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

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Akaroa Harbour Nature Cruises Visit website

AKAROA HARBOUR NATURE CRUISE (Black Cat Cruises) - your Hectors dolphin guarantee! yes we guarantee you will see dolphins or come again another day for . . . More . . . 

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Coastal Kaikōura: magnificent marine life

Dozens of whale species are represented in these waters: most about as close to whale-watching tourists as they can get without actually hitting the beach. Read the story . . . 

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Parklands Motor Lodge Visit website

Affordable, warm and sunny, spacious studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, all with full kitchens, spa baths and showers, queen/king/super-king beds, Sky TV with 50+ channels. . . . More . . . 

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Pines Holiday Park Visit website

Pines Holiday Park in Hanmer Springs is situated 600m from the village and thermal pools. Adjacent to tennis courts, playground and skateboard park. . . . More . . . 

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Hikurangi Marine Reserve

Visiting this reserve is an unparalleled opportunity to see whale, dolphin and seabird species, often in large numbers. Read the story . . . 

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Whale Watch Kaikoura Visit website

AA Members have free access to the Kiwi Whale Watchers Club - By joining the Kiwi Whale Watchers Club, between the special period, 1st May . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Arthur's Pass: to the other side

Today the landscape of Arthur's Pass is punctuated with small towns that cling to the geography despite harsh wind, snow and mercurial populations. Read the story . . . 

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2 On Whiteleigh Motel Visit website

15 studio 1, 2 & 3 bedroom. SKY 50+. 42" TV's. Pet Friendly (allocated rooms). All units have air-conditioning and heat pumps. . . . More . . . 

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Cheviot: secret spots and sheep sculptures

Cheviot is a blink-and-you-miss-it place with an often mispronounced name. It’s CH as in church, not SH as in… sheep. 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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Five great days out with kids in Christchurch

Five ideas for family fun in and around Christchurch – guaranteed to keep the little ones entertained.  Read the story . . . 

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Arcadia Motel Visit website

Arcadia Motel offers air conditioned studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom accommodation just outside of Christchurch's central business district and 450 metres from Garrick Memorial Park set . . . More . . . 

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Get outside: skiing the Selwyn six

There’s an adventure to suit anyone at the so-called Selwyn Six. Aside from their proximity, these ski areas don’t have a huge amount in common. Rather, it’s the variety that makes this an interesting area to explore. Read the story . . . 

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Forest Peak Motel Visit website

Forest Peak Motel is "The Secret Place" to stay in Hanmer Springs. Located a short distance from the Village centre and close to beautiful forest walks. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Today, tomorrow, Tīmaru

South Canterbury’s landscapes are born of its location – bounded by two of Canterbury’s unique braided rivers, flanked on one side by the Pacific Ocean and to the west the Southern Alps. At its heart, the city of Tīmaru. Read the story . . . 

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