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Catching a wave in Kaikōura. © Tim Marshall

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Eight awesome Autumn adventures

With sunny days, cool nights and photogenic foliage, Autumn is possibly the best time of year to travel in New Zealand. We've put together some suggestions to make the most of the season. Read the story . . . 

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Classic Rotorua

Known as Roto-Vegas for good reason, the Rotorua tourist trail is bright, exciting and loaded with thrills.  Read the story . . . 

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Lake Matheson Walk

The unsurpassed views and mountain reflections from the forested shores of Lake Matheson make this easy walk, one of the most popular on the West Coast. Read the story . . . 

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Heritage and history

Whanganui City: architectural heritage and style

Whanganui is one of New Zealand’s oldest cities. With an eclectic mix of heritage architecture ranging from the early 19th Century through to Art Deco, Whanganui’s main street makes for a scenic setting for an easy stroll to discover the city's roots.  Read the story . . . 

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Cycling Martinborough's Wine Trail

In the height of summer, the Wairarapa region is alive with tourists atop quaint bicycles; wicker baskets laden with the bounty of the 20-odd vineyards, all within cooee of one another. Read the story . . . 

Ballooning is probably the most relaxing form of transport ever devised, like floating down a river on an inner-tube, only in mid-air. Read the story . . . 

Ballooning over Canterbury. © thinboyfatter

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Five great days out with kids in Christchurch

Five ideas for family fun in and around Christchurch – guaranteed to keep the little ones entertained.  Read the story . . . 

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Five great days out with kids in the Waikato

If you’re looking to get the family out for some fresh air or indulge in a sweet treat, these Waikato activities are worth exploring. Read the story . . . 

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Five great days out with kids in Northland

With iconic native forest, cultural heritage and a bounty of beaches to explore, Northland offers a myriad of options for kid-friendly fun.  Read the story . . . 

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