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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North South Holiday Park

We are situated 5 minutes from Christchurch Airport on State Highway 1 on the North/South bypass, 15 minutes from Christchurch city centre. . . . 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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Homestead Lodge Motel

Walk to town, Caroline Bay, tennis centre, CBay Aquatic Centre, RSA, fast food outlets. Easy walking distance to local restaurants along Bay Hill overlooking Caroline Bay. . . . 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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Blenheim Road Motor Lodge

Our motel has 17 studios, microwaves/cook tops and electric blankets. Conference rooms cater up to 50 people. Cooktop facilities. Near CBS Canterbury Arena (formerly Westpac . . . 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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Timaru TOP 10 Holiday Park

Set in spacious parkland grounds, Timaru TOP 10 Holiday Park offers a selection of accommodation to suit every budget. Motel units, self-contained and ensuite units, . . . 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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Aspen Lodge Motel

Set in a quiet, central location, Aspen Lodge Motel is approximately 150m to the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa and village centre. . . . 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 . . . 

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Earnslaw Motel

Earnslaw Motel offers clean, comfortable affordable accommodation. We have 10 fully self-contained ground floor units comprising of studios, 1 and 2-bedroom family units with modern . . . 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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The Redwood

27 rooms serviced daily. Economy and superior suites. 1min from north/south bypass (SH 1). 8min from city centre, 8 minutes from airport, handy to golf . . . 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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Golden Mile Motel and Tavern

We specialise in wedding accommodation for those attending weddings at the many wineries in the area. Langdales, Trents and Melton Estate are some popular venues . . . 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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