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The road to Jack's Pass, Hanmer. © Dennis Buurman.

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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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Five picks for a weekend in Wellington

Wellington city, with its mix of art, culture, entertainment and thriving gastronomic scene is a great spot for a weekend escape.  Read the story . . . 

Tumbling ridgelines drop steeply to tawny valleys. Spring blossoms along the roadside contrast with the snow covered mountains, glowing like beacons at the head of the valley.  Read the story . . . 

The magnificent views over Lake Wānaka from Treble Cone. © Larry Prosor

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Spas and relaxation: natural hot springs in Rotorua

Soak in naturally heated mineral pools while you look out over the lake, take a twilight mud bath, or bathe under a waterfall in a natural hot spring. Read the story . . . 

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The Lake Matheson walk: a photographer's dream

Lake Matheson is a photographer’s dream, where the waters reflect a near-perfect image of snow-capped Aoraki Mount Cook. Read the story . . . 

Activities > Heritage and history > Indulgence > Must-Do's

Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw

Climb aboard the elegant ‘Lady of the Lake’, the last remaining coal-fired steamship operating in the southern hemisphere. Read the story . . . 

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Christchurch’s street art: an expression of solidarity

This isn’t a couple of cute billboard-type pieces put up in obvious places. This is a thing.   Read the story . . . 

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Invercargill

Victoria Railway Hotel Visit website
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Victoria Railway Hotel

Character, Charm & Service This central city boutique hotel built in 1896 is an Invercargill landmark. NZ Historic Places Trust Category 1 Heritage Classification. . . . 

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Portside Hotel Gisborne - Heritage Collection

Portside Hotel, Heritage's Boutique Gisborne hotel, is located on the edge of Turanganui River, offering understated elegance and personal service in an intimate, friendly atmosphere. . . . More . . . 

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Alpine Lake Motor Lodge Visit website

*TAUPO'S NEWEST MOTOR LODGE* A short walk from Lake Taupo and town centre.MODERN, AFFORDABLE. **FREE UNLIMITED ULTRAFAST WiFi in all rooms ! **A range of . . . More . . . 

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Trafalgar Lodge Motel Visit website

Trafalgar Lodge offers affordably priced motels and lodge rooms in the city centre. 200m from the Nelson i-SITE for Atomic Shuttle connections. . . . More . . . 

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Addington City Motels Visit website

Quiet & Comfortable SINGLE STOREY UNITS. FREE SHUTTLE TO/FROM RAILWAY STATION and CASINO. FREE FAST UNLIMITED WiFi. Walk to the Horncastle Arena. . . . More . . . 

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Tutukaka

Lodge 9 Visit website
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Lodge 9

Walking distance to four bars and four restaurants - in the heart of Tutukaka. Tranquil and peaceful, in a private bush-clad valley. . . . 

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