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

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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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 Motel Wanaka & Apartments Visit website

Alpine Motel Wanaka and Apartments is located at the entrance to Wanaka town centre, an easy 5 minute walk will see you in the heart . . . 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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Wanaka Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels Visit website

Powered or un-powered sites, motels, cabins! Guests staying at our park enjoy use of fantastic on-site shared facilities and modern amenities at no extra charge. . . . 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 . . . 

12 Mile Delta Campground Visit website

Enjoy a traditional New Zealand camping experience with spectacular views over Lake Wakatipu and the mountains beyond. Although only ten kilometers from Queenstown town centre, . . . 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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Dart River Wilderness Jet Visit website

Queenstown’s Dart River Adventures Jet combine unique combinations of breathtaking ‘World Heritage’ scenery, exhilarating wilderness jet boating, Maori heritage and inspiring adventure – truly authentic . . . 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 . . . 

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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Schist Cottage & Stone Lodge Visit website

Anne and Robert Shaw are proud to offer you quality accommodation in the Arrowtown Lake Hayes and Queenstown area. With a choice of two holiday . . . 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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Asure Caples Court Motel & Apartments Visit website

Caples Court Motel and Apartments Queenstown offers 9 spacious open plan studio rooms and apartments most are equipped with kitchen facilities, dining and lounge areas . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

The Blue Pools of Haast Pass

Māori knew about the glacial defile between the coastal flats of South Westland and the high tussock-land surrounding the southern lakes from their expeditions in search of pounamu.  Read the story . . . 

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