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    Visit the beautiful Hamilton Gardens

     

    Hamilton may not feature at the top of many lists of the best places to visit in New Zealand but if you’re into scenery and greenery than you might just want to include it as a stop in your next road trip because of the stunning and spectacular Hamilton Gardens, a world-class attraction on the

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    26 September, 2018

  • Rotorua Kawarau Jet Parasailing Activities

    The best places to go parasailing in New Zealand

     

    A parasailing experience combines the thrill of a parachute ride, the speed of a jet ski and eagle-soaring views. With New Zealand’s amazing landscape and thriving industry of adventure tourism, you’ve got some great opportunities to experience parasailing as part of your next road trip adventure in the country. To help you do this, we’ve

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    25 September, 2018

  • Image looking down onto Goat Island Destinations

    Goat Island and Pakiri Beach

     

    Goat Island Marine Reserve Goat Island Marine Reserve is one of New Zealand’s best snorkeling destinations and for many people, it’s a place they’ve never even heard of! Thanks to our lovely blog, you no longer have to be part of that statistic! If you’re thinking Goat Island must be a tricky place to get

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    19 October, 2016

  • Lake Taupo with mountains in the backdrop Destinations

    Top 5 things to do in Taupo

     

    According to Māori legend, Lake Taupo is the heart of New Zealand’s North Island and is the largest lake in Australasia. Created by an ancient volcanic eruption, revealed today by the Craters of the Moon, a geothermal active hotspot, its clear blue waters are reflective of its paradoxical nature as both a destination for adventure

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    16 September, 2016

  • Image of the National Tobacco Company Building in Napier Destinations

    Top 5 things to do in Napier

     

    Boasting over 2,200 hours of sunshine a year, Napier’s Mediterranean climate means that it is a great place to visit year-round. As we move into the winter months, although the temperatures may be dropping, the sun will usually be shining down in the Hawke’s Bay and this is a great time of year to head

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    18 May, 2016

  • Image of people 'zorbing' down a hill in Rotorua, New Zealand Activities

    Zorbing in New Zealand – have a ball!

     

    Have you ever wanted to experience rolling down a hill in a large inflatable globe? Laugh non-stop while reaching speeds of up to 50 kilometres an hour? Yes? Great – head to New Zealand’s North Island! New Zealand is creator to the Zorb experience or ‘Zorbing’, said to be ‘The ride of your life’. This

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    05 September, 2014

  • Image of an organised horse trekking trip in New Zealand Activities

    Horse Trekking tours of New Zealand

     

    Boasting some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, New Zealand is a magnificent place to book a horse trekking tour. With terrain ranging from sandy beaches, to native bush, to perambulating rivers, and to rugged mountains, you certainly won’t get bored in the saddle in either the North Island or the South Island.

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    01 February, 2014

  • Image of a display at the National Army Museum, New Zealand Archive

    National Army Museum – a slice of military history

     

    The New Zealand Army, or Ngāti Tumatauenga (the “Tribe of the God of war”) has a world class reputation for courage, bravery and honour. Officially formed in 1862, the New Zealand Army sent its first overseas deployment to the Boer War in 1899. It’s small as armies go, but the 7,000-strong New Zealand Army has

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    18 March, 2013