Bring your crew to the cricket

Summer afternoons filled with thrilling international sports – it must be cricket.

Join the crowd at the cricket. © NZC

The Meridian Mall Visit website

The Meridian Mall is a dynamic, modern retail centre that makes up the bustling heart of the Dunedin Central Business District. . . . More . . . 

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Christchurch’s street art: an expression of solidarity

This isn’t a couple of cute billboard-type pieces put up in obvious places. This is a thing.   Read the story . . . 

Kaikoura Helicopters - Whale Watching Visit website

Kaikoura Helicopters is the only true way to experience Kaikoura's many natural wonders. Whether it is whale watching or one our spectacular alpine flights, you . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

The Hermitage: a haven for the adventurous

Not much has changed in the view from the Hermitage from the day it was opened in 1884. Jagged, snowy peaks in every direction and the fast-flowing Hooker River outside the front door. Read the story . . . 

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Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa Visit website

Hanmer Springs is New Zealand's premier alpine spa destination. Its is the place to be winter or summer with the Thermal Pools Complex better than . . . More . . . 

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Events and festivals

Ōamaru’s Victorian Precinct: the capital of all things steampunk

Slightly eccentric, Ōamaru is one of those not-as-it-first-seems places. The surprises are all good ones, though! Read the story . . . 

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Airport Rentals Ltd Visit website

Locally owned & operated with friendly, personal service. Late model rental cars, 4WDs, people movers, minibuses, cargo vans and shuttle trailers for hire. . . . More . . . 

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Food and drink

Fleur’s Place: as fresh as it comes

World famous in New Zealand, Fleur Sullivan's seafood restaurant is a must-do for anyone visiting Waitaki. Read the story . . . 

TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High Country Farm Visit website

Experience a taster of New Zealand's farming life at Walter Peak with a return cruise on the TSS Earnslaw vintage steamship. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Queenstown to Glenorchy Road: a drive to Paradise

Enjoy forty-five minutes of emerald lake water and bush-clad hills, against a backdrop of snow-touched mountains as you drive from bustling Queenstown to picturesque Glenorchy – via Paradise.  Read the story . . . 

Omega Rental Cars, Christchurch Visit website

Omega Rental Cars Christchurch City has depots nationwide providing quality vehicles and first-class service. Our modern fleet of hire cars include sedans, 4WD stationwagons and . . . More . . . 

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Heritage and history

Arrowtown: a picture-perfect living museum

Autumn. That’s the time to visit. Much of this part of the South Island takes on a splendid glow at that time of year. None more so than Arrowtown which is, frankly, already right off the cutesy scale as it is.  Read the story . . . 

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Milano Motor Lodge Visit website

The Milano Motor Lodge is situated less than 600 metres from Merivale Mall, which incorporates some of Christchurch's leading boutique shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars. . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Queenstown Hill Time Walk: a rocky delight

Queenstown Hill, just out of town, is more than worth a peek, and you can make its peak in an hour if you get a wriggle on. Read the story . . . 

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Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge Visit website

Great Sea Views from most units Air Conditioning Free High Speed WIFI Quiet Double Glazed Units Luxury accommodation in prime central location on the main . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Rob Roy Glacier Track: glaciers, waterfalls and thieving parrots

The drive there is almost as energy-sapping as the walk to the top of the glacier. But it's worth it to experience one of the region’s most stunning walks. Read the story . . . 

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