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NEW ZEALAND ENCOUNTERS CUSTOM VACATION DESIGN

Location: Otago

We believe it is the people of the country that make for life long memories, not just the holiday photos of beautiful landscapes. Allow us to introduce you to the people of New Zealand through specially chosen B&Bs and lodges or with our hand picked guides that will share their stories, experience and local knowledge with you...(more)

MERCURY BAY ART ESCAPE ART TOUR - Whitianga , Coromandel

Location: Coromandel

Explore the studios of the Mercury Bay Art Escape on the Coromandel Peninsula. Visit from Tairua to Kuaotunu during the free Open-Studio Tour on the first two weekends of March each year or by appointment. Enjoy the creative talent that includes a wide variety of media. Don’t miss the exhibition at Hot Waves Café, Hot-Water Beach during March...(more)

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KEPLER MOUNTAIN VIEW - Manapouri, Fiordland

Location: Fiordland - Manapouri

Kepler Mountain View offers self-catering accommodation in fully self-contained holiday cottages. Our Fiordland accommodation is ideally located in Manapouri, right on the doorstep of Fiordland National Park, the gateway to Doubtful Sound. Our well appointed, en suite cottages range from one-bedroom through to three bedrooms...(more)

PHOTO SAFARIS - Queenstown

Location: South Island

Our NZ photographic safaris are about taking your camera off automatic and taking control. Learn how to control aperture and shutter speed. Understand composition and take away skills that will help you for the rest of your photographic life. The safari is a five-hour, 4WD photographic learning experience with either legendary photographers: Mike Langford or Jackie Ranken...(more)

STONEHENGE AOTEAROA - Wairarapa

Location: Wairarapa

Stonehenge Aotearoa was built by members of The Phoenix Astronomical Society with the support of the Royal Society of New Zealand the purpose of Stonehenge Aotearoa is to encourage people of all ages to rediscover the knowledge of their ancestors. It's a unique place of science and wonder in New Zealand & they offer a wide range of touring options...(more)

ROMER GALLERY - Auckland

Location: Auckland

Recently opened Auckland Gallery. Stephan Romer brings New Zealand's landscape to us as we have never seen before. Stephan is one of the world's most sought-after commercial photographer with clients such as Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Aston Martin. An original and gentle approach to capturing the poetry of New Zealand's landscape, bringing a powerful intimacy to the beauty of our wilderness...(more)

TEKAPO SPRINGS - Lake Tekapo

Location: Canterbury

Featuring wonderful outdoor hot-pools, ice-skating rink, tube-park over winter, Trippo waterslide and a year round operation of the mesmerizing Glacial Day Spa and licensed cafe. New Aqua Play and cooler pools now open! Tekapo Springs is a destination not to be missed. Check our website for prices and operating times...(more)

KO TANE - Maori Cultural Experience - Christchurch

Location: South Island

Discover Tane Mahuta - the Maori god of the forest. Unearth a people and culture who live in harmony with nature. Ko Tane is a Maori cultural experience located at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Includes a Powhiri (traditional Maori welcome), cultural performance and entertainment, Maori village, Hangi Meal and an optional Kiwi Tour. Phone 3596226 for availability...(more)

OTAGO MUSEUM - Dunedin

Location: Dunedin

Welcome to one of the world's best museums! Discover the richness and vibrancy of the southern region through outstanding collections covering culture, nature and science. Whether you have an hour to spare or a day to enjoy, you'll find something to inspire, enlighten or excite you...(more)

SOLSCAPE ECO RETREAT - Raglan

Location: Waikato - Raglan

Contemporary eco baches, high in style and low in environmental impact. Experience eco living nestled amongst the native bush in our "off the grid" Tipi Retreat or stay in one of our recycled New Zealand railway carriages or self-contained cottages. Ideal for surfers, backpackers, family holidays and romantic escapes...(more)

AUCKLAND MUSEUM - Auckland

Location: Auckland

Welcome to Auckland War Memorial Museum, where exciting stories of the Pacific and New Zealand are told within a memorial dedicated to those who have sacrificed their lives for our country. This Auckland museum also has exhibits featuring the flora, fauna and landforms of our unique islands...(more)

TE PAPA - NEW ZEALAND'S NATIONAL MUSEUM - Wellington

Location: Wellington

Te Papa, New Zealand's national museum, tells the wonderful stories of our past, present and future. Over 20 galleries are home to imaginative exhibitions and interactive experiences that explore NZ's unique natural environment, dynamic art heritage, interesting history and the vitality of Maori culture. Open 365 days a year from 10am to 6pm (except Christmas Day). Free admission...(more)

POLYNESIAN SPA - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua

Enjoy tranquil bathing and views overlooking Lake Rotorua at Polynesian Spa, New Zealand's leading international day spa. Relax in one of the 28 hot mineral pools each with different temperatures. Polynesian Spa is the perfect place to enjoy a choice of spa therapies or bathing and they provide a unique thermal spa experience on the shore of Lake Rotorua...(more)

GENTLE ANNIE SEASIDE ACCOMMODATION - Mokihinui, West Coast

Location: West Coast - Mokihinui

Gentle Annie Seaside Accommodation is located halfway between Westport and Karamea on the West Coast of the South Island. Offering a range of accommodation from secluded houses and lodging surrounded by native bush, overlooking the ocean (set up so that it feels like you're the last on earth), to a seaside campground—experience kiwi camping as it used to be...(more)

TU TIKA TOURS - Whangarei

Location: Northland - Whangarei

Kia ora! Maori Cultural Tours Whangarei. Come join Merv and Rangi for a very personal tour into our home. You will be immersed in our culture starting with a traditional welcome. Learn some of our arts and crafts and prepare your own hangi lunch before we embark on our journey sharing our stories and some breathtaking sights of Whangarei...(more)

MATHESON CAFE & REFLECTIONZ GALLERY - Lake Matheson, Fox Glacier

Location: West Coast

We have an excellent reputation for all our gourmet delights and range of menus. The award winning restaurant Matheson Cafe is on one side of the entrance, on the other side of the entrance is ReflectioNZ. A unique New Zealand themed gift shop and gallery...(more)

WELLINGTON MUSEUM - Wellington

Location: Wellington - Wellington City

Housed in the Bond Store, a 1892 heritage building designed by leading architect Frederick de Jersey Clere, is Wellington Museum. Set over four floors, the Museum shares some of the fascinating stories of the Wellington region. Come see the Von Kohorn Room, Wahine Theatre, The Attic, and much more!..(more)

HOWICK HISTORICAL VILLAGE - East Auckland

Location: Auckland - Eastern Bays

Experience the tranquil and rustic surroundings of an 1850s settlement. Wander at your own pace while you explore this museum, located on a five-acre site, including 30 buildings set up to show life as it was in early Auckland. Chat to our costumed staff, and savour the home cooked food at the Homestead Cafe & souvenir shop. Open seven days...(more)

MILFORD SOUND LODGE - Milford Sound

Location: Fiordland - Milford Sound

Experience Milford Sound in a more authentic way with overnight stay. It's just not possible to properly enjoy this incredible place in a day trip. Our Rainforest Campervan Park is an NZ Must Do campervan experience and supported by premium facilities. Treat yourself in our premium chalets but be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. Licensed on-site café...(more)

ROMER GALLERY - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Queenstown Town

Bringing you New Zealand landscapes that have rarely been seen before is Stephan Romer, one of the world's most sought after commercial photographers with clients such as Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Aston Martin. An original and gentle approach to capturing the poetry of New Zealand's landscape, bringing a powerful intimacy to the beauty of our wilderness...(more)

TUATARA LODGE BACKPACKERS AND CAFE - Invercargill, Southland

Location: Southland

Situated within city centre, close to all amenities. A great stepping-off point for exploring some of the South Island's wildest and most beautiful locations. Fiordland, Stewart Island and the Catlins are within easy reach. This Invercargill hostel has friendly staff and wide range of accommodation from bunks to private en-suite rooms. 15% discount in on-site Café for guests. Free Wifi...(more)

THE VILLAS DINING AND COFFEE HOUSE - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch Central

The popular Villas Dining and Coffee House is located in two magnificently restored Victorian Villas in the centre of Christchurch's cultural precinct. We're formerly known as The Coffee House and we're the place to go for casual cafe food and coffee and New Zealand style dining. A state-of-the-art bar offers craft beers and an extensive wine and cocktail menu...(more)