Lake Waikaremoana: hidden gem

Te Urewera, according to eye-watering local legend, was named to commemorate a nocturnal incident involving the leader of a war...


Discover Korokoro Stream and the magical falls © Siyamalan Creative Commons

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Chatham Islands: on the outskirts

You can tell a lot about an island from the rubble at its edges.

Classic Rotorua

Known as Roto-Vegas for good reason, the Rotorua tourist trail is bright, exciting and loaded with thrills.

Glenorchy and Dart River: gateway to paradise

They’ll tell you when you’re standing at the confluence and delta of the Rees and Dart rivers that you’re only...

Auckland's volcanoes: geological gems

All-in-all there are over 60 sites of bygone volcanic activity scattered about the Auckland isthmus.

Mitre Peak and Milford Sound: seeing is believing

Many visitors to Fiordland don’t believe in Mitre Peak.

Hawke's Bay: cycle trail tales

Though a multi-day cycling tour has its perils (bike shorts are highly recommended), what it offers in return is a...

Whanganui City: architectural heritage and style

Bound by water – the river on one side, the sea to the other – Whanganui is one of New...

Adventure time: Rotorua rafting

The upper reaches of the Kaituna River are pretty and placid enough.


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