Tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely New Zealand term and one fitting the...


Roys Peak, Wānaka. © Miles Holden

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Northpark Motels Visit website

Northpark Motel Cnr Hilton Highway and Washdyke Flat Road, Timaru (above Robbies Bar and Bistro) * 13 studio units (up stairs) with own ensuites, TV . . . 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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Grumpy’s Geraldine Kiwi Holiday Park and Accommodation Visit website

GRUMPY'S RETREAT 'N' HOLIDAY PARK is a spacious rural tranquil park, in heartland farming country. 5min to the centre of Geraldine village. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Inland Scenic Route 72: Christchurch loop

Round trips are immensely satisfying. There’s a pleasing symmetry in ending up back where you started, a closing of the loop, a real sense of achievement. Read the story . . . 

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ASURE Scenic Route Motor Lodge Visit website

ASURE Scenic Route Motor Lodge is Geraldine's newest self-contained motel complex. Heat Pumps in all rooms, Prime position, 5 minute walk to village centre including . . . More . . . 

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Food and drink

Geraldine: tasty town

The South Canterbury town of Geraldine is home to some of New Zealand’s most successful food producers. Read the story . . . 

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Bay City Motor Lodge Visit website

Bay City Motor Lodge is one of Timaru's newest luxury accommodation complexes (built November 2003). Our lodge caters for both family and corporate clients, and . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Today, tomorrow, Tīmaru

South Canterbury’s landscapes are born of its location – bounded by two of Canterbury’s unique braided rivers, flanked on one side by the Pacific Ocean and to the west the Southern Alps. At its heart, the city of Tīmaru. Read the story . . . 

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Rangitata Rafts Visit website

New Zealand’s Biggest volume Grade 5 rapids guaranteed on every trip! If experiencing a real ‘off the beaten track’ Kiwi adventure is on your bucket . . . More . . . 

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Geraldine TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Enjoy our tranquil park setting, 2-minute walk to centre of town. Geraldine is a vibrant rural town with a friendly atmosphere. . . . More . . . 

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Tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely Kiwi term that fits the style of walking here – often rough, frequently wet, but regularly inspiring.  Read the story . . . 

The Tin Shed Visit website

See our high-quality range of woollen garments at country prices, just off SH 1 at Rangitata, or off SH 72 at Orari Bridge, on SH . . . More . . . 

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Harbour View Motel Visit website

Harbour View takes great pleasure in offering superior accommodation at Timaru's newest motel complex. Each unit is superbly appointed and designed for comfort with all . . . More . . . 

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Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge Visit website

Great Sea Views from most units Air Conditioning Free High Speed WIFI Quiet Double Glazed Units Luxury accommodation in prime central location on the main . . . More . . . 

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Baywatch Motor Lodge Visit website

Enjoy awesome panoramic views at Baywatch Motor Lodge, a modern 15-unit motel situated in the heart of Timaru with some units overlooking Caroline Bay and . . . More . . . 

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