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Hike, relax or watch rare dolphins at Jackson Bay

Make sure fishing is a part of your Jackson Bay nature adventure.

As you drive around the West Coast looking for a new hiking adventure, or somewhere to relax, make sure to stop in at Jackson Bay. … more

For a slice of Hobbit heaven, visit the Hobbiton Movie Set

Always wanted to visit the Shire? Take an adventure holiday through Matamata and you can.

Are you a Tolkien enthusiast looking for a unique adventure tour in New Zealand? Well what better place to start than where Frodo and his friends started themselves – the Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata. … more

Experience Maori history near Timaru

Take a historical tour of Timaru to see a Maori cultural hotspot.

To visit the country’s leading centre in Maori rock art, including the biggest collection of actual rock art sites, you need only drive to Timaru on your New Zealand historical tour. … more

Experience a geothermal wonderland near Taupo

You'll see plenty of steam on an Orakei Korako adventure tour.

Make Taupo your next New Zealand adventure holiday destination and experience one of the greatest geothermal natural wonders left in the country – Orakei Korako. … more

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