Christchurch was changed forever when two earthquakes struck in 2010 and 2011, but visit today and you’ll discover a totally revitalised city. The wider Canterbury region is ripe for exploration, with the spectacular Southern Alps - including New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook - towering above.
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Proposed zipline would pump $4m into Hanmer Springs economy in five years

Twenty-five new tourism jobs may be created at the popular Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa complex if a new multimillion-dollar ride gets the go-ahead.

Back Your Backyard

Art, rainbows and Pasifika beats: 5 events to check out this weekend

There are a heap of events taking place this weekend up and down the country. Here are five to check out.


Christchurch's Orana Wildlife Park launches animal livestreams

Having a bad day? With a click of the mouse you can cheer yourself up with live action meerkats, rhinos and spider monkeys.


Christchurch's The Muse lives up to its 'art hotel' billing

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Hiking holidays

Five walks around New Zealand every nature-lover should try

These beautiful paths are guaranteed to give you moments of awe.


Why there's a lot more to Kaikōura than wildlife-watching

Two new cycle trails and a classic car museum are just three of the many extra reasons to stay a few more days in the picturesque South Island town.

Family holidays

Where to take the kids during the Easter break and school holidays

Stuck for ideas where to bring the little and not-so-little ones? We have you covered.


Once-in-a-lifetime chance to see giant icebergs floating on a glacial lake

One of the country's most spectacular trips, floating among icebergs on Tasman Lake, has an exclusive deal to attract more domestic tourists.

Back Your Backyard

Beer, rainbows and mountain oysters: Five events to check out this weekend

After the recent alert levels “wobble”, events are hoping to get back to normal around the country.

Budget holidays

Airfares from $15 - a budget guide on what to do when you arrive

If you fancy a break but are a bit strapped for cash, Jetstar has announced a new domestic sale.

Cycling holidays

Get on your bike in the South Island: Day rides for you to try

If you are looking for adventure or just a leisurely ride, there are plenty of options to choose from.


Canterbury's Terrace Downs resort reopens as part of Kiwi-owned hotel group

Terrace Downs is back in business and will be refurbished.