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Christchurch

Christchurch is the unofficial capital of the South Island. It’s where things happen. With 380,000 people it’s New Zealand’s third most populous region and easily the largest city in the South Island. The first thing you notice when you get there is that it’s flat, making it something of a cyclist’s dream. The second thing […]

 

The West Coast

The South Island’s West Coast is one of New Zealand most sparsely populated and beautiful regions, sandwiched between the Southern Alps to the east and the wild Tasman Sea to west. The Lifestyle The West Coast attracts people who love the outdoors and the wild beauty that New Zealand can offer. Named as one of […]

 

Wairarapa

The Wairarapa region is located in the south-eastern corner of the North Island, east of Wellington and south-west of Hawke’s Bay. Its name stands for “Land of Glistening Waters” in Maori, and the region is named after its biggest lake – Lake Wairarapa. Wairarapa is part of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail touring route […]

 

Bay of Plenty

The beautiful Bay Of Plenty, forming the bowl-shaped print so prominent on New Zealand’s North Island, spreads out from Coromandel Peninsula in the west to Cape Runaway in the east. Named for the famous explorer James Cook in 1769, after he anchored the Endeavour in a fine bay ‘full of villages and plantations’ and that […]

 

Central Plateau

Often called the North Island Volcanic Plateau, the Central Plateau is located in the centre of the North Island. The area is famous for its three active volcanoes: Mount Tongariro, Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Ruapehu. Taihape in the South, Ohakune, in the West, Taupo in the North and the Kaweka Ranges in the East mark […]

 

Stewart Island

Stewart Island is New Zealand’s third largest island, located 30km south of the South Island, across the Foveaux Strait, with an area of 1,746 square kilometres. The island is made of granite, with a wide range of minerals present, forming a rugged terrain. The rich fauna and flora of the island makes it attractive for […]

 

Nelson

The Nelson region, with its administrative centre in the city with the same name, lies on the shore of Tasman Bay, in the North of the country’s South Island. The region is administered by the Nelson City Council and the Tasman District Council, located in Richmond. With one side facing the Tasman Sea and the […]

 

East Coast

The East Coast is located on the North Island between the Bay of Plenty and Hawkes Bay. Gisborne is the region’s biggest city, located at the north end of Poverty Bay; said to have been the first part of the country sighted by Captain James Cook’s crew when it arrived on Endeavour in 1769. The […]

 

Otago

The Otago region is located in the southern area of New Zealand’s South Island. With an area of 32,000 square kilometres (12% of the country’s land area) and 203,500 people, it is the country’s second largest region Dunedin is the main urban centre for the region, which also includes major tourist centres such as Queenstown […]

 

Hamilton

Hamilton is a bustling, growing town in the heart of the Waikato region, at the centre of New Zealand’s innovative, world­leading dairy industry. Not surprisingly it has a lot of businesses which serve the local farming community. That includes things everything from machinery supplies and consumables to professional services like vets, food scientists, management consultants […]