Adventure time: Haast jet boat safari

The jet boat ride up the Waiatoto River in Haast is not a thrill-seeking-360º-spins kind of experience, rather a cruise...


Cruising the Waiatoto River in Haast. © Tourism West Coast

Tourism West Coast Visit website

The West Coast has a number of extraordinary walks showcasing some of New Zealand’s most untamed and iconic sights. From a ten-minute stroll to a . . . 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 . . . 

4.7 /5
From $136
4.7 /5
Adrian Motel Visit website

17 spacious studio, 1 and 2-bedroom units (sleep 1-6). Refurbished to a superior standard. All designated smoke-free. Serviced daily: most with full kitchen facilities, all . . . More . . . 

From $136
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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 . . . 

4.8 /5
4.8 /5
Alpine View Lodge Visit website

Set on four scenic acres, with uninterrupted mountain views, our accommodation offers something unique and peaceful. Spacious, private, serviced, self-contained or with Bed & Breakfast . . . 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 . . . 

Aaron Lodge TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Escape to Aaron Lodge Top 10 Holiday Park, a hidden gem tucked away in Kaikorai Valley and nestled in New Zealand's beautiful southern city of Dunedin. . . . 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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Aspen Court Motel Franz Josef Visit website

Have received Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Awards for, 2015, 2016, and 2017 in various categories. Aspen Court is surrounded by native bush, and is a . . . More . . . 

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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 . . . 

Abel Tasman Canyons Visit website

Our canyoning adventures take place in three stunning parks: the famous Abel Tasman National Park, the wild and remote Kahurangi National Park and the more . . . More . . . 

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Activities

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 . . . 

Dart River Stables Visit website

At the Head of Lake Wakatipu lies Glenorchy, gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park and Te Wahipounamu, one of New Zealand's three World Heritage Areas. . . . 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 . . . 

4.7 /5
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4.7 /5
Bluestone on George Visit website

Bluestone on George has a central city location on an elevated site overlooking the City of Dunedin and the lovely surrounding landscape while still being . . . More . . . 

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Farewell Spit: a sandy phenomenon

Extending 35km east in a sweeping arc east from the northernmost extremity of the South Island, Farewell Spit is the longest natural sandbar in the world. Read the story . . . 

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