Auckland to Coromandel: a kid-friendly road trip

Road trips are not often leisurely or spontaneous when you have kids on board.

The Hauraki Gulf: islands of the north wind

The warm and sheltered waters of the Hauraki Gulf have been home to humans for up to a thousand years,...

Auckland's North Shore: the ‘other side’

They say there are two kinds of Aucklanders: those who live on the North Shore and those who want to.

Rodney: twin coasts

Where the city runs out, Rodney begins.

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...

Devonport and North Head: Victorian village meets mysterious fort

The local iwi, Ngāti Whātua, were the first to scope Takapuna, Takarunga and Takaroro – the three volcanic cones at...

Dunedin city: Edinburgh of the south

‘Dunedin’ is an ancient name for Edinburgh and the resemblance doesn’t stop at the names.

Whakarewarewa Valley

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

Waitomo: sheep, caves, waterfalls and a rugby great

The joys of Waitomo will begin to appear when you stop just out of the township at Waitomo Orchard and Gifts.

Marlborough: From the vines to the sea

As the probable landing place of the first waka ever to visit New Zealand, Marlborough is the home of the...

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