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Immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of Milford Sound on our full-day trips from Queenstown. Carved by a massive glacier in the last ice age, Milford Sound is one of the most treasured ...
Explore 30 million year old limestone formations and a cave full of glowworms in Waitamo Caves . Those who fancy something a little more thrilling don’t have to go too far. Like black water ...
Dining or drinking out in Queenstown, you'll be spoiled for choice with a fantastic mix of modern Pacific cuisine, seafood and local delicacies in sumptuous waterside settings. The adrenaline keeps ...
Middle Earth, dreamed up by J.R.R Tolkien, is the hometown of the characters in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Thanks to New Zealand film-maker Peter Jackson, Middle Earth came alive with ...
New Zealand is simply gorgeous. Lush rainforest, coastal walks, island cruises, snowfields, glowworm caves and bubbling mud – there's plenty to enjoy on a short trip from Auckland! Drive to the ...
For five days every autumn the Hamilton and Waikato region gears up for its annual Balloons over Waikato festival. Attracting balloonists from all over the world, the festival features dozens of hot ...
From Hawke’s Bay in the North Island to Marlborough in the South Island , you can taste your way through three of New Zealand’s most significant wine regions and take in some of the country’s ...
Written by Emma, Australia, November 2011
The walking world is abuzz with the news that an amazing new trail will soon be open.
Nearly 40 years in the making, the idea for a New Zealand-long scenic trail was first dreamed up in the mid ...
Fans of The Lord of Rings trilogy are eagerly anticipating filmmaker Peter Jackson’s next movie: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey . Adapted from the classic cult novel The Hobbit , by J.R.R. ...
Marlborough, in New Zealand’s
South Island, is a region blessed with a temperate climate and plenty
of sunshine – the perfect combination to produce some of the world’s
best sauvignon blanc. ...
Take an old-fashioned train journey through some of the South Island’s most spectacular scenery.
Based in the heritage town of Dunedin on the Otago Peninsula , the Taieri Gorge Railway
Set at the end of a 5-mile long peninsula, Cape Kidnappers is arguably one of the most scenic points found along the North Island’s rugged east coast. Despite being only 12 miles from the city of ...
Written by Emma, Australia, January 2012
A series of earthquakes hit Christchurch, New Zealand in 2010 and 2011 causing widespread damage. While recovery is underway there are still parts of the center that are out of bounds to the general ...
Nestled snugly around the edges of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by snow-covered mountains, Queenstown
attracts nearly two million visitors per year. Many come to relax and
rejuvenate and enjoy ...
Although New Zealand is a definite hotspot on the global backpacker and adventure travel circuit, few travelers ever venture off the beaten path by making a side trip to the Chatham Islands. A group ...
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