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Give it some Wellington!

by benni

Destination: Wellington

What it lacks in size, Wellington in New Zealand more than makes up for in variety. Shop at the city's version of Harrods, ride a cable car, tour historical sites and hit the beach... all in a day

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Fox glacier, New Zealand

Roaming the glaciers in New Zealand

Destination: Fox Glacier

Queenstown might be heralded as the extreme sports capital of the world, but New Zealand’s glaciers are undoubtedly cooler

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Dine by Peter Gordon

Peter Gordon's New Zealand

Destination: Auckland

Native ingredients, fresh seafood and a traditional meat and dairy industry give New Zealand an edge on the culinary front. Where better to try the results than Auckland and the capital Wellington?

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Akaroa (Halfmoon Cottage)

Ten great New Zealand hostels

Destination: New Zealand

With a fantastic network of budget accommodation, you're spoilt for choice for places to stay in New Zealand. From city centre hostels to remote beach houses, here are ten of the best bargains

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The Nevis Bungy

High on life in Queenstown

Destination: Queenstown

Summer or winter, Queenstown never sleeps - whatever time of year you go, this jewel of New Zealand's South Island is well worth a visit for jaw-dropping scenery and adrenaline-fuelled activities

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Lake Rotorua

Why Rotorua is hot, hot, hot

Destination: New Zealand

Things get pretty steamy in the area round Rotorua, a hotbed of geothermal activity on New Zealand’s North Island. And however impressive you expect it to be, the reality is even better

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wanaka

Snow limit to learning in Wanaka

Destination: Wanaka

An extended holiday or a career change - whatever you choose, training to be a snowboard instructor will change your life. Here's how one person did it in Wanaka, New Zealand

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The Milford Sound by boat

New Zealand: walking the Milford Track

Destination: New Zealand

With its steel-blue waters and soaring mountains, Milford Sound in New Zealand draws 500,000 visitors a year, travelling by boat and car. The best way to see it is on foot, hiking the Milford Track

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Kawarau Gorge with the spillway visible

Wakitipu wanders: the natural side of Queenstown

by JA9830

Destination: Queenstown

Away from the bright lights and tacky trinkets, it is still possible to experience the lakes, bush and mountains that were the original draw for visitors to the area.

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