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Wellington Cable Car
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Wellington Cable Car

Join locals and visitors alike in a historic trip on the Wellington Cable Car. For over a hundred years passengers have enjoyed the dramatic views . . . More . . . 

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KJet

You can step onto a big yellow KJet every hour at the Main Town Pier in the centre of Queenstown. In an unforgettable jet boat . . . More . . . 

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Auckland Hop On Hop Off Explorer

The Auckland Hop On Hop Off Explorer is an all day sightseeing tour with full commentary visiting Auckland's big 14 attractions. . . . More . . . 

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Go Orange - Milford Sound Cruise

Go Orange specialises in the independent traveller seeking unique personal experiences at sweet prices!We love to share our amazing 'backyard' with visitors from all around . . . More . . . 

Tekapo Helicopters

Tekapo Helicopters is the only helicopter company operating out of Lake Tekapo. Experience the awesome Mt Cook and glaciers,with each flight including a landing. . . . More . . . 

Franz Josef Glacier

Glacier Country Scenic Flights
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Glacier Country Scenic Flights

Take off on one of the world's most spectacular scenic helicopter flights over the lush rainforests of the South Island's West Coast, high over the . . . More . . . 

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Editor and writer Leonie Freeman's kids fall in love with their campervan as they travel around Hokianga and decide it should be their new home.  Read the story . . . 

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Twin Coast Discovery Highway: Auckland to Cape Reinga

The Twin Coast Discovery Highway is a perfect blend of volcanic plateaus, coastal plains, exquisite pohutukawa, surf breaks, giant kauri trees and native wildlife.  Read the story . . . 

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The Great Alpine Highway: Christchurch to Greymouth

Writer Michael Larsen takes this transcendent, transformational traverse across the width of the South Island. Read the story . . . 

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Inland Scenic Route 72: Christchurch loop

Go from Christchurch through Oxford, Methven, Geraldine, Ashburton, Akaroa and back to Christchurch on straight roads under blue skies.  Read the story . . . 

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Thermal Explorer Highway: Auckland to Napier

What have you got on the boil, friend? How about an epic roadie straight down the guts of the North Island of New Zealand to the land where the languid meandering of the mighty Waikato gives way to the hiss of steam in roistering Rotorua? Read the story . . . 

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Surf Highway 45: New Plymouth to Hawera

Taranaki's hemispherical coastline between Fitzroy and Hawera is home to 180 degrees of ocean swell where you can almost be certain of solid, pumping surf. Read the story . . . 

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A road less travelled: on the trail of a hot lamb sandwich

Johanna Bennett takes the road less travelled from Auckland to Wellington via Taumarunui, Napier, Gisborne and Tauranga.  Read the story . . . 

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Central West Coast: the best coastal drive in New Zealand

Paul Hersey loves the toughness of the West Coast. The way civilisation in this part of the world has only chiselled a few narrow paths into and through the landscape, and how the elements — the wind, the rain and the ocean — are always trying to claim that land back. Read the story . . . 

Where to stay in New Zealand

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Blue Dolphin Motel

Compare our comfortable, spacious units which offer simplicity at very affordable prices. 11 ground-floor units, 8 x 1-bedroom units (sleep 1-4), 3 x 2-bedroom units . . . More . . . 

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Oaks Shores

Located on the very scenic Lake Wakatipu, Oaks Shores is a luxuriously appointed Queenstown apartment-style hotel in the most popular New Zealand ski resort town, . . . More . . . 

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Sea Spray Suites - Heritage Collection

Heritage Boutique Collection Sea Spray Suites, Paihia ... You're somewhere special when you relax in our self-contained suites. Choose between sun drenched sea view balconies . . . More . . . 

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Aspiring Lodge Motel

Located in central Wanaka, next to the supermarket, local shops, restaurants and cafes. Spacious studio units, 2 family, 2 executive, 2 Kings, 3 Queens, 5 . . . More . . . 

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