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

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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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 . . . 

Queenstown Expeditions Visit website

QUEENSTOWN EXPEDITIONS Welcome to the South Island of New Zealand. Home to some of the best natural landscapes on earth. From rolling farmland to rugged . . . More . . . 

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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 . . . 

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Alpine View Lodge Visit website

Set on four scenic acres, with uninterrupted mountain views, our accommodation offers something unique and peaceful. Spacious, private, serviced, self-contained or with Bed & Breakfast . . . 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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Highview Apartments Visit website

Welcome to Highview Apartments. Our architecturally designed one and two-bedroom lake view apartments offer majestic views across the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu to the . . . 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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Matterhorn South Lodge & Backpackers Visit website

Matterhorn South Lodge provides a real sense of seclusion and yet you are within the centre of Wanaka and only a very short stroll to . . . 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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Nomad Safaris - 4WD & Quad Tours Visit website

Experience true off-roading with the Professional Adventurers. Small, personalised tours in to the unique NZ backcountry, including spectacular scenery, gold mining history, Lord of the . . . 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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Real Journeys Milford Sound Overnight Cruises Visit website

An overnight cruise exploring the magnificent Milford Sound is a unique dinner, bed and breakfast experience With our nature guide and friendly crew, you will . . . 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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Blue Peaks Lodge Visit website

Bright, modern motel accommodation in studio, 1 and 2 bedroom units, most with self catering kitchens. Our 1 & 2 bedroom motel units offer ideal . . . 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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