Queen Charlotte Track

Experience the spectacular Marlborough Sounds whilst walking or biking the Queen Charlotte Track. The track stretches 70 km from historic Meretoto/Ship Cove through to Anakiwa in the Grove Arm of Queen Charlotte Sound. […]

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Lake Matheson

Just a 5 minute drive from Fox Glacier, the slight detour to Lake Matheson is highly recommended. A 40 minute return walk leads to the lakeside jetty famous for mirror views of Aoraki/Mt Cook, Mt Tasman and Mt La Perous. […]

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Hamilton Gardens

These major gardens, located between the main highway and the Waikato River, are some of the best known in New Zealand. As well as the main gardens, there are numerous themed gardens to check out; Italian, Indian, Japanese and Chinese, among others. […]

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Historic Oamaru

Oamaru has an strikingly well-preserved collection of historic buildings, a glimpe of what things were like in Victorian New Zealand. Harbour Street, in particular deserves a visit. […]

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Old Cromwell Town

Explore the historic precinct and soak up in the tranquil lakeside scenery in Old Cromwell Town. Visitors can inspect buildings from 1860 to 1900 that reflect the town’s gold mining past. These include London House Stables, The Cobb & Co Store, Captain Barry’s Cottage and Jolly’s Seed and Grain Store. Hop aboard a beautifully restored […]

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Tongariro Crossing

The Tongariro Crossing is perhaps New Zealand’s most renowned day hike, leading 19.4km on a one-way journey from Ketitahi Carpark to Mangatepopo. Highly recommended if you’re up for a day’s hiking. Local shuttle services are available to bring you to/from your vehicle, which you park at either end of the trail (most people shuttle first, […]

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Hooker Valley Track

One of the most popular walks in the park, the track leads up the Hooker valley towards Aoraki/Mount Cook. It passes close to the Alpine Memorial (a great viewpoint) and Freda‚Äôs Rock before coming to the viewing point of the Mueller Glacier and the first swing bridge. […]

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