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  • Tuhura New Zealand – discover your world.

    Tuhura is a mobile app for smartphones, ipads and tablets. Designed for anyone touring New Zealand or with an interest in the country, Tuhura contains an extensive library of 90 second film clips that relate to New Zealand history, culture, famous people, and attractions. Read more on our About Tuhura page.

TREBLE CONE – Great Skiing – Great Views

People travel from all over the world to ski and snowboard the 550hectares of snow at Treble Cone. Starting out as a small ski club for locals, Treble Cone is now the largest ski area in the South Island. If you’re wanting a thrill, Treble Cone boasts the longest vertical rise in the Queenstown Southern … Continue reading

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The Church of The Good Shepherd – Lake Tekapo

Sitting on the shores of Lake Tekapo, The Church of the Good Shepherd was constructed in 1935 for the pioneer families of the Mackenzie country to worship. The church was designed by Christchurch architect R.S.D. Harman, based on sketches by a local artist, Esther Hope and is now probably the most photographed church in New … Continue reading

Check out Discover NZ Tourism’s new look!

Discover NZ Tourism has had a facelift. To incorporate our growing number of features we’ve upgraded the Discover NZ Tourism app and the way it looks. Check out the new opening page by downloading Discover NZ Tourism from your favourite app store. Discover NZ Tourism now has seven entry points: Tours/Attractions – The number of … Continue reading


New Zealand Lakes – over 3,820 of them!

Would you believe there are over 3,820 lakes in New Zealand with a surface area larger than one hectare? Eight of the largest ones are in the South Island. These include: Lake Wakatipu, Lake Tekapo, and Lake Manapouri. New Zealand’s deepest lake in New Zealand. At 462 m deep, Lake Hauroko in Southland, is the … Continue reading

Wellington Cake Tin

Wellington’s Cake Tin

Wellington’s Cake Tin seats 34,500 spectators and cost $130 million to construct. It opened on January 3, 2000.


Back From the Dead! The Takahē

Between 1800 and 1900 there were only four sightings of the Takahē.  For that reason, by the 1910s, the Takahē was thought to be extinct. There was one man who refused to believe it, however.  Geoffery Orbell, and ornithologist, was convinced the bird survived.  He spent 15 years scouring the mountains and fiords of Fiordland … Continue reading


Jack’s Point – not your usual town

The Queenstown Trail is part of the New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT) system in Otago, New Zealand. This cycle/walking trail links Queenstown, Arrowtown and the area known as Gibbston. At least 110km long, the trail follows rivers and lakes to link key places in a series of tracks that also access public land. Parts of … Continue reading

Middlemarch, Otago, South Island, New Zealand.

Middlemarch and George Eliot

At the foot of the Rock and Pillar Range of hills in the Strath-Taieri valley sits the town of Middlemarch, a town whose name has been long debated. Some claim the name originated from the word “march” which was once an English term meaning, “a boundary.” Indeed, the Tairei River flows through Middlemarch and creates … Continue reading

Dashing Rocks, Timaru, South Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand.

The Danger of Dashing Rocks, Timaru

At the northern end of Timaru’s Caroline Bay are Benvenue Cliffs and Dashing Rocks, named after the Benvenue, one of many ships to have been wrecked at Dashing Rocks. On May 14, 1882, a clear Sunday evening, with absolutely no wind, but a mountainous sea, two ships, the Ben Venue and City of Perth were … Continue reading

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Southern Hemisphere’s deepest cave found in New Zealand

If you Google “deepest cave in New Zealand” you’ll find a brand new entry… there is: #1 Nettlebed/Stormy Pot system Mt Arthur 1174m discovered in January 2014 Not only is it New Zealand’s deepest cave, this link between the Stormy Pot and Nettlebed cave systems, is the deepest cave in the Southern Hemisphere. The cave … Continue reading


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