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

Kaikoura Helicopters - Whale Watching Visit website

Kaikoura Helicopters is the only true way to experience Kaikoura's many natural wonders. Whether it is whale watching or one our spectacular alpine flights, you . . . 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 . . . 

Albatross Encounter Visit website

ALBATROSS ENCOUNTER - Get up close and personal to the largest wingspan in the world, the Wandering Albatross. This boat-based tour takes you to visit . . . 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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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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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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Airport Rentals Ltd Visit website

Locally owned & operated with friendly, personal service. Late model rental cars, 4WDs, people movers, minibuses, cargo vans and shuttle trailers for hire. . . . 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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Hanmer Springs TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Soak in the surroundings of Hanmer Springs at Hanmer Springs TOP 10 Holiday Park, 1.5 hours from Christchurch. Relax in our spacious alpine setting, so . . . 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 . . . 

Eliza's Manor Boutique Hotel Visit website

Eliza's Manor Boutique Hotel is located on 82 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch, near the city centre. The location enables you to readily access to: - Christchurch . . . 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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Big Sky Stargazing Visit website

The darkness of the night sky around Aoraki Mt Cook is unbeatable - its official! Let the team at Big Sky Stargazing introduce you to . . . More . . . 

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Loved by the locals: Christchurch

The new and improved Christchurch City is filled with attractions to keep you occupied – whether you're into dancing, garden rambles, vintage transport or great food.  Read the story . . . 

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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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South Westland: a wonder of the world

The bottom left-hand corner of our little country, South Westland, is a world-renowned UNESCO World Heritage area. Read the story . . . 

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