Get your bearings at the geographical centre of New Zealand

While on a map it may look like it lies somewhere in the middle of the Cook Strait, the geographical...


Sunset views from the geographical centre of New Zealand. © Nelson Tasman

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Adorian Motel Visit website

Affordable accommodation in Christchurch City. Only a 10 minute walk or 3 minute drive to Christchurch's City Centre. We are in walking distance to local . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Te Waikoropupū Springs Scenic Reserve: spectacular freshwater springs

There is near-optically pure water at the sacred ‘Place of the Dancing Sands', the largest freshwater springs in the southern hemisphere. Read the story . . . 

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Kaikoura Peketa Beach Holiday Park Visit website

Kaikoura's only Beachfront Holiday Park The Team at Kaikoura Peketa Beach welcomes you to our Holiday Park and we hope to make your stay a . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Kayaking the Abel Tasman: sheltered coves, crystal streams and exquisite beaches

The sand is a colour you simply have never seen before. The water is so blue it doesn’t actually look real. Read the story . . . 

Garden City Helicopters - West Coast Visit website

There are very few places in the world with as much diversity in landscapes on their doorstep as the South Island of New Zealand. . . . More . . . 

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Food and drink

The Nelson market: homemade with heart and skill

Visit this pure, heartfelt celebration of the creative endeavours of the people of the region and their fine local produce. Read the story . . . 

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Amross Motel Visit website

Amross Motel is a modern classic building in a great location on Dunedin's main street. We offer quality rooms at an affordable price. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers: monuments to nature’s power and beauty

Experience Fox and Franz Josef – two of the 140 glaciers that flow from the Southern Alps. Read the story . . . 

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Terra Vive Luxury Suites & Apartments Visit website

Top-of-the-line fitout. Boutique luxury suites and apartments in Christchurch. New 2008. Central city location. Within walking distance of the Southern Cross Hospital, casino, town hall, . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Pancake rocks and blowholes: 30 million years in the making

At Punakāiki, walk into an ancient world of pancake-shaped rock formations 30 million years in the making, along with mighty blowholes and a terrific surge pool.  Read the story . . . 

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Bluestone on George Visit website

Bluestone on George has a central city location on an elevated site overlooking the City of Dunedin and the lovely surrounding landscape while still being . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

The Lake Matheson walk: a photographer's dream

Lake Matheson is a photographer’s dream, where the waters reflect a near-perfect image of snow-capped Aoraki Mount Cook. Read the story . . . 

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Cranbury Court Apartments Visit website

Spacious, warm, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom self-contained apartments. All apartments have full kitchen and laundry facilities and living/dining area. An easy 5-10min walk to town . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Ōkārito Lagoon: wonderful wetland wilderness

Explore the lagoon and river channels by kayak and journey through this divine wetland wilderness into the heart of the rainforest. Read the story . . . 

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The Grand Hotel Visit website

Built in 1883, The Grand Hotel is Akaroa's oldest hotel. While it retains the original façade and many of its Victorian features such as the . . . More . . . 

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Heritage and history

Denniston: a real ghost-town experience

Take a detour back in time to Denniston, a near-deserted mining town on a bleak, windswept 600-metre plateau, home to the infamous 45-degree Denniston Incline. Read the story . . . 

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