Whakarewarewa Valley

When you consider how hard it must have been to make the transition from their tropical homeland to the decidedly...


Geothermal activity at Whakarewarewa, Rotorua. © Julia Thorne

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The Beehive and Parliament Buildings

By the standards of contemporary architecture, you might think Parliament Buildings are pretty fancy.

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The story about how Te Mata Peak in Hawke’s Bay came to be and how it came to resemble the...

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You feel pretty brave, standing there on the edge, your toes dangling in the void, the river moving lazily 100...

Port Waikato: where river meets sea

Those unfamiliar with New Zealand geography are often surprised to find the Waikato River, which they first met at Taupō...

Otago Peninsula: prodigious wildlife and a bona fide castle

If ever you should tire of the splendours of Dunedin – preposterous though that proposition may sound – there’s always...

Ōrakei Kōrako: thermal wonderland

There are still reminders scattered about the Taupō district of the subterranean forces that produced its mighty, first-century eruption and...

Mount Taranaki: picture-perfect peak

You want a nice, classically shaped volcano? Well, look no further.


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