Hanmer Springs

Published by - Jan 6, 2007
Wide open spaces, braided rivers, mountains and thermal pools; this region has it all. Hanmer Springs is a pretty alpine resort town and lies 120 kilometers (80 miles) to the north of Christchurch. It is nestled in the picturesque Hanmer Forest Park and the foot of the Hanmer... Read More


Published by - Dec 9, 2006
The capital of the West Coast region. An excellent base to explore the wild West Coast of the South Island. Greymouth is the largest town on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Backed by the Southern Alps to the east, it sits at the mouth of the Grey River. It is... Read More


Published by - Nov 28, 2006
The lively and creative ‘garden city’ is the gateway to the spectacular South Island of New Zealand. Christchurch sits on the central east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. It is bordered by the Port Hills and Lyttleton Harbour to the south, the beaches of Pegasus Bay... Read More


Published by - Oct 21, 2006
Timaru is South Canterbury’s largest city and port. With its predominantly mild climate Timaru is well known for growing a variety of produce from apples, berry fruits, asparagus and pumpkins to producing a huge range of calla lilies and peony roses. Timaru is conveniently... Read More


Published by - Sep 27, 2006
Queenstown is known throughout the country as a place rife with sights and adventure. Internationally reknowned as the ‘adventure capital’ of New Zealand, Queenstown has something for everyone. The region is located in the south-west part of the South Island. Queenstown... Read More