Sea Kayaks on Beach at dawn, Abel Tasman National Park © Photo Images NZ
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Southern Scenic Route: a different way of life

Michael Larsen explores the Southern Scenic Route, a drive of unparalleled beauty and an almost contradictory mix of dense woodlands and wild, open southern coast.

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Stewart Island Rakiura: a world away

New Zealand’s third largest island, Stewart Island is a unique, curious place that is well worth a visit.

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Cheese rolls: the sushi of the south

Come to Southland, or Otago and, more specifically Dunedin, take your feet out of your mouth and pop one of these hot and tasty little blighters in it. You will be, from a cuisine perspective anyway, reborn.

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Bluff Oyster Festival: unsophisticated and proud of it!

See, it’s that whole food in situ thing again. Where are the internationally renowned delicacy known as Bluff oysters likely to taste best? Bluff, did you say? You’re good at this! Exactly.