New Zealand

Face your fears!

Black Odyssey, a world first in technical caving adventures, launches on December 1 with The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company, part of Tourism Holdings Ltd (thl) at New Zealand’s famous Waitomo Caves. For the first time ever, adrenaline junkies and those looking for an extreme challenge can push themselves to new heights with this dry […]

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Rough Times Ahead!

If you are into white water rafting, there’s only one place to be next year… White water rafters from around the world are looking forward to the IRF World Championships in Rotorua and Kawerau, in the heartland of New Zealand’s North Island from November 13 to 24, 2013. And in a short time, some of […]

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Goodbye Snow, Hello Rubber and Dirt!

Skyline Queenstown will re-open its gondola doors to take mountain biking enthusiasts up to the world-class Queenstown Bike Park when it re-opens on September 29. After returning from a research trip to Whistler Mountain Bike Park, brimming with tips and ideas, Skyline Mountain Biking Co-Ordinator Brad Rowe is looking forward to the season ahead. “Whistler […]

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The Kingston Flyer Gets Some Marco Pierre White Magic

An experienced chef with a passion for local produce is the perfect person to guide the new look café at Kingston’s iconic train station. Nestled on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, Kingston is home to the beloved Kingston Flyer steam train. It’s where The Flyer Café’s new chef Andy Lisseman is set […]

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Mt Cook Backpacker Lodge Chamois Bar & Grill Achieves New Heights

The kitchen team at the Mt Cook Backpacker Lodge Chamois Bar & Grill in Aoraki Mt Cook is enjoying the dizzy heights of culinary success after making the finals of a prestigious ‘wild food’ competition. It’s been a ‘wild time’ for chefs at Aoraki Mt Cook, who have recently scooped a number of accolades at […]

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Head to the Hobbit Capital

While Wellington is worth a visit at anytime of the year, the 28th of  November, 2012 will be of particular note. For this is when New Zealand’s capital once again becomes Wellywood for the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Positively Wellington Tourism (PWT) Chief Executive David Perks says the city’s hotels are […]

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New Zealand’s Oldest Guiding Firm Goes Wild

It might be New Zealand’s old guiding company but Queenstown-based Guided Walks New Zealand is still moving with the times. Including turning you into the next Bear Grills. At 145 years old, New Zealand’s oldest guiding company, Queenstown-based Guided Walks New Zealand has picked up a top award in the prestigious New Zealand Travel Industry […]

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