Good Morning World

Because we’re one of the first countries to see the sun, we’ve got kiwis from around New Zealand to say Good Morning to the world, every day for 365 days. Discover the best of the South Island and meet the friendly locals below.

We’ve got kiwis from around New Zealand to say Good Morning to the world, every day for 365 days. Discover the best of the South Island and meet the friendly locals below.

Day 78 | Canterbury

The Ahuriri Valley is located in Canterbury on the South Island and is the perfect location for hiking, fly fishing in the river and star gazing at night time.

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Day 13 of 365

Take an adventurous boat ride through the Shotover River Canyon in Queenstown. That will wake you up in the morning.

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Day 47 of 365 | Good Morning World

Good Morning World from Greg & Richard at Emerson's Brewery in Dunedin. Make sure you come for a brewery tour when you're visiting Dunedin.

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Day 3 of 365

Good Morning World from Kaikoura

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Day 34 of 365

Good Morning from the Mouth John Observatory after an evening of stargazing. Located at Lake Tekapo which is part of a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve.

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Day 40 of 365 | Good Morning World

Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses is the perfect place to stay and dine when visiting Kaikōura.

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Day 76 | Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs is a picturesque alpine village 90 minutes' drive from Christchurch known for its hot pools and many other activities like the Hanmer Springs Bungy.

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Day 20 of 365

Visit Bluff in Southland, one of the oldest European settlements in New Zealand. A must do while visiting is trying the famous Bluff Oysters.

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Day 22 of 365

Good Morning World from Lake Wanaka. From kayaking to biking or hiking, there is so much to do around the area. You'll have to visit to check it out.

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Day 26 of 365 | Good Morning World

Take a trip to Central Otago, home to more than 80 wineries and well-known for its fresh produce and gourmet food

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Day 50 | Christchurch

Christchurch is a vibrant, energetic city where urban regeneration, creativity and innovation thrive.

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Day 32 of 365

Moeraki is a small fishing village just an hours drive north from Dunedin in the South Island. Visit soon to taste the fresh flavours at Fleurs Place

Visit Moeraki
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Day 82 | Otago

Taste and enjoy the most exclusive wines at Mount Edward winery in the Otago region. Bike through the vines or meet the wine-makers and savour the best of this region.

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Day 46 of 365 | Good Morning World

Today’s Good Morning World comes from Rory & Angus in front of their honesty box in Blenheim!

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Day 35 of 365

Marlborough is known for its world-famous wine but there is so much more to see and do in the area.

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Day 89 | Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand's smallest national park - but it's perfectly formed for relaxation and adventure.

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Day 36 of 365 | Good Morning World

Today’s Good Morning World comes from Lyndon at Nugget Point Lighthouse on the Catlins Coast! Hope you have a great day, wherever you are in the world! #Good...

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Day 79 | Kaikoura

Good Morning World from Lisa in Kaikōura who is showing us the various marine life that live off the coast in the region.

Discover the region
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Day 104 | Queenstown

World famous as the ultimate jet boat experience, the Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1970 in Queenstown.

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Day 44 of 365 | Good Morning World

The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony offers a unique opportunity to observe the world's smallest penguin.

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Day 102 | Canterbury

Today’s Good Morning World comes from Blair, Fletcher & dog Marley at the Rakaia Gorge, Canterbury!

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Day 60 | Hokitika Gorge

Today’s Good Morning World comes from Samantha at the Hokitika Gorge which is on the West Coast of the South Island & a natural beauty!

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Day 74 | Cardrona

Today’s Good Morning World comes from Jossi up Cardrona Alpine Resort, in Wanaka. He's taking a cruisey day on the mountain enjoying the terrain.

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Day 29 of 365 | Good Morning World

The picturesque coastal town of Kaikōura is the perfect place for marine life encounters, coastal walks, and tucking into a plate of crayfish

Visit Kaikōura
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Day 95 | Nelson

This peaceful, quiet and beautiful spot is located close to Nelson among the Redwood trees. Come visit soon!

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Day 71 | Queenstown

Queenstown takes breathtaking scenery to a whole new level. What better way to see it that on a scenic helicopter flight?

Visit scenic Queenstown
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Day 18 of 365

Good Morning World from the Wanaka Lavender Farm with over 10 acres of beautiful lavender fields, farm animals and honey tasting.

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Day 11 of 365

Good Morning World from Aoraki/Mount Cook - the tallest mountain in New Zealand!

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Day 38 of 365 | Good Morning World

Today’s Good Morning World comes from Juliet on the Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds! Hope you have a great day, wherever you are in the world...

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Day 97 | Lake Hayes

Stoneridge Estate is regarded as one of the top boutique Queenstown wineries. Make sure you visit on your South Island Holiday!

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What will you discover?

New Zealand’s South Island hosts the purest natural landscapes you’ll ever experience. From wildlife to wineries, from glacial valleys to star-filled skies, nature's best flourishes against a palette of dramatic scenes.

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