Night skiing at Coronet Peak

Those who have enough trouble staying on their feet in skis or on a snowboard in optimal conditions will wonder...

There’s no better way to kick off a party weekend. © Ivan

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Raglan: you don’t have to be a surfer, but it helps

Ask anyone with salt-draggled hair and the odd piercing where the best surf break in New Zealand is and there’s...

Cook Strait crossing: one of the most beautiful in the world

Anyone who has ever done a road trip of New Zealand will have indelible memories of their Cook Strait crossing.

Mountain biking the Rameka Track: gut-busting fun

Mountain bikes are forbidden from the Abel Tasman National Park – all except for one section, the Rameka Track from...

Lake Taupō: the great lake

The biggest lake in Australasia announced its arrival with a bang.

Mount Tarawera: sleeping giant

Lake Tarawera, at the foot of the ruins of Mount Tarawera, is the site of New Zealand’s creepiest ghost story.

New Zealand Rugby Museum

Missionaries of all stamps have come and gone throughout New Zealand's history and most have left their mark.

Taranaki's gardens: a sight to make the heart sing

Where, asks an old song, have all the flowers gone?

New Plymouth: welcome to Taradise

New Plymouth started life as the port servicing the mellow, fertile dairying country surrounding Mount Taranaki.

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