12 ideas to kickstart your summer travel plans

Summer is just around the corner! We’ve picked out a dozen fresh ideas for things to see and do around...


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Activities

Queenstown: aboard the TSS Earnslaw

The TSS Earnslaw has plied the glassy waters of Lake Wakatipu for over 90 years; her graceful lines and plume of coal smoke as much part of the scenery as the Remarkables. Read the story . . . 

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The Chasm Walk

Enjoy dramatic views of powerful waterfalls and water-sculpted shapes in the rocks on this easy-access walk near Milford Sound.  Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

Tasman Glacier walking tracks

The Tasman Glacier, 29km long and up to 3km wide, can be viewed from the short walks that start at the Blue Lakes Shelter. Read the story . . . 

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Sentinel Rock Walk, Franz Josef

Enjoy impressive views of the Franz Josef Glacier, the valley and Waiho River from the summit of this short steady climb. Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

Clutha: a land of giants

Clutha is one of the less-frequented but most beautiful wedges of the South Island. There’s a wild edge to the landscape and spectacular natural beauty, especially along its coastal fringes. Read the story . . . 

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Tasman: a taste of everything

Consistently enjoying the highest number of sunshine hours in the country, the rays beam down on a region producing an enormous variety of food and drink. Read the story . . . 

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Central Otago: good curling to ye

No one really knows where the peculiar sport of curling originated, but there’s no doubt it was the Scots who took it to heart. Read the story . . . 

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Adventure time: exploring The Remarkables by snowshoe

Exploring the ski fields and startling white wilderness of Laka Alta. Read the story . . . 

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Food and drink

The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival: sauvignon blanc on its home turf

Sip the exuberant and intense varietal in the sacred space that first introduced New Zealand wine to the world. Read the story . . . 

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Fox Glacier River Walk

Get a great view of Fox Glacier and the opportunity to cross a historic suspension bridge on this pleasant short walk. Read the story . . . 

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Peters Pool Walk, Franz Josef

Enjoy the reflective views of the glacier valley and mountains on this easy, accessible walk to a small kettle lake.  Read the story . . . 

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Nugget Point Tokatā walks

Enjoy dramatic coastal views from the Tokatā Lighthouse and spot seals, penguins and other seabirds on these short walks. Read the story . . . 

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Moraine Walk, Fox Glacier

Explore old moraine surfaces on this easy short walk, south of Fox Glacier township. Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

Moeraki Boulders Walk

Take a walk to the Moeraki Boulders – geological marvels, exposed by erosion of sedimentary rocks laid down from 13 to 65 million years ago. Read the story . . . 

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Mirror Lakes Walk

Stroll among small lakes with lovely reflective views of the Earl Mountains on this easy access short walk off Milford Road.  Read the story . . . 

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