Auckland to 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...

Rodney: twin coasts

Where the city runs out, Rodney begins.

Hanmer Springs: alpine adventures and indulgence

There’s only one thing better than lounging in soft mineral water heated by thermal springs and that’s lying in soft...

Hot Water Beach: dig your own spa pool

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

Rotorua: hot pools

Back in the day, no one thought very much of Rotorua.

Whakarewarewa Valley

When you consider how hard it must have been to make the transition from their tropical homeland to the decidedly...

East Waikato: discovering Middle Earth

Of all the names for the area that contains our country’s biggest river, I like The Mighty Waikato best.

Twin Coast Discovery Highway: Auckland to Cape Rēinga

This epic roadie connects the little coves, beaches and bays of the east and the immense dunes, wild coastline and...

Thermal Explorer Highway: Auckland to Napier

What have you got on the boil, friend? How about an epic roadie straight down the guts, as they say,...

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