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  • Leading NZ B&B named among Top 10 in the South PacificLeading NZ B&B named among Top 10 in the South Pacific
    Submitted by wordofmouth on June 20th, 2012
    Despite battling through earthquakes and an initial slump of visiting tourists, a Christchurch luxury bed and breakfast has been named in the top 10 places to stay in the South Pacific, including Australia. Pacific View Paradise, near the top of the Cashmere Hills has come through a remarkable period to be rated by Trip Advisor, the world’s largest travel website, among the best rated B and Bs in the South Pacific. The annual awards are based on millions of reviews and opinions from travellers all over the world.
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  • TekapoTekapo
    Submitted by Krister on February 9th, 2007
    Almost smack bang in the middle of the South Island you will find Lake Tekapo. A very small town laying along side of the stunning Lake Tekapo. The water is the most amazing turquoise blue giving the scenic shots of the Mackenzie Country a vibrant and almost electric look. This is apparently caused by the source of the lake being glacial and as such has a large mineral content, this not very scientific definition somehow makes the water an unreal blue colour.
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  • Stewart IslandStewart Island
    Submitted by chasann on November 30th, 2007
    After years of wanting to go to Stewart Island, I finally made it and wasn't disappointed. Sure, it is like stepping back in time but that ain't such a bad thing is it?
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  • The Beautiful Village Of GeraldineThe Beautiful Village Of Geraldine
    Submitted by Dave on July 9th, 2009
    Geraldine Village, rated as "New Zealand's most beautiful town" and it's not hard to see why! We found this sub-alpine village has more than meets the eye. Highly recommended on our must see list when you visit or stay is the new 1066 Medieval Puzzle World, the Giant Jersey and Allison Art all found on Wilson Street. Kiwi Country complex and the "Four peaks plaza", which includes a boutique cheese factory, an Alpaca shop, Barker’s tasty conserves, sauces & beverages for which the village is well known, and of course the famous Berry Barn Bakery.
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  • Wharariki Beach Golden BayWharariki Beach Golden Bay
    Submitted by chasann on January 6th, 2010
    After repeated comments from many folk that we should go to this beach just down the road from Farewell Spit we finally did it. The wind was strong so we changed our car park thus affording us a little shelter as we exited the car and wondered about the wisdom of our decision before embarking on the 15 minute walk to get to the beach. The car park was almost full and a few vans were in the overflow car park so assumed all must be well and off we went. Once on the other side of the hill the walk was pleasant, no wind at all which lulled us into a false sense of security. On exiting the cover of some trees and the hill, the full force of the wind took us by surprise as did the beauty of the beach below which was a visual feast.
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  • Hokitika’s Mahinapua Walk – A Step Away From HeavenHokitika’s Mahinapua Walk – A Step Away From Heaven
    Submitted by wordofmouth on February 6th, 2011
    We wobbled back to our Kapitea Ridge Lodge on the hilltop north of Hokitika, plonked ourselves down on the upper deck and didn’t move. Seriously.
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  • Hope Villa Aptly Named as a Romantic Haven After EarthquakeHope Villa Aptly Named as a Romantic Haven After Earthquake
    Submitted by wordofmouth on March 31st, 2011
    This was the most relaxing, cathartic and re-energising but surreal holiday ever, after a devastating earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. We are shading ourselves from the scorching sun under the terracotta tile-roof summer house at a stunning plush luxury lodge - Hope Villa - 20 minutes south east of Christchurch international airport.
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  • Cloud 9: One Step Away From HeavenCloud 9: One Step Away From Heaven
    Submitted by wordofmouth on May 26th, 2011
    I could hear the waves below washing over the golden sands along Long Beach, massaging my mind and soul. This was heaven in northern sub-tropical New Zealand. It’s a warm night; the French doors at my $1750 a night Cloud 9 luxury hideaway are wide open. The moonlight dances across the Pacific Ocean in the bay.
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  • WharepukeWharepuke
    Submitted by Jangoy on June 6th, 2011
    My husband recently turned 70 and wished to plan his own 'made to measure' day. While researching he came across a place that ticked all the boxes. Wharepuke located 1km from central KeriKeri.
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  • Auckland Has EverythingAuckland Has Everything
    Submitted by wordofmouth on July 6th, 2011
    Poor Auckland: they’ve been missing out. None of Wellington’s fierce winds; no Central Otago frosts; and it no Christchurch’s earthquakes -- well, that’s not entirely true. The very weekend I spend in Auckland a 2.9 earthquake gently rattles over its sub-tropical suburbs. It’s a talking point at the French markets in Parnell the next morning.
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