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Destination Aotearoa

Antarctica is a land like no other, with deep blue seas, unique creatures and endless icy plains under starry skies.

The International Antarctic Centre transports a slice of this astounding continent to Christchurch, with a range of immersive experiences that allow everyday visitors to see, touch, feel and fall in love with Antarctica.

Brave an Antarctic storm, go off-road in a Hägglund, befriend a husky, mingle with the penguins, experience Antarctica from all four dimensions and leave with a head full of knowledge and a heart full of love and inspiration to take action. Just like the explorers before you.

See it. Love it. Save it.


Nestled on the south-western shores of Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu, you will find the picturesque Walter Peak High Country Station.

Travelling there on the iconic TSS Earnslaw vintage steamship is an experience in itself. The 45-minute journey is perfect for exploring the decks, engine room, viewing platform and onboard museum.

Upon disembarking the TSS Earnslaw, watch the farm dogs round up sheep from the paddocks and help feed the alpaca, sheep, deer and even get up close to the Scottish Highland cattle.

Enjoy a delicious homemade afternoon tea with sandwiches, cakes and scones before cruising back to Queenstown.


What is it that makes Edgewater, Lake Wānaka so appealing for family holidays?

Unparalleled access to Lake Wānaka is definitely a big plus, as is the biking and walking track around parts of Lake Wānaka which is directly accessible from Edgewater. The hotel is the only accommodation in Wānaka situated right on the edge of the lake!

The Edgewater Resort’s spacious, comfortable and family-friendly one and two-bedroom apartments make the ideal base to relax after a busy day biking, boating, fishing or exploring the Wānaka township. Spend your family holiday lakeside at Edgewater.

0800 108 311 /  edgewater.co.nz


Kaikōura is a unique and exciting place for a relaxing and refreshing break with the family, and watching Kaikōura’s dusky dolphins has a uniqueness all of its own.

Swimming with the dusky dolphins is a unique and sought-after activity, often described as a life-changing experience; creating special and heart-warming memories. These dolphins are found in pods all-year-round along the coast.  

Not everyone decides that swimming is for them, so watching the dolphins, and the people swimming with them, is magical in itself.
The acrobatic displays of the dusky dolphins will captivate your heart and put a smile on your face.


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