Aoraki Mount Cook National Park: home to our own Everest

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is a rugged land of ice and rock, with 19 peaks over 3000m, including New...


The road to Mount Cook. © Abhishek Baadkar

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Woodend Beach Holiday Park Visit website

Quiet and peaceful holiday park. 30km north of Christchurch, turn off SH 1 at Woodend Hotel and follow road 3.5km to Holiday Park entrance. . . . 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 . . . 

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Alpine View Holiday Park & Motels Visit website

We are conveniently located on State Highway 1, Southside & 15 minutes from the City Centre Airport & 2 railway stations, Christchurch & Rolleston, walk . . . More . . . 

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Tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely Kiwi term that fits the style of walking here – often rough, frequently wet, but regularly inspiring.  Read the story . . . 

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Bealey Avenue Motel Visit website

We welcome you to visit our fabulous & modern motel right in the heart of Christchurch. Quiet, affordable and conveniently located. . . . More . . . 

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Hanmer Springs: alpine adventures and indulgence

There’s not much better than lounging in hot mineral water when the ground around you is covered with snow and there’s a biting southerly blowing down from the tops. Read the story . . . 

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Airport Palms Motel Visit website

Regularly #1 on Trip Advisor Conveniently located just 3 minutes from Christchurch International Airport, Airport Palms Motel was newly opened in November 2011. . . . More . . . 

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Lake Tekapō: shimmering beauty

By day, the view’s pretty spectacular – the arid splendour of the Mackenzie Country dominated by Aoraki Mount Cook. But you really want to be here when it gets dark...  Read the story . . . 

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Panorama Motel Visit website

Situated only metres from the beach of the Pacific Ocean, with Kaikoura Bay in the foreground and the majestic Kaikoura Mountain range in the background, . . . More . . . 

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The not-so-distant summit: day hikes to mountain tops

Mountain climbing doesn’t just have to be for the experienced or those inclined to take risks. There are plenty of spectacular summits in New Zealand that can be reached with little more than the right provisions, a propensity for physical exercise and common sense. Read the story . . . 

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Lake Tekapo Motels & Holiday Park Visit website

Set amongst trees and the picturesque shores of Lake Tekapo, our camping ground is the perfect place for a family getaway with a bed to . . . More . . . 

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Kaikōura Peninsula Walkway

Observe seals and seabirds, explore historic pā and whaling sites and enjoy sensational clifftop views of the sea and mountains from this unique walking track. Read the story . . . 

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The St James Visit website

Luxury accommodation with views of the mountains. Located in the centre of the village, park the car and walk to cafes, restaurants, activities including the . . . More . . . 

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Heritage and history

New Zealand on film: more than hobbits and snowy mountainscapes

Movies have put New Zealand on the map. But there's much more to New Zealand film than The Lord of the Rings... Read the story . . . 

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Audingly Motel Visit website

Our Christchurch motel is set in a quiet rose garden located close to many sports grounds, with a bus stop close to take you to . . . More . . . 

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Christchurch: a city transforming

How often do you get to see a city in the midst of a complete transformation? Christchurch today is different from the experience of Christchurch last month, next month and certainly six years ago. Read the story . . . 

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