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Great Journey's Travel Blog

Safari at Sea

There are all sorts of ocean-dwelling creatures who make the 93 kilometres between the North and South Island their home. And if you’re lucky, they might show face, fins or beaks on your journey with us.

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Top spots on the TranzAlpine track

The TranzAlpine journey starts in Christchurch on the East Coast and takes travellers all the way to the untamed natural wilderness on the West Coast. We’ve narrowed down the top spots you can stop at along the way— either overnight or just for the day.

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Christchurch with the kids

The garden city has a bounty of fun on offer for children of all ages — even the big kid in you. So if you’re looking for things to do in New Zealand or some school holiday ideas, we’ve put together our top five family fun activities in Christchurch!

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Things to do in Wellington and Wairarapa

Our cool and quirky city offers an abundance of activities beyond the typical tick offs. Whether you’re up for a cycle, a dive, a paddle or a walk, these hidden pockets of adventure are sure to thrill thrill-seekers and get go-getters going.

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Nelson's nature is calling

Whether you’re a casual walker or a honed athlete, you can find adventure to suit your fitness level – so there’s nothing stopping you enjoying the stunning Nelson region.

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Journey to the 'Garden City'

It’s often said that a day or two isn’t enough to discover this South Island wonder, so we think it’s worth making your stay here slightly longer. Here’s our pick of the best things to do in Christchurch.

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Discover a new New Zealand

The energy of the Kaikōura earthquake in 2016 triggered 100,000 landslides and uplifted 80km of coastline. But as nature’s power destroys, it also creates, and some incredible scenery has emerged from the devastation.

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