Sun-drenched Blenheim might well be brilliant every day, writes Mike Yardley.
With the closure of New Zealand’s borders, scenic flight operators in Queenstown have had to innovate for a domestic market. Hugh Collins goes for a ‘‘Pavlova on a Peak’’.
Dreams of a Bali yoga retreat or a trip through Europe have to remain a dream for now. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have an unforgettable holiday in our own backyard, discovers Gina Dempster.
Before Covid-19 struck, there was rarely a spare seat aboard TSS Earnslaw or on scenic flights out of Quenstown airport. But now things are a little different, Matthew Mckew finds out the benefits of exploring the Wakatipu Basin.
Whether you’re looking for a quick dip in Queen Charlotte Sound or an extended foray in the Marlborough Sounds, there’s an abundance of cruise, hike and stay options, writes Mike Yardley.
A new cycling trail opens up at the end of the month in Alexandra called Pedal for Pinot. Rebecca Fox took one for the team and volunteered to be the first to try it.
This year, more than ever, promotions such as Eat, Taste, Central, which is encouraging people to visit Central Otago and enjoy its food and wine, are important to the region’s tourism and hospitality businesses.
Maniototo Area School pupil and cultural leader Sam Flanagan, of Naseby, reveals the delights of the Maniototo.
Queenstown’s reputation precedes it. A place containing awe-inspiring natural beauty and many activities to throw yourself into. Emma Perry explores the spring holiday destination.
Clyde artist and photographer Sue Noble-Adams enjoyed a road trip with Christchurch friends Olwynne Oliver and Lyn Escott to Kaikoura and the West Coast.
As we are making great strides to see more of our own backyards, we asked people to tell us about their favourite places. Former Christchurch mayor Bob Parker answers questions about his favourite New Zealand travel destination, Otago.
"Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids but it’s great to see the back of them once a year," Shawn McAvinue says as he and his wife leave their children with her parents in Dunedin and head off for a weekend in Waitaki.
Third-generation Cheviot farmer Vince Daly reveals his favourite North Canterbury spots to visit - Gore Bay, the Hurunui River mouth and Manuka Bay.
Fiordland is pitched to the unsuspecting visitor as a place "beyond belief" because, quite frankly, you have to see it to believe it. Alexia Johnston reflects on her time spent enjoying one of NZ's treasures.
Despite being only a few hours’ drive from Dunedin or Invercargill, The Catlins is often left off the travel itinerary for Southerners in search of a break. Tim Miller went for a visit.
Otago Access Radio community liaison Jeff Harford, of Dunedin, reveals the delights of Patons Rock, in Golden Bay.