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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Abbey Motor Lodge Visit website

The Abbey Motor Lodge Christchurch welcomes all guests to enjoy a comfortable stay. Our spacious accommodation and convenient location provides travelers with exceptional affordability.Only minutes . . . 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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Ashleigh Court Motel Visit website

Quiet central location in Riccarton, Christchurch amongst established gardens just off busy main roads between city centre and airport. FREE Wireless internet. . . . 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 . . . 

Central Park Motor Lodge Visit website

Central Park Motor Lodge is situated on 15 Riccarton Rd, near the Christchurch City centre and on the edge of Hagley Park. . . . 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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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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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 . . . 

Blue Pearl Gallery Visit website

Blue Pearls come from New Zealand abalone, also known as paua or Haliotis Iris, only found in the cool clear waters close to the New . . . 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 . . . 

Wings Over Whales Visit website

View the whales from tip to tail from our high-winged aeroplanes! SPECTACULAR WHALE WATCHING FLIGHTS While you are in New Zealand, head for Kaikoura and . . . 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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Aorangi Motel Visit website

. We offer warm and clean units at a good price. Free unlimited WIFI, off street parking and in winter our units have under floor heating. . . . More . . . 

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Omega Rental Cars, Christchurch Visit website

Omega Rental Cars Christchurch City has depots nationwide providing quality vehicles and first-class service. Our modern fleet of hire cars include sedans, 4WD stationwagons and . . . More . . . 

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Urban explorer: Christchurch CBD

Even longest-term residents of Christchurch are just finding their way in the shiny new streets of the post-quake city.  Read the story . . . 

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