Destinations

 

Christchurch and Northland on TIME Magazine's top 100 world's greatest places

Destinations - North Island - South Island - Word on the street

It's official: Christchurch and Northland are two of the greatest places in the world according to TIME Magazine. The magazine’s annual travel ...

 

Christchurch's Bread & Circus - World Buskers Festival dates announced for 2022

Destinations - South Island - See & Do - What's On - Word on the street

The world-famous world buskers festival is returning to infuse the streets of Christchurch with laughs, creativity and belief-defying acts this ...

 

L.A.B's summer 2022 tour coming to Auckland, Christchurch and New Plymouth

Destinations - North Island - South Island - What's On

It wouldn't be summer without an L.A.B tour, and this one is no different. The legends are hitting the road, and they're bringing some pretty ...

 

Top 20 things to do in Queenstown this winter

NZ Info - Destinations - South Island - See & Do - Travel Guides

Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most popular destinations for a reason – this stunningly scenic South Island town is overflowing with ...

 

Top 5 free kid-friendly things to do in Wellington

NZ Info - Destinations - North Island - See & Do - Travel Guides

New Zealand’s capital has got it going on – you’ll never be short of cool things to do in Wellington, whether it’s soaking up the culture, ...

 

Best free things to do with the kids in Auckland

NZ Info - Destinations - North Island - See & Do - Travel Guides

Looking for some kid-friendly activities around Auckland? There are plenty of things to explore in New Zealand’s largest city, and we’ve rounded ...

 

Top 5 free kid-friendly activities in Dunedin

NZ Info - Destinations - South Island - See & Do - Travel Guides

If you’ve got a pack to entertain, you’ve come to the right place. Dunedin, the ‘Edinburgh of the south’ is bursting with interesting and unique ...

 

Christchurch wildlife park helping to save the rhinos

Destinations - South Island - See & Do - Word on the street

Christchurch’s Orana Park is stepping up to help save rhinos from extinction, beginning construction on a new White Rhino Conservation Centre ...

 

Top 5 free things to do with the kids in Christchurch

NZ Info - Destinations - South Island - See & Do

Looking for some budget-friendly things to do with the kids? We’ve got some great ideas for free family activities around Christchurch – plus a ...

 

Tūroa Ski Area

See & Do

Tūroa Ski Area offers varied terrain and features both Australasia’s longest vertical descent and New Zealand’s highest lift, the six-seater ...

 

Porters Alpine Resort

See & Do

Laid back and accessible, Porters is a fantastic and welcoming field just 89km from Christchurch - and the drive swings past the incredible ...

 

Rainbow Ski Area

See & Do

Less than two hours’ drive from Nelson or Blenheim, Rainbow overlooks Lake Rotoiti in Nelson Lakes National Park. The views from the top are ...

 

Tukino Ski Field

See & Do

Nestled on the eastern slopes of Mount Ruapehu, Tukino offers the combination of adventure and lack of crowds, coupled with the friendliness and ...

 

Temple Basin

See & Do

Temple Basin is an amazing ski and snowboarding area in the middle of the Southern Alps, surrounded by the beauty of the alpine Arthur’s Pass ...

 

The perfect summer destination: Whitianga & The Coromandel

Destinations - North Island - See & Do

If you’ve never spent a summer holiday in one of the North Island’s favourite getaway spots, what are you waiting for? With a history as a ...

 

Wānaka: a scenic fashion hub

Destinations - Shopping - See & Do

Fashionistas will want to jot this one down in your travel plans: New Zealand has an epic shopping destination all our own, and it’s nestled ...

 

Timaru

Destinations - South Island

Promoted historically as “the Riviera of the South”, Timaru is a popular summer destination for a seaside holiday, especially when the ...

 

Hanmer Springs & Hurunui

Destinations - South Island - See & Do

The alpine spa resort of Hanmer Springs is the jewel in the crown of the Hurunui District’s tourist attractions. Coming a close second, though, ...

 

46° below: Explore the Subantarctic Islands this summer

Destinations - See & Do

Expand the 'travel local' mantra slightly and scratch your travel itch in the Subantarctic Islands. Your passport might be gathering dust, but ...

 

Taranaki catches the eye of Lonely Planet

Destinations - North Island

The tranquil, beautiful Taranaki region has joined such locations as The Azores in Portugal, Choquequirao in Peru and The Tuamotus, French ...

 

North Island Itinerary

Destinations - North Island - Travel Guides

The South Pacific’s largest city, Auckland, is the arrival point for many to the North Island, a place of endless natural beauty and fascinating ...

 

South Island Itinerary

South Island - See & Do

Explore the spectacular scenery and discover the amazing wildlife of the rugged South Island – but take time to enjoy the fascinating cities and ...

 

Special interest itineraries

Destinations - See & Do - Travel Guides

Whatever you’re into, New Zealand has something especially for you! Align your New Zealand trip with your own particular interests by planning ...

 

Exploring Whanganui

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

Whanganui is a pleasant town on the banks of the Whanganui River. A busy main street lined with rustling green trees and colourful flower ...

 

Exploring Wellington

North Island - Food & Drink - Shopping - Stay - See & Do

Wellington is not only the nation’s political centre but in many ways the cultural centre. It contains numerous museums, galleries and theatres, ...

 

Exploring Waitaki

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

The Waitaki region has an eclectic range of attractions. Oamaru’s Blue Penguin colony is sure to delight wildlife lovers, the region’s geology ...

 

Exploring Waikato & Waitomo

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

At the heart of the Waikato is Hamilton, a riverside city that’s close enough to Auckland for some commuters. The Waikato River bisects the ...

 

Exploring the West Coast

South Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

A number of attractions on the West Coast explore its pioneering and mining history, while the nation’s most famous, accessible and spectacular ...

 

Exploring the Wairarapa

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

The Wairarapa is increasingly known as a gourmand's little paradise. Modern Wairarapa has embraced wine in a big way, and enthusiasts will find ...

 

Exploring The Coromandel

North Island - Food & Drink - Stay - See & Do

A rustic and unspoilt landscape, The Coromandel boasts rich heritage, rainforest and a spectacular coastline. Built on gold, it's now a famous ...

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