Adventure time: swimming with dolphins in Akaroa

In Akaroa you can have the rare and remarkable experience of getting up close to the world’s smallest dolphin.


Hector's dolphins. © George Karbus Photography

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Colonial Motel Visit website

A 10 unit motel with 3 studios,2 one bedroom units, 4 two bedroom units and 1 three bedroom unit. All units have full kitchens and . . . 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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Rangiora Leigh Holiday Park Visit website

Please phone 0274-340-315 to make a booking. THANK YOU. Tranquil sheltered park-like setting. Rangiora Leigh Holiday Park is a peaceful family camping ground with lots . . . 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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Equestrian Lodge Motel Visit website

Set in 2.5 acres of peaceful landscaped gardens away from traffic noise, yet only a 5-minute stroll to shops, restaurants, 18-hole golf course and i-SITE. . . . 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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From $36
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Picton Campervan Park Visit website

Cloesest Holiday Park to Ferry & Town Centre. Great central location less than a 2 min drive from the ferry terminal and just a short . . . 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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Ascot Oamaru Motel Visit website

Come and stay with us in beautiful Oamaru. Visit New Zealand's Victorian town, with little blue and yellow-eyed penguins. Close to Centennial Park Sports Grounds, . . . 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 . . . 

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From $77.5
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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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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 . . . 

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From $45
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Motueka TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

WHERE YOU WILL MEET FRIENDS FOR LIFE. A great Kiwi holiday starts with a great Kiwi holiday park and that is what you will find . . . 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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Lorenzo Motor Lodge Visit website

Accommodation that Feels like Home. 12 superb spacious suites. Top location in the 'newly recognized' Riccarton CBD. 6 studio, 4 x 1-bedroom and 2 x 2-bedroom. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

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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