Otago Rail Experience

Rail was once meant to be the backbone of the New Zealand economy.

Twin Coast Discovery Highway: Auckland to Cape Rēinga

This epic roadie connects the little coves, beaches and bays of the east and the immense dunes, wild coastline and...

Arrowtown: golden history

The Australian plate hit the Pacific plate with a bloody great crunch, shoving a bunch of the earth’s crust upward...

Eastland Tairāwhiti: first to see the light

‘Poverty Bay’ is a serious misnomer for this place of plenty, I thought, as I lugged my trug of technicolour...

Central Auckland: bustling, beautiful, always beguiling

In the 1950s, JC Reid wrote of Auckland: 'Its people work hard and play hard.

Clutha: a land of giants

If you’re reading this you’re a certain kind of traveller: one who knows how the vagaries of unpredictable weather can...

Kororipo Pā Historic Walk

Enjoy amazing views of the Kerikeri River, Kerikeri Basin and the historic Stone Store from the historic Kororipo Pā.

Arrowtown Chinese Settlement

Walk around this partially restored and well interpreted Chinese settlement from the 1880s.

Egmont National Park: the shining mountain

Seen from above, the Egmont National Park on the western coast of the North Island forms almost a perfect circle,...

Lake Waikaremoana Track: around the rippling waters

The Lake Waikaremoana Track, in the remote Te Urewera region southeast of Rotorua, traces the shoreline of this spectacular lake,...

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