Lake Waikaremoana Track: around the rippling waters

The Lake Waikaremoana Track, in the remote Te Urewera region southeast of Rotorua, traces the shoreline of this spectacular lake,...


The moody and mysterious Lake Waikaremoana. © Chris McLennan

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Nelson: living the good life

Tucked away at the top of the south, way off State Highway 1, Nelson is a town of 50,000 people...

Of the sea: surfing Aotearoa

The half light of dawn is a most magical time to be on the coast.

Whanganui Journey: paddle your own canoe

The Whanganui Journey is one of DOC's Great Walks, but it is less of a walk and more of a paddle.

Parininihi Marine Reserve

This 1800ha marine reserve encloses a typical slice of the north Taranaki coastline, as well as the possibly unique sponge...

Pōhatu Marine Reserve

Many many of New Zealand’s most charismatic marine animals hang out at Pōhatu Marine Reserve on Banks Peninsula, which hosts...

Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve

Beneath the waves at the Poor Knights, New Zealand’s second marine reserve, the caves, arches, tunnels and sheer cliffs provide...

Tapuae Marine Reserve

The 1404ha Tapuae Marine Reserve on the rugged Taranaki coast close to New Plymouth and adjoining the Ngā Motu/Sugar Loaf...

Taputeranga Marine Reserve

Taputeranga Marine Reserve is only 6km from Wellington’s city centre and offers snorkelling, diving and walking opportunities.

Adventure time: embracing the laws of physics in Rotorua

In the Winter Olympics luge event, the athlete reclines on a light toboggan that he or she pilots down the...


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