Marlborough Region

Published by - Nov 20, 2004
Marlborough is situated in the northeastern corner of New Zealand’s South Island. Its northern shores are the scenically spectacular Marlborough Sounds. Down its eastern side are the mountainous Kaikoura Ranges, which drop down to the Pacific Ocean. The area is one of New Zealand’s finest grape growing regions. Picton Waterfront Picton... Read More

Nelson/Tasman Region

Published by - Oct 5, 2004
Tasman is the region covering the northwestern tip of New Zealand’s South Island. It stretches across Golden Bay and Tasman Bay, which open to the Tasman Sea. The region is one of beautiful sandy beaches and rugged mountains. It is also a very fertile region, rich in horticulture. Kyaking in Tasman National Park Nelson is the main city in... Read More

Southland Region

Published by - Sep 5, 2004
Southland is the perfect place to relax and enjoy fertile green farmland, rugged unspoilt landscapes, clean waters, native forest and spectacular coastal scenery. Bluff – the southern most tip of New Zealand’s South Island Originally Southland was part of Otago. It wasn’t until 1861 that it was declared a separate province and... Read More

Fiordland Region

Published by - Aug 15, 2004
This rugged countryside with its deep fiords is situated in the southwest corner of the South Island. Once a sealing area, Fiordland is now almost deserted except for hikers, visitors and fishermen. Fiordland National Park also provides some of the best tramping opportunities in New Zealand. Mitre Peak in Milford Sound Te Anau is the gateway... Read More

Otago Region

Published by - Jul 5, 2004
Dunedin is the capital of the Otago Region and home to New Zealand’s first university. The Octagon, in the heart of the city, offers visitors a wide variety of shops, bars, restaurants, cafes and entertainment facilities. Many historic buildings including the museums, churches, railway station and stately homes are all popular spots to explore.... Read More

Southern Alps Region

Published by - Jun 9, 2004
Also known as the ‘MacKenzie Country’, the region is named after Jock MacKenzie, an infamous Scottish sheep rustler. This region is home to the country’s highest mountains and largest glaciers and its hydro lakes also supply electricity to many of New Zealand’s cities and towns. As well as the amazing scenery the legendary... Read More