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Taniwha Daffodils in Central Hawke's Bay. © Hawke's Bay Tourism

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Activities

Six spectacular short walks for spring

Get back in touch with nature this spring. From coastal walkways to native forest trails; hidden waterfalls to ancient volcanoes, New Zealand is packed with short walks suitable for all levels of fitness. Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

Rodney: twin coasts

This is a land of two coasts: the white-sand beaches opening onto the benign waters of the Hauraki Gulf and the black sand shores of the west coast. Read the story . . . 

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Things to do

Mauao Mount Maunganui: holiday hotspot

The proper Māori name of Mauao – or ‘the Mount’, as most New Zealanders tend to call it these days – has a certain poetry that ‘Maunganui’ (‘big hill’) does not. Read the story . . . 

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Food and drink

Urban explorer: The Octagon

Dunedin doesn’t really do the hard sell, but if effortless style and laid back libations warm your cockles, then chances are you’ll find yourself in its eight-sided heart soon enough.  Read the story . . . 

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Heritage and history

Whanganui: colourful and creative

From clay to canvas; artworks, artefacts and molten glass, Whanganui is bursting with creative colour.  Read the story . . . 

Set atop 6,500 rolling acres of stunning pasture-land, Cape Kidnappers has been described as a modern marvel of golf course architecture. Read the story . . . 

The stunning Cape Kidnappers Golf Course. © Gary Lisbon

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Eat crayfish in Kaikōura: dine al fresco on this hallmark cuisine

In Māori, kai means food and kōura means crayfish. Right. The water off this cool coast is wild with sealife, including that New Zealand delicacy: crayfish. Read the story . . . 

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Cape Rēinga: where two oceans meet

Witness the majestic power of nature as the mighty Pacific and Tasman collide.  Read the story . . . 

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The Redwoods: 5500 hectares of glorious trees

Breathe in the fresh woody air of Whakarewarewa Forest as you explore the biking, walking or horse-riding trails or traverse the canopy of these mighty Californian coastal redwood trees. Read the story . . . 

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Stewart Island Rakiura: a world away

New Zealand’s third largest island, Stewart Island is a unique, curious place that is well worth a visit. Read the story . . . 

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Regis Park Bed & Breakfast Visit website
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Regis Park Bed & Breakfast

Located just 30-40 minutes from Auckland International Airport and Auckland CBD. Here you will find true New Zealand hospitality in a warm and friendly environment. . . . 

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De Lago Motel Apartments Visit website

Under NEW MANAGEMENT. Book Direct for Guaranteed Best Rates! A short walk to Hagley Park, golf course, shops, cafes and bars of Victoria St and . . . More . . . 

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Kensington Motel Visit website

Refurbished affordable accommodation 3 mins drive from Whangarei city centre and walking distance to Kensington Stadium, Kensington Hospital, Whangarei Hockey Turf and Mair Park. . . . More . . . 

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Yarrow Motel Visit website

We are delighted to offer you 8 centrally heated ground-floor units (plus a 3 bedroom house) in a quiet location yet only 500m to the . . . More . . . 

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Tongariro Junction

Welcome to Tongariro Junction Accommodation, Turangi. Tongariro Junction Accommodation in Turangi is adjacent to SH 1 at the gateway to Tongariro National Park, close to . . . More . . . 

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Tahunanui

Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park & Motel Visit website
From $20
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Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park & Motel

Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park and Motels, One of New Zealand's most remembered Holiday destinations since 1926. Wide range of accommodation from basic cabins, perfect . . . 

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