Glenorchy and Dart River: gateway to paradise

They’ll tell you when you’re standing at the confluence and delta of the Rees and Dart rivers that you’re only...


Drink in the charm of the Glenorchy boathouse and historic wharf. © Miz Watanabe

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Queenstown Lakeview Holiday Park Visit website

Closest Holiday Park to the centre of town The Most Central Holiday Park in Queenstown!! Just a 4-minute walk to restaurants and shops. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely Kiwi term that fits the style of walking here – often rough, frequently wet, but regularly inspiring.  Read the story . . . 

Arrowtown – Where history meets nature Visit website

From its beginning in the 1862 gold rush, Arrowtown has grown into a unique township carefully combing the heritage of its past with today's vitality. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Glenorchy and Dart River: gateway to paradise

Glenorchy is a picturesque spot, backed by the craggy, snow-capped grandeur that is the interior of the Mount Aspiring National Park. And there’s fun to be had in the area. Lots of it. Read the story . . . 

Mantra Marina

Your luxurious, yet affordable holiday haven is set apart from all others on the water’s edge of the magnificent Lake Wakitipu, and only 4 minutes . . . More . . . 

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Wānaka: kicking the autumn leaves

Lake Wānaka is an aquatic playground for anglers, water-skiers, jet-boaters, sailors, swimmers and windsurfers... and more. And then there's autumn... Read the story . . . 

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Absoloot Value Accommodation Visit website

Stay at the best location in town at a budget price! We have the views, facilities and friendly staff to insure a high quality stay . . . More . . . 

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Night skiing at Coronet Peak

Few people find themselves out in the mountains at night, so quite apart from the skiing, just being on the slopes under the stars is an unusual and affecting experience. Read the story . . . 

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Mt Aspiring Holiday Park Visit website

Mt Aspiring Holiday Park offers a wide variety of accommodation that suits every budget, from powered & non-powered sites, to cabins & self contained units. . . . More . . . 

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Queenstown: the sky’s the limit

You feel pretty brave, standing there on the edge, your toes dangling in the void, the river moving lazily 100 metres below. Read the story . . . 

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BreakFree The Point

Located just 1.5 kilometres from the centre of Queenstown, BreakFree The Point offers a range of holiday apartment style accommodation ideal for families, couples 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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Southern Discoveries - Queenstown Visit website

Cruise into untouched wilderness on our Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise to discover Lake Wakatipu's hidden gem - Mt Nicholas. Sit back, relax and enjoy . . . More . . . 

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Southern Lakes: a place for all seasons

In the constellation of New Zealand’s star attractions, the Southern Lakes region burns so bright that, if it were up in the sky, it would be visible in full daylight. Read the story . . . 

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Abba Court Motel Visit website

A short walk to our picturesque mountain village, plenty of restaurants, cafés and great shopping. 10 x studio, 1 and 2-bedroom units, sleep up to 6. . . . 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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