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Hit the slopes at Whakapapa. © Matthew Buchanan

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The not-so-distant summit: day hikes to mountain tops

Mountain climbing doesn’t just have to be for the experienced or those inclined to take risks. There are plenty of spectacular summits in New Zealand that can be reached with little more than the right provisions, a propensity for physical exercise and common sense. Read the story . . . 

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The Forgotten World Highway

There are no traffic jams here. The road from Stratford to Taumaranui is not called the Forgotten World Highway for nothing. Read the story . . . 

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Five great days out with kids in Queenstown

Queenstown is synonymous with adventure. If you've got small thrill-seekers in tow, it's the place to go. Though there are great options for more sedate days out, too.  Read the story . . . 

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Waitomo Caves: one of the wonders of the world

Set in a weird and wonderful landscape where weathered limestone and marble outcrops form outlandish shapes on the surface, the caves are one of the wonders of the world. Read the story . . . 

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Milford Foreshore Walk

Wander through beech forest and along the sandy foreshore of Milford Sound, learn about the area from interpretative panels and enjoy fabulous views of Mitre Peak on this easy walk. Read the story . . . 

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Natural attractions

Huka Falls: New Zealand’s most visited – and photographed – natural attraction

Witness thousands of litres of water squeezing and surging through a 15-metre rocky gorge into heart-stirring rapids and a waterfall you'll be hard-pressed not to photograph. Read the story . . . 

In Invercargill, you can try your hand at operating seriously heavy machinery, with no special licence required.  Read the story . . . 

Get down and dirty in Invercargill. © Dig This

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Adventure time: embracing the laws of physics in Rotorua

Millions of people have ridden the luge since it opened, and the vast majority of them have survived. They’ll swear by it...  Read the story . . . 

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Adventure time: cross-country skiing

New Zealand’s only dedicated cross-country ski facility, located on the Pisa Range above Lake Wānaka, has over 50km of tracks and peerless views of the Southern Alps. Read the story . . . 

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Adventure time: Canterbury Plains hot air ballooning

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 . . . 

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