Read more by Liz Light

Four fun things to do in Whanganui

Tunnels and towers have a special fascination, and Whanganui has both. They are joined together by a historic elevator.


Virginia Lake, Whanganui © Liz Light

Full spectrum: road tripping from Lake Hāwea to Jackson Bay

We begin in high country station territory: Hunter Valley, Dingleburn, Lake Hāwea Station, each with thousands of hectares of pasture...

Firth of Thames: the gentle way south

The alternate road heading south from Auckland, along the Firth of Thames, is a quiet, visual treat with lots to...

Get outdoors: five cute campgrounds on the Kaipara

With 800 kilometres of convoluted coastline, the Kaipara Harbour is the largest harbour in the Southern Hemisphere.

Four free things to do in Taupō

Jet boating, kayaking, bungy jumping and hot spas, Taupō has lots of exciting activities on offer but they can be...

Four fun things to do in Wairākei

Wairākei Geothermal Power Station is a massive industrial complex where geothermal steam from deep in the earth is tapped to...

Whanganui: following the river

The majestic Whanganui river has an ignominious end where it joins the sea.

Four picks for a weekend in Whakatāne

Whakatāne is a busy, attractive, riverside town and, nearby, Ōhope has a sublime beach

Showing 1 - 8 of 8 results