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  • Image of the coastline at RaglanArchive

    Raglan – New Zealand’s surfing paradise

     

    One of the hippest little towns in the north has to be Raglan, a small coastal town ranked by Lonely Planet as New Zealand’s ‘best looking town’. With long stretches of black sand beach, world famous surf and streets lined with native cabbage trees, the laid back township is a great spot for surfers, backpackers

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    30 August, 2016

  • Cathedral Cove, Coromandel PeninsulaArchive

    Road trip to the Coromandel

     

    With summer not far around the corner, it’s time to start planning your holidays and long weekends away. For us, one of our favourite places to go in the summer time is the Coromandel Peninsula. Whether you live and work in Auckland and fancy a weekend getaway or you’re flying into Auckland and looking for

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    22 August, 2016

  • Image of the Sumatran Tiger named 'Oz' in Auckland ZooArchive

    3 of the best zoos in New Zealand

     

    When you head to the zoo in New Zealand, it’s not the same as heading to your local city zoo.  Instead, New Zealand’s biggest zoos are made up of major habitats and are chock full of unique animals. If you’re planning on spending some time in New Zealand, these 3 zoos should be on your itinerary: 1. Auckland Zoo

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    19 December, 2014

  • Image of a vintage tram at the Auckland Museum of Travel and Transport (MOTAT)Archive

    Take a trip back in time at Auckland’s MOTAT

     

    A visit to the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) is to step back in time to the glory days of transport, when travel was glamorous and motorised transport in its early, pioneering days. Spread over a massive 19 hectares, MOTAT’S two sites are linked by a resplendent vintage tram, condemned to the scrap heap

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    14 November, 2014

  • Image of Stirling Falls found at Milford Sound in New Zealand's South IslandArchive

    The best 8 waterfalls of New Zealand

     

    New Zealand boasts of beautiful glaciers, landscapes, beaches, virgin forests, vineyards and waterfalls which are some of the world’s best. Waterfalls are plenty here ranging from the short and small to the tall and giant. Huka Falls – This is a short yet powerful and colorful waterfall. Standing at 11 metres high, it is one

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    07 November, 2014

  • Image of the indoor ski slopes at Snow Planet AucklandArchive

    Ski & Snowboard 365 days a year at Snowplanet!

     

    If you’re looking for an all-year indoor snow experience, the thrill of snow sports and the atmosphere of a snow village any time of the year, try Snowplanet – New Zealand’s only indoor snow resort. You don’t have to go to Landgraaf in the Netherlands, China, France, Japan or Germany to experience the thrill of

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    31 October, 2014

  • Image of Te Papa Tongarewa - the Museum of New Zealand, WellingtonArchive

    Te Papa Tongarewa – the Museum of New Zealand

     

    The Museum of New Zealand’s Māori name, Te Papa Tongarewa, roughly translates as ‘container of treasures of this land’, which suits it perfectly as the museum is a treasure trove of historical artifacts and modern marvels, all of which have shaped New Zealand into the beautiful country you see today. Covering art, history, the Pacific,

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    24 October, 2014

  • Image of All Blacks captain Richie McCaw lifting the 2011 Rugby World CupArchive

    New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame

     

    New Zealand may have been built on farming but it has been glued together by sports. If you’re anywhere near Dunedin the heart of the South you can relive or learn about the great sporting moments that have made Kiwi’s fly. Based in Dunedin’s historic Railway Station building, the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame

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    17 October, 2014

  • Image of the observatory on Mt John in Canterbury, New Zealand with views looking out towards Lake TekapoArchive

    Visiting Mt John Observatory

     

    Listening to the peace of Mt John in the pitch black is a restful and immersive moment where time may be temporarily forgotten. Powerful telescopes and binoculars will give unique insights into the world above and with the help of scientists as tour guides, you will be given the opportunity to see star clusters, zodiacal

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    10 October, 2014

  • Image of a raft negotiating the rapids white water rafting in New ZealandArchive

    White Water Rafting in New Zealand

     

    New Zealand boasts an abundance of white water rafting options, catering for all levels of white water enthusiasts, whether searching for an easygoing scenic river ride, fun for the whole family or a stomach flipping, heart-in-mouth thrill down the most extreme rapids. Rivers are graded by their speed and rough waters, ranging from 1; where

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    03 October, 2014