Summer water special

New Zealand summer is all about enjoying the water: swimming in the surf, snorkelling in the shallows, fishing, diving, sailing, kayaking, camping beside a river or lake. We celebrate the simple pleasure of being with water...

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Camping on a remote New Zealand beach takes on a whole new meaning when getting to that beach requires a boat.

Honouring our seafarers

Time spent in a maritime museum reveals how challenging and tough the ocean can be.

Ocean ties

Setting sail and travelling the world in a yacht for five years isn’t an easy feat. Monica Tischler spoke to a Kiwi family who made it their mission .

Looking for the lake

Liz Light takes a family excursion to a lake with an island with a lake. It’s a big mission involving long walks, row boats, special access and picnic baskets, but it’s a memorable day.

Into the void

He’s a world champion at holding his breath. William Trubridge talks to Monica Tischler about the joys and challenges of freediving.

Under the Sea

Martin Moore learns why this New Zealand marine reserve is considered one of the world’s best dive spots.

8 Great Swimming Holes

Jumping into pool of natural water on a hot day is one of summer’s simple joys.

Running away

Jumping on board a cruise for an overnight excursion on the Hauraki Gulf is an easy and fun mission for Aucklanders who will also appreciate a different view of their city.

Mighty River

A totally refurbished paddle steamer on the Whanganui River takes guests on a romantic journey rich in history and culture.

Walks to Waterfalls

Waterfalls are a mesmerising force of nature. We’re lucky to have some true beauties nestled among boulders, snow-capped peaks and luscious bush easily accessible by foot.

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