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Doubtful Sound
Bodies of Water, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Doubtful Sound
Bodies of Water, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Tiritiri Matangi Island
Islands, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Otago Peninsula
Geologic Formations, Nature & Wildlife Areas
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Hot Springs & Geysers, Volcanos, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Geologic Formations
Franz Josef Glacier
Hiking Trails, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Geologic Formations
Otago Peninsula
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Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk
Hiking Trails, Geologic Formations
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Hot Springs & Geysers, Volcanos, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Geologic Formations
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Lake Pukaki Canterbury Region
The 50 min drive from Twizel to the Mt Cook village was the highlight of our trip, the scenery is beautiful, snow capped mountains all around, the huge lake, the streams and the road into the village is just amazing.
What a great view of a magnificent lake with blue water surrounded by snow clad mountains, Mount Cook overlooking the Lake with clear reflections of mountains in the Lake.
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Lovely unspoilt beauty, nice to feed the ducks and sea gulls, a small pier where you can see eels, there are great walks around the lake which are beautiful, well worth walking or you can hire bikes and cycle arou...
Wanaka beautiful in the rain and in the sunshine... absolutely beautiful looking over the lake and admiring the snow capped mountains in the distance - would love to come back in Summer and swim in the lake and ka...
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Lake Wakatipu Queenstown
We saw jet skis, water skiing, cruise boats, entertaining submersible jet skis, swimming at the beaches, kayaking, sailing, parasailing and land or sky based recreation nearby with paragliding, sky diving, helicop...
We went on Million dollar cruise from downtown wharf,the staff were great saw great views of the Remarkable's mountains, lots of million $ homes and the different views of the lake and Queenstown.
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We had a wonderful experience of seeing dolphins leaping out of the water on Marlborough Sound during a brilliant Beachcomber cruise and were equally delighted to see more of them along-side our cruise ship as we...
as they deliver Mail around all the different bays you get to see some magnifcent views on the boat roughly a 3& half cruise Value for money is excellent worth doing!! Awsome Commentary on the history Of the Sound...
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... Awesome Sounds; boat tour on day trip or overnight to soak up scenic tranquil aura n ambience of mountains, waterfalls or go for kayaking, scuba-diving, watch rainforest wilderness wildlife, sail on waterways ...
... the olympics of nature: kayaking in the pristine water and breathtaking views of the sound, soaring clouds, verdant jungles tucked below peaks that rival the beauty of the swiss alps, and, at the gate of the T...
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... peaks - We explored to fjord aboard the Discover More vessel which included a visit to the underwater observatory - weather was magic and rain the day prior ensured all the waterfalls were cascading - a magic ...
It's a fantastic way to see the world-famous Milford Sounds, including Mitre Peak, the entrance from the Tasman Sea, and the breathtaking scenery comprised of towering cliffs and dozens of waterfalls plunging lite...
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Lake Tekapo Lake Tekapo
A picturesque lake, with nearby ski fields, excellent walks and bike trails, Mt John Observatory and star gazing, plus excellent food and beverage outlets.
Beautiful turquoise water, gorgeous wild lupins, snow-capped Southern Alps, and stunningly dark skies which allow you to see more stars than I have ever seem in my life in just one night.
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Wanaka Wanaka
Some of our highlights included: - Eating at Big Fig (multiple times) - Dining at Kika - Climbing Mt Iron (Difficulty: Easy - Climbing to Roy's Peak (Difficulty: Very Hard (16km return)) - Puzzling World - Taking...
Stunning snow capped mountains during winter, great places for coffees or food, great bars (everywhere) lots of activities that are available depending on your ability to pay the price...and so the list goes on.
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Lake Taupo is the largest lake on the Northern island and provides great opportunities for outdoorsy activities: boating, sailing, fishing, water skiing, swimming, etc.
We could see majestic Mt Ruophehu across the lake, enjoyed a cruise to the Maori carvings, attempted trout fishing, swam in the refreshing crystal clean waters, and soaked in the serenity
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Ship Cove in Queen Charlotte Sound is a real historical site which is generally recognised as Captain Cook’s favourite New Zealand base between his first visit in January 1770 and his last departure in 1777.
Lovely walk from Shakespeare bay to the wedge gorgeous views from the lookout and Lovely native Bush to walk through
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Virginia Lake Whanganui
At the end of the lake is a large lily pond with a Bridge There is also a higher path which is slightly longer but very easy to walk which takes you through beautiful trees and gives you a lovely high view of the...
Beautiful make with amazing views Well worth a visit can feed the ducks Enjoy the indoor winter garden and the cafe was delicious with reasonable priced food for families
A nice display on local history etc, and a wonderful forest/nature walk before the pools are revealed.An easy walk, for all ages, on a good path.
These are the largest springs in the Southern Hemisphere , largely untamed....just a scenic board work around the area for easy access..lovely bush and scenic river and then the huge bubbling Spring,,needs to be seen
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Lake Rotoiti Saint Arnaud
The Eel fishes, swimming around the bridge lazily, the snow peaked mountains, the windy and chilly weather all adds glamour, a romantic and mesmerising effect on the mind, soul and body.
I am an active person, so I take advantage of the amazing walks, mountains, and of course, the lake itself for swimming, boating, rowing, paddle-boarding etc.
... pontoon to jump off it’s just a place for fun Get the weather and it’s a sun bathers paradise Cracking little snack van on site if you get peckish and nice clean toilets if you need Loved and and defo coming back
Great for kayaks, little sail boats, fishing, having a bbq, walking the tracks - plenty to do and great for a couple of hours or a couple of weeks.
Moke Lake Queenstown
It seems like you can start the trail in two different areas: by the campsite (large parking area), or at an area a bit before the campsite (small 4-5 vehicle parking area by the trail boardwalk).
The two of us did the walk around the lake and it took us a little over 3 hours with stops for photos and videos etc. Unfortunately for one part of the complete walk, you must walk on the gravel road for about 1km.
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Lake Taupo North Island
Really pretty place, you can go for drives, go up the mountain, see snow, see Huku Falls, go jet boat riding, look through the shops.
This must be the most beautiful lake I have seen; there are plenty of activities taking place; you can swim; paraglide.
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The short walk from Faith up from Hidden Lakes Cove to the beautiful lake above, the amazing natural carpet of a true Fiordland forest, and the many, many amazing photo opportunities where very knowledgeable crew...
Always moody and always changing depending on the weather, you cannot fail to be impressed by the evolving vistas of Lake Te Anau with the impressive mountains of Fiordland National Park as a backdrop.
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Really liked Picton, very pretty, lots to see and do and very friendy people, lots going on along the waterfront and many trips an activities to choose from Nice restaurants, lots of choice of different types of food
A great destination 4hrs from Christchurch , 2hrs from Nelson .This is where you get the Ferry from the South Island to the North Island ( Wellington ) There is lots to do, walks , boating , swimming , tours out t...
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Devonport Auckland Central
This place has everything - sensational views of Auckland harbour and Auckland city, history with the tunnels and museum on Mount Victoria and North Head, excercise as you walk around Mt Victoria and the Devonport...
... 5. Naval Base - home for Royal NZ Navy 6. North Head - military tunnels 7. Mount Victoria - offers spectacular views We walked to all of these and enjoyed the gorgeous scenery and beautiful homes along our walk.
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A 3 or 5 day trip kayaking down the mighty Whanganui River from Taumarunui, with banks clad in pristine bush, shooting gentle rapids, sleeping in well maintained huts or in the bush, is the trip of a lifetime.
... scenery along the way, mixed weather, interesting camp sites, many beautiful waterfalls, caves, rapids and people along the way, best thing of all was the organisation of the people at Taumaranui Canoe Hire, c...
Oriental Bay Wellington
very vibrant place on a nice day, watch the ferries in and out of port, little boats, canoes, dragon boats, people jogging, walking cycling, plenty of eateries, cafes, ice cream, swimming at the beach (warm day),...
... along here to the airport, viewing the ocean, the hills, and the amazing architecture - we loved the little lifts that people use to get themselves and their groceries (and other shopping) up to their homes.
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Avon River Christchurch
The Avon River compliments the city and the Botanical Gardens & Hagley Park, very clear, lots of ducks swimming, punting also it runs along many attractions,Kate Sheppard Memorial, Bridge of Remembrance& Canterbur...
The Avon is an underrated asset to Chch, we spend a couple of afternoons spotting trout and eels, watching ducks and other water life while switching river sides on the numerous bridges to and from Hagley Park - a...
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Great cave excursion, excellent guides and explanations, amazing boat ride in the cave, and lots and lots of glow worms lighting up pitch black caves and forming "constellations' on the ceilings.
This trip from Te Anau combines a trip across the lake, a talk about the caves you are about to enter, a small group (about twelve, I think) escorted walk into the caves encompassing rock formations and waterfalls...
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Tama Lakes Whakapapa
Be prepared for this hike, you still need to pack survival items like energy bars, wet weather gear and most importantly windproof gear (be prepared for the wind chill!).
Gorgeous views of both Ngaurahoe and Ruapehu the entire time, even in the clouds and rain that we got for the first two-thirds of the trip, and the lakes themselves are gorgeous.
Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
It's a 20 minute hike up some steps (tiring but do-able) to see a breathtaking view of the mountains, covered in snow and the blue lake beneath with the last of the icebergs melting away.
Take 30/40 mins for walking steps and be surprised by a beautiful bright blue lake with ice rocks and the Tasman glacier.
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Arrow River Queenstown
Wonderful autumn views - golden trees along the riverside.
Walk along the river to New Chums, Sawpit Gully, or Bush Creek trails.
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Such a beautiful view of the Lake wherever you go..the park that leads down to the Lake a great place to have a coffee or picnic and the walkway round to Government Gardens magnificent as you get so many glimpses...
It's friendly, it's exciting you can throw yourself down a hill in a ball, go rafting down a river walk sedately around museum, eat when you like,cruise the lakes, fly in a helicopter or ride in a duck on the wate...
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Perfect for families on the acres of sand, great for SUP on the calm waters and an access point for Mermaid Pools and Whale Bay.
The most beautiful sheltered bay , with beautiful walks, and a fabulous local store., check out the mermaid pools at low tide.