Short breaks
Short breaks
You don't have to use up all your annual leave on a holiday. Take a break from your day-to-day and get into a car, bus, train or plane to discover a different part of the country. Taking time to breathe and explore, to taste and discover - even if only for a night or two - can be a true tonic for the soul.

You should visit this national park with a quintessential NZ vibe

Rugged coastal landscapes and superb birdlife make Stewart Island/Rakiura worth the journey south.

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Hot rods, sunflowers and epic swims: Five events to look out for this weekend

Summer is definitely here and there’s no let-up in the events taking place up and down the country.

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How to enjoy a sweet weekend in Oamaru

Big on character, this Waitaki town has plenty to offer the curious traveller during a 48-hour stay

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Three of the best whitewater rafting experiences

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You should visit this national park with a quintessential NZ vibe


Tiritiri Matangi: The laid-back island for the birds

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How to spend a day in Dunedin on a $50 budget

With students making up about a fifth of the population, Dunners caters nicely to those on a tight budget.


Room Review: A classy place to lay your head in the capital

The InterContinental Wellington boasts a whopping 1236 guest rooms and suites, as well as the largest heated swimming pool in the capital.


Win the ultimate Auckland staycation

You'll be checking into a luxury hotel room which includes breakfast for two, plus $1000 worth of vouchers to spend while you're there...


The luxury adults-only escape that is one of Northland's best-kept secrets

The lodge is hidden away in native bush in the Hokianga, and is available for just one couple at a time.

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The regions hardest hit by Covid-19 are among our most beautiful

The likes of Fiordland and the West Coast boast some of our most stunning scenery. But, in dire straits due to Covid, they need your help.

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Collingwood: A Golden Bay town with an old-time charm

Surrounded by stunning scenery and a wealth of things to do, many choose not to linger in Collingwood. But skipping this small town is a mistake.


Raglan Treehouse in the woods

This treehouse is nestled in around 10 acres of pine forest and 10 acres of bush. It's secluded, off the grid, and is the experience of a lifetime.


A Great Barrier Island tour with the locals

It's obvious the sustainable future of Auckland's farthest-flung island is in very safe hands.