Hokianga: a road trip around a heavenly harbour

The Hokianga (which means ‘the circumstance of returning’) is named in commemoration of the legendary Polynesian navigator, Kupe, who ended...

Manawatū: off the main drag

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

Central West Coast: the best coastal drive in New Zealand

The wind swings half a compass and lifts.

Surf Highway 45: New Plymouth to Hāwera

We’re going to assume you’re in the 'Naki largely for the big blue and the surfing...

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,...

Classic New Zealand Wine Trail: Napier to Blenheim

How about a peaches-and-cream chardonnay in the Bay or a silky, cherry-drenched pinot under the oak tree in Martinborough?

Inland Scenic Route 72: Christchurch loop

Round trips are immensely satisfying. There’s a pleasing symmetry in ending up back where you started, a closing of the...

Southern Scenic Route: Queenstown to Dunedin

If you get as far south as Te Anau, it’d be rude not to keep going, don’t you reckon, and...

The Great Alpine Highway: Christchurch to Greymouth

This is a transcendent, transformational traverse whether travelled by train or by road.

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