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...

Farewell Spit: a sandy phenomenon

You might be forgiven for thinking Farewell Spit is named for the last thing Abel Tasman did as he high-tailed...

Hot Water Beach: dig your own spa pool

The entire eastern coastline of the Coromandel Peninsula is studded with jewel-like beaches.

Hollyford Valley: not your average walk

Less popular than the nearby Milford and Routeburn tracks, the Hollyford Valley is nonetheless one of the South Island’s great...

New Chums Beach: a slice of heaven

The east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula has more than its fair share of pretty beaches.

Mount Tarawera: sleeping giant

Lake Tarawera, at the foot of the ruins of Mount Tarawera, is the site of New Zealand’s creepiest ghost story.

Lake Taupō: the great lake

The biggest lake in Australasia announced its arrival with a bang.

Mountain biking the Rameka Track: gut-busting fun

Mountain bikes are forbidden from the Abel Tasman National Park – all except for one section, the Rameka Track from...

Mount Taranaki: picture-perfect peak

You want a nice, classically shaped volcano? Well, look no further.

Queenstown: the sky’s the limit

You feel pretty brave, standing there on the edge, your toes dangling in the void, the river moving lazily 100...

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