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Picton Mail Boat

May 25, 2015 at 11:03 AM

Picton is a seaside town located at the top of New Zealand’s South Island and accessible by the Queen Charlotte waterways. Despite being a small town, Picton doesn’t fall short in providing things to do.

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A review of the Queenstown Luge & Skyline Gondola

May 19, 2015 at 10:18 AM

If you’re travelling to New Zealand, you’ve got to visit Skyline Queenstown! This worldwide favourite is home to the gondola, luge, and other fun attractions. Visitors can jump on the gondola up Bob’s Peak, seeing beautiful views of Coronet Peak, the Remarkables, and Queenstown along the way.

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What's on in Wellington - August to November 2016

May 8, 2015 at 3:29 PM

Wellington is a vibrant city with plenty to see and do, here are some upcoming events that might be of interest to you:

August 2016:  Visa Wellington On a Plate - August


New Zealand’s largest culinary festival, Visa Wellington On a Plate, makes Wellington a foodie paradise every August.

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Exploring Franz Joseph Glacier by Helicopter

April 29, 2015 at 8:32 AM

We knew the West Coast weather was unpredictable so we booked to stay in Franz Joseph for three days.   Initially, we booked a guided tour of the glacier which included caves and a scenic helicopter flight up.

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Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning in Queenstown

April 21, 2015 at 8:58 AM

Located in New Zealand’s South Island, Queenstown is renowned for its picturesque landscape; surrounded by crystal clear waters and a mountainous border.

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Akaroa Swim with Dolphins

April 17, 2015 at 10:57 AM

If you’ve found yourself looking for things to do in and around Christchurch, why not consider a visit to Akaroa and swim with dolphins?

Black Cat Cruises is an eco-tourism operator offering incredible dolphin swimming opportunities in Akaroa, New Zealand.

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Exploring active marine volcanoes with White Island Tours

April 15, 2015 at 8:46 PM

White Island is one of many of New Zealand’s must see destinations. Located in the Bay of Plenty, about 49km off the coast of Whakatane sits New Zealand’s only active marine volcano; White Island.

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Cable Bay Day, Nelson

April 8, 2015 at 4:38 PM

We got in the rental car and drove.   I’d never been to the Southern Hemisphere before, and after the crowded horizons of Brooklyn, New York, with buildings bigger than mountains, I couldn’t get over the site of mountains, actual mountains, and stretching past them, the Pacific ocean.

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Hot Water Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula - The Warmest Wakeup Call

April 8, 2015 at 4:27 PM

If you had told me during my childhood that there was a beach where, if you dug a hole deep enough at a certain time of day, hot water would come up from the depths of the sand, I probably wouldn’t have believed you.

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Bay of Islands - Swimming with the Dolphins (aka Binge-Grinning with the Bottlenose!)

April 8, 2015 at 4:07 PM

When you reside in the cloudiest city in the country that has an average temperature of 9. 9˚C and 1112mm of rainfall per annum (I’m looking at you, Invercargill), you tend to spend the year looking forward to summer.

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