Top NZ travel insurance companies compared (comprehensive)
Jun14

Top NZ travel insurance companies compared (comprehensive)

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We know that trying to compare travel insurance can be challenging. That’s why we’ve put together a more deatiled travel insurance comparison table that lets you quickly see each plan side-by-side to help make your choice easier. With our comprison table you can see exactly what you are getting so you can easily choose the cover which suits your travel needs and lets you compare what type of cover is included in each type of plan. You...

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Top 7 Camping spots in New Zealand
Mar18

Top 7 Camping spots in New Zealand

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Have you started planning your next family trip? If you are into outdoor adventure, try going camping. For those that have never tried camping, maybe after reading this post you will want to give it a go and experience something different. Camping is an affordable holiday accommodation option and most sites have beautiful landscaped surroundings often with a bush outlook or beside a beach or lake. If you’re setting up camp, you...

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Children’s Day
Feb26

Children’s Day

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March 2, 201410:00 amto3:00 pmChildren’s Day will be happening on Sunday 2 March 2014 with a theme of “Treasure our Childrent”. New Zealand’s Children’s Day provides New Zealand families an opportunity to spend quality time together and celebrate how special and important our children are. It is a fun day with lots of activities. Event organisers from around the country have helped to organise loads of...

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Comparing 6 Top NZ Travel Insurance Companies
Feb20

Comparing 6 Top NZ Travel Insurance Companies

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We have contacted six of the top Travel Insurance companies to know their norms and terms regarding their area of coverage. We have requested for an online travel insurance quote and a comparison of all collected information can be viewed in the table below to help find the best travel insurance rates. 1Cover Tower AA Southern Cross State World Nomads Individual person 32 days, worldwide 175.5 219 247.00 285.00(20% off online) 214.2...

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Top 10 must see places
Feb19

Top 10 must see places

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If you’re planning a trip to New Zealand then we recommend these top 10 places you must visit. All these attractions include fantastic scenery, pristine atmosphere, extraordinary landscapes and fine climate. 10 Kaikoura Kaikoura is situated in the middle between Christchurch and Picton on the East Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. This place is widely known as the whale watching capital of New Zealand. Kaikoura overlooks majestic...

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Top 10 things to do in NZ
Jan16

Top 10 things to do in NZ

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If you’re planning a trip to New Zealand then we recommend these top 10 things to do in New Zealand. All these things include heaps of fun, action and entertainment. Auckland Zoo Auckland Zoo is rated Auckland’s No1 things to do. There are so many things you can do here including coming along to one of Auckland Zoo’s events which are scheduled throughout the year with more over the kid’s school holidays. read more Auckland Zoological...

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New Zealand Ski Resorts Comparison
May15

New Zealand Ski Resorts Comparison

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The table below provides you with a comparison of all the ski resorts in New Zealand. Using the information provided you can compare New Zealand ski resorts based on key attributes such as ski resort Terrain, Number of Lifts, Prices and facilities provided. You can click on a New Zealand ski resort in the table to find out more about the ski resort. Ski Resort Terrain Number of Lifts Prices Facilities North Island – Manganui Ski...

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Otorohanga

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To the north of Waitomo is Otorohanga, famous for its kiwi house and native bird park. Kiwi house is where kiwis are bred in captivity and has been around for a long time. This is a great opportunity to see a live Kiwi as you never get to see a kiwi in New Zealand because they live in the deep bush and only come out at night for four hours. The kiwi bird is unlike other birds, its tiny eyes cannot see that well at night so they feel,...

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Treble Cone Ski Area

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Ski Resort Treble Cone is the biggest ski area in the South Island of New Zealand and is the winner of the Peoples Choice New Zealand Ski Area Service Award 2006. It has the highest vertical drop in South Island at 700 metres and stunning views across over Lake Wanaka and Mt Aspiring. Treble Cone continues to keep improving its facilities for instance, in 2008 there were major developments to improve trails in the Saddle Basin as well...

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Snow Park NZ

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Ski Resort Snow Park is situated in the beautiful Southern Alps of New Zealand. It is a freestyle paradise for snowboarders and skiers opened in 2002. The Park features include two superpipes, a quarterpipe, more than 40 rails, hits and jumps and more, Snow Park has something for everybody. There is a designated area for beginner’s skiers called ‘Half Pint Park’ designed to help riders development into the freestyle world...

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Cardrona Alpine Resort

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Ski Resort Cardrona Alpine Resort is situated between Wanaka and Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand. It offers a comfortable and friendly ski and snowboard resort with plenty of wide open spaces, avoiding congestion. The resort is suitable for all abilities and ages including families, freeriders, teenagers, kids and senior citizens. There is a designated area for beginners, wide open groomed slopes for intermediates,...

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The Remarkables Ski Area

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Ski Resort Situated on New Zealand’s South Island, the Remarkables Alpine Park is one of Queenstown’s impressive ski fields, a 45-minute drive from Queenstown. It is regarded as the best place to learn to ski for adults and children. Driving up to the Remarkables some may find the road a little daunting, however the good thing about it are the amazing views wherever you look. It has 3 terrain parks with enough hits and...

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Coronet Peak Ski Area

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Ski Resort Coronet Peak is New Zealand’s premier and most popular ski resort. It is a 25 minute drive from Queenstown along sealed roads. Seasons run approx mid June to early October, opening from 9am – 4pm. Coronet Peak is suited to all levels offering beginner to advanced slopes. Coronet Peak has 280 hectares of terrain accessible via a six seater express chair, an express quad, a double chair and T-bar. There is a designated...

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Roundhill Ski Area

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Ski Resort Roundhill Ski Area is located in the heart of the Mackenzie Country where you can enjoy stunning views of Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo and the Mackenzie Basin. Roundhill Ski field is suitable for families, beginners and intermediate skiers, school groups and training ski teams. With the all new terrain park the ski field has started to attract younger people, however the existing terrain is still there for mums, dads and kids to...

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Ohau Snow Fields

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Ski Resort Ohau is a commercial ski field situated in Mackenzie country, Canterbury in the South Island of New Zealand. The terrain is inside a big basin and there is a 20 min hike up to the ridge from the top of the lift. You get magnificent views of beautiful snow capped mountains of the Southern Alps once at the top. Ohau is suitable for all levels and facilities offered to suit everyone for instance for beginners there’s the easy...

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Mount Dobson Ski Area

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Ski Resort Mount Dobson is a commercial activity not a club field, well-known for dry powder and fantastic views with the highest base facilities in New Zealand. It has wide open sunny slopes and once you have finished your runs, you can ride the Triple Chairlift back to the top. Mt Dobson Ski Area suits all levels from first timers to advance. The 3 kilometer wide field has a T-bar lift and New Zealand’s largest beginners area. The...

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Turoa Ski Area – Mt Ruapehu

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Ski Resort Mt Ruapehu is New Zealand’s largest skiing area, fours hours drive from either Auckland or Wellington. It is located inside Tongariro National Park, a dual world heritage site. Mt Ruapehu has two of the largest Ski Areas, Turoa and Whakapapa as well as the highest lift access and the longest vertical drop in Australasia. Turoa is the highest ski area in New Zealand. There are a total of ten lifts on the mountain giving...

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Manganui Ski Area – Stratford Mountain Club

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Ski Resort Manganui Ski Area is situated on Mount Taranaki in the western North Island, 4.5hrs drive from Auckland.  It is the only ski field on Taranaki and is a welcoming club field run by Stratford Mountain Club.   Facilities offered here include two natural half pipes, gentle slope for beginners, intermediate slopes and great terrain for advanced skiers and snowboarders. There are a total of three lifts on the mountain, these are...

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How much does it cost to ski in New Zealand?

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This all depends on where you want to ski as all the resorts have their own price range. It also depends on the type of pass you want. The three major ski fields are Mt Hutt, The Remarkables and Coronet Peak. If you plan to ski at one of the Wanaka’s winter resorts, Cardrona (suitable for beginners), Treble Cone (suitable for advanced), Snow Farm or Snow Park NZ, then an Adult day pass will cost you between $75 to $99 dollars....

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When to Ski in New Zealand

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The skiing and snowboarding season begins in June and runs till October and the best times to ski are usually July and August outside of school holidays.  If you plan a vacation during the school holidays then it can get really busy and crowded as skiing is a popular activity in winter. The coldest months are June and July.  August is the peak time in which to ski as it’s when the Kiwis and Ozzies ski, and September and October offer...

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