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17.03.2017

Taieri Gorge Railway – a classic Kiwi railway journey

New Zealand is known for a lot of amazing things but its railways are not usually up there on the list. We don’t have a prolific railway network here in New Zealand however the ones we do have are pretty amazing.  There are three major routes that most people have heard of: the Northern ExplorerRead more

Wairakei Golf Club + Sanctuary

16.03.2017

Top 5 golf courses in Rotorua and around

In our series looking at some of the best places to play golf if you are staying at one of our seven hotels around New Zealand, we move to Rotorua. Rotorua is not as well known for its golf courses as it is for the geothermal attractions and adventures activities in the city but whoRead more

Paraparamu Golf Club, Wellington

15.03.2017

Top 5 Golf Courses in Wellington

Following on from our recent post looking at the top 5 golf courses in Auckland we move on to Wellington and take a look at some of the best golf courses to play down in the lower North Island. Golfing breaks are extremely popular in New Zealand whether you are a local or an internationalRead more

Gulf Harbour Country Club

13.03.2017

Top 5 Golf Courses in Auckland

New Zealand is one of the best places in the world to play golf. With the second highest number of golf courses per capita in the world behind only Scotland, there is no shortage of options when it comes to playing golf, especially in Auckland. If you are staying at one of our two AucklandRead more

Mountain Bikers heading down the MTB Gravity Park from the Skyline Gondola, Rotorua

10.03.2017

Skyline Rotorua – a proper family day out!

If you are looking for a proper family day out, there are few better places in New Zealand than Skyline Rotorua. Whilst Rotorua is jam-packed with geo-thermal attractions, these can sometimes get a bit tedious for the younger family members (and a bit smelly) so if you’re looking for something a bit more adventurous, thenRead more

Image of the crowd at Pasifika Festival in Auckland. Image credit: Auckland NZ

07.03.2017

Pasifika Festival – Auckland

One of the hottest events on Auckland’s Summer Calendar is the annual Pasifika Festival. This year promises to be even bigger and better than ever as Pasifika celebrates its 25th birthday. This FREE event is held every year in Western Springs Park and attracts huge crowds to watch over 220 performances. This year organisers areRead more

Photo of the crowd at the 2016 Wellington Wine and Food Festival

06.03.2017

The Wellington Wine and Food Festival

A post shared by WGTN Wine & Food Festival (@wgtnwineandfood) on Feb 21, 2017 at 12:33pm PST The Wellington Wine and Food Festival is rolling into town this weekend and it promises to be a cracker! This festival is a celebration of the very best of local food, wine and craft beer all set inRead more

Stunning blue seas near Dunedin

03.03.2017

Things to do in Dunedin – laid back or action-packed – it’s up to you

Dunedin is a really cool place to visit and one that is often overlooked by Kiwis and international visitors alike. Those who miss it off their itinerary do so at their own peril! Whether you are looking for a nice relaxing weekend away, or you want to get out and explore the beautiful landscapes ofRead more

The stunning Rangitoto dominates the Auckland skyline

02.03.2017

Top 5 things to do on a sunny day in Auckland

It seems as though summer has finally arrived in Auckland! After a windy start to 2017, February has been a beautiful month up in New Zealand’s biggest city with plenty of sunshine and some calm days out on the water. Aucklanders and visitors alike have been making the most of the warm and sunny weather,Read more

Picton waterfront right in front of the Picton Yacht Club Hotel

01.03.2017

Picton – a laid back sort of place

If you are looking for a laid back holiday where you can chill out, relax and unwind from the stresses of day to day life, then Picton is the ideal destination. Nestled away at the top of the South Island, Picton is a beautiful coastal town which sits in an ideal location for exploring someRead more

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