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...


Aoraki Mount Cook. © Matteo Colombo

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Greenacres Chalet

Unique complex of individual alpine chalets and superior Villas set in quiet parkland overlooking Hanmer Springs village and the mountains beyound, Thermal pools and village . . . More . . . 

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Hanmer Springs: alpine adventures and indulgence

There’s only one thing better than lounging in soft mineral water heated by thermal springs and that’s lying in soft mineral water heated by thermal springs 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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Hanmer Holiday Homes Ltd

Welcome to the wonderful world of holiday home accommodation in Hanmer Springs, New Zealand. We have the largest range of affordable accommodation available in Hanmer Springs. . . . More . . . 

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Lake Tekapo: shimmering beauty

Storyteller John McCrystal explores the great high-tussock plains beyond the first range of mountains bordering the Canterbury region that are collectively known as the Mackenzie Country or the Mackenzie Basin (named after a stockman, by the way, who drove 1000 head of sheep this way in 1855). Read the story . . . 

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Aalton Motel

Situated in a prime location. Just 50 metres from Hagley Park, 10 minutes to the Botanical Gardens, 1.2km to Christchurch City Centre and 2km to . . . More . . . 

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

Alpinist and climber Paul Hersey chooses five one-day hikes to our mountain tops to celebrate International Mountain Day.  Read the story . . . 

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Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge

Great Sea Views from most units Air Conditioning Free High Speed WIFI Quiet Double Glazed Units Luxury accommodation in prime central location on the main . . . More . . . 

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Christchurch: a city transforming

Kris Herbert is gobsmacked when people ask her whether they should visit Christchurch.  Read the story . . . 

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Woodend Beach Holiday Park

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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Lake Matheson: the perfect mirror

If you find yourself on the West Coast in a reflective mood, you’ll also find you’re in good company. Read the story . . . 

Sensational Selwyn

Sensational Selwyn stretches across the great Canterbury Plains and is bounded by the mighty Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers with Arthurs Pass National Park in the . . . More . . . 

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Banks Peninsula: land of volcanoes and mini dolphins

Would you believe me, writes  Liz Carlson, if I told you there is a place in New Zealand where you can sleep under the stars in a glass house, swim with miniature dolphins and dine on amazing local food all in the same day? Oh, and it’s peaceful and quiet for most of the year? Read the story . . . 

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Colonial Inn Motel

Centrally located and spacious, the Colonial Inn Motel is situated on Papanui Road in the heart of Christchurch, in the South Island of New Zealand.. . . . More . . . 

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Mid-Canterbury: the South Island’s best-kept secret

Liz Carlson of award-winning blog Young Adventuress believes it doesn’t get more classic South Island than mid-Canterbury. Read the story . . . 

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Lake Tekapo Village Motel

Centrally located right in Tekapo township, opposite the start of the trail. Lake Tekapo is an ideal stop-over on the main highway between Christchurch and Queenstown. . . . More . . . 

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Mackenzie: for lovers

The first time she laid eyes on Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak, Liz Carlson cried like a baby. Read the story . . . 

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