Hit the road this March. © Casey Horner

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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 . . . 

Glenorchy Road, Queenstown © Tourism NZ

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Matakana road trip: an easy escape

Matakana is an easy escape from Auckland city – a short run up the motorway, through the tunnel, east at Warkworth.  Read the story . . . 

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Otago Peninsula road trip: wildlife and wild history

Family squabbles, love affairs and bitter accusations – sounds like the plot of a soap opera. But within the stone walls of Otago Peninsula’s Larnach Castle, it was a reality. Read the story . . . 

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Gisborne to Wellington: sampling the finer things in life

Experience hot pools, beaches, art, culture, heritage and wildife on a road trip from Gisborne to Wellington.  Read the story . . . 

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Kiwi Studios Motel Visit website

Quiet and right in the centre of town! Several restaurants and the Regent Theatre within one minute walking distance. Enjoy FREE WiFi on all units . . . More . . . 

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Edgewater Te Anau Motel Visit website

Free WiFi internet to all rooms All rooms are self contained including kitchenette, bathroom and linens and towels. Friendly family operated Motel Sheltered motel located . . . More . . . 

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Waikanae Beach Motel Visit website

Quiet, comfortable and spacious. Ideal accommodation for a short break, or business or family holiday. Garden setting overlooking golf course, 10 minutes walk to beach, . . . More . . . 

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Riverview Motel Visit website

Welcome to the Riverview Motel. Owners Mark (a local) and Karen (Irish) extend you a warm friendly welcome. The motel is set on the banks . . . More . . . 

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