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Walking and cycling the Queen Charlotte Track

Picton is an awesome place to base yourself if you are planning on doing some walking or cycling on the Queen Charlotte Track. The track is without a doubt one of New Zealand’s most beautiful walks and at 70kms in length, it offers up plenty of options whether you are looking for a multi-day orRead more


Top 5 FREE things to do in Wellington

Wellington is the world’s coolest little capital city. It’s an awesome place to visit with its bohemian atmosphere, stunning waterfront and a lively food and drink scene. There is certainly no shortage of things to do in Wellington but you may be surprised by all the things you can see and do in Wellington thatRead more


The Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon – June 2016

This weekend will see the running of the 30th annual Wellington Marathon sponsored by Gazley Volkswagen. Starting out at the famous Westpac Stadium, the marathon takes on a flat and fast scenic route along Wellington’s stunning waterfront. In addition to the marathon course, there are also half marathon, 10k, 5k and a kids magic mileRead more


A day out at Te Papa – the Museum of New Zealand

If you’re looking for something to do the next time you’re in Wellington then look no further than the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Our national museum is crammed full of great exhibits for all the family and there is always something new and exciting coming to the museum so no trip isRead more


Rotorua’s Top 3 Geothermal Attractions

We’ve already taken a look at some of Rotorua’s best non-geothermal attractions so now we’re going to take the chance to look at three of the best geothermal attractions to visit when you’re next in Rotorua. With so many to choose from, it can be difficult to decide where to go and what you wantRead more


Fine Food New Zealand Trade Event comes to the ASB Showgrounds

If you are planning on attending the Fine Food New Zealand Trade Event at the ASB Showgrounds on the weekend of the 26-28 June then now is the perfect time to book your accommodation at CPG Hotels’ Greenlane Suites. Situated just a short drive or a 20 minute walk from the hotel, Greenlane Suites isRead more


Our top 3 things to do on a weekend away in Picton

Picton is one of our favourite place in New Zealand. Not only is it the home to our lovely hotel, the Picton Yacht Club, it’s also the gateway to the stunning Marlborough Sounds which makes it the ideal destination for a weekend away whether you live in the North or South Island or you areRead more

The luge at Skyline Rotorua


Top 5 things to do in Rotorua which don’t involve geothermal activities!

As we know, Rotorua is New Zealand’s geothermal capital – there are loads of things to do and places to visit that involve some sort of geothermal activity – from the stunning Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland to the geysers at Te Puia. These will be part of any trip to Rotorua but what about the otherRead more


Top 5 things to do in Devonport

For those people choosing to stay with us at one of our two Auckland hotels, no trip to the City of Sails is complete without a trip over to historic Devonport. Situated just a short 15 minute ferry ride across the harbour from downtown Auckland city, Devonport gives you the chance to step back fromRead more


The All Blacks vs Wales – Steinlager Series 2016

This weekend sees the start of the Steinlager Series where the New Zealand All Blacks will take on Wales in a three match series. The opening test is on the 11 June at Eden Park, Auckland and whilst tickets may have sold out for the game, there is still time to book your accommodation atRead more

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