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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Marlborough Sounds Seafood BonanzaMarlborough Sounds Seafood Bonanza
    Submitted by Charlie on February 10th, 2008

    The best way to explore somewhere new is with a local who knows the area, all the best spots that you won't find in a guidebook or on a map. For our Marlborough Sounds expedition, we were lucky enough to be shown around by resident 'Soundies' Rick and Mac.
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  • 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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  • Otago Rail Trail -A Cycling AdventureOtago Rail Trail -A Cycling Adventure
    Submitted by t-rex on May 29th, 2011
    Once a railway line connecting Clyde to Middlemarch, the Otago Rail Trail is a scenic trail spanning 150km. The railway line was originally constructed over a period of 16 years between 1891 and 1907. The Rail Trail was developed by the Dept of Conservation (DOC) in partnership with the Otago Central Rail Trail Trust and was opened in 2000 as a public reserve – (no entry fee required).
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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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  • 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.
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