Things to do

Hot Water Beach: Coromandel

Hot Water Beach is on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, approximately 12 minutes (8.6km) drive from Hahei. And its name is no exaggeration!

For one to two hours either side of low tide you can dig your own hot pool in the sand where the water temperature can be as hot as 64°C (147°F). So, remember to pack a spade, or hire one when you get there.

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Top things to do in Oamaru

The small town of Oamaru gently reveals itself three hours south of Christchurch along SH1.

Home to a unique historical centre, its charm has attracted a delightful mix of friendly characters.

Gentlemen riding penny farthings will go about their business amongst tourists and technophiles, whilst artists and blacksmiths work away oblivious to the progressive world outside their walls.

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Top things to do in Nelson

The arty town of Nelson, gracing the top of the South Island, is a place rich in both culture and sunshine.

It’s an animated destination known for its abundance of fresh food, gorgeous wine, café culture and alternative lifestyle seekers.

Sheltered by mountains, it has a Mediterranean-style climate perfect for enjoying the surrounding beaches.

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Top things to do in Kaikoura

If you’re a fan of the ocean and its inhabitants, then Kaikoura is definitely going to be your paradise.

Fittingly called a ‘Maritime Serengeti’ for the abundance of sea animals that grace its waters, it’s a small settlement on lush pastures wedged between mountains and sea, midway between Christchurch and Picton.

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