Ruapehu: an alpine adventure playground

The broad area around Tongariro National Park must have been a majestic place when Māori enjoyed undisturbed possession.

Arthur's Pass: to the other side

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

Today, tomorrow, Tīmaru

Big skies, a long, lonely coastline of restless ocean with few safe havens, a region of dead straight roads cleaving...

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...

Clutha Gold and Roxburgh Gorge: cycling the Otago river trails

I begin my ride in Clyde, a hamlet settled in the 1860s after the area’s first gold strike.

Fishing Aotearoa: exploring an angler’s Eldorado

Less a hobby, more a religion, fishing isn't just a thing to do in New Zealand – it’s THE thing...

Adventure time: tramping in New Zealand

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

Hawke's Bay: cycle trail tales

Though a multi-day cycling tour has its perils (bike shorts are highly recommended), what it offers in return is a...

Glenorchy and Dart River: gateway to paradise

They’ll tell you when you’re standing at the confluence and delta of the Rees and Dart rivers that you’re only...

Adventure time: Waiatoto River jet boat safari

The jet boat ride up the Waiatoto River in Haast is not a thrill-seeking-360º-spins kind of experience, rather a cruise...

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