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The NZ region named one of the world's best adventure hotspots

Newshub logoNewshub 27/11/2018 Alice Webb-Liddall
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The annual 'Best Trips' list by National Geographic's Traveler magazine has been published, and this year Canterbury has won a place.

The magazine singled out 28 destinations across four categories: Cities, Nature, Adventure, and Culture.

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Canterbury was named in the 'Adventure' category - with whale-watching, skiing, cycling, and jet boating just a sample of activities for the adventurous traveller in the region.

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ChristchurchNZ General Manager for Destination and Attraction, Loren Heaphy, said the global recognition confirms what Cantabrians already know about their beautiful region.

"Making the list of such a highly regarded travel magazine is fantastic news for the city and region," he said.

"We know many Traveler magazine readers will be inspired to put Canterbury on the top of their travel list after seeing us featured."

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Tourism New Zealand chief executive Stephen England-Hall said it was fantastic to see Canterbury get recognition for its wonderful adventure tourism opportunities.

"Canterbury has a lot to offer visitors; it's great to see the region being recognised by such a highly regarded publication."

Other destinations that made the 'Adventure' list included Macedonia, Oman, and the Isla de los Estados, Argentina.

National Geographic is the world's most widely read travel magazine.

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