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Abel Tasman.  © Tyler Lastovich

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Natural attractions

Paparoa National Park: there she blows

Luxuriant coastal forest, limestone cliffs and canyons, caves and underground streams, not to mention an absolutely spectacular coastline...  Read the story . . . 

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Heritage and history

Whanganui City: architectural heritage and style

Whanganui is one of New Zealand’s oldest cities. With an eclectic mix of heritage architecture ranging from the early 19th Century through to Art Deco, Whanganui’s main street makes for a scenic setting for an easy stroll to discover the city's roots.  Read the story . . . 

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Activities

Get fresh: 10 lakes, rivers and waterfalls to visit this summer

Whether you’re after a cleansing dip, a riverside stroll or a peaceful moment of reflection, New Zealand’s lakes, rivers and waterfalls offer a myriad of opportunities for refreshing summer fun. Read the story . . . 

Anyone who has ever done a road trip of New Zealand will have indelible memories of their Cook Strait crossing. Read the story . . . 

Leaving the Marlborough Sounds to cross the Cook Strait. © Ricardo Helass

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Experience the sea as it’s meant to be at a marine reserve

New Zealand’s marine reserves and protected areas offer visitors a unique opportunity to see fish and marine life, thriving and abundant in their natural environment.   Read the story . . . 

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Otago Central Rail Trail: the original Great Ride

The Otago Central Rail Trail is New Zealand’s original ‘Great Ride’ cycle trail.  Read the story . . . 

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Take a walk and a dip at Whangārei Falls

Just ten minutes from Whangārei City, Otuihau Whangārei Falls is both easily accessible and classically beautiful.  Read the story . . . 

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Discover the history of combat aircraft at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

Originally established by a small group of passionate aviation enthusiasts, Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Blenheim has grown to become a site of national significance. Read the story . . . 

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Gisborne

Champers Motor Lodge Visit website
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Champers Motor Lodge

Adjacent to Park Golf Club. Offering 14 luxury units including 1 and 2-bedroom suites with double spa baths and full kitchens. . . . 

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Fiordland Lakeview Apartments & Motel Visit website

Stunning lakeviews from your apartment Spectacular lakefront accommodation with lake and mountain views from every apartment. Consisting of a luxury 2-bedroom, self-contained apartment with spa . . . More . . . 

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From $42
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Waitomo TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

"Best location, best facilities." Walk to the glowworm cave, restaurants, museum, store, adventure activities, bushwalks, or stay at the park and relax, read, swim in . . . More . . . 

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From $125
Montana Lodge Motel Visit website

All units have carports. We are pet friendly upon request. There maybe a cost for having a pet inside the unit. Welcome to Montana Lodge Motel. . . . More . . . 

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Elmore Lodge Motel Visit website

Opposite Hawkes Bay Regional Hospital. Our 15 units are designed to suit every need. The serviced units have large studio lounges sleeping up to 3 . . . More . . . 

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Invercargill

The Lodges at Transport World Visit website
The Lodges at Transport World

Welcome to Invercargill's newest accommodation, The Lodges At Transport World. If you're looking for Invercargill accommodation The Lodges At Transport World offer six boutique apartment . . . More . . .