Five great days out with kids in Queenstown

Skyline Gondola is one of Queenstown’s top attractions.


Kids will love getting out on Lake Wakatipu. © Destination Queenstown

Orana Wildlife Park Visit website

Our aim, along with being dedicated to the conservation of endangered species and the welfare of our animals, is to provide education, recreation and enjoyment . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Canterbury Plains hot air ballooning

Ballooning is probably the most relaxing form of transport ever devised, like floating down a river on an inner-tube, only in mid-air. Read the story . . . 

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Focus Motel & Executive Suites Visit website

FREE WIRELESS INTERNET, FREE OFF STREET PARKING at our new superior 14-unit complex, just across the road from the Christchurch Casino. Visit Christchurch Botanic Gardens, . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Fiordland Marine Reserves

Fiordland’s ten marine reserves border the Fiordland National Park and are a fantastic example of protected natural environments. Read the story . . . 

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Carters Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Enjoy the relaxing seaside setting at Carters Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park. Our park is situated on the beachfront at Carters Beach. . . . More . . . 

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Long Island/Kokomahua Marine Reserve

Tucked away in the Marlborough Sounds, Long and Kokomohua islands are nestled inside the entrance to Queen Charlotte Sound. Read the story . . . 

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From $100
Glenalvon Motels Visit website

Located in the heart of Hanmer Springs, adjacent to the thermal pools, Glenalvon Motels offers 9 quiet, spacious, ground-floor studio units, serviced daily, with off-street parking. . . . More . . . 

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Kahurangi Marine Reserve

North of Kahurangi Marine reserve is a remote wilderness visited more by seals than humans. Read the story . . . 

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The Helicopter Line - Queenstown Visit website

Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world. There is no other place on earth where you can find so many varied products to exhilarate . . . More . . . 

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Horoirangi Marine Reserve

The beautiful Horoirangi Marine Reserve lies north of Nelson city, along the eastern side of Tasman Bay.  Read the story . . . 

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Vita Nova Motel Visit website

You'll be impressed by our new modern motel with only the best in facilities, whether you're a business traveller or a family holiday maker. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Moeraki Boulders: those mysterious spheres

On a sandy beach, just south of Ōamaru, is a collection of perfectly round boulders – some smooth-skinned, others fractured along veins of quartz, some eroded away to piles of rubble. Read the story . . . 

On Yer Bike Visit website

Have you ever wondered what the heart of the rainforest looks like, off the beaten track? It’s taken 20 years creating off-road paradise through our . . . More . . . 

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Doubtful Sound: powerful serenity

The most obviously dubious aspect of Doubtful Sound is its name because as everyone knows, it’s actually a fiord, carved from the mountains by the action of a glacier long since gone the way of a Fruju in high summer.  Read the story . . . 

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Addington Stadium Motel Visit website

FREE railway transfers to all TranzScenic train services. Adjacent to CBS Canterbury Arena (formerly Westpac Stadium), Addington Raceway,AMI Stadium and Twiggers Function Centre. . . . More . . . 

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Food and drink

Dunedin city: Edinburgh of the south

‘Dunedin’ is an ancient name for Edinburgh and the resemblance doesn’t stop at the names. Read the story . . . 

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