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  • Whangamata - Coastal CoolnessWhangamata - Coastal Coolness
    Submitted by Krister on February 7th, 2007
    Whangamata located in the greener than green Coromandel Peninsula, provides a great way to recharge your batteries on New Zealand’s east coast. A small town of close to 3500 residents explodes to somewhere between 40 and 60,000 during the summer holiday months. Although the growth in Whangamata has boomed in the last 20 years it hasn’t lost its cool kiwi style beachyness.
    Rating: 1 comments
  • My Top 10 Unforgettable Places to Stay in Queenstown & Wanaka This WinterMy Top 10 Unforgettable Places to Stay in Queenstown & Wanaka This Winter
    Submitted by holidayLOVER on April 23rd, 2010

    It's coming to that time of the year when I organise our family annual ski holiday in New Zealand. We are huge fans of the stunning Queenstown-Wanaka region. If my budget was unlimited where would I stay? My key factors are location (scenic, close to ski fields, shopping etc) and facilities (luxury rooms, restaurant with delicious cuisine, hot tub etc).
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  • Oamaru – One of New Zealand’s Greatest Treasures and Hidden SecretsOamaru – One of New Zealand’s Greatest Treasures and Hidden Secrets
    Submitted by wordofmouth on October 9th, 2010
    If you are not a surfer, sunbather, climber or boatie, Oamaru is possibly the best destinations in New Zealand. Standing on the cobbled corner of Harbour and Tyne Street, I am cast back 130 years in time among a wealth of historic architectural treasures. There is no evidence of anything other than Victorian architecture. I amble down the lane with its old rail line still running down the side, where trains picked up sacks or grain to be loaded on to bowsprits, spars and fully rigged triple-masters on Sumpter wharf in the harbour.
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  • South Island Self Drive Touring in SummerSouth Island Self Drive Touring in Summer
    Submitted by holidayLOVER on August 18th, 2008

    I am a "Mainlander" (that's a person who lives in the South Island) and have driven and holidayed extensively all around the South Island over the years. I have put this article together as a guide for people who want to do a self drive tour of the South Island.
    Rating: 15 comments
  • Why We Love KaikouraWhy We Love Kaikoura
    Submitted by holidayLOVER on March 1st, 2009

    Located on State Highway 1 just two and a half hours drive north from Christchurch is the town of Kaikoura. Kaikoura is a very small district, with a population of just over 3600*, yet it attracts almost a million tourists annually. The wildlife is phenomenal and the scenery is breathtaking. Most people come to see the wildlife (namely; whales, birdlife, dolphins and seals), surf on the waves, or scuba dive below, and of course eat crayfish. My mother now lives in Kaikoura, so my husband and I visit about once a month. What follows below is a few of the things we love about Kaikoura.
    Rating: 2 comments
  • 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.
    Rating: 1 comments
  • 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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  • 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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  • Queenstown’s Romantic Adventure BandwagonQueenstown’s Romantic Adventure Bandwagon
    Submitted by wordofmouth on September 22nd, 2010
    I battle desperately not to climb aboard Queenstown’s romantic adventure bandwagon; but I fail miserably. Queenstown is one of the top romantic adventure destinations in the southern hemisphere. The New Zealand resort has just been voted No.1 outdoor and adventure destination in the World by Trip Advisor’s 2010 Travellers’ Choice awards. It also came in 15th in the top 25 destinations in the World. According to Trip Advisor, Queenstown is also the Europeans’ fourth favourite destination in the world.
    Rating: 2 comments
  • What to Do & Where to Eat in WellingtonWhat to Do & Where to Eat in Wellington
    Submitted by holidayLOVER on July 23rd, 2008

    I get to visit Wellington more than several times year, so I thought I would put together my own guide on "what to do" and "where to eat". I'm not a local, in fact I live in Nelson, so this is a really about what I have discovered to be good and some things that are mind-blowingly great.
    Rating: 3 comments