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

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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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 . . . 

Orari B&B & Apartments Visit website

Orari Bed & Breakfast - boutique hotel accommodation - your oasis in the central city, provides luxurious, private and spacious boutique accommodation in a beautifully . . . 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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Hagley Park Motel Visit website

Prime, quiet location, situated in a private courtyard setting. Just a 1-minute walk (50m) to Hagley Park, Chateau on the Park, Christchurch Girls High School. . . . 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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The White Morph - Heritage Collection Visit website

Waterfront accommodation with views out to the distant horizon, from our Premium Studios. View to the Garden for our Garden Studio and Family Apartments Set . . . 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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Pinewood Motels Visit website

Friendly family owned and operated motel. Our comfortable, friendly, family owned and operated motel, situated a short walk from the centre of town, is the . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

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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SiloStay Visit website

One of its kind in the world - the humble grain silo custom designed and converted into a luxurious, eco-friendly, self-contained and private pod for two. . . . More . . . 

From $180
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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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Ascot Vale Motor Lodge Visit website

We are a modern complex. Ascot Vale Motor Lodge is situated on Riccarton Rd, close to Canterbury University, conveniently located for College of Education, Bush . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

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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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve & Ko Tane Visit website

Open daily 9.30am - 7.00pm Summer. 9.30am - 5pm winter closed Christmas Day and from 5pm New Years Eve Willowbank allows you to experience New . . . More . . . 

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