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Family Ski Holidays

Want to make your family holiday instantly exciting? Just add snow! If you're taking your tribe to the mountains for the first time, run your eye over our hints to get the most out of your time on the slopes. - More

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

Akaroa

NZ's only French settlement - More

Kaikoura

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