February 17, 2020

Hotel Review: SkyScape in New Zealand | TravelAge West

Located a three-hour drive southwest of Christchurch, New Zealand, is Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. At 1,660 square miles, it’s one of only 15 zones in the world certified to be free of light pollution — and the only one in the southern hemisphere.

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Hotel Review: Kamana Lakehouse in Queenstown, New Zealand | TravelAge West

In a former life, 139 Fernhill Road was home to a 3.5-star hotel that was, by some accounts, a dive. But after a multimillion-dollar renovation, Kamana Lakehouse in Queenstown, New Zealand, is now a destination in itself. 

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February 9, 2020

The Ultimate New Zealand South Island Travel Guide | Outside

New Zealand's South Island is undoubtedly one of the world's most beautiful places, where golden beaches and dense rainforests border the snow-capped Southern Alps and adventures are endless. But for those of us who can't pick up and move to Christchurch, here's a definitive guide to how to make the most of your time there.

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January 19, 2020

Hiking New Zealand's New Great Walk: The Paparoa Track | Outside

The stunning Paparoa Track is the country’s first new Great Walk to be completed in 25 years, and is unlike any to come before it. Our reporter scored a spot on opening day.

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Auckland City Guide | enRoute

Lord of the Rings may have put New Zealand on the tourism map, but its biggest city is a far cry from Middle Earth. Luxury hotels are changing the seaside landscape, yet Auckland retains its sense of history and Kiwi hospitality. Hit the rooftop bars in the bustling CBD (central business district) or escape to an island vineyard; just don’t leave without sampling the fresh oysters.

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