St Clair Beach

Scenic beach in suburban Dunedin. Popular with surfers. Nearby is the council-run St Clair salt hot water pool, which is heated to 28 degrees. […]

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Twelve Mile Delta / Ithilien Camp

Film location from Lord of the Rings, in the vicinity of the Twelve Mile Delta Campground.  Park at the northwest end of the campground and follow a short distance on the path to Bob’s Cove. […]

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Mt Sunday / Edoras: Viewpoint

Waypoint is approximate.  Detouring off the inland scenic route (72) leads to views of Mt Sunday, used as Edoras in the filming of Lord of the Rings.  Access requires around 15km (each way) on an unsealed road. […]

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Godley Head

Scenic drive to here from Christchurch experiences great coastal scenery. If you’d like a hike, consider the Godley Head Loop track. […]

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Sumner Beach

Beach community at the Eastern edge of Christchurch. Good spot for Fish & Chips. Expect cold water if you’d like to swim. […]

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Tiritiri Matangi Island

Visit Tiritiri Matangi, an open sanctuary with many endangered NZ birds. This predator-free island is a 75-minute ferry ride from the Downtown Auckland ferry terminal […]

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Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island is known for its wine industry and artist community, 35 minute ferry ride from Auckland. Dozen vineyards, craft galleries and dining options. […]

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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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