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16 Years as Travel and Leisure Magazine Top Travel Expert for New Zealand and Australia

Travel and Leisure says: "Donna Thomas has explored many corners of North and South Islands in search of hidden gems. She can help birdwatchers see the endangered yellow-eyed penguin or send avid trekkers on guided hikes to secret waterfalls in Paparoa National Park."


The New Zealand region of Canterbury mostly comprises the Canterbury Plains. The region is bounded in the north by the Conway River, to the west by the Southern Alps and to the south by the Waitaki River. Christchurch is the main city and Timaru is second in size. Other townships range from Kaikoura in the North to Ashburton in the south.


Akaroa is a town on Banks Peninsula in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is 82 kilometres by road from Christchurch. Set on a beautiful, sheltered harbour and overlooked by craggy volcanic hills, Akaroa is a popular resort town with a decidedly French flavour. Many Hector's Dolphins may be found in the harbour, and 'swim with the dolphins' boat tours are a major tourist attraction.



Grasmere Lodge - Cass

Grasmere Lodge — High Country Retreat — where luxury and natural splendour come together in the heart of the Southern Alps of the South Island of New Zealand, to form what one international guest described as “a whole other world of peacefulness & serenity.” Built in 1858, the original limestone homestead, now the core of the lodge, introduces you to the style of personal pampering that earned the Harper’s Hideaway Report Grand Award in 1998.

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