Ride the epic Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

Linking the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean, the aptly named Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail also takes in some...


Enjoy the magnificent scenery on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. © Camilla Rutherford

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Pinewood Motels Visit website

Friendly family owned and operated motel. Our comfortable, friendly, family owned and operated motel, situated a short walk from the centre of town, is the . . . More . . . 

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Lake Tekapō: shimmering beauty

By day, the view’s pretty spectacular – the arid splendour of the Mackenzie Country dominated by Aoraki Mount Cook. But you really want to be here when it gets dark...  Read the story . . . 

Lake Tekapo Motels & Holiday Park Visit website

Set amongst trees and the picturesque shores of Lake Tekapo, our camping ground is the perfect place for a family getaway with a bed to . . . More . . . 

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The not-so-distant summit: day hikes to mountain tops

Mountain climbing doesn’t just have to be for the experienced or those inclined to take risks. There are plenty of spectacular summits in New Zealand that can be reached with little more than the right provisions, a propensity for physical exercise and common sense. Read the story . . . 

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Hermitage Hotel Visit website

Nestled within the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park showcasing the tallest mountain, longest glacier & darkest night skies in NZ. Your Alps 2 Ocean biking . . . More . . . 

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South Westland: a wonder of the world

The bottom left-hand corner of our little country, South Westland, is a world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage area. Read the story . . . 

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Glacier Explorers Visit website

Let Glacier Explorers take you on an amazing encounter with New Zealand's largest glacier, the Tasman Glacier. Depart from The Hermitage and journey to the . . . More . . . 

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Mackenzie: for lovers

Lording over the Mackenzie region, Aoraki Mount Cook has become a symbol for what could easily win the unofficial 'most beautiful region in New Zealand' competition. Read the story . . . 

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Book Tekapo Holiday Homes Visit website

Enjoy our choice of fully serviced holiday homes to enhance your stay in stunning Lake Tekapo, with both summer and winter activities on offer. . . . More . . . 

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Ultimate Hikes - Aoraki Mt Cook Day Walks Visit website

Ultimate Hikes Aoraki / Mt Cook provides guided tours of the Aoraki / Mt Cook National park area. Our treks provide awe-inspiring views of some . . . More . . . 

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Climbing: facing your fear

Climbing is the unique blend of physical and mental exertion that leads both to a feeling of accomplishment and a sense of calm. All in some of the most breathtaking landscapes in New Zealand. Read the story . . . 

Tasman Valley 4WD Tours Visit website

The road less travelled provides the greatest perspective! A rugged back road 4WD adventure accessing awe inspiring views over the Tasman Glacier and its gigantic . . . More . . . 

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Tasman Glacier walking tracks

The Tasman Glacier, 29km long and up to 3km wide, can be viewed from the short walks that start at the Blue Lakes Shelter. Read the story . . . 

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Peppers Bluewater Resort

Looking out to the breathtaking Lake Tekapo between Christchurch and Queenstown in New Zealand’s South Island, Peppers Bluewater Resort offers architectural design reflective of the . . . More . . . 

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Aoraki Mount Cook Village walks

There are several fantastic walks around the village that provide views of Aoraki Mount Cook and the surrounding native alpine bush. Read the story . . . 

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