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Exploring the Outdoors of Lower Hutt

Lower Hutt, east of Wellington, is surrounded on all sides by beautiful natural heritage, providing plenty of options for those who love exploring the outdoors. Less than 20 minutes away from the centre of Lower Hutt is Belmont Regional Park. This stunning, diverse park is criss-crossed by 10 walking tracks and also has great mountain biking and horse riding trails. For the history buffs, Belmont Regional Park is also home to a stunning multi-step waterfall at Korokoro Dam, plus ammunition store
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Five ways to entertain the kids in and around Emerald

Emerald, inland from Rockhampton, is a great place to stop and explore the Central Highlands of Queensland. There’s plenty to do to keep the kids occupied, both in town and in the surrounding areas. These five activities are family friendly and will help you find the right balance for young and old. Explore the Sapphire Gemfields Jump in the car and drive west of Emerald for 45 minutes, and you’ll reach the Central Queensland Sapphire Gemfields. Covering 900 square kilometres and taking in towns
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Outdoor Enthusiasts in Gippsland

The Latrobe Valley attracts visitors with its rich gold rush heritage, stunning gardens and parklands and abundant opportunities to explore and enjoy the natural delights of Victoria’s Gippsland Plains. Traralgon is the Latrobe Valley’s largest town, replete with stunning boulevards, lovingly tended formal gardens and parklands, and buzzing with eateries, bars, pubs and clubs. With plenty of great choices for accommodation Traralgon offers the natural pleasures of the Latrobe Valley and Gippslan
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Waikato Mid-Winter Retro Fair

The Waikato Mid-Winter Retro Fair is Hamilton’s biggest retro fair where lovers of all things from 1950 to 1970 gather to appreciate, buy and sell classic pieces. The annual event now in its sixth year is open to people of all ages and will be held from 9am to 3pm on Saturday 30 July 2016 at Chartwell Cooperating Church (St Albans), 30 Comries Rd, Chartwell, Hamilton. Retro Collectables All things retro are considered things from the past that no longer seem modern, even if they are brand new ye
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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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