Mitre Peak and Milford Sound: seeing is believing

Many visitors to Fiordland don’t believe in Mitre Peak.


Mitre Peak, Fiordland. © Timothy Chan

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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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 . . . 

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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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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Parklands Motel Visit website

Welcome to Parklands Motel in Te Anau, with views of the local park and the mountains. We are only a 300m walk to the town . . . More . . . 

From $85

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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 . . . 

3.9 /5
From $179
3.9 /5
Hermitage Hotel Visit website

Nestled within the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park showcasing the tallest mountain, longest glacier & darkest night skies in NZ. Your Alps 2 Ocean biking . . . 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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3.1 /5
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Wakatipu View Apartments Visit website

6 self-contained apartments (sleep 2-4 persons) in a central Queenstown location, 4 minutes walk to town. Full kitchenette with all facilities. . . . 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 . . . 

4.4 /5
4.4 /5
Lobster Inn Motor Lodge Visit website

One Stop Solution for Travellers Needs. Studio to family accommodation with ample free parking. Free wifi. Guest laundry, BBQ area. On site Tavern, Restaurant, TAB . . . 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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The Westhaven Visit website

Get it all in one place! You want comfortable, inviting and modern accommodation? Great service? Great location? Freebies? New Zealand at it's most spectacular? Welcome . . . 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 . . . 

3.8 /5
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Kingsgate Hotel Greymouth

Discover our historic Hotel in Greymouth centre For easy access to the wild landscapes and stunning scenery of New Zealand’s unspoilt west coast, look no . . . 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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