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11 Intriguing things to do in Southland

From whaling history to wonderful gardens, beaches studded with semi-precious stones, suspension bridges, great cafés and classic cars, hit the...

The famous chain link sculpture – Te Huka a Maui – at Bluff Matapōhue. © Jo Percival

Six scenic spots to discover in the Catlins

The Catlins, the remote south-eastern corner of Southland, is comprised of bucolic farmland and pockets of beautiful bush, edged with...

Five fun things to do in Gore

While it may be a small country town in the heart of Southland, Gore does not live up to its...

Five fun things to do in Te Anau

Visit Te Anau in Fiordland to get up close with rare native birds, experience cinematic landscapes, cruise New Zealand’s second...

Seven secret swimming spots in Rotorua

With lakes, rivers and hot springs galore, there are plenty of places to go for a dip in Rotorua.

In hot water: discover hot pools and geothermal springs around New Zealand

Make the most of winter by getting yourself into hot water.

15 intriguing things to discover in Otago's Waitaki District

Stretching inland from the North Otago coastline, the Waitaki District is rich in heritage and internationally significant geology.

Go east: an action-packed road trip between Auckland and Whangārei

From country roads to offshore island detours, boats, beaches, snorkelling and surfing, this journey between Auckland and Whangārei is packed...

5 top picks for an east coast road trip from Auckland to Whangārei

From stunning scenery to succulent seafood, we've rounded up our top five picks on a road trip journey north from...

Family fun: 5 kid-friendly activities on a road trip between Auckland and Whangārei

We've picked five great attractions that will keep the whole family happy on a road trip journey between Auckland and Whangārei.

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