Fun Family Things To Do In Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs, located in the far north of the Canterbury region, and is probably best known for its fabulous thermal pools and picturesque landscapes. Being only a 90 minute drive from Christchurch it is a popular destination for families and travellers alike. Hanmer Springs offers a wide selection of both relaxation and adventure activities. Unfortunately,…

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A Guide To New Zealand’s Hot Springs

Formed along an active geological hotspot, it’s no surprise that New Zealand is home to many natural hot springs. Nestled amongst spectacular forest, mountain and plains scenery, for relaxation and spa aficionados they’re an essential destination. There are hot springs all throughout the country, which can be enjoyed in both summer and winter. Some offer…

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Exploring Capital Cities: Wellington, New Zealand

Exploring Capital Cities: Wellington, New Zealand Capital cities are an excellent focal point for travel. While in some cases (London, Tokyo) the capital is also the largest city in the country, in many other cases (Australia, USA, New Zealand) they are smaller, but even more rich in history and political interest. New Zealand’s capital city…

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New Zealand’s National Parks

A large reason that New Zealand has so much pristine natural scenery is that much of the land is protected in designated national parks. Not only does this prevent logging and deforestation, it also ensures that the Department of Conservation (DOC) spends time and money keeping the forests healthy, pest-free and filled with accessible walking…

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South Island Lord Of The Rings Locations

Even those who have never been to New Zealand will be familiar with its scenery – through the lens of a camera, where it became the real life equivalent of Middle Earth from Tolkien mythology. Though models and special effects were also utilised, the vast majority of the cinematography in Lord of The Rings is…

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