The days may be cold in winter but the manaakitanga (the traditional Māori word for hospitality) is always toasty warm across Aotearoa New Zealand. There are so many amazing ways to get out and explore the country these school holidays, but we think one of
In the heat of the Australian summer, dreaming is about all you can do when it comes to enjoying a white Christmas. However, increasing numbers of Aussies and Kiwis are also choosing to get festive in the middle of winter. It’s known as Christmas in
Winter is the coolest time to visit Christchurch – and not just because the average temperatures are a chilly 3-12 degrees. A cover of winter snow takes the already spectacular scenery within easy reach of the city to a whole new level (like New Zealand
Aotearoa New Zealand is a nation that embraces a wide variety of musical genres.
New Zealand Music Month is celebrated in May, but anytime is a good time to check out the country’s diverse music scene. From jazz and grunge, to classical and some unique
Kia ora! Here is a list of school holiday and term dates for 2019. Plan your trips, getaways and short breaks and book your accommodation at ChoiceHotels.com to get the best value.
School Term Dates
Start: 28th January 2019
End: 12th April 2019
Autumn School Holidays
Easter is the perfect opportunity for one last family getaway before winter sets in.
Planning ahead is important when travelling in New Zealand at this time of year. Make sure you have all the supplies you need as many shops are closed on Good Friday and
Located on the North Island’s South Taranaki Bight, the focal point for most visitors to the city is Te Awa o Whanganui – also known as the Whanganui River. Outdoor adventures await, along with a vibrant cultural scene. The incredibly diverse architecture gives Whanganui, also
Like many destinations in New Zealand, Rotorua is the complete holiday package and comes with an almost bewildering array of options for things to see and do.
Accessible by car in under three-hours from Auckland (or less than an hour by air), this geo-thermally-active holiday hotspot
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With an average flying time from Australia's East Coast of just three hours, a visit to Auckland on New Zealand's North Island makes the perfect short break escape. If you have just a couple of days to explore, here's a suggested itinerary