Things to do in New Zealand

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Helm your own Doughboat on Lake Taupō

One of the latest and most striking additions to the Taupō waterfront are Doughboats – inflatable doughnut-shaped boats with room for up to six people to cruise the inner reaches of the Great Lake. Read the story . . . 

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Art, science and rugby in Palmerston North

In Palmerston North, you can visit the first-ever public museum devoted to rugby. Read the story . . . 

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Take on the Rangitīkei River at your own pace

While whitewater rafting is undoubtedly an adventurous activity, on the Rangitīkei River you can choose to raft at a much more leisurely pace. Read the story . . . 

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Walking

Walk or cycle the He Ara Kotahi pathway in Palmerston North

He Ara Kotahi means ‘the path that brings people together’ which is a fitting name for Palmerston North’s newest walkway.  Read the story . . . 

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Get a glimpse of rural New Zealand at the Feilding Sale Yards

Bustling, noisy, smelly and fascinating, the Feilding Sale Yards provide a dynamic insight into the workings of New Zealand’s farming industry. Read the story . . . 

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Pukekura Park: flora, fauna and festivals

Right in the heart of New Plymouth you’ll find the multi-faceted Pukekura Park.  Read the story . . . 

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Visit one of New Zealand's fastest-changing beaches in Taranaki

Tongapōrutu Beach in northern Taranaki is one of New Zealand’s most rapidly evolving pieces of coastline.  Read the story . . . 

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Kiwi Gems

Tawhiti Museum: immersive history

One of New Zealand’s best and most innovative private museums, Tawhiti Museum in South Taranaki recreates the region’s history in vivid 4D detail.  Read the story . . . 

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Waipapa Point: wild and windy

Right at the bottom of the South Island, the remote and rugged coastline at Waipapa Point is home to one of the last wooden lighthouses built in New Zealand. Read the story . . . 

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Head offshore to Ulva Island

Ulva Island, a 266-hectare island sanctuary is set in Paterson Inlet, just off the north-eastern coast of Stewart Island. Read the story . . . 

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Walking

Adventure in style on the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track

Explore the southern coast of Southland on the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track.  Read the story . . . 

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Heritage and history

Browse one of the world’s largest automotive museums in Invercargill

Transport World, in Invercargill, is a testament to the late Bill Richardson’s passion for motoring memorabilia, and is the biggest private automotive museum of its type in the world. Read the story . . . 

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The Lost Gypsy: amazing automata

A caravan serving coffee, art and automata are all part of the curious collection at Southland’s Lost Gypsy.  Read the story . . . 

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Zoom down the slopes at Cardrona Alpine Resort

Wānaka’s Cardrona Alpine Resort offers a range of adventurous activities to suit all seasons.  Read the story . . . 

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Float above Queenstown in a hot air balloon

With Sunrise Balloons, you can experience hot air ballooning while drinking in bird’s eye views over some of New Zealand’s most dramatic landscapes. Read the story . . . 

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Heritage and history

Take an off-road adventure to an abandoned gold-mining town

On a rugged 4WD safari tour you can explore the heritage of Macetown, a unique historical site near Queenstown, rich with gold-mining relics.   Read the story . . . 

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