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Maori lived in South Westland many hundreds of years before European settlers arrived. They lived mostly along the coast in places where food gathering was good but travelled up and down the coast searching the… Read more
Wine goes with dinner, like, wine with dinner – and you know you’ve made a great choice of restaurants when the owners pay as much attention to the wine as they do the food. Cherry… Read more
A small Okarito business is walking the talk with their approach to conservation and protecting wild spaces. Paula and Swade from Okarito Boat Eco Tours operate their business with an extremely light footprint and love… Read more
To have a successful restaurant isn’t a piece of cake, it takes dedication and passion for food which Snakebite’s staff have in abundance. Snakebite co-owner and baker Billy Whiteman says they’ve tried to tick as… Read more
What’s better than star gazing? Star gazing from your own private spa pool on the deck of a deluxe tree house of course. There’s no nicer way to end a hard day travelling than relaxing… Read more
Remote living has its advantages and life in Fox Glacier is remote living at its best. Distinction Hotel General Manager Christian Scheule loves living in the stunning alpine environment for multiple reasons. “I have no… Read more
Rafting Season for 2018/19 Has Begun   There’s something about heading into the wild outdoors with no roads, no cars, just the water, rainforest and a paddle to get you back to civilisation.   Eco… Read more
The 2018/19 Breeding Season for White Herons Has Begun Everyone loves whitebait, even the birds. The White Heron/Kotuku nesting season has begun, coinciding with the start of the whitebait season. Established in 1987 White Heron… Read more
Glacier Country Kayaks One of Glacier Country’s must-do activities is kayaking on Lake Mapourika. This lake has spectacular views of the Southern Alps and the surface is often like a mirror, making for stunning reflections. With… Read more
It’s not all about outdoor activities in Glacier Country, here you can also enjoy luxury spa treatments at Amaia Spa. Amaia is located within the five-star Te Waonui Hotel in Franz Josef and as you’d… Read more