The not-so-distant summit: day hikes to mountain tops

Kiwi poet John Newton once wrote that mountains are 'a story you tell about yourself, a story you are journeying...

Manawatū: off the main drag

The Manawatū is a rich and deeply characterful part of the New Zealand landscape.

Kāpiti Coast: from frowning bluffs to ancient rivers

Those who live on the Kāpiti Coast will tell you it’s a place to die for.

Tararua: a glimpse of prehistoric New Zealand

The view took his breath away.

The Heaphy Track: in the footsteps of explorers

The Heaphy Track travels through expansive tussock downs, lush forests and nīkau palms to the roaring seas of the West...

Paparoa National Park: there she blows

Luxuriant coastal forest, limestone cliffs and canyons, caves and underground streams, and an absolutely spectacular coastline are all packed into...

The Queen Charlotte Track

The Queen Charlotte differs from others in the network of New Zealand’s Great Walks in that the accommodation is in...

Ruapehu, Ngāuruhoe and Tongariro: live the high life this winter

Donating the area that is now National Park to the people of New Zealand before the government could nick it...

Tasman: a taste of everything

Richmond has a large mall, serving the surrounding Waimea Plains, with plenty of cafes, big-box shopping stores and a busy downtown.

Egmont National Park: the shining mountain

Seen from above, the Egmont National Park on the western coast of the North Island forms almost a perfect circle,...

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