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.

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Timaru

Canterbury’s second largest city is surrounded by gently sloping hills, which enfold the beautiful crescent…

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Te Anau

No other region in New Zealand can match the breathtaking mountain scenery of Fiordland National…

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Twizel

Deep in the Mackenzie Country is a town where the tussock plains reach the horizon,…

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Punakaiki

Dramatic seascapes along the Punakaiki Coast culminate in the amazing stacks of giant pancake rock…

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Picton

The bustling port of Picton is the terminal for inter-island ferries, and gateway to the…

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Oamaru

North of Dunedin is a fine coastal town where you can admire some of the…

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Motueka

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

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Milford Sound

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

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Manapouri

Our country is favoured with many exquisitely beautiful alpine lakes, but Manapouri is often referred…

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Karamea

Surprises await those who venture into the vast limestone country at the extreme north end…

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Kaiteriteri

Perfect sunshine, clear blue-green waters and genuine golden sand, make Kaiteriteri a dream destination for…

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Haast

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

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Hanmer Springs

In this country of variety and contrast, it is not surprising to find a mineral…

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Greymouth

The ‘Coasters’ as the people of the West Coast are commonly known, are renowned for…

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Glenorchy

A picturesque village at the head of Lake Wakatipu is known as the ‘Gateway to…

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Cromwell

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

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Blenheim

Blenheim can proudly uphold the claim to be both ‘The Sunshine Capital’ and ‘The Foremost…

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Ashburton

Ashburton is an attractive town with stately trees, elegant gardens, outstanding museums and superb fishing…

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Arthur’s Pass

In a high mountain pass on the main divide of the Southern Alps lies a…

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Alexandra

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