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2 unique Maori village experiences in Rotorua

Touring an authentic Maori village is a great way to spend a New Zealand cultural holiday.

Seeing a traditional Maori village is one of the best ways to get an insight into their fascinating history. Here are two ideas for Maori cultural hotspots to try on your next Rotorua adventure. … more

National Country Music Awards return

If you're a fan of country music, then be sure to head to Hamilton this August.

Celebrate country music the New Zealand way at the National Country Music Awads 2014 – you’ll love the performances, the atmosphere and incredible voices. … more

The 9 Great Walks of New Zealand

New Zealand has plenty to offer hikers.

If you’re looking to explore New Zealand up close then consider doing one of these incredible walks. No matter where in the country you are, you’ll be sure to find one nearby. … more

3 places in the North Island you should visit

Explore the waters in our top 3 towns in the North Island.

If you are on a tour of the North Island, there are a few places that you must include in your itinerary. Here are out top three favourites that the whole family will enjoy. … more

Top 3 things to do in Christchurch

Heading to Christchurch this winter? We’ve put together our top three recommendations for your trip to the garden city, so make sure to add these to your itinerary. … more

UK footy heads to our shores!

Get amongst the game that has captured the heart of the British since ages ago!

Fancy watching a game of footy? Watch English premier league teams up against the Aussies at one of these three games playing throughout New Zealand next month. … more

Scallops, scallops and more scallops in Whitianga

Sand in your toes and seafood in your belly at this year's Scallop Festival.

Visit Whitianga this spring, and enjoy the combination of beach life and delicious New Zealand cuisine. … more

The magic of Disney in winter

Give the kids something special to enjoy while on your self drive holiday.

Delight in the world of Disney! Treat your children, and yourselves, to this spectacular winter show in Hamilton, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch. … more

Celebrate winter at Winterruption

Head to Nelson this winter, for Winterruption Festival.

Take yourself or your family to Winterruption this June, and celebrate the chilly season with music, movies, food and shopping! … more

Dining out in Auckland: Orbit Restaurant

Orbit: Delicious food, incredible views and outstanding service.

Enjoy a delicious meal whilst looking out across New Zealand’s largest city – the views, the food and the service are just incredible at Orbit Restaurant in the Sky Tower. … more