Meet marine mammals aboard an Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Did you know that whales don’t actually spout water from their blow holes?


Up close with a Bryde's Whale. © Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

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Waipōua Forest

Kauri forest once covered over 1.2 million hectares of the North Island, from the mid-Waikato northward.

Tekapō stargazing

A three-quarter moon rising over Mt John made conditions dubious for viewing Tekapō’s world-renowned night sky.

Golden Bay: sun, sand, and secession

The people of Golden Bay sometimes joke about officially seceding from the rest of New Zealand and forming their own...

Adventure time: a forgotten railway journey

It is disconcerting driving through the countryside without holding a steering wheel.

Akaroa: French charm

An easy drive from Christchurch and just over the crest of the hill you reach Akaroa harbour – literally, ‘long...

Rotorua: hot mud, cool lakes

Rotorua announces itself to the nose at quite a distance.

Auckland City cycling

Thanks to some passionate advocates and a burst of investment, Auckland City is becoming increasingly pleasurable for pedalling.

Dunedin city: islands in the flow

The stayers are the ones who really know Dunedin.

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Franklin: coast to coast charm

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


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