Eastland: sun, sand and seclusion

There’s a lot to be said for sticking to State Highway 2 when travelling down the east coast of the...

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...

Kāpiti Coast: from frowning bluffs to ancient rivers

Those who live on the Kāpiti Coast will tell you it’s a place to die for.

The Queen Charlotte Track

The Queen Charlotte differs from others in the network of New Zealand’s Great Walks in that the accommodation is in...

Golden Bay: sun, sand, and secession

The people of Golden Bay sometimes joke about officially seceding from the rest of New Zealand and forming their own...

Whanganui Journey: paddle your own canoe

The Whanganui Journey is one of DOC's Great Walks, but it is less of a walk and more of a paddle.

Camping country

In a country where we all live so close to nature, it’s little wonder we harbour a national passion for...

Tramping in New Zealand

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

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