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Golf Courses around New Zealand

From world-famous, championship courses to quirky nine-holers, here's our pick of golf courses to head to on holiday. - More

The fish are still biting!

Bookabach spoke to legendary fisherman Captain Bucko in the Bay of Islands about fishing in NZ through the colder months. - More

Christchurch City

An historic garden city built on the river Avon - and now undergoing something of a post-quake Renaissance. We suggest mixing a little of the old with the new. - More

Mt Cook

Australasia's highest mountain - More

Lake Tekapo

A turquoise-coloured lake below star-studded night skies - More


NZ's only French settlement - More


Wildlife encounters galore, from swimming with dolphins to whale watching - More

Hanmer Springs

A tranquil alpine village, ski area and thermal resort - More

High altitude holidays

The skifields open early in June. Are you ready? - More

Snow guide: Canterbury

This is the country's most diverse ski region, guaranteeing a huge variety of terrain. - More

Explore NZ by bike

22 great trails currently make up Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail, a national project to build a network of world class rides. We've updated our list of excellent tracks and mountain biking destinations in Godzone. - More

Great New Zealand train rides

Take in the sights by rail! - More