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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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  • 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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  • Leading NZ petite lodge named among the top 10 in the world – Trip AdvisorLeading NZ petite lodge named among the top 10 in the world – Trip Advisor
    Submitted by wordofmouth on June 22nd, 2011
    At last New Zealand tourism has got some great news. Maison de la Mer, a petite lodge, just an hour from quake-hit Christchurch, has been named among the top 10 Bed and Breakfast Inns (B&Bs) in the world, according to Trip Advisor. New Zealand and Christchurch tourism have been savaged by a series of earthquakes since September 4 but the accolades just announced by Trip Advisor for Akaroa are a huge boost to the battered region.
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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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  • 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.
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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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