Auckland's volcanoes: geological gems

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


The iconic One Tree Hill, Auckland's original vantage point. © Fyletto

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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.

Moeraki Boulders: those mysterious spheres

They just don’t look natural...

Adventure time: tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely New Zealand term and one fitting the...

Thames Steampunk

There’s a world of fantasy gaining a foothold in Thames.

Whanganui: colourful and creative

From clay to canvas; artworks, artefacts and molten glass, Whanganui is bursting with creative colour.

Wairākei Golf Course, Taupō

Wairākei – a golf course in a sanctuary – has to be the quintessential New Zealand golf experience.


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