Franklin: coast to coast charm

'There's no end of things to do in the "White City".'


Manukau Heads Lighthouse atop the Āwhitu Peninsula. © NAZABB Photography

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Adventure time: cross-country skiing

It was one of the tragedies of history that skiing was invented at a time when the technology of ski...

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park: home to our own Everest

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is a rugged land of ice and rock, with 19 peaks over 3000m, including New...

Cathedral Cove Walk

Enjoy spectacular coastal scenery from this track which leads down to Gemstone and Stingray Bays as well as Cathedral Cove,...

Auckland's islands: marine playground

Auckland is known as the City of Sails, and this is largely because it has some of the world’s best...

Abel Tasman National Park: a piece of paradise

When overseas visitors fantasise about a trip to New Zealand, Abel Tasman National Park is the kind of place they...

Tongariro National Park: volcanoes of the south wind

Tongariro is New Zealand’s oldest national park and approximately one million people visit the stunning area each year.

The Pinnacles: the name says it all

It’s hard to argue that the discovery of gold was a good thing for the Coromandel Peninsula.

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...


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