Make the most of long weekends and public holidays with these epic short getaway ideas.

Long weekend getaways

New Zealand has some of the greatest scenic drives in the world. Discover something new on a weekend getaway to these regions. Picture yourself cruising along stunning golden bays from Nelson to Abel Tasman. Or make your way to the far North Island on the Twin Coast Discovery Highway. Or, driving from Christchurch to Queenstown via scenic wonders such as Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki.

Day Trips

Many cities make for an excellent base for day-tripping, with a number of outstanding sights within a few hours’ drive.

From beautiful turquoise lakes to towering mountains discover some of the top day trips you can take from Christchurch into the Mount Cook Mackenzie area. Or start in Dunedin, as the gateway to the Otago Peninsula, it boasts a wealth of wildlife experiences, from penguins to albatross to seals.

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