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Southland Festival of the Arts

Southland Festival of the Arts – Invercargill’s annual arts celebration Each May, New Zealand’s southernmost city, Invercargill, comes alive with a month-long celebration of the arts. Since 2009, the Southland Festival of the Arts has delivered a diverse program of events that has included everything from yarn bombing in a local street, to a comedy show on Steward Island, a solo circus performance and a six-hour pop-up, multi-art exhibition in the heart of Invercargill’s CBD. These innovat
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School Holidays in Wellington

With school holidays just around the corner, Wellington offers some fun creative learning activities great for the whole family. Ride the Historic Wellington Cable Car Dating back over 100 years, the Wellington Cable Car is a great way to see the city with kids of all ages. Grab an activity passport when you arrive and the kids can receive stamps throughout the day. On the way to the top, the historic ride has incorporated three stops and tunnels filled with interactive lighting displays. You’ll
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Geelong Ghosts

Geelong is known for their complex historic background and buildings. Recently they started to reinvent these old, industrial spaces by transforming them into creative hubs, urban precincts and fabulous restaurants. From old mills, waterfront docks and even spooky gaols have been revamped into a fun, interesting and unique place to stay and play. Geelong not only embraces their buildings, but their ghosts. Whether you are enticed by the history of the gaol or a scary thrill seeker intrigued by t
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Dubbo in Spring

When it comes to springtime, Dubbo knows how to entertain with a jam packed event line-up to entertain all. Known as one of the friendliest destinations in New South Wales, Dubbo has a charm that leaves a lasting impression. Markets No one knows markets like Dubbo. They embrace and promote local businesses and produce to the fullest with a variety of markets happening almost weekly, if not more. Dubbo Farmer’s market sets up in Macquarie Lion’s Park every 1st and 3rd Saturday month showcasing lo
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Bushwalking in Riccarton

Exploring Christchurch’s Natural Beauty – On Foot Christchurch is renowned as the city of gardens and many people make their way there for the simple pleasure of strolling through the many beautiful gardens and parks. So where is the best place to stay if you want to discover the city’s natural delights on foot? The Christchurch suburb of Riccarton is a great option. Sitting just to the west of central Christchurch, there are a number of stunning nature walks within easy strolling distance
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Top 5 Things to do in Ballina

Loved for its relaxed seaside atmosphere, Ballina is known as the social and commercial hub of the far north coast region of New South Wales. Located on the mouth of the Richmond River, Ballina has a rich naval and maritime history with the modern touches of today’s world. The main coastal town just 200kms south of Brisbane and 750kms north of Sydney, offers something for everyone. Ballina Coastal Country Music Festival  The Ballina Coastal Country Music Festival is a free festival held over the
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Riccarton Attractions

Riccarton is a bustling city suburb located on the western side of Christchurch. Well known for its great selection of eateries, this busy thoroughfare is not only a great place to dine, but makes an excellent base from which to explore the famous Canterbury Region of New Zealand’s South Island. Let’s take a closer look at some of the premier attractions in and around Riccarton, including a quick look at Riccarton accommodation. Cafés and Restaurants Riccarton is known as one of the Canterbury R
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Glebe Markets

The Glebe Markets are one of Sydney’s most established and well known Saturday markets. From 10am to 4pm every Saturday, over 150 stalls are set up with many enticing goodies on offer. Make sure you wear some comfortable shoes and leave enough time to wander the stalls full of vintage and boutique clothes, hand crafted jewellery and a variety of food options. If you’d like to know more about the stall holders check online at Glebe Markets with detailed information on location, and what’s on offe
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Napier, Art Deco Capital

New Zealand’s Art Deco Capital, Napier, is a premier location to experience beautifully-preserved 1930s architecture, and to enjoy historical tours, shopping and events on a world-class scale. Located in the Hawke’s Bay region of New Zealand’s North Island, and an easy one-hour flight from Auckland or Wellington, Napier is a popular holiday destination. In 1931 the Hawke’s Bay earthquake levelled much of Napier. Many of its buildings were replaced throughout the 1930s and it is often said that t
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