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Experience the enticing thrills of Franz Josef Glacier

A Franz Josef hiking holiday isn't complete without a heli flight.

There’s a tour available for anyone at the stunning Franz Joseph Glacier. When you’re booking an adventure tour of the West Coast, make sure to leave some room for this fantastic World Heritage marvel. … more

The top vegetarian restaurants around Tasman Bay

There are plenty of locally grown options in Marlborough.

When those rumbles of hunger begin to strike, but you are averse to meat, make sure you visit these vegetarian restaurants on your food and wine tour of Tasman Bay. … more

Mt. Ruapehu activities for summer

Mt. Ruapehu in summer offers its own unique experience.

Skiing and snowboarding isn’t all that the majestic Mt. Ruapehu has to offer. On your next hiking holiday, make sure you visit during summer to truly experience the spectacular geography and landscape. … more

For excitement and relaxation, visit Arthur’s Point

From the most exciting to the most relaxing, Arthur’s Point truly offers it all. When you’re on your next Queenstown adventure holiday, make sure you stop by this little township to see for yourself. … more

The world’s only alpine parrot: The kea

Though the kea’s numbers are dwindling, a series of fantastic conservation efforts mean you can still drive to their habitats to spot these fantastic creatures in the wild. Want more information? Read on. … more

Why you should take the scenic route to Russell

A self-drive holiday isn't as fun when you're stuck on a ferry.

Why go the normal State Highway route from Auckland to Russell when the road less travelled is so much more beautiful? Try the old Russell Road on your next self-drive holiday. … more

Drive yourself through the captivating Catlins

The Catlins region of New Zealand’s Southern Scenic Route makes up some of the most diverse, interesting and photogenic parts of the entire journey. Here are some of the impressive highlights you’ll see as you drive along. … more

Try these 3 excellent Napier restaurants

A great dining experience goes hand in hand with a Napier food and wine holiday.

Napier is not only a brilliant city to visit for a vibrant arts culture, but also for some spectacular dining. Here are three restaurants to try on your next Napier food and wine tour. … more

Get golfing at the remarkable Jack’s Point Golf Course

For a unique golf setting flanked by jagged mountains and delightfully blue waters, choose Jack’s Point as part of your next golf tour. … more

3 unmissable stops along the Milford Road

No nature holiday is complete without seeing a mischievous kea.

If you’re planning an adventure or nature holiday to Milford Sound, make sure you leave plenty of driving time for all the beautiful stops along the way. Here are three suggestions to start you on your journey. … more