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Endangered animal encounters at the Orana Wildlife Park

17 August 2015

The Orana Wildlife Park sits on 80 hectares of green grass, meandering streams and lush native trees. The park, New Zealand’s only open range zoo; is home to Kiwis, Lions, Tigers, Giraffes as well as many other endangered animals.

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Keeping Cool at Christchurch’s International Antarctic Centre

26 July 2015

Hands up who’s ever wanted to visit Antarctica, but then realised that it’s the coldest place on Earth and had second thoughts? A few hands up… Well, luckily for you, you can visit the International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch for an Antarctic experience that is just like the real thing.

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Whittaker’s Chocolate – Zealong Tea style

21 July 2015

As I occasionally do on cold wintery nights; I decided that my evening would be spent rugged up on the couch with a duvet, an array of snacks and a good movie. Upon entering my local supermarket to collect my stash of treats I was faced with a stand full...

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Step into the Milky Way at the Space Place at Carter Observatory, Wellington

14 July 2015

Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, is well known for an abundance of arts, culture and heritage, as well as a thriving food scene. Situated atop the hills in the Wellington Botanical Gardens, the Space Place (previously known as the Carter Observatory) overlooks Oriental Bay and is a testament...

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A Queenstown adventure on the Dart River Wilderness Jet

22 June 2015

Here’s one for all the adventure seekers out there – jet boating Dart River on the Dart River Wilderness Jet! Dart River Valley flows from Glenorchy (a town of 500 or so, only a 45 minute drive from Queenstown along Lake Wakatipu) through to the Mt Aspiring National Park.

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Take in some New Zealand history at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand

8 June 2015

New Zealand has fast become an adventure tourism destination, although there’s a lot more to be seen and done than a bungy jump or sky dive!

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Beachcomber Mail Boat Cruise - Queen Charlotte Sound

25 May 2015

Picton is a seaside town, located at the top of New Zealand’s South Island and accessible by the waters of Queen Charlotte Sound. Despite being a small town, Picton doesn’t fall short on providing things to do for those looking to experience a bit of New Zealand.

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A review of the Queenstown Luge & Skyline Gondola

19 May 2015

It was another stunning hot day in Queenstown; the weather was really turning it on for us Aucklander’s. Our accommodation was ten minutes’ walk from the Skyline, just on the outskirts of Queenstown’s CBD.  We all agreed to have a lazy morning; I got up early and went for a...

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What's on in Wellington - August to November 2016

8 May 2015

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

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Exploring Franz Joseph Glacier by Helicopter

29 April 2015

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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