Diamond Lake - Rocky Mountain Walking Track - Wanaka
The track is a figure 8 shape. For a shorter walk take the return track to the Lake Wanaka viewpoint. The entire track takes around 3 hours return but the views from the summit are stunning. Note: the track’s steep and uneven in parts – not suited to poor weather conditions.read more
- Location: Wanaka - 25 mins drive west of Wanaka, along the Mount Aspiring Road.
Rob Roy Glacier
Talk about bang for your buck! This is a 10km return track in the West Matukituki valley. It's about an hour drive from Wanaka along a gravel road with some stream crossings. The trail can be steep in some areas and there is a unstable slip on the lower section of the trail which has a steep drop off and requires care when crossing. You are rewarded with stunning views of the Rob Roy Glacier - a great spot to have your lunch and watch the playful Kea, just please don't feed them.
Raspberry Creek Car Park
Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Rd
Mount Aspiring 9382
- Location: Raspberry Creek Car Park
Beacon Point Walk - Wanaka
Follow the Lakeside Road alongside the lake to the scenic Bremner Bay. Park here and follow the flat path along the shoreline to Penrith Beach. An easy, peaceful walk – good opportunity to picnic or play at one of the beaches.read more
- Location: Wanaka - Follow the Lakeside Road alongside the lake to the scenic Bremner Bay. Park here and follow the flat path along the shoreline to Penrith Beach.
Mount Iron Track - Wanaka
Mount Iron is a glacier carved hill, visible from anywhere in Wanaka. Worth the climb, the summit provides panoramic views. The access track is well signed 2km from Wanaka along State Highway 6.read more
- Location: Wanaka - The access track is well signed 2km from Wanaka along State Highway 6.
Lake Outlet Track - Wanaka
This scenic leisurely walk follows the Clutha River from Wanaka to Albert Town. You can park at the town end of Penrith Beach and walk from here, or access the Outlet carpark via the Outlet Motor Camp along Anderson road. Great for biking.read more
- Location: Wanaka - park at the town end of Penrith Beach and walk from here, or access the Outlet carpark via the Outlet Motor Camp along Anderson road.
Millennium Walkway - Wanaka
Gentle ups and downs as you follow the lakeshore, finishing at a secluded bay – ideal picnic /swim spot.read more
- Location: Wanaka - Take the Mount Aspiring Road out of town towards Glendhu Bay. The track is well signed on the right hand side, just a few kilometres along this road.
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New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!
Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.
With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.
With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.
Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting pools of mud!
The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi. Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.
Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City. The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities. Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!
Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.