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May 2015

South Canterbury

By | May 7th, 2015|Rafting Kayaking|

From the blue Pacific, across the patchwork quilt of Canterbury Plains to the snow-caped Southern Alps, this region is a mighty adventure playground.

Otago/Southland and Queenstown

By | May 7th, 2015|Rafting Kayaking|

Southern New Zealand embraces some very dramatic coastlines, braided river valleys, golden-brown tussock hills and glaciated slopes of the Southern Alps.


By | May 7th, 2015|Rafting Kayaking|

New Zealand's subtropical northern peninsula is nothing less than a water sports paradise. This natural playground is stunningly beautiful and embraces 1,000 kms of unspoilt coastline, eight glorious harbours and hundreds of offshore islands.

April 2015

Oak Tree Musings

By | April 25th, 2015|History & Culture|

Surrounded by crisp air and standing under a magnificent Oak Tree, I watched while night became day. As the light filtered through the dying leaves slowly things became clearer. Features on faces emerged, details of our surroundings more obvious.

December 2014


By | December 5th, 2014|Southern Lakes District|

Alexandra is New Zealand’s ‘Blossom Town’ - a glorious symphony of colour and light, in harmony with the changing seasons. Named after Princess Alexandra of Denmark, the town has a population of 4,620 and serves as the hub of our stone fruit and merino fine wool industry.


By | December 5th, 2014|Southern Lakes District|

The town was originally known as Dunstan. It sprung up on the banks of the Clutha River, below the point where Hartley and Reilly made their monumental gold discovery in 1862.

Lake Hawea

By | December 5th, 2014|Southern Lakes District|

Lake Hawea began as a collection of isolated cribs and holiday homes, 15 km north-east of Wanaka, but has grown into a pleasant village of 1,150 people with a general store selling produce and fishing licences.


By | December 5th, 2014|Southern Lakes District|

The town is a little golden nugget - born of gold and still maintaining its original character. You can easily visualise the pioneer diggers swaggering down the street and elbowing their way into bustling saloons, dance halls and gambling dens.


By | December 5th, 2014|Southern Lakes District|

As you enter the town, a giant fibreglass iconic sculpture will catch your eye. It is in the form of a cluster of ripe fruit, calculated to tempt the taste buds. Fruit stalls beside S.H.8 offer delectable confections - this is truly the ‘Fruit Bowl’ of the south.


By | December 5th, 2014|Southern Lakes District|

Originally named as ‘Fit for Queen Victoria,’ this alpine town, 284km northwest of Dunedin, is the jewel in the crown of New Zealand’s outdoor adventure tourism.

Southern Lakes District

By | December 5th, 2014|Southern Lakes District|

A land of big skies, wide open spaces, deep silent lakes, wide braided rivers, rippling golden tussock and primeval beech forests - all set against a background of New Zealand’s highest mountains.


By | December 5th, 2014|Southern Lakes District|

After the physical and mental rigours of conquering space and white water at Queenstown, you could not possibly find a quieter and more relaxed place on the planet than Kingston.


By | December 5th, 2014|Southern Lakes District|

Wanaka means ‘Renewal of the Soul’ in Maori, which says it all. This alpine resort has a stunning location that borders on pristine perfection, with reflections of snow-capped alps often mirrored in Lake Wanaka, framed by lakeside poplar trees.

November 2014

Things to Do

By | November 24th, 2014|Queenstown|

Queenstown is nestled in a superb natural alpine setting with lakes and mountains on the doorstep to ensure there are plenty of exciting things to see and do on your vacation, no matter what time of the year!


By | November 24th, 2014|Queenstown|

Located in the Southern Lakes region of New Zealand's lower South Island, Queenstown is the gateway to some of the best winter snow sports plus year round lake and alpine scenery and activities in the world!


By | November 24th, 2014|Queenstown|

Central Queenstown is a shopper’s paradise! Compact and picturesque, no need to find transport to navigate downtown Queenstown as it is well designed to enable visitors the luxury of being able to stroll around all the fabulous shops, cafes, restaurants and bars, while enjoying the breath-taking lake and mountain views.

Places to Eat

By | November 24th, 2014|Queenstown|

Queenstown is renowned for fresh, contemporary New Zealand and international cuisine, excellent customer service and award winning New Zealand wines. There is a huge range of eateries in the Queenstown area offering an extensive range of menus to suit your taste buds and wallet!


By | November 24th, 2014|Queenstown|

Queenstown attracts over 1 million visitors each year for the world-class snowfields, bungy jumping and huge array of award-winning activities and stunning scenery that can be enjoyed all year round!