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KO TANE - Maori Cultural Experience - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

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)

SUSSEX HOUSE - Nelson City

Location: Nelson

One of Nelson's original family homes, this superbly appointed bed & breakfast has all the character and romantic qualities of the Victorian era. Located in lovely riverside gardens and only minutes from the city centre, guests at our Nelson bed and breakfast can enjoy warm hospitality and fine B&B accommodation in bedrooms named after famous composers...(more)

AUCKLAND MUSEUM - Auckland

Location: Auckland - Auckland City

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)

TEKAPO SPRINGS - Lake Tekapo

Location: Mt Cook and MacKenzie Country

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)

MILFORD SOUND LODGE - Milford Sound

Location: Fiordland - Milford Sound

It's not possible to enjoy this incredible place properly in one day, so experience Milford Sound in a more authentic way with an overnight stay. Treat yourself to a luxury chalet, booking early to avoid disappointment, or stay in our affordable shared, private accommodation. Our Rainforest Campervan Park offers powered sites with self-catering facilities. Licensed on-site café...(more)

TE PAPA - NEW ZEALAND'S NATIONAL MUSEUM - Wellington

Location: Wellington - Wellington City

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 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (9:00 pm Thursdays). Free admission...(more)

NEW ZEALAND ENCOUNTERS CUSTOM VACATION DESIGN

Location: Northland - Bay of Islands

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)

TUATARA LODGE BACKPACKERS AND CAFE - Invercargill, Southland

Location: Southland - Invercargill

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)

OTAGO MUSEUM - Dunedin

Location: South Island

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)

THE VILLAS DINING AND COFFEE HOUSE - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

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)

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)

TE MANAWA MUSEUM OF ART, SCIENCE AND HISTORY - Palmerston North

Location: Manawatu

The cultural heart of Palmerston North, Te Manawa Museum, brings art, science and history together, recognising the uniqueness of each area and reflecting the growing Manawatu region and its people. View the changing art exhibitions featuring national and international artists. Enjoy the unique children's house and garden and explore our interactive exhibition Te Awa—The River, Heart of Manawatu...(more)

STONEHENGE AOTEAROA - Wairarapa

Location: Wairarapa - Featherston

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 - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown

Bringing you New Zealand landscapes that have rarely 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)

PHOTO SAFARIS - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown

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)

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)

KEPLER MOUNTAIN VIEW - Manapouri, Fiordland

Location: Fiordland

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)

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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HOWICK HISTORICAL VILLAGE - East Auckland

Location: Auckland - Howick

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)