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

Anzed Car Rentals Visit website

Voted number 1 Rental Car Company in New Zealand by Travelers every year since 2013 And Still Counting, check out our Ranking on Rankers Anzed . . . More . . . 

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Activities

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

It doesn’t get more classic South Island than mid-Canterbury. Rural meets high country meets big mountains meets even bigger skies... Read the story . . . 

Soaring Kiwi Tours - Christchurch Visit website

Hop on-board unique double decker buses to explore Christchurch, the South Island’s largest city. Learn about the city’s fascinating history from pioneering days to modern times. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Mackenzie: for lovers

Lording over the Mackenzie region, Aoraki Mount Cook has become a symbol for what could easily win the unofficial 'most beautiful region in New Zealand' competition. 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 . . . 

Antigua Boat Hire & Cafe Visit website

Take out a canoe, kayak, paddle boat or traditional rowboat or Canadian canoe on the Avon River to see the beauty of Christchurch Botanic Gardens. . . . More . . . 

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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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Things to do

Our marine reserves: treasures under the sea

In essence, the very simple overriding edict for a marine reserve is no take. Nothing may be removed: not fish, not seaweed, not stones, not feathers or shells off the beach. Read the story . . . 

Lord Of The Rings Tours Visit website

Lord of the Rings Edoras Tour Journey deep into middle-earth and visit the beautiful Mt Potts High Country station, home of Mt Sunday. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Inland Scenic Route 72: Christchurch loop

Round trips are immensely satisfying. There’s a pleasing symmetry in ending up back where you started, a closing of the loop, a real sense of achievement. Read the story . . . 

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International Antarctic Centre Visit website

ANTARCTIC STORM Chill out and experience the world's first indoor Antarctic storm! This safe all-weather indoor polar room is chilled to -5 degrees celsius and . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

The Great Alpine Highway: Christchurch to Greymouth

This is probably the most staggering piece of road you'll ever come across. So keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes off the pies. Just stop often. Seriously: this is stunning.  Read the story . . . 

Dress-Smart Outlet Centre Visit website

The South Island's only dedicated factory outlet shopping centre, situated at Hornby, Christchurch (10-15-minute drive from city centre). Over 60 outlet stores selling best-known brands . . . More . . . 

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Food and drink

Street food and markets: around the world in New Zealand

From bacon butties in Dunedin to dumpling and donuts in Auckland or fresh veges on Wellington's windy waterfront, New Zealand's food markets are a great way to eat. Read the story . . . 

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