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6

Sep

What’s on in New Zealand – Auckland

What’s on in New Zealand   Auckland       Auckland is one of New Zealand’s largest and most exciting cities. It is the main international gateway, a cultural melting pot, and boasts an events calendar so full of thrills, fun, entertainment and family activities, it is hard to narrow it down to five top …

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6

Aug

What’s on in New Zealand – Raglan, Waikato

What’s on in New Zealand   Raglan, Waikato       Raglan is proudly the hometown of New Zealand’s surfing culture – and the longest left-hand surf break in the world – plus an arty bohemian feel to the place that is like none other.   With a growing coffee and foodie scene, art galleries …

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Jul

What’s on in New Zealand – Masterton, Wairarapa

What’s on in New Zealand   Masterton, Wairarapa     Mawley Holiday Park in Masterton is the perfect place to base yourself when experiencing all the Wairarapa has to offer. Masterton is only 1.5 hours North of Wellington, and in 2017 was named New Zealand’s most beautiful city. If you are coming from the South …

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6

Jun

What’s on in New Zealand – Ruakaka, Northland

What’s on in New Zealand   Ruakaka, Northland     We love Ruakaka! It is a hidden gem of golden sand, glistening ocean views and friendly locals. Of course it is also home to a stunning Family Parks destination, Ruakaka Beach Holiday Park. Situated just two hours north of Auckland Airport and 25 minutes south …

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5

May

What’s on in New Zealand – North Canterbury

What’s on in New Zealand   North Canterbury     Take a trip north of Christchurch and reward yourself with views of braided rivers, snow-capped mountains, coastal landscapes, and grapevines as far as the eye can see. You are right, North Canterbury really is full of all the beautiful things that New Zealand is known …

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Apr

What’s on in New Zealand – New Plymouth

What’s on in New Zealand   New Plymouth     If you are heading to New Plymouth for a break, Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park is a great place to base yourself as you explore everything the Taranaki region has to offer. With its beach front location you are perfectly placed to catch a wave in …

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6

Mar

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Hokitika

New Zealand in Focus   Hokitika     Hokitika is a self-proclaimed ‘cool little town’ situated on the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand; only three hours’ drive west of Christchurch. Hokitika offers visitors the perfect mix of natural beauty, culture and heritage, and great places to eat and drink. You will …

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18

Dec

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Bay of Plenty Beach Holidays

New Zealand in Focus   Bay of Plenty Beach Holidays     Bathed in sunshine and surrounded by water, the sunny city of Tauranga will tempt you with plenty of options for everyone to enjoy a perfect holiday break. New Zealand’s fifth largest city offers visitors world-class facilities as they soak up the stunning coastal …

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Nov

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Discover Rotorua

New Zealand in Focus   Discover Rotorua     Nowhere in New Zealand does the earth feel more alive than it does in Rotorua and with summer fast approaching it is the perfect place for a weekend or week-long getaway. Sitting within the Pacific Rim of Fire, Rotorua is an international tourism icon known for …

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3

Oct

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Christchurch, The Garden City

New Zealand in Focus   Christchurch, The Garden City     Set against a majestic alps to ocean backdrop and commonly referred to as the ‘Garden City’, Christchurch offers visitors one of the New Zealand’s most unique destinations. Full swing into the post-earthquake rebuild, this energetic city combines urban regeneration, creativity, and innovation that is …

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5

Sep

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Around Auckland

New Zealand in Focus   Around Auckland     You don’t usually associate Auckland with rest and relaxation but you’d be surprised to know that within an hour drive in either direction of Auckland City are some of New Zealand’s best beaches, walking tracks, wetlands, waterfalls and hot pools. To help with your escape from …

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Aug

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Relax in Raglan

New Zealand in Focus     Relax in Raglan   Located right in the middle of New Zealand’s North Island is the Waikato region, where you will find Raglan, the home to some of New Zealand’s best nature-based tourism and most famous surf beaches. Many international visitors, initially having been drawn by the surf, have …

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Jul

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Majestic Masterton

New Zealand in Focus     Majestic Masterton If you are looking for somewhere that can offer you a true New Zealand experience, there is no better place to visit than the amazing Wairarapa. Masterton is the largest town in the region and only a one hour scenic drive or train ride from Wellington.   …

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5

Jun

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Great Lake Taupo & Tongariro – The real middle earth

New Zealand in Focus     Great Lake Taupo & Tongariro – The real middle earth     One of the best things about the Great Lake Taupo region is that there is so much to experience no matter the season. This active volcanic and geothermal location is home to Taupo, a stunning resort style …

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May

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Central Otago: An autumnal wonderland

New Zealand in Focus     Central Otago: An autumnal wonderland So often I hear that the best time to visit Central Otago is over the winter months and these voices are not wrong if you are in search of some of the best ski conditions in the world. I however, am going to get …

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4

Apr

Feature Region – Coober Pedy

Famed as the “opal capital of the world”, Coober Pedy is one of Australia’s most interesting towns. Opals were first discovered here in 1915 and the area around town has since become riddled with holes (over a million, it’s said) from miners searching for these beautiful gemstones. The town is also famous for its “dugouts”, …

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Apr

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Bream Bay: The jewel in Northland’s crown

New Zealand in Focus     Bream Bay: The jewel in Northland’s crown I have shared a few blogs about the Northland region over the last few years, however I have kept one little jewel in the crown a secret until now – Bream Bay.   Bream Bay is the half-way point between Auckland and …

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7

Mar

Feature Region – Yea

Perched on the edge of the river of the same name, Yea was founded in 1855 and still has plenty of its heritage charm. You’ll find plenty of historic buildings around, as well as beautiful natural attractions like the Yea Wetlands and Murrindindi Scenic Reserve. You’ll also find one of our Victorian family members, the …

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6

Mar

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – North Canterbury: Your home away from home

New Zealand in Focus     North Canterbury: Your home away from home For some travellers the key feature of their journey is the town or city they are visiting, while for others, like myself, the holiday park itself is my destination and I don’t really plan on moving far from home base once I …

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5

Feb

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Taranaki: Like no other

New Zealand in Focus     Taranaki: Like no other This month we set the team at Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park the impossible task of giving us their top 6 reasons to visit them and the Taranaki region in 2017!   Here’s the thing – they already know that you are going to love your …

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4

Dec

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Napier: The Art Deco Discovery

New Zealand in Focus     Napier: The Art Deco Discovery Napier is New Zealand’s art deco capital and a stunning location at any time of the year. Arts, culture and wine combine with fantastic iconic events to create a destination unlike any other.   As well as the many favourites for visiting this area, …

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3

Nov

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – The Coromandel: Nature’s Playground

New Zealand in Focus     The Coromandel: Nature’s Playground The Coromandel, one of New Zealand’s most pristine coastlines, complete with stunningly rugged terrains and beautiful landscapes – and only a short drive from one of the country’s biggest international gateways, Auckland.   It’s a great spot to get away from it all, by yourself, …

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4

Oct

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Rotorua: Feel the spirit

New Zealand in Focus     Rotorua: Feel the spirit Rotorua – it’s the long-regarded birthplace of tourism in New Zealand with an intricate history of welcoming visitors from around the world from the late 1800s through to today. Back then, it was the famed Pink and White Terraces and their geothermal activity that drew …

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31

Aug

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Discover the winterless North!

New Zealand in Focus     Discover the winterless North! Northland – the “Winterless North” is an amazing destination all year round, with something for everyone.  Whether you are adventurous or just want to relax by the beach, there are so many beautiful places to see and amazing adventures to be had in Northland, here …

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1

Aug

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Visit the new Christchurch!

New Zealand in Focus     Visit the new Christchurch! Christchurch is the phoenix rising from the ashes and its entrance is not only vibrant, but full of magnificent new sites and adventures that are not to be missed. Here, we have pulled together a list of just five of the great reasons to visit …

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