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Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary

August 5, 2022 at 12:55 PM

Visitors to Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne will quickly learn why it was named one of the 100 most incredible places in the world by Time magazine. The world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary is an incredible slice of wilderness and is just ten minutes from Wellington central.

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Kapiti Island Eco Tours

August 5, 2022 at 12:51 PM

Kapiti Island is one of New Zealand's earliest established, predator-free nature reserves. It is a special place rich in human history and native fauna. Visit Kapiti Island to enjoy a great day surrounded by endangered wildlife, rare birds and stunning native bush and beach.

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What is Te Papa and why do so many people love it?

August 5, 2022 at 12:46 PM

Te Papa is New Zealand's national museum, with Lonely Planet rating it as one of their top 500 places on earth. Te Papa museum is renowned for being bi-cultural, educational, innovative, and unlike what you’d expect from many museums – fun.

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New Zealand Ski Season Dates

July 11, 2022 at 10:45 AM

Winter 2022 New Zealand’s winter season begins in June and goes through to August. Most of our snow falls in the mountainous areas, like the Central Plateau on the North Island and the Southern Alps on the South Island.

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Top of South Island Loop - Bluebridge Ferry Wellington to Picton, Marlborough and the rugged West Coast

August 5, 2021 at 2:57 PM

A roller-coaster flight journey into Wellington, New Zealand in the pouring rain and 80 km/h winds wasn’t on the original itinerary for our family mid-year holiday.

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Christchurch to Queenstown: An Amazing Road Trip Itinerary

August 5, 2021 at 10:29 AM

The South Island's largest city, Christchurch, is located on NZ’s east coast and makes a fantastic adventure destination. Before you head out on your Queenstown road trip, hire a car from Omega in Christchurch and take your time uncovering the hidden gems the South Island has to offer.

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Discover the International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch

July 16, 2021 at 7:21 AM

Explore Antarctica, right here in ChristchurchAre you looking for an incredibly unique experience in Christchurch? The International Antarctic Centre is an educational and entertaining day out for the whole family.

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Make it a Wairarapa weekend, just a short drive from Wellington!

June 10, 2021 at 4:03 PM

If you’re looking for things to do in Wairarapa, the region is becoming a top-rated short-stay destination, which visitors can reach easily from Wellington.

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Butterfly Creek – Auckland's Secret Treasure

March 3, 2021 at 4:23 PM

Where you can find NZ’s only giant saltwater Crocodiles, a tropical butterfly house and an amazing dinosaur kingdom all under the same roof? Welcome to Butterfly Creek, your gateway to some of the most fun things to do in Auckland.

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17 Day Road Trip of the Lower South Island - Erin's Story!

July 1, 2020 at 4:43 PM

Omega Rental Cars Christchurch customer Erin Norgate has just completed a post-Covid 17 day trip of the lower South Island, and has kindly shared her story with us to help others put together their own South Island road trip itinerary. . .

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