Dunedin City: Edinburgh of the south

‘Dunedin’ is an ancient name for Edinburgh and the resemblance doesn’t stop at the names.


The iconic Dunedin Railway Station. © Arvid Olsen

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Doubtful Sound: powerful serenity

The most obviously dubious aspect of Doubtful Sound is its name because as everyone knows, it’s actually a fiord, carved...

Devonport and North Head: Victorian village meets mysterious fort

The local iwi, Ngāti Whātua, were the first to scope Takapuna, Takarunga and Takaroro – the three volcanic cones at...

Hokianga: a road trip around a heavenly harbour

The Hokianga (which means ‘the circumstance of returning’) is named in commemoration of the legendary Polynesian navigator, Kupe, who ended...

Hokianga: harbouring history

From the look and feel of the Hokianga today, it’s hard to believe it used to be one of the...

Fiordland Marine Reserves

Fiordland’s ten marine reserves border the Fiordland National Park and are a fantastic example of protected natural environments.

Horoirangi Marine Reserve

The beautiful Horoirangi Marine Reserve lies north of Nelson city, along the eastern side of Tasman Bay.

Kahurangi Marine Reserve

Kahurangi Marine Reserve protects the environment along 16 kilometres of coastline and out to five kilometres offshore between Wekakura Point...

Kāpiti Marine Reserve

Kāpiti Marine Reserve is popular for its abundant sea life including blue moki, kingfish, seals and dolphins.

Long Bay-Ōkura Marine Reserve

On the northeastern edge of Auckland city lies the Long Bay-Ōkura Marine Reserve.


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