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hiker looking at Mt Cook from lake with iceberg, New Zealand

Discover New Zealand by Car – South Island Road Trip

Striking mountain scenery, dramatic icy fjords, sacred Maori heartlands — you’ll find them all on New Zealand’s South Island. Also known by its native name, Te Waipounamu, this southern frontier is a jagged landscape of rocky extremities and plunging cerulean lakes. You could spend years exploring this thrilling natural playground. But if you’re short on a time, don’t worry. The very best of this beguiling region can be condensed into a well-planned South Island road trip.
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Top Natural Mud Baths and Hotels Around

Top Natural Mud Baths and Hotels Around

Call us filthy animals, but nothing quite stacks up against the mineral-rich magic of natural mud baths. The practice of soaking in a pool of peat, water, and volcanic ash is a...

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Best Auckland Accommodation near Outdoor Activities for Kids

Best Auckland Accommodation near Outdoor Activities for Kids

Auckland is heaven for outdoor enthusiasts with its range of parks, harbourside precincts, offshore islands and adventure attractions. The sprawling city has become a popular...

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Wellington cable car with city in the background

Top 14 Wellington Apartments for A Weekend Trip

Wellington is ideally positioned between a picturesque harbour and forested green hills, offering memorable art, cultural and natural attractions. While its charming downtown area is...

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Treehouse

Hotels with Height: The World’s Nine Best Treetop Stays

A treehouse sojourn is a memorable holiday that every avid traveller should add to their bucket list. From the steamy jungles of the Amazon to the snow-capped mountains of New Zealand,...

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Post Ranch Inn Photography by Kodiak Greenwood

World’s Best Hotels in 2012: HotelsCombined’s Top 10

Working for HotelsCombined is a tough job – every day, we’re tortured with images of stunning hotels in exotic locations, which we stare at wistfully from the confines of our desks....

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