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13 Slopes to Ski in New Zealand

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Love skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing or any and all fun on and off the piste? Check out our great snow hostels located near New Zealand's best slopes.

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20 things to do in Queenstown in Winter 2021

Want to know what to do in Queenstown in winter?..

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Seven Epic Spots For Stargazing In New Zealand

With dark clear skies, unique celestial displays..

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26 Auckland Activities to Entertain You in Any Weather

In its prime harbour location, Auckland is known..

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Great Walker? Check out our 14 top Great Walks hostels

Keen to strap on a few necessities and hit the..

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Weekend Road-Tripping in New Zealand

We've put together a helpful guide for making..

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Long Weekend Getaway to Te Anau

Sounds fabulous! Head off on a long weekend..

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Top 9 walks for people that 'aren't that fit'

Sometimes it's nice not to have to break too..

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The Top 9 Geothermal Hotspots to Explore In Rotorua

Rotorua is known as a haven for weird and..

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