Category: Small Town New Zealand

Welcome to our Small Town Travel Guide compiled by New Zealand’s Information Network to help you plan your visit to our beautiful land.

Timaru

Canterbury’s second largest city is surrounded by gently sloping hills, which enfold the beautiful crescent of Caroline Bay. Timaru lies…

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Te Anau

No other region in New Zealand can match the breathtaking mountain scenery of Fiordland National Park. Te Anau is the…

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Twizel

Deep in the Mackenzie Country is a town where the tussock plains reach the horizon, the rivers run slowly, and…

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Punakaiki

Dramatic seascapes along the Punakaiki Coast culminate in the amazing stacks of giant pancake rock formations and booming blowholes. Punakaiki…

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Picton

The bustling port of Picton is the terminal for inter-island ferries, and gateway to the ‘Mainland’, the South Island’s self-proclaimed…

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Oamaru

North of Dunedin is a fine coastal town where you can admire some of the best-preserved and most stately commercial…

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Motueka

A little fishing village on the coast south of Oamaru has become famous for a geological wonder on its windswept…

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Milford Sound

The scenic icon of New Zealand is the picture-perfect view of Mitre Peak mirrored in the glassy waters of Milford…

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Manapouri

Our country is favoured with many exquisitely beautiful alpine lakes, but Manapouri is often referred to as the ‘Loveliest Lake…

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Karamea

Surprises await those who venture into the vast limestone country at the extreme north end of the South Island’s West…

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Kaiteriteri

Perfect sunshine, clear blue-green waters and genuine golden sand, make Kaiteriteri a dream destination for holidaymakers. This seaside resort is…

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Haast

Driving towards the southern end of the South Island’s West Coast Road, there is a strong sense of entering a…

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Hanmer Springs

In this country of variety and contrast, it is not surprising to find a mineral Spa Resort deep in the…

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Greymouth

The ‘Coasters’ as the people of the West Coast are commonly known, are renowned for their independence, hospitality and strong…

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Glenorchy

A picturesque village at the head of Lake Wakatipu is known as the ‘Gateway to Paradise’. Although the title may…

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Cromwell

In the deep heartland of Central Otago lies a modern town which is recognised as the ‘Cherry Capital of New…

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Blenheim

Blenheim can proudly uphold the claim to be both ‘The Sunshine Capital’ and ‘The Foremost Grape Growing Area’ of New…

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Ashburton

Ashburton is an attractive town with stately trees, elegant gardens, outstanding museums and superb fishing rivers brim-full of salmon and…

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Arthur’s Pass

In a high mountain pass on the main divide of the Southern Alps lies a picturesque alpine village. Arthur’s Pass…

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Alexandra

Alexandra is the Spring Blossom Festival town in the golden heart of Central Otago. This attractive town nestles at the…

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