Five great days out with kids in Nelson

Abel Tasman may be the smallest of the country’s national parks, but it has a weighty reputation for its beautiful...

The Tasman Great Taste Trail makes a great day out with kids. © Chocolate Dog Photography

The Arts Centre Visit website

The Arts Centre Open seven days Make a day of it Visit the Arts Centre and immerse yourself in a beautiful historic precinct that features . . . More . . . 

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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 . . . 

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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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 . . . 

Chokdee Thai Cuisine Visit website

If you're new to the Nelson region and wondering where to satisfy your craving for authentic Thai food, look no further than Chokdee Restaurant on . . . 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 . . . 

Omega Rental Cars, Christchurch Airport Visit website

Omega Rental Cars Christchurch has depots nationwide providing quality vehicles ?and first-class service. Our modern fleet of hire cars include sedans, 4WD stationwagons and MPVs . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

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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Mitre Peak Cruises Visit website

See Milford Sound the way it is supposed to be seen - up close and personal. Enjoy a 2-hour cruise of Milford Sound on one . . . 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 . . . 

Westfield Riccarton Visit website

"Christchurch's Shopping Heart".If you like the best shops, you'll absolutely love Westfield Riccarton. You'll find over 180 premium stores and cafes in one perfectly central . . . 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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Fiordland Lakeview Apartments & Motel Visit website

Stunning lakeviews from your apartment Spectacular lakefront accommodation with lake and mountain views from every apartment. Consisting of a luxury 2-bedroom, self-contained apartment with spa . . . 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 . . . 

Milford Sound Select Visit website

Departing Queenstown at 7.15am by luxury coach for Milford Sound. This breathtaking scenic adventure starts as we head south along Lake Wakatipu, under the looming . . . 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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