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... 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,... 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... Read More

Canterbury Region

Published by - May 7, 2004
Canterbury stretches eastward over the Canterbury Plains from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean. The area is a patchwork of farmlands, interlaced with large braided river systems, and the snow capped peaks of New Zealand’s highest mountains as a backdrop. The local Ngai... Read More

West Coast Region

Published by - Apr 5, 2004
The West Coast stretches from Westport in the north to Fiordland in the south. The region is one of mountains, glaciers and lush rainforests, bordered to the west by the Tasman Sea. To the east are the mountainous Southern Alps that form the backbone of New Zealand’s South... Read More