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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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  • 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
  • The Nelson Saturday MarketThe Nelson Saturday Market
    Submitted by holidayLOVER on June 25th, 2009

    The fantastic artistic nature of the Nelson/Tasman region is truly reflected in the Nelson Market held every Saturday in the Montgomery Square right in the heart of Nelson. Visitors and locals alike flock to this market each weekend and it is arguably the most supreme market in New Zealand with over a hundred stalls offering up the best the region has to offer.
    Rating: 4 comments
  • 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
  • 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.
    Rating: 1 comments
  • 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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