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Get outside: 10 of our favourite road trips

The point of a road trip is to be unhurried.

Take the long way round on a road trip. © Graeme Murray

Indulge: 12 unique food and drink experiences in the Hawke’s Bay

While the region is famous for its undeniably stellar vineyards, there are plenty of other dining options in the Hawke’s...

Divers' delight: the offshore islands of the Coromandel

Off the coast of the Coromandel Peninsula archipelagos of small, mostly uninhabited islands provide the kind of underwater landscapes that...

Adventure time: Haast jet boat safari

The jet boat ride up the Waiatoto River in Haast is not a thrill-seeking-360º-spins kind of experience, rather a cruise...

Five fun things to do in the Waitaki District

The Clay Cliffs on the outskirts of Ōmarama are an incredibly photogenic, geological marvel well worth a short detour if...

Adventure time: whale watching from above in Kaikōura

At depths of between one and two kilometres, the Kaikōura Trench is the deepest water, closest to shore in the world.

Adventure time: Christchurch ziplining

A mountain biking mecca on the outskirts of the city, Christchurch Adventure Park is like nirvana for riders and adventurous types.

Adventure time: Franz Josef heli hike

While there are short walks that take you to the base of Franz Josef Glacier, the only way to actually...

Get outside: 10 wonderful winter walks

Winter doesn’t have to be a season of total hibernation.

Your Kiwi winter survival guide

Winter doesn’t have to be synonymous with hibernation in New Zealand.

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