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A palette of dramatic scenes, New Zealand's South Island hosts the purest natural landscapes you'll ever experience. Lofty mountains, fiords and glaciers. The landscapes here are famous the world over.
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BAY OF MANY COVES
Bay of Many Coves is a 5 star luxury resort in New Zealand’s spectacular Marlborough Sounds. If you enjoy adventure but also want to relax, this is the perfect place, secluded in a pristine natural environment. The Marlborough Sounds is an adventurer’s paradise, you can enjoy several activities such as swimming with dolphins, kayaking, fishing trips, bird watching, trekking, mountain biking, and many more new things you’ve always dreamed of doing. When back at the resort, you can enjoy 5-star dining and soak in the cedar hot tub or heated outdoor pool whilst admiring the breathtaking natural environment.
 
Bay of Many Coves Resort is surrounded by an eco-marine haven, way off the beaten track. Sit out on your private balcony taking in the most glorious views of this natural paradise. Choose between one, two and three-bedroom apartments, all with stunning views of the cove, warm wood interiors with a spacious living room and kitchenette. Wake each morning at Bay of Many Coves Resort to spectacular views of the bay and watch out for dolphins, often spotted around the resort, as well as fur seals and orca whales. Spend the day sea kayaking and visit a salmon farm in Ruakaka Bay, then enjoy lunch on Ratimera Beach. Wander down one of the many forest tracks and discover a wonderful range of native birds or go on a fishing expedition or a motorboat cruise. 
 
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There are regional variations in weather in New Zealand but overall the climate here is temperate i.e. without extremes of heat or cold. February is the best month of the year to visit when it is warmest and less busy.
 
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Witness a magnificent night sky at the Mount John observatory at Lake Tekapo, an area hoping to be the first UNESCO "Starlight Reserve" in the world.
 
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