Tongariro Alpine Crossing

It's well worth the sweat...

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.

New Zealand on film: more than hobbits and snowy mountainscapes

It’s something of a blessing and a curse that nowadays, if you say ‘New Zealand film’, most people immediately think...

Wellington: culture, activities and the weather

From ballet to fashion to art to birds to parliament to gardens – Wellington's got it all (just try to...

Tongariro Northern Circuit: alpine heartland

The Tongariro Northern Circuit explores the volcanic heart of Tongariro National Park, a landscape of stark glacial contrasts and alpine...

Kahurangi National Park: a treasured possession

Kahurangi is New Zealand’s second largest national park – but it needs to be big to squeeze in the famous...

Nelson: living the good life

Tucked away at the top of the south, way off State Highway 1, Nelson is a town of 50,000 people...

Ruapehu: an alpine adventure playground

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

Today, tomorrow, Tīmaru

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

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...

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