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Category: Activities

  • Shark Diving BluffActivities

    It’s time to GO Play this summer!

     

    Following a weekend of sunshine, it feels as though summer is just around the corner – yay! We are super excited for the start of the summer season. It’s so exciting to see so many visitors arriving to our shores to explore our beautiful country. With so much to think about when you’re planning your

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    13 November, 2017

  • Skydiving over Franz JosefActivities

    Best places to skydive in New Zealand

     

    Updated 16 October 2017 New Zealand has some pretty iconic things: sheep, bungee jumping, stunning scenery (mountains, lakes, coast…we’ve got it all!) but right up there with the best of these icons is skydiving. If you happen to follow anyone on social media that has ventured to New Zealand, the chances are at some point

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    16 October, 2017

  • Image of James Woods at the WInter Games in Queenstown courtesy of Hannah Johnston at Getty ImagesActivities

    Audi Quattro Winter Games – Queenstown

     

    It’s nearly that time of year again (where on earth has 2017 gone?!!) – the biennial Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ. Held from the 25 August to the 10 September 2017, the Winter Games are an awesome excuse to get yourself down to Queenstown for few days where you can not only enjoy some of

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    10 August, 2017

  • View from top of the Remarkbles Mountain, Queenstown, New ZealandActivities

    5 places to go skiing this weekend in New Zealand

     

    New Zealand is an awesome places to hit the slopes and the winter weather has provided us with some pretty amazing skiing conditions so far this winter. Whether you’re in the North or South Island, a ski field is never too far away and no matter whether you’re a beginner or a budding slalom champion,

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    24 July, 2017

  • Walker on the Tongariro Crossing in WinterActivities

    Experience the Tongariro Alpine Crossing this winter

     

    You may have read our recent post talking about New Zealand’s best one day walk (*nudge nudge* https://explore.gorentals.co.nz/blog/visiting-tongariro-national-park/) and wondered how easy it is to do that walk during the winter months. Well, we hear you. The Tongariro Crossing is an amazing walk all year round although tackling it during the winter months is not

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    07 July, 2017

  • Image of some vibrant green food from Wellington on a PlateActivities

    Visa Wellington on a plate – a truly tasty dish!

     

    Updated: 22 June 2017 Visa Wellington on a Plate (or WOAP as the event is affectionately known) is not your ordinary food festival. It laughs in the face of one day festivals as Wellington celebrates everything great about the region’s amazing food. Taking place from the 11-27 August, Visa Wellington on a Plate is two

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    22 June, 2017

  • Dorothy Browns Cinema in ArrowtownActivities

    5 alternative activities in Queenstown

     

    Queenstown is the place to be this winter. There is nowhere in New Zealand quite like Queenstown with the snowcapped mountains and the smell of logs on the fire wherever you walk. Whilst most people head to Queenstown to get involved in the heady mix of thrills, spare a thought for those who like to

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    20 June, 2017

  • Map showing 800 Words Filming locations - Auckland, New ZealandActivities

    800 Words Filming Locations Revealed!

     

    Check out some of the most famous filming locations from the Kiwi-Oz TV show that has taken off That’s right. If you’re a fan of the hit TV One (or Channel Seven if you’re in Aussie) production 800 Words then a trip to Auckland needs to be at the top of your list. The series,

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    20 June, 2017

  • River Rats rafting on the Wairoa River waterfall shotActivities

    River Rats Rotorua – a GO Play partner

     

    Rotorua is GO Play central. If you are looking to maximise your discounts with your exclusive GO Play card, head to Rotorua. We have no less than 19 GO Play partners based in the geothermal capital and that means two things: There are loads of awesome activities to get involved with in Rotorua You will

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    31 May, 2017

  • The Explore catamaran takes you out to swim with dolphins in the Bay of IslandsActivities

    Exploring Northland with Explore

     

    Northland is one of the most popular tourist destinations for Kiwis and international visitors alike. From the stunning coastline to the warm and friendly welcome from the locals, Northland is a magical place and it’s easy to see why it is such a popular destination. There are so many place you can choose to stay

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    16 May, 2017