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A Lord of the Rings adventure in New Zealand

Anyone who has seen the hit Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films will have been stunned by the breath-taking landscape and scenery. The fictional world in which the films are set is called Middle Earth, and when the makers … Continue reading

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Westland – Little Known Facts

How do you describe the serenading beauty of a region so wild, so unique, and so spectacular? It feels like describing a color to a blind person. How do you do that? Maybe some excerpts from the poem “West Coast … Continue reading

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Charm of the Wild West Coast

The West Coast of the South Island, also known as Westland Region, offers a unique landscape – wild, scenic, untamed, rugged and beautiful.  With its beaches, dense rainforests, freezing glaciers, hot springs, ancient caves, “pancake” rocks and blowholes, Westland is … Continue reading

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Kristee’s New Zealand Bucket List

Rather than us telling you how great New Zealand is we thought we would let someone else tell you why they really want to come here. Kristee from the Philippines told us what is on her bucket list for a … Continue reading

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Waiheke Island is a Treat for All Your Senses

A scenic, 35-minute ferry from Auckland takes you from the buzzing city to to the paradise of Waiheke Island. Located in the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke  is a unique blend of a laid back, slightly alternative lifestyle, verdant natural beauty and … Continue reading

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Experience the Diversity of the Waikato Region

The lush, rolling green hills, the black sand beaches perfect for surfing and the underground wonders of Waikato region are what make it a must-visit destination in New Zealand. Spanning a substantial part of the North Island, Waikato is bounded … Continue reading

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Enjoy a Visit to the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier

Right on Napier’s Pacific Ocean foreshore is a massive, intriguing building shaped like a stingray. Welcome to the National Aquarium of New Zealand. It is one of the best places to see the magical wonders of the underwater world. Explore … Continue reading

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Things to do in Gisborne

Gisborne sits pretty on the East Coast of the North Island and is said to be the first in New Zealand to greet the rising sun. Blessed with some of the sunniest beaches, great food and superb wine, Gisborne has … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Charming Vibe of Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay lies on the eastern coast of the North Island. It’s a 100-kilometre long crescent-shaped bay stretching from Mahia Peninsula to Cape Kidnappers. Being one of New Zealand’s warmest and driest regions, Hawke’s Bay produces the finest wines in … Continue reading

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Explore the Best of New Zealand on the New Zealand Cycle Trail

Imagine what it would be like to cycle through New Zealand’s sun dappled, dense forests and stunning coasts. To have the freedom to pause, talk to locals, learn about history and culture or simply enjoy a breath-taking view. New Zealand’s … Continue reading

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