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Waitaki
Moeraki Boulders, Waitaki

By Miles Holden

Queenstown
Motatapu track , Queenstown

By Amos Chapple

Central Otago
Otago Central Rail Trail, Central Otago

By Miles Holden

Christchurch - Canterbury
Christchurch City, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Julian Apse

Christchurch - Canterbury
Black Cat Cruises, Akaroa, Christchurch - Canterbury

By ChristchurchNZ

Waitaki
Oamaru's Victorian Precinct, Waitaki

By Tourism Waitaki

Dunedin
Yellow-eyed Penguins, Dunedin

By Miles Holden

Queenstown
Macetown, Queenstown

By Sara Orme

Waitaki

WAITAKI
Local heritage surrounded by stunning landscapes.

Recommended experiences in Waitaki

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Highlights

  • ­Explore the unique Moeraki Boulders
  • Discover Victorian history in Oamaru
  • Try gliding over the Mackenzie basin
Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN
Explore the Motatapu Alpine Track

Recommended experiences in Queenstown

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Highlights

  • Explore the Motatapu Alpine Track
  • Get your thrills with a bungy jump
  • Take in the views from a gondola ride
Central Otago

CENTRAL OTAGO

Explore local history & landscapes by bike.

Explore the Otago Central Rail Trail

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Highlights

  • Cycle historic Otago Central Rail Trail
  • Meet the winemakers of Central Otago
  • Explore the gold mining heritage
Christchurch - Canterbury

CHRISTCHURCH
Start your journey in this vibrant city.

Recommended experiences in Christchurch

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Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant city centre by tram
  • Discover the evolving street art culture
  • Take in the views from the Port Hills
Christchurch - Canterbury

AKAROA, CANTERBURY
Explore this coastal French settlement

Recommended experiences in Canterbury

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Highlights

  • Dive into marine adventures at Akaroa 
  • Savour local farmer's market produce
  • Scenic bike ride along Banks Peninsula
Waitaki

OAMARU - WAITAKI
A haven for heritage and natural wonders.

Recommended experiences in Oamaru

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Highlights

  • Meet the world's smallest penguin
  • Explore the Victorian Precinct
  • Steampunk playground and museum
Dunedin

DUNEDIN
Discover local history and unique native wildlife.

Recommended experiences in Dunedin

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Highlights

  • See yellow-eyed penguins
  • Edwardian beauty of the Railway Station
  • Discover historic Taieri Gorge Railway
Queenstown

QUEENSTOWN
Amazing vineyards, townships and scenery.

Recommended experiences in Queenstown

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Highlights

  • Visit an ex-gold mining ghost town
  • Sample premium wines
  • Ride the Queenstown Cycle trail

View the journey

Get closer to the real New Zealand with this journey through rich heritage and natural wonders. Discover the history of New Zealand's only castle, meet the smallest penguin and try award-winning wine from winemakers of Central Otago’s wineries on this Discover the South journey.

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  • Getting around

    Getting around New Zealand is easy with familiar road signs and a great range of transport options available.

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  • Where to stay

    There are plenty of accommodation options for every budget and travel style.

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  • Weather & Seasons

    Visit in Spring or Autumn to enjoy warm weather, spectacular colours, lower prices & short queues.

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  • Visa

    You don't need a visa to travel to New Zealand if you hold a valid Australian passport.

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