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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Arrowfield Apartments Visit website

Embracing a stunning natural setting and featuring the latest in design, we are situated moments away from the historic settlement of Arrowtown and directly opposite . . . 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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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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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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Millennium Hotel Queenstown Visit website

Be at the heart of Queenstown action Right in the heart of the action, Millennium Hotel Queenstown is just minutes from Queenstown central shopping, entertainment . . . 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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Oaks Shores - Queenstown Visit website

Located on the very scenic Lake Wakatipu, Oaks Shores is a luxuriously appointed Queenstown apartment-style hotel in the most popular New Zealand ski resort town, . . . 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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Clearbrook Motels Visit website

Spacious motel apartments that are only 2 minutes walk to the lakefront, shops, restaurants and supermarket. There is free unlimited fast Wi Fi, My Sky . . . 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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Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview Visit website

Located in the heart of Queenstown, the hotel is surrounded by picturesque mountains and Lake Wakatipu A sophisticated escape inspired by its surrounding nature. . . . 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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Heritage Queenstown Visit website

Queenstown, New Zealand's mountain playground, is one of the great alpine regions of the world. The sumptuous Heritage Queenstown Hotel calls this place home. . . . 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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BreakFree The Point Visit website

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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Boating: Kiwis on the water

Going to the beach, lake or river for a splash is so commonplace in New Zealand, we seldom spare a thought for those in land-locked in places, thousands of kilometres from the shore. Read the story . . . 

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