Inland Scenic Route 72: Christchurch loop

Round trips are immensely satisfying. There’s a pleasing symmetry in ending up back where you started, a closing of the...

Camping country

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

Gisborne to Wellington: sampling the finer things in life

Gisborne intrigues me. It’s a mix of tradition, culture and nature.

Great Barrier Island: a rugged road trip

Port Fitzroy is only 25 kilometres from Tryphena but it took us nearly three hours to drive there.

Whanganui: following the river

The majestic Whanganui river has an ignominious end where it joins the sea.

Firth of Thames: the gentle way south

The alternate road heading south from Auckland, along the Firth of Thames, is a quiet, visual treat with lots to...

Coromandel: a sting in the tail

If you were to assume that Te Ika a Māui – the Great Fish of Māui – was a species...

Arthur's Pass: to the other side

Centuries ago this alpine pass was traversed by Māori in search of pounamu and moa.

Full spectrum: road tripping from Lake Hāwea to Jackson Bay

We begin in high country station territory: Hunter Valley, Dingleburn, Lake Hāwea Station, each with thousands of hectares of pasture...

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