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Limited edition hiking

Limited edition hiking

The four-day hike from Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound on New Zealand’s South Island has been called ‘the greatest walk on earth’ and celebrates its 125th anniversary when it opens for the summer once again this month. (more…)

Hobbit-hunting, near and far

Hobbit-hunting, near and far

Out on 15 December this winter is the much-anticipated film adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s fantasy novel, The Hobbit. Published in the 1930s, the book soon became recognised as a children’s classic; its fantasy leanings gave it something of a counter-culture cult status, popular with everyone from New-Agers to Dungeons & Dragons players. (more…)

Do it auld over again

Do it auld over again

Serious partygoers can pop their corks at midnight in Auckland, New Zealand, this New Year’s Eve, then be whisked by plane across the International Date Line to the Cook Islands – to welcome 2012 all over again. (more…)

Cycle through New Zealand

Cycle through New Zealand

A brand-new cycle trail is being built in New Zealand, which will allow visitors to explore the country’s landscape and go from town to town on bike.

The first phase of the three-year project, which will result in seven trails, began in November with the North Island’s Waikato Trail and is due to finish in October next year. (more…)

Celebrate Waitangi Day in New Zealand

Celebrate Waitangi Day in New Zealand

Tour operator Bales Worldwide is giving travellers the perfect opportunity to partake in the festivities of Waitangi Day in New Zealand on 6 February. The public holiday, which marks the anniversary of the signing of the nation’s founding document, is a family festival with concerts and markets. (more…)

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