Hanmer Springs: alpine adventures and indulgence

There’s only one thing better than lounging in soft mineral water heated by thermal springs and that’s lying in soft...

Hollyford Valley: not your average walk

Less popular than the nearby Milford and Routeburn tracks, the Hollyford Valley is nonetheless one of the South Island’s great...

Queenstown: the sky’s the limit

You feel pretty brave, standing there on the edge, your toes dangling in the void, the river moving lazily 100...

Boating: Kiwis on the water

In the beginning, everyone came here by boat.

Mid-Canterbury: the South Island’s best-kept secret

It doesn’t get more classic South Island than mid-Canterbury.

Tasman: a taste of everything

Richmond has a large mall, serving the surrounding Waimea Plains, with plenty of cafes, big-box shopping stores and a busy downtown.

Whanganui National Park: the magic river

The legend of how the Whanganui River came to be is truly befitting of such a magical place.

Glenorchy and Dart River: gateway to paradise

They’ll tell you when you’re standing at the confluence and delta of the Rees and Dart rivers that you’re only...

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