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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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  • Hanmer SpringsHanmer Springs
    Submitted by wordofmouth on May 2nd, 2012
    Hanmer Springs - Shut your eyes. Imagine lazing in a steamy private hot pool with someone special at New Zealand’s top thermal pool resort – Hanmer Springs. The sun is setting over the picture postcard snow-capped mountains. Not a sound can be heard but the occasional bellbird call. It feels so romantic. But there are more these days to Hanmer than just the busiest hot pools in New Zealand.
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  • Queenstown is like a Seductive MagnetQueenstown is like a Seductive Magnet
    Submitted by wordofmouth on March 10th, 2012
    It’s like a dream come true. My dawn charter flight makes its final approach into Queenstown Airport which has just been voted among the best approaches in the world. This spectacular New Zealand resort is the adventure capital of the world and I am blown away by the summer scenery. It’s no wonder Queenstown with its magnificent scenery and high octane activities is ranked eighth on Lonely Planet's list of top 10 places in the world to visit this year. Queenstown is no longer just a winter skiing destination. It offers fuel-injected fun all summer long.
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  • Oamaru – the most wonderfully anachronistic centre in New ZealandOamaru – the most wonderfully anachronistic centre in New Zealand
    Submitted by wordofmouth on October 7th, 2011
    Oamaru is as wonderfully anachronistic as a 21st century tourist attraction as fax machines are to businesses. The sleepy North Otago settlement has possibly one of the best compact collections of Victorian architecture in the world. It’s like going back in time and the town itself is embracing the Victorian heritage theme with both hands.
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  • Romantic break in snow-capped Hanmer Spring – Just MagicRomantic break in snow-capped Hanmer Spring – Just Magic
    Submitted by wordofmouth on August 31st, 2011
    Shut your eyes. Imagine lazing in a steamy hot tub with someone special. The sun is setting over the picture postcard snow-capped mountains. Not a sound can be heard but the occasional bellbird call. This is 7 St James Avenue, Hanmer Springs: one of the best short holiday bases in New Zealand. In between 2011 Rugby World Cup games – this is the spot to head to recharge the batteries.
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  • Ellerslie as a Base – and Auckland is ready for Rugby World Cup PartyEllerslie as a Base – and Auckland is ready for Rugby World Cup Party
    Submitted by wordofmouth on August 17th, 2011
    Dateline: Auckland – BTRWC (before the Rugby World Cup)
    Mission: Bungy jump off the harbour bridge; swim with dolphins and whales on the Waitemata; and beat two old roosters at squash.
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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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  • Slowing down in snow-less QueenstownSlowing down in snow-less Queenstown
    Submitted by wordofmouth on June 22nd, 2011
    This has been the most unusual winter for Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. We’re past the shortest day of the year and still no snow for skiing on Coronet Peak, Cardrona or the Remarkables. Queenstown was ranked among the top 25 destinations in the world on Trip Advisor, with skiing clearly being a big part of the attraction. But as a non-skier, it didn’t worry me a jot spending a few days relaxing in a Queenstown without snow! The bustling alpine resort was last year named No. 1 Outdoor and Adventure Destination in the World by Trip Advisor.
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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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  • 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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