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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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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)

NEW ZEALAND ENCOUNTERS CUSTOM VACATION DESIGN

Location: New Zealand

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)

NEW ZEALAND PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS - New Zealand

Location: Wanaka

From 1-day Photography Workshops to 17-day NZ Photo Tours with New Zealand's leading landscape and wildlife photographers. Join Richard Young, Rob Brown, Dave Buckton and experienced tutors to help you to get the most from your photography...(more)

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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)

TU TIKA TOURS - Whangarei

Location: North Island

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)

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)

GENTLE ANNIE SEASIDE ACCOMMODATION - Mokihinui, West Coast

Location: West Coast

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)

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)

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)

STONEHENGE AOTEAROA - Wairarapa

Location: Wairarapa - Carterton

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)

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)

MATHESON CAFE & REFLECTIONZ GALLERY - Lake Matheson, Fox Glacier

Location: West Coast - Fox Glacier

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)

TEKAPO SPRINGS - Lake Tekapo

Location: Canterbury - Lake Tekapo

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)

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 - 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)

KO TANE - Maori Cultural Experience - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch

Come and discover Tane Mahuta the Maori god of the forest. Discover a people and culture who live in harmony with nature. Ko Tane is a Maori cultural experience located at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Tours include a Powhiri (traditional Maori welcome), cultural performance and entertainment, Maori village, Hangi Meal and an optional Kiwi Tour. Phone 359 6226 for availability...(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)

PHOTO SAFARIS - Queenstown

Location: Queenstown - Lake Wakatipu

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)

POLYNESIAN SPA - Rotorua

Location: North Island

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)

WETA WORKSHOP AND STUDIO TOURS - Wellington

Location: Wellington - Wellington City

Weta Studio Tours is your gateway to immersive filmmaking experiences in Wellington, NZ. Guided by a Weta Crew Member, this is an opportunity to see props, costumes, and weapons from the 'Lord Of The Rings', 'King Kong', 'District 9', 'The Hobbit', and more! Includes a tour through the live-shooting stage from Thunderbirds Are Go! and guided transfers from Wellington i-SITE...(more)

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RATA ESCAPE - Staveley, Mid Canterbury

Location: Canterbury - Mt Somers

A little over an hour's drive southwest of Christchurch, Rata Escape is a boutique holiday destination nestled in a native bush garden under striking Mount Somers. Rata Escape is within close reach of expansive high country and mountains for hiking and biking, pristine fishing rivers, lakes, ski fields and golf courses making it an outdoor paradise...(more)