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Why New Zealand Is Your Favourite Country

Why New Zealand Is Your Favourite Country

“It sounds like fake news: ‘There’s a guy near Christchurch, he’s exporting compressed New Zealand air to China. In a canister. With a mask.’ But when I check it out later, I find it’s…

Nothing Beats a Life-Affirming NZ Holiday

Nothing Beats a Life-Affirming NZ Holiday

The Daily Mail’s travel editor Mark Palmer kicked off his eight-day tour in and around Queenstown, admiring Lake Wakatipu, then taking in the World Heritage Site Matukituki Valley where Lord Of The Rings was…

Inside NZ’s $10,000-Per-Night Penthouse

Inside NZ’s $10,000-Per-Night Penthouse

“Since New Zealand’s mid-1800s gold rush, Eichardt’s Private Hotel has been a fixture of Queentown’s downtown waterfront. Last October, the iconic property added an eye-catching new wing with its modern Eichardt’s Building, the crown…

Millbrook Resort to Host ISPS Handa NZ Open This Week

Millbrook Resort to Host ISPS Handa NZ Open This Week

The spectacular Millbrook Resort in Queenstown, New Zealand, hosts the ISPS Handa New Zealand Open this week.  The biggest event on the New Zealand golfing calendar, the tournament tees off from 9-12…

Thrilling Start to 2017 in Queenstown

Thrilling Start to 2017 in Queenstown

Queenstown and its reputation as the adventure capital of the world, is a centre for every kind of extreme sport imaginable – but it is best-known for bungee jumping. New Zealand is included in…

Airbnb Confirms Queenstown on New Trips Platform

Airbnb Confirms Queenstown on New Trips Platform

Adventure capital Queenstown will be the New Zealand guinea pig for a new wave of tourism – Airbnb Experiences. The global travel company announced the launch of Experiences – allowing people to book “immersive” tours…

New Zealand Is The New Refuge For the Mega Rich

New Zealand Is The New Refuge For the Mega Rich

New Zealand’s isolation has long been considered the country’s Achilles heel. “That remoteness is turning into an advantage, however, with hedge-fund pioneer Julian Robertson to Russian steel titan Alexander Abramov and Hollywood director James…

Top of the Lake – Series With Star Location

Top of the Lake – Series With Star Location

“Across the globe and across generations”, there are stories with “settings as important as any character with dialogue,” according to an article in IndieWire. New Zealand’s Top of the Lake is one…

New Zealand Wins in World Travel Awards

New Zealand Wins in World Travel Awards

New Zealand has won several awards in this year’s World Travel Awards – Australasia. Air New Zealand has been named the best airline in the region, Queenstown has been recognized as the top destination…

Queenstown – More Than Adventure

Queenstown – More Than Adventure

“Immortalised by Peter Jackson in Lord Of The Rings, tourists now flock to Queenstown’s frosty lakes and rolling hills every year in search of the same magic created by the films,” writes Jennifer Smith…

Wine and Dine Your Way Through NZ

Wine and Dine Your Way Through NZ

“From freshly caught seafood to lamb, meat, everything, the delicious yet frequently underrated cuisine New Zealand offers should top your foodie-travel bucket list,” writes A. Van Houten for Paste Magazine in an…

What to Do in New Zealand

What to Do in New Zealand

21-year-old Taylor Gleason has travelled to 65 countries, “documenting it all — in classic millennial fashion — on an Instagram account that has amassed an impressive 65,800 followers,” writes Brittany Kriegstein in…

‘Pete’s Dragon’ Stars Love New Zealand Locations

‘Pete’s Dragon’ Stars Love New Zealand Locations

Chances are that by the time you leave the theatre after watching “Pete’s Dragon” you have not only fallen in love with Elliott the dragon, but also New Zealand, where the movie was filmed,…

Backcountry Skiing in New Zealand

Backcountry Skiing in New Zealand

Did you know that “there’s more high alpine terrain in New Zealand than France, Italy and Switzerland combined?” “With its natural beauty, abundant peaks and adventurous culture, New Zealand, in particular, should rank high…

Three NZ Cities Included in World’s Friendliest Cities Ranking

Three NZ Cities Included in World’s Friendliest Cities Ranking

Three New Zealand cities have been ranked in the Top 20 of Condé Nast Traveller’s annual World’s Friendliest Cities ranking. Queenstown has been ranked the fourth, Auckland the 15th friendliest and Wellington 17th friendliest…

Nine Wonders of New Zealand

Nine Wonders of New Zealand

“With natural splendours that include stunning marine wildlife and geothermal springs, to culinary adventures taking in cutting-edge restaurants and tours of award-winning vineyards, New Zealand is a country that knows how to amaze the…

Queenstown: A Town For All Seasons

Queenstown: A Town For All Seasons

No matter how “you first cap eyes on beautiful Queenstown – whether it is arriving by plane taking in the stunning views across Lake Wakatipu as your plane touches down amidst the surrounding mountains,…

The Experience of a Lifetime

The Experience of a Lifetime

“A trip to New Zealand might just be the experience of a lifetime.” Queenstown and Christchurch are widely known for their extreme sports and cultural attractions, but New Zealand’s North Island also “has a…

Architectural Wonder on NZ Cliff

Architectural Wonder on NZ Cliff

“Hanging from a cliff on a mountainside 10 minutes from Queenstown is the jewel-like Jagged Edge, a rare undiscovered gem in the ultra-luxury private villa accommodation market in New Zealand,” writes Justine Tyerman for…

NZ’s New South Island Mountain Bike Tour

NZ’s New South Island Mountain Bike Tour

A new bike tour on New Zealand’s South Island “is taking intrepid cyclists to mountainous hideaways so remote that their luggage has to be flown in by helicopter,” as reported in an…

NZ Is One of The Places to Feel Like a Kid Again

NZ Is One of The Places to Feel Like a Kid Again

Rotorua and Queenstown are featured in a list of holiday destinations where you can feel like a big kid again. Rotorua, “the birthplace of Zorbing has plenty of other ludicrously fun things to do aside…

Queenstown Night Flights

Queenstown Night Flights

Air New Zealand have just kicked off the winter season with the first evening service into Queenstown. The approach into Queenstown airport has been ranked one of the most picturesque…

Luxury Lodge Hopping in New Zealand

Luxury Lodge Hopping in New Zealand

“From north to south, New Zealand is an immersion in Maori-dipped expressions, iconic outdoor adventures and exotic Kiwi foodie fare,” writes Shannon Melnyk for The Province. Melnyk mapped out a cross-nation sojourn via…

Queenstown Airport Approach Third Most Scenic

Queenstown Airport Approach Third Most Scenic

The approach into Queenstown airport has been voted the third most scenic in PrivateFly’s annual Scenic Airport Poll. “The views of the Southern Alps make this an exhilarating approach. Sometimes you can even…

The Adventurous Side of New Zealand

The Adventurous Side of New Zealand

“New Zealand is where you’ll find coy honeymooners gazing at each other; intrepid backpackers exploring the highest peaks and the deepest seas, Nature enthusiasts on a relentless trail of whales and dolphins, and adventure…

High-Octane Thrills amid Spectacular Scenery

High-Octane Thrills amid Spectacular Scenery

“There are few, if any, other places in the world where you can do some scenic mountain sightseeing while plunging at a velocity of 200km/h for 3050m of free fall. In 60 seconds,” Jeremy…

One Man. One Wheel. One Epic Trip Across NZ.

One Man. One Wheel. One Epic Trip Across NZ.

Take a look at 100% Pure NZ’s video on New Zealand’s top Freeride mountain biker Conor MacFarlane as he pulls a ‘wheelie’ through Queenstown’s stunning mountain vistas, Christchurch’s urban…

New Zealand’s Food and Drink Make It A Land of Plenty

New Zealand’s Food and Drink Make It A Land of Plenty

With their “Zingy “sauv blanc”, rich flat-white coffee and citrusy hops which now flavours British craft beers, “Kiwis have been making much more impact on our tastes than simply supplying lamb and butter,” as…

Queenstown – Lakefront Oasis, Adventure Capital and Luxury Destination

Queenstown – Lakefront Oasis, Adventure Capital and Luxury Destination

Queenstown was given its name by early gold prospectors, who not only hoped to find gold, but also saw the beauty of the grandiose mountains, lakes and rivers. It’s “A town fit for a…

Flare – A Ski Trip (1977)

Flare – A Ski Trip (1977)

New Zealand National Film Unit presents Flare – A Ski Trip (1977). The video was filmed in Queenstown and is an International Film Festival award winner. Produced by Tom…

5 Must-Visit Places in New Zealand

5 Must-Visit Places in New Zealand

“New Zealand has proven a popular destination for Malaysians be it making a Lord of the Rings pilgrimage to Hobbiton or getting an adrenaline rush from a variety of adventure sports”, according to an…

New Zealand: Best of South Island

New Zealand: Best of South Island

“It was a dream come true,” writes Lynette Tan in a post about her 3-week trip around the South Island of New Zealand. “New Zealand is an exceptional place to travel to for…

Queenstown: Seals to skydiving

Queenstown: Seals to skydiving

100% Pure New Zealand presents an amazing Queenstown experience with surfing, seal spotting, bungy jumping, skydiving and enjoying a few drinks and an epic view with new friends.

The 10 Most Instagrammed Places In New Zealand In 2015

The 10 Most Instagrammed Places In New Zealand In 2015

“New Zealand is basically just a country made entirely of absolute beauty. From the beaches to the glacial mountains, there’s nothing New Zealand can’t do,” writes Matt Whitehead in a Buzzfeed article…

Cam McCaul & R-Dog Mountain Biking

Cam McCaul & R-Dog Mountain Biking

Watch the mountain bike pros and longtime friends, Cam McCaul and Ryan “R-Dog” Howard found themselves with some time in Queenstown, New Zealand. They spent the time having a…

Aurora Australis over Queenstown, NZ

Aurora Australis over Queenstown, NZ

Watch this beautifully filmed video of the Aurora Australis over Queenstown, New Zealand.

World’s Best Destinations for Every Kind of Personality

World’s Best Destinations for Every Kind of Personality

Queenstown, New Zealand is one of the destinations featured in an article on destinations for every kind of personalities. Queenstown, New Zealand for the daredevils: Regardless of the season there always are activities that feed…

Living A Kiwi Life – Ep.37 – Roboshark

Living A Kiwi Life – Ep.37 – Roboshark

In this episode the couple had some fun in Queenstown with the Roboshark, a combination of jet ski and submarine that offers plenty of cool underwater views.

A Guide to Wine Tasting in New Zealand

A Guide to Wine Tasting in New Zealand

“New Zealand isn’t just a place for thrill-seekers. Over the past 30 years, New Zealand has been earning its place as a tastemaker in the wine world”, writes Jenn Brown for The…

Golf’s Toughest Par 3

Golf’s Toughest Par 3

Possibly the world’s toughest par 3 – “a tiny green accessible only by helicopter nestled into mountainside overlooking the city of Queenstown” is 4,500ft high, writes Corey Charlton for The Daily Mail. Errand golf balls…

Dart River Wilderness Jet and Funyak Tour in Queenstown

Dart River Wilderness Jet and Funyak Tour in Queenstown

Fun Travel TV’s Di and Scott head out to Glenorchy from Queenstown to check out the spectacular Mount Aspiring national park on New Zealand’s South Island. Fun Travel TV…

Is this New Zealand’s Best Ever Ski Season?

Is this New Zealand’s Best Ever Ski Season?

After a phenomenal start to the season and continuing snowfalls, both Coronet Peak and Mt Hutt ski resorts in New Zealand may stay open longer than the usual. Ordinarily the season runs from mid-June…

12 Things To Do in Queenstown

12 Things To Do in Queenstown

Queenstown offers “an incredible mix of gorgeous views, great food, fun outdoor activities, and more” writes Geoffrey Morrison for Forbes Magazine. The article collates the Top 12 things to do in the…

New Zealand Cities Make Condé Nast List of Friendliest Cities

New Zealand Cities Make Condé Nast List of Friendliest Cities

Queenstown has been ranked as third friendliest city in Condé Nast Traveller’s ‘The 2015 Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities in the World’ ranking. Auckland has been ranked ninth friendliest city. Queenstown is “the birthplace of adventure…

Is This Heaven on Earth? Amateur Photographer Captures Breathtaking Images of New Zealand’s South Island

Is This Heaven on Earth? Amateur Photographer Captures Breathtaking Images of New Zealand’s South Island

Antony Harrison, an amateur photographer has described New Zealand’s South Island as his favourite place on earth after travelling around the world for the past 14 years. The man from Manchester only began shooting with…

Walking in the Realm of the Giants

Walking in the Realm of the Giants

If New Zealand is famous for something, then it’s for nature, begins a German Lonely Planet Traveller magazine feature. The best way to experience the landscape, the publication recommends, is by hiking the Routeburn…

Queenstown Airport to Open New International Terminal

Queenstown Airport to Open New International Terminal

“New Zealand’s Queenstown Airport (…) is turning to be the busiest and the fastest-growing in the country (and) is set to become the third bigger as it opens the new international terminal”, writes Kalyan…

Air NZ Completes Sydney Lounge Refurbishment

Air NZ Completes Sydney Lounge Refurbishment

Air New Zealand has completed the refurbishment of its Sydney Airport lounge with Auckland, Brisbane and Queenstown to follow as part of a $40 million lounge refurbishment program. “The key thing for us though is…

Queenstown Airport Approach Voted the Most Stunning

Queenstown Airport Approach Voted the Most Stunning

The airport approach into Queenstown, New Zealand has been voted the most stunning out of 147 global nominations in the 2015 Airport Poll by private charter flight company PrivateFly, which…

Queenstown One of the New York Times’ Top Trips

Queenstown One of the New York Times’ Top Trips

Queenstown features in an extensive interactive New York Times travel article, which covers 52 destinations to visit in 2015 recommended by its readers. Rattandeep Singh writes: “Queenstown is one of the most amazing places I’ve…

Queenstown Voted Top Destination in the South Pacific

Queenstown Voted Top Destination in the South Pacific

Queenstown has been voted the number one destination in the South Pacific as well as one of the top 25 locations worldwide in Trip advisor’s 2015 Traveler’s Choice awards. “These world-class destinations chosen…

Savouring Views in New Zealand with Julian Robertson

Savouring Views in New Zealand with Julian Robertson

As the co-founder, chairman and chief executive of the US$30 billion investment firm Tiger Management L.L.C., American Julian Robertson, 82, has achieved a high profile in the world of finance. Robertson, who owns three…

Australian Tech Millionaires Hold Queenstown Secret Summit

Australian Tech Millionaires Hold Queenstown Secret Summit

Some of Australia’s best-known tech millionaires were in Queenstown recently at a mysterious meet-up where the requirement for entry was having a company valued at over $100 million. Among the invitees were Seek co-founder Paul…

Happy – Queenstown Winter Festival 2014

Happy – Queenstown Winter Festival 2014

In 2014 Queenstown Winter Festival celebrated 40 years of making people happy. Pharrell Williams hit song “HAPPY” is used as the theme song for the video.

Summer in Queenstown

Summer in Queenstown

Find out all the possibilities in Queenstown during New Zealand’s beautiful summer. Enjoy plenty of adventure in the air, on the water or across the stunning landscapes or just…

Ziptrek Ecotours, Queenstown

Ziptrek Ecotours, Queenstown

Check out the promo video for 2014 Ziptrek Ecotours in Queenstown, New Zealand. Ziptrek Ecotours is a world leader in the design, development and operation of zipline-based eco-adventures. Ziptrek…