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

Seal Swim Kaikoura Visit website

Swimming with wild New Zealand fur seals in the shallow waters of the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula truly is a unique experience. . . . 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 . . . 

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Glacier Explorers Visit website

Let Glacier Explorers take you on an amazing encounter with New Zealand's largest glacier, the Tasman Glacier. Depart from The Hermitage and journey to the . . . 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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Harbour View Motel Visit website

Harbour View takes great pleasure in offering superior accommodation at Timaru's newest motel complex. Each unit is superbly appointed and designed for comfort with all . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

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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Bay City Motor Lodge Visit website

Bay City Motor Lodge is one of Timaru's newest luxury accommodation complexes (built November 2003). Our lodge caters for both family and corporate clients, and . . . 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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Westfield Riccarton Visit website

"Christchurch's Shopping Heart".If you like the best shops, you'll absolutely love Westfield Riccarton. You'll find over 180 premium stores and cafes in one perfectly central . . . 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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298 Westside Motor Lodge Visit website

Quality and affordable motel accommodation in a vibrant location in Riccarton, Christchurch. Westside Motor Lodge is conveniently located close to many of Christchurchs attractions and facilities. . . . 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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Bahara Visit website

Welcome to Bahara accommodation. Conveniently located just off "The Great Alpine Highway 73". Just 40 minutes from Christchurch. Enjoy our 3 ensuite studio units (all . . . 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 . . . 

Christchurch Tramway Visit website

Christchurch TramwayWelcome aboard the Christchurch Tram! Travel on our newly extended track & enjoy this unique and historic way to view the inner city. . . . More . . . 

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