If you want to go deeper, steeper, wetter and wilder in the wilderness this is the place for you. North Westland has almost limitless adventure possibilities - whitewater rafting, underground tube rafting, heli-rafting, jet boating, caving, mountain biking and horse trekking.
Discover a world untouched by man - a true wilderness where deep ocean meets towering peaks. Fiordland National Park is the largest park in New Zealand and just the wildest, wettest and most isolated part of the country.
Hawke's Bay has consummate style - chic restaurants, world class wines, fine foods and passionate craftspeople. The Bay is an unbroken crescent of land between the Mahia Peninsula and Cape Kidnappers - the world's largest accessible gannet colony.
Drive one hour north of Christchurch and you enter a rural lifestyle of irresistible charm. North Canterbury is an exquisite part of New Zealand where you will find ample space for complete recreation and rejuvenation.
Visit a chosen land where warmth, hospitality, fine wines and gourmet foods delight visitors all year round. Marlborough has a beautiful varied landscape of golden tussock downland, rich green beech forests, wide braided rivers and stark lofty mountains.
Wanganui, the 'River City', nestles at the mouth of the broad tidal Whanganui River. This beautiful garden city is noted for its heritage walks, reserves, fine arts, culture and its outstanding museum.
Enter the untouched wilderness of New Zealands South West World Heritage Area. It is a vast pristine nature-lovers paradise, filled with the grandeur and spectacle of Mt Cook, the Southern Alps and the Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers.
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.
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.
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.
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.