Coromandel: a kid-friendly road trip

Road trips are not often leisurely or spontaneous when you have kids on board.

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...

Manawatū: off the main drag

The Manawatū is a rich and deeply characterful part of the New Zealand landscape.

Otago Peninsula: catching the wind

A peninsula provokes a certain state of mind, one of exposure to the elements and close proximity to nature.

Port Chalmers: a cradle made of sea

The clatter and clang of the container terminal, red and green lights forming a path to the sea through the...

Central West Coast: the best coastal drive in New Zealand

The wind swings half a compass and lifts.

Ahipara: sacred fire

Perhaps you’ve arrived in Kaitāia at the apex of travelling the Twin Coast Discovery Highway, or perhaps you’re travelling to...

The Far North: the tail of the fish

North of the Bay of Islands, things get a little wilder.

Rangitīkei: life off the beaten track

Travelling north or south along State Highway 1, it's easy to pass through Taihape, Mangaweka, Marton or Bulls unthinkingly, missing...

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