-rich reefs... and of course the prettiest lighthouse. Read the story . . . 

Autumn. That’s the time to visit. Much of this part of the South Island takes on a splendid glow at that time of year. None more so than Arrowtown which is, frankly, already right off the cutesy scale as it is.  Read the story . . . 

Autumn colours in Arrowtown. © Miz Watanabe.

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Five great days out with kids in Wellington

Got kids to entertain? Here are five great ideas for family-friendly days out in Wellington. Read the story . . . 

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Five great days out with kids in the Bay of Plenty

If you're out and about in the Bay of Plenty with kids, we've ideas for five full days of family fun.  Read the story . . . 

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Five excellent days out with kids in Auckland

We've got another five great ideas for getting out with the kids around Auckland... Read the story . . . 

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Five great days out with kids in Christchurch

Five ideas for family fun in and around Christchurch – guaranteed to keep the little ones entertained.  Read the story . . . 

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Avalon Motel Visit website
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Avalon Motel

SPACIOUS ROOMS AND FRIENDLY SERVICE Avalon Motel is your perfect base from which to explore the Coromandel Peninsula. Leisurely day trips can be made to . . . 

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Westport Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels Visit website

Welcome to Westport Holiday Park. Our park is ideally situated only a few minutes' walk from the town centre, set in 5 hectares of quiet, . . . More . . . 

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Fairley Motor Lodge Visit website

Situated at the gateway to Napier, Fairley Motel is located at Westshore Beach.Our property is a 5 to 10 minute walk to more than 16 . . . More . . . 

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The Grand Hotel Visit website

Built in 1883, The Grand Hotel is Akaroa's oldest hotel. While it retains the original façade and many of its Victorian features such as the . . . 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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Jasmine Court Motel Visit website
From $135
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Jasmine Court Motel

Centrally located, conveniently close to cafes, restaurants, shopping and Picton waterfront. Ferry, train & bus terminals just 1km and 300mtrs to water taxis to the . . . 

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